- Media Relations Campaigns
- Editorials and Copy
- Coalition Building
- Layout and Design
Coal Ash Disposal
Hummingbird INK represented several communities across the country being sickened by pollution from coal ash — the toxic residues left after burning coal for power. We helped local advocates connect with both national and regional media, and put pressure on White House regulators to consider new regulations for the disposal of coal ash. Learn more about our efforts from the McClatchy Newswire, CBS Local Radio, and The Knoxville News-Sentinel.
Oil Industry Reform
The oil industry is notorious for resisting environmental and safety reforms. Following the gulf oil spill, one insider wrote the first book on the disaster, drawing attention to the necessary reforms that both government and industry were ignoring. To promote his refreshing call for change, Hummingbird INK connected environmental and energy reporters to the author and helped them further explore the corporate ethos and technical shortcuts that led to the spill. Read more in Bloomberg Businessweek, the New Orleans Times-Picayune and Houston Chronicle.
Fish Oil Supplement Safety
When scientists found incredibly dangerous amounts of PCBs in the most popular brands of fish oil supplements, they filed a lawsuit against eight companies for failing to provide accurate warnings on their labels. Working with RenewComm, Hummingbird INK promoted a press call to national outlets and worked with reporters at local outlets to accurately share details of the suit with their readers. Read the stories Hummingbird INK successfully placed with ABC7 – San Francisco, the Twin Forks Herald Extra, and the San Jose Mercury News.
Editorials and Copy
When a group of fishermen approached Hummingbird INK, Sean Hannity was on the way to the West coast to rant against environmental protections that sought to restore water for ecosystems and fisheries. We quickly responded to his broadcast with strategic messaging and an editorial campaign. Read our editorial successfully placed in the Sacramento Bee.
Facing overworked public school counselors and increasingly expensive private ones, iAdmissions gathered experienced admissions officers from well-known universities in 2009 to help students get the feedback they need to get into college. Hummingbird INK crafted advice pieces to provide thoughtful college admissions tips while promoting iAdmissions.com to college applicants and their families. Read these pieces on The Wall Street Journal’s ‘Unigo.com,’ The Washington Post’s ‘Admissions 101,’ and CollegeBound.net.
Hummingbird INK coordinates a coalition of over twenty national organizations that address school climate policy and curriculum. We research and analyze news trends, coordinate communications, and develop networks to advance the movement to address anti-gay bias among youth.
Hummingbird INK has experience coordinating a national effort to provide free workshops to educators and social workers. We planned training events and represented the coalition with external partners. Communicating with members at organizations such as the National Education Association and Child Welfare League of America, we provided resources to address bullying and bias among youth.
Hummingbird INK was approached by GroundSpark, a national film production and educational non-profit, to facilitate the creation of a semi-annual newsletter. Hummingbird INK worked with GroundSpark staff to draft and edit copy, and coordinated its design and printing with Pink Top Design. Download the newsletter here.
Layout and Design
Experienced with the entire Adobe creative suite, Hummingbird INK edits, designs and lays out a free monthly neighborhood publication for the Concordia Neighborhood in Portland, Oregon. In addition, we help set creative direction for the paper and write content. The newspaper is delivered to over 6,000 residences. Download an issue of the Concordia News.
48 Hour Film Project – the world’s largest timed filmmaking competition.
AgingParents.com – a unique nursing/legal/psychology team that helps families address conflict, communication and planning issues related to caring for their elder loved ones.
Brilliant Earth – the leading supplier of conflict free diamond jewelry with a mission to serve the socially conscious consumer, support communities harmed by the diamond trade and lead the industry towards the greater good.
Community Boards – the longest running community mediation program in the country.
Concordia Neighborhood Association – Serving the residents of the Concordia neighborhood in North Portland with a monthly newspaper.
Family Equality Council – ensuring equality for LGBT families by building community, changing hearts and minds and advancing social justice for all families.
Fenton – developing landmark public interest campaigns that start conversations, drive action and change the world.
GLSEN – the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all students.
GroundSpark – creating visionary films and dynamic educational campaigns that move individuals and communities to take action for a more just world.
iAdmissions – creating opportunities through affordable college counseling.
Kelley Campaigns – campaigns in the public interest.
KSE Partners – delivering government affairs and communications strategies.
Match Map Media – common sense media relations.
Moving Cloud Productions – a multi-media organization that produces state of the art visual/audio programming intended to empower the human spirit, mind and body in a harmonious nature.
Plant It Forward Farms – assisting refugee farmers in building successful urban farm businesses.
Rainbow Rumpus – the world‘s only online literary magazine for children and youth with LGBT parents.
Renewcomm – a full-service public relations and advertising practice specializing in cleantech and renewable energy.
Salmon Water Now – working to raise public awareness of the plight of wild Pacific salmon, fishermen and coastal communities dependent on healthy freshwater flows in California’s Sacramento-San Joaquin Bay-Delta.
SparkAction Consulting – a creative consulting firm that specializes in shaping public discourse in support of progressive agendas.