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Inspire social & political change


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Inspire social & political change


Want progressive change in Colorado?
We can help make it happen.

EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION CUTS THROUGH
THE NOISE SO NONPROFITS CAN
MAKE POSITIVE CHANGE IN OUR COMMUNITY.
 

THAT'S WHERE WE COME IN.

Progressive Promotions provides nonprofit organizations and causes with expert strategy, messaging, media relations and digital outreach to win the hearts and minds of Coloradans, making health care access, civil rights, economic opportunity, clean air and public lands a reality.


Since 2004, we have developed the relationships, experience and passion to tell your story in the media, online and in-person so you shift the public conversation, influence decision-makers and motivate supporters to make positive social and political change.

Services


Services


Progressive Promotions has mastered the art and science of advocacy communication – we know how and where to reach the people you want to engage. More than that, we help you mobilize them by telling your story in creative and compelling ways.

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WE'RE SMALL ENOUGH THAT YOU'LL ALWAYS GET THE PERSONAL ATTENTION YOU WANT AND DESERVE, PLUS WE...

  • Feel passion for progressive causes, understand the culture of organizing and have an established reputation for getting results.
  • Cultivate close relationships with local journalists, "grasstops" leaders and grassroots advocates.
  • Embrace opportunities for digital innovation.
  • Work harder and charge far less than any of the "big guy" Colorado P.R. firms.

Scroll down to see how we can best help you with your communications strategy, earned media push, or digital engagement needs. Have a question? Feel free to contact us today.


STRATEGY

  • Trainings
  • Messaging Research
  • Audience Research
  • Campaign Mapping
  • Brand Development
  • Earned Media and Digital Plans

Progressive Promotions analyzes the essence of your issue and organization, crafts forceful messaging so that your audiences “get it” immediately, chooses the most effective traditional and newer channels to use and recommends the best timing to reach your goals. 

YOU WANT TO WIN – WE DELIVER STRATEGY & MESSAGING TO GET YOU THERE.

We help you cut through the static to connect with your audience in today's lightening-fast world:

  • Identify and research target audiences and specific facts-&-stats to make a compelling case.
  • Formulate winning messages, develop taglines, create talking points and tell "your story."
  • Coach your staff and leaders on how best engage you audiences with your messaging.
  • Determine appropriate stories, messengers and channels to best engage your potential supporters.
  • Create effective public education campaigns targeting specific audiences that include goals, measurable objectives and detailed action items with timelines and delegation.
  • Construct a cohesive brand (or rebrand) for your organization so your audiences clearly understand who you are, allowing you to save time on your future communications efforts.

EARNED MEDIA

  • Press Outreach
  • Press Releases and Statements
  • Spokesperson Training
  • Op-ed Writing
  • Letters to the Editor
  • Legislative and Press Factsheets

Progressive Promotions has cultivated the reporter, editor, producer and blogger contacts to get your issue in front of the people who make the news. Plus, we know what they need to put together a great story, so we always deliver the facts and spokespeople that get the story published and aired.

OUR CLIENTS GET NOTICED BY TRADITIONAL MEDIA – AND GET IN THEIR STORIES.

We offer a range of expertise, including the ability to:

  • Develop media plans with savvy messaging, outlet targeting, messenger choices and smart timing.
  • Inspire journalists to cover issues, events and stories through relationships, pitches, press events, etc.
  • Coach your staff, board member and “real people” spokespeople to be effective messengers.
  • Strategize and implement timely "news hook" pitches and crisis communications.

DIGITAL ENGAGEMENT

  • CRM/Email Optimization
  • Social Media Optimization
  • Ad Buys
  • List Building
  • Videos
  • Graphic Design
  • Web Design and SEO
  • Podcasting
  • Blogging

Progressive Promotions understands that digital media offers effective ways to move your message so your people know more, care about and do something about your issue. We guide you in developing powerful websites, online petitions and social media. And as visual communication becomes more important, we also create video, graphic and text content that inspire connection and action. 

OUR VIDEOS, WEBSITE, AND SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGNS GET RESULTS.

We are masterful digital strategists who can:

  • Create comprehensive digital strategies with smart use of websites, blogs, Facebook pages, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram and other online tools to connect with and inspire your audiences to take action.
  • Implement paid online advocacy campaigns, including list building petitions and pay-per-click ads.
  • Manage and optimize your  CRM and emails to increase email open and conversion rates.
  • Produce original social media-optimized videos, graphics, podcasts, blogs, and more to tell organizational, people, and advocacy stories that will motivate your audiences to know, care and do.
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Previous Work


Previous Work


THANKS OBAMACARE/GOT INSURANCE?

Progressive Promotions helped the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative and ProgressNow Education plan, produce, launch and manage media relations for Got Insurance?, an edgy, humorous campaign to increase awareness of affordable health insurance options thanks to Obamacare. With 23+ million website visits, millions of Facebook posts/Tweets and thousands of media stories, we did something right!

BUILD OUR HOMES RIGHT

We successfully shifted the narrative on the consumer rights, construction defect issue for Build Our Homes Right. Not only did we develop successful messaging and strategy, but we created their digital presence (including website, Facebook page, Twitter and email program) and secured 150+ media stories in the course of a year.

THE COLORADO HEALTH FOUNDATION The 14 grantees of The Colorado Health Foundation’s Connecting Communities and Care initiative work in different communities across the state, seek to improve different health conditions and involve different local organizations, agencies and individuals in their projects. But they all need to communicate effectively to these varying audiences – and Progressive Promotions is providing the technical assistance they need to recruit possible clients/participants, convince a variety of health providers to help, engage nonprofit organizations and public agencies, raise awareness of influential community leaders and solicit contributions of time and money from supporters.

THE COLORADO HEALTH FOUNDATION


The 14 grantees of The Colorado Health Foundation’s Connecting Communities and Care initiative work in different communities across the state, seek to improve different health conditions and involve different local organizations, agencies and individuals in their projects. But they all need to communicate effectively to these varying audiences – and Progressive Promotions is providing the technical assistance they need to recruit possible clients/participants, convince a variety of health providers to help, engage nonprofit organizations and public agencies, raise awareness of influential community leaders and solicit contributions of time and money from supporters.

REMEMBERING VETERAN RODGER HOLMES Promotions provided Remembering Veteran Rodger Holmes with traditional media and online strategies to leverage a VA Office of Inspector General investigation into the mismanaged health care leading to Grand Junction veteran Rodger Holmes' death. The OIG'S recommendations mean patients will receive improved health care at the Grand Junction VA Medical Center. 

REMEMBERING VETERAN RODGER HOLMES

Promotions provided Remembering Veteran Rodger Holmes with traditional media and online strategies to leverage a VA Office of Inspector General investigation into the mismanaged health care leading to Grand Junction veteran Rodger Holmes' death. The OIG'S recommendations mean patients will receive improved health care at the Grand Junction VA Medical Center. 

FIGHT FOR $15 The Fight for $15 campaign helped change Coloradans’ hearts and minds on what a liveable wage should be, paving the way for the successful 2016 Colorado Families for a Fair Wage minimum wage increase ballot initiative. We convinced virtually every English and Spanish media outlet in Denver to cover FF15 activist strikes and rallies, highlighting hardworking people in full-time jobs unable to afford rent and food.

FIGHT FOR $15

The Fight for $15 campaign helped change Coloradans’ hearts and minds on what a liveable wage should be, paving the way for the successful 2016 Colorado Families for a Fair Wage minimum wage increase ballot initiative. We convinced virtually every English and Spanish media outlet in Denver to cover FF15 activist strikes and rallies, highlighting hardworking people in full-time jobs unable to afford rent and food.

WATER FOR COLORADO Progressive Promotions writes and analyzes Water for Colorado’s emails in tandem with the rest of the Water for Colorado team. In addition, we maintain the list, trying new tactics to built the list continually while keeping current subscribers engaged in what’s happening in the tricky world of Colorado’s water.

WATER FOR COLORADO

Progressive Promotions writes and analyzes Water for Colorado’s emails in tandem with the rest of the Water for Colorado team. In addition, we maintain the list, trying new tactics to built the list continually while keeping current subscribers engaged in what’s happening in the tricky world of Colorado’s water.

GENERATION LATINO Progressive Promotion creates, implements, and tracks Generation Latino’s long-term digital strategy and messaging. That scope includes Generation Latino’s original content (graphics, photos, videos), email program, social media pages, get out the vote efforts, and reports.

GENERATION LATINO

Progressive Promotion creates, implements, and tracks Generation Latino’s long-term digital strategy and messaging. That scope includes Generation Latino’s original content (graphics, photos, videos), email program, social media pages, get out the vote efforts, and reports.

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What Our Clients Say...


What Our Clients Say...


Over the years we've worked with a large number of nonprofits and causes, including:

 

 
Progressive Promotions is our one-stop shop for communications consulting, offering strategic communications expertise and an extensive network of media relationships for our most challenging campaigns – and align with our social justice values.
— Julien Ross, Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition executive director
Progressive Promotions helps us strategize and focus our earned media efforts to inform consumers and influence policy discussions.
— Adam Fox, Colorado Consumer Health Initiative director of strategic engagement
Jenny is a whip-smart detail-oriented dynamo who’s got the policy smarts, political savvy, connections, and work ethic to build the relationships and content required to move a project forward.
— Shayna Englin, Change.org North America Managing Director
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Get In Touch


Get In Touch


OUR TEAM

JENNY DAVIES
Principal

SARAH WHITE
Director, Digital Strategy and Creative

KATIE REINISCH
Earned Media Strategist

JOHN DAVIES-SCHLEY
Legislative Intern

LUCILLE WENEGIEME
Project Contractor

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KORU WHITE
Office Happiness Coordinator

 
 
 

STOP ON BY

Progressive Promotions
1410 Grant St., Suite A-202
Denver, CO  80203

720-296-9545