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Shape History Hero
Over the years, we've become the trusted communications agency of the social impact sector. We've shifted behaviour, amplified awareness, and influenced policy by collaborating with leading institutions, foundations, and charities all over the world.

Now in 2020, we’ve made it our mission to do everything we can to ensure the Sustainable Development Goals are realised in this Decade of Action. This isn't anything new, we've just formalised this commitment to make ourselves more accountable (watch out for our Impact Report, coming soon)!

So how do we deliver on this promise? How can we actually help you? Well, below we've detailed our areas of expertise and curated a few examples to show them in action. We don't just talk the talk, we do a lot of walking too.

HARNESSING THE POWER OF COMMUNICATIONS TO CHANGE THE WORLD

Over the years, we've become the trusted communications agency of the social impact sector. We've shifted behaviour, amplified awareness, and influenced policy by collaborating with leading institutions, foundations, and charities all over the world.

Now in 2020, we’ve made it our mission to do everything we can to ensure the Sustainable Development Goals are realised in this Decade of Action. This isn't anything new, we've just formalised this commitment to make ourselves more accountable (watch out for our Impact Report, coming soon)!

So how do we deliver on this promise? How can we actually help you? Well, below we've detailed our areas of expertise and curated a few examples to show them in action. We don't just talk the talk, we do a lot of walking too.

Steering Strategy

In need of a communications strategy or need to revamp it to meet changing needs and priorities? Our researchers and strategists work closely with our partners across sectors including public health and policy change to understand the needs and develop strategies that work.

You might be looking for:
Research & Insights | Communications Strategy | PR & Media | Influencer Marketing | Crisis Communications

Igniting Campaigns

You’ve got some big impact goals but don’t know where to start? These are our favourites - using our track record of integrated, cross-channel campaigns at a local, national, or global level to transform ideas into movements.

You might be looking for:
Awareness | Fundraising | Policy Change | Behaviour Change

Crafting Brands

Your verbal and visual identity has lost its relevance, or needs life breathing into it for the first time? Fear not. Our brand strategists and creative designers blend together to develop brands that move people and inspire action.

You might be looking for:
Brand Strategy | Brand Positioning | Narrative & Messaging | Brand Identity | Brand Story

Refining Digital

Your online footprint is clunky or doesn’t even exist yet? Whether it's developing websites or refining your digital marketing, our tech team bring vast experience to find digital solutions that are right for you.

You might be looking for:
Digital & Performance Marketing | Social Media Management | Websites & Apps | Interactive Experiences | SEO

Creating Content

Do the stories you’re telling need revitalising or even starting from scratch? The creative team is multi-skilled and bursting with ideas to bring your story to life, off and online.

You might be looking for:
Video Production | Motion Graphics & Animation | Graphic & Layout Design | Macros & GIFs | Copywriting | Experiential

Shaping consultancy

Are you facing a gap in knowledge or one small problem and need a bit of support? We’re flexible with our consultancy approach, moulding the scope to align with your needs and challenges.

You might be looking for:
Skills-based workshops | Solutions-focused workshops | Retainer comms consultancy
Shape History Hero
A global network of partners united by a common focus, the Sustainable Development Goals
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strategy director
Shape History Hero

Lewis Parker

co-managing director
Shape History Hero

Lauren Kay-Lambert

co-managing director
Shape History Hero

Ed Fletcher

1. What is a social impact communications agency?

Good question – and we’re glad you asked, it is what we do after all. Think of a creative agency, advertising agency, strategy consultancy and digital marketing agency all rolled into one, with a purpose driven mission. A social impact communications agency is a business that helps other organisations make the world a better place by improving their ability to communicate with the world. We are a team of specialists in strategy, creativity, design, branding, digital, campaigning, advertising, marketing and many other disciplines who all believe that great communications can accelerate social progress.

2. What type of organisations do you work with?

We work with a wide variety of organisations – charities, NGOs, foundations, for-profit, political groups, educational institutions – as long as their mission is about achieving or contributing to at least one of the Sustainable Development Goals.

3. What are your areas of expertise?

There are 2 sides to this coin: our expertise in communications skills, which you can find out more about here, and our expertise in the causes we work to accelerate. On the latter, we work on projects covering many of the Sustainable Development Goals, although we have a particularly strong track record in Public Health, Gender Equality, and Human Rights.

4. Is there a minimum budget you work towards?

In short, no. We recognise that if we want to be a genuine option for everyone involved with social impact, from multilateral NGOs and governments through to social start-ups, we have to be flexible. As well as full projects, we also offer consultancy rates and short, intense workshops for smaller budgets.

5. What jobs are you currently recruiting for?

Take a look at our Join Us page for any roles that are currently being advertised for. If you’re interested in joining the team but  can’t find anything on our website that’s suitable for you right now, feel free to send us an email and we’ll keep your details on record for future roles. Also, if you want to, come into our office and say hi!