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Ripple has perfected the process of ghost-writing op-eds, blog posts and other thought leadership pieces by coming up with compelling and timely topics; conducting interviews to capture the author’s authentic voice; and peppering this fresh, regularly-updated content with key words to increase SEO. We can help place these pieces in strategic outlets, or they can be used for newsletters, websites, social media, and more. Below please find some highlights of pieces Ripple has written and/or placed on behalf of clients.
Two years ago, Box, which helps businesses collaborate and manage content in the cloud, had a revelation about their holiday party. Sure, it was fun to dress up fancy, meet co-workers’ “plus ones,” and consume appetizers and cocktails, but was this really the best use of the company’s resources and their employees’ time? The top executives decided, no.
As state representatives of the Southwest, we are concerned about the future of our national monuments. Right now, both Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments are under attack, and the public has just a short window to weigh in. Both of these monuments are in Utah, but they are vital to us all, as they […]
Most parents dread the moment when they need to talk to their kids about drugs. What is the right thing to say? Where do we find the latest information? How honest should this conversation be? Unfortunately for parents as well as teens around the country, the dominant drug education curriculum centers around one message: Just […]
In July of last year, Kevin Scott decided to take a month off to relax, since he’d been going non-stop “for the past 10 years.” But as it turns out, Scott’s not so great at doing nothing. So rather than use that time to catch up on his Netflix queue, he decided to launch a project that […]
In 2017, it’s still unreasonably hard to be a woman in tech in many ways: Recruiters make assumptions about our abilities, HR people steer us down less technical paths, managers tell us our opinions come across as bossy, and jealous coworkers write vicious manifestos about why we’re supposedly unsuited for the industry. With “friends” like these, it’s no wonder women drop out of tech careers at twice the rate of men. […]
The lack of diversity in the tech world continues to garner headlines and raise questions about the lack of gender representation in the tech workforce. For Latina engineers, the path to success continues to be an uphill battle. “There are very few people who look like me in this field,” explains Medalis Trelles, a 26-year-old […]
Climate change is accelerating. We are running out of time to stop the earth’s temperature from rising beyond 2 degrees Celsius, at which point climate scientists forecast irreversible global devastation. As governments move ever-so-slowly to determine viable policy solutions to climate change, there is a rapidly growing movement elevating public awareness of the importance of […]
There’s a ton of buzz about social enterprise these days. Which thrills me: I believe that we can all do well by doing good. If you want to know more about why I believe, read my wonky manifesto below. But I’m also a do-er, so first, here are three ingredients required to mainstream social enterprise: […]
In 2001, the Ford Foundation granted $280 million—the largest single donation in the Foundation’s history—to a new initiative called the Ford International Fellowships Program (IFP). IFP set out to prove that an international scholarship program could help build leadership for social justice and thus contribute to broader social change. What followed was the creation of […]
President Barack Obama’s recent promise to “lead by example” on climate had the potential to be a major step forward. But sadly, his latest pledge to reduce greenhouse gases seems poised to keep our nation moving backward. While he committed to reducing greenhouse gases within the federal government by 40 percent over the next decade, […]
I’ve been an emergency room physician for more than 30 years. Every shift, I see broken legs, lacerations, cases of pneumonia and more. On the surface, none appears related to the rising rates of drug addiction and crime plaguing our society. But they are. Recently, I treated a man with an abscess on his inner thigh […]
ARLINGTON, Va. – FOR the 16 million American children living below the federal poverty line, the start of a new school year should be reason to celebrate. Summer is no vacation when your parents are working multiple jobs or looking for one. Many kids are left to fend for themselves in neighborhoods full of gangs, […]
Nearly 47,000 Americans died from a drug overdose in 2014 — more than from gunshot wounds or car crashes. In Maryland, the governor’s office has defined the problem as an “epidemic … destroying lives.” Indeed, heroin deaths alone have increased by 186 percent from 2010 to 2015 in the state. Not only are drug related […]
The Moab area of Utah has some of the country’s most stunning landscapes. With easy access to Arches and Canyonlands National Parks and miles of spectacular red rock landscapes, it’s an internationally renowned adventure destination. In 1776, Fathers Dominguez and Escalante travelled through the area trying to map a route from Santa Fe to Monterey […]
I grew up on a produce farm on the outskirts of Salt Lake City, Utah. It was my playground, and our family’s livelihood. From a very young age I had a deep reverence for the land and the great outdoors. As an adult, I appreciate it even more. Luckily, here in Utah we have many […]
I’m a seventh-generation Latina Coloradan with roots in the San Luis Valley. I spent my childhood exploring the outdoors with my family — hiking, camping, skiing, rafting, and spending every summer at camp. Constructed in 1986, La Capilla de Todos Los Santos (the Chapel of All Saints) sits on a hill that overlooks the small […]
For kids, education is a basic human right. For adults, providing that education is a moral imperative. Those are the high-minded reasons that we invest in our public schools, but now the number-crunchers at Standard & Poor’s have given us one more: For the national economy, education is the tide that lifts all boats. If […]
The socio-political and economic conditions in North America have been undergoing a considerable shift over the last several decades. The end of the post-WWII “golden age” heralded a gradual erosion of the Keynesian welfare state social safety-net and as a result, state funding has been continuously withdrawn from social services. The reason for this shift […]
It doesn’t take a genius to see that electronics are more widely used than ever before. People have become nearly inseparable from their smartphones, tablets and laptops. And they eagerly await the release of newer devices promising faster processing, better screen resolution, more apps, more functionality, more everything. The magnitude of the market for digital […]