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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.

YouR NONPROFIT NEEDS TO CUT THROUGH THE COMMUNICATIONS NOISE IN ORDER TO
MAKE POSITIVE CHANGE IN OUR COMMUNITY.
 

THAT'S WHERE WE COME IN.

Progressive Promotions provides 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 nonprofit organization's 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 your audiences with your messaging.
  • Determine appropriate stories, messengers and channels to best engage your potential supporters.
  • Create communications plans and 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
  • Advisories & Releases
  • Spokesperson Training
  • Op-ed Writing
  • Letters to the Editor
  • Press & Issue 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 created, implemented, and tracked Generation Latino’s long-term digital strategy and messaging. That scope included Generation Latino’s original content (graphics, photos, videos), email program, social media pages, get out the vote efforts, and reports.

GENERATION LATINO

Progressive Promotion created, implemented, and tracked Generation Latino’s long-term digital strategy and messaging. That scope included 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 helped us model an approach to providing grantees with educational technical assistance for communications. From strategy to tactics, their communications support was robust and met each organization where they were.
— Melanie Herrera Bortz, Program Officer at the Colorado Health Foundation.
Working with Progressive Promotions is like having an in-hours P.R. dream team! Their team went above and beyond to put Good Business Colorado on the map, amazing results that exceeded our wildest dreams. Plus, I rested easy knowing Jenny operates the business in a manner consistent with our values.
— Debra Brown, Good Business Colorado executive director
The Progressive Promotions team are responsive and throughtful when offering tailored marketing and communications guidance – not only do they have amazing community connections and inclusive approaches, but also offer innovating and fun strategies to achieve organizational goals.
— Deidre Johnson, Center for African American Health executive director
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, Rally principal consultant
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 Davies is one of the most skilled and experienced earned media strategists in the state of Colorado. She understands audience, timing and messaging strategy like few others. Her work turnaround is fast, and her writing makes everyone sound much smarter than we actually are.
— Tim Hoover, Colorado Fiscal Institute past director of communications
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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

CHRISTINA HUGHES
Manager, Digital Strategy and Creative

LUCILLE WENEGIEME
Project Contractor

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KORU WHITE
Office Happiness Coordinator

 
 
 

STOP ON BY

Progressive Promotions
1410 Grant St., Suite C-205
Denver, CO  80203

720-296-9545

 

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