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Posts Tagged ‘#AndACTION’

How Late-Night Talk Show Hosts Might Be the Activists America Needs Right Now

Late-night television programs are remarkably successful pushing policy issues into mainstream conversation – sometimes even better than traditional broadcast news. However, what’s really remarkable is that organizations rarely take advantage of this opportunity to promote their issues. Shows like Samantha Bee’s Full Frontal and John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight use… (read more)

It’s Okay If You Don’t Like “This Is Us,” But It’s Important to Know Your Audience Might

Here’s the thing: People love movies and TV shows. Even if you limit your intake of pop culture to nibbling NPR and the New Yorker, know that others – including untapped target audiences you may desperately attempt to reach – are feasting more broadly. In fact, according to recent research… (read more)

Pop Culture as a Powerful Force for Narrative Change

Kristen Grimm

By Kristen Grimm
President

New pop culture tools and resources let groups start important conversations around issue-oriented film and television storylines Reposted from Change Agent, the biannual publication of The Communications Network. We all tell ourselves stories. There’s a story of how each workday goes—psychologists call these behavioral scripts—and there are larger narratives we… (read more)

Social change + pop culture = Spitfire’s AndACTION

Kristen Grimm

By Kristen Grimm
President

I have three pieces of good news. 1) You can now claim binge-watching is an essential part of your day job, 2) The expert opinion and proof that connecting your issues to pop culture is not only fun but a very strategic move is now at your fingertips for free,… (read more)

“This is a truly transformative program and there is no question that it is preparing leaders to be courageous communicators.”

- Colleen Bailey, Executive Director, The National Steinbeck Center

Anticipating (Rather than Dreading) the Future

Kristen Grimm

By Kristen Grimm
President

I recently attended an unconference in Peekskill, New York at a maker space. With the help of a very astute curator, we did indeed plan an interesting day where I learned about fusion, getting the most reluctant people to vote, and participating in the circular economy where we figure out… (read more)

Decolonizing Narratives and Communicating Justice: Spitfire at ComNet19

Mike Carter-Conneen

By Mike Carter-Conneen
Director

  At the Communications Network Annual Conference in Austin, Texas, Spitfire Strategies was proud to host a breakout session called “Decolonizing Narratives: Authentic Messaging, Ceding Control and Reckoning with Reality.” The panel, moderated by Spitfire Director Nima Shirazi, explored the blind spots of communication professionals, the problematic choices we can… (read more)

Spitfire Spotlight: Lifting up People’s Stories — and Each Other’s Work

  Inga Skippings and Erin Uy have a great deal in common, and it’s not just because they both began working at Spitfire’s Washington, DC office within less than a month of each other this summer. They share a deep commitment to elevating the stories of people who stand up… (read more)

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