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About - Seven November is a strategic communications consultancy bringing new awareness, advocates and actions to advance our clients’ missions. We advise leading foundations, nonprofits, socially responsible organizations and their leadership on how to communicate for measurable impact. It is work that inspires us every day.

Our Story
The Philosophy

We believe when your work is making a positive difference in the world, it deserves to be known, understood and supported. We know the best ideas can come from anywhere, and it is the compelling expression of those ideas that motivates action. We know that if your organization’s work improves the lives of children, families and the community—and if it believes in the power of smart communications and stories well told—then together we can advance significant change.

Susan Pierson-Brown

Susan Pierson-Brown, Principal
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Beth Silverberg, Associate
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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
The Campion Foundation
Casey Family Programs
Haiti Kids Foundation
The Lemelson Foundation
Skoll Foundation
Wilburforce Foundation

Not for Profits and Associations

Foster Care Alumni of America
National Foster Care Month
National Foster Parent Association
PeaceHealth and PeaceHealth Laboratories
Seattle Children’s Museum
United Way of King County
Washington Low Income Housing Alliance
Washington State Medical Association
Washington State Psychological Association
Women Business Owners
Woodland Park Zoo

Government and Education

Clark County (Nevada) Department of Family Services
Committee to End Homelessness in King County
The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies
Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services
Palo Alto Unified School District
Port of Seattle
University of Washington
University of Washington College of Arts and Sciences
University of Washington College of Engineering
University of Washington College of the Environment
University of Washington Computer Science & Engineering
University of Washington School of Drama
UW Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences (I-LABS)
Washington State Children’s Administration 


Bsquare Corporation (NASDAQ: BSQR)
Cornerstone Advisors

 And additional private organizations and high net worth individuals on our unpublished client list.

“Susan is a wonderful media trainer who deeply understands strategic communications. Her training sessions were critical in helping us develop our messages and communicate more effectively. I highly recommend Susan as a media trainer and in strategic communications.” – Toure McCluskey, Founder, OKCoPay

Services - From big ideas to small details, we offer strategic communications services that inspire others with your message.


Understand and engage your audiences

Communications-focused market research, stakeholder engagement, frame-based messaging, strategic communications planning, crisis communications planning and execution.

Influence the Conversation

Influence the Conversation

Reputation management initiatives, thought leadership, content development digital strategies and national media relations that advance awareness and inspire advocacy.

Refine Your Voice

Refine Your Voice

Communications coaching, media and presentation skills trainings and strategic storytelling workshops that sharpen your message and impact.

Tell Your Powerful Story

Tell Your Powerful Story

Speechwriting, leadership messaging, ghostwriting, storytelling and other executive communications strategies that inspire support and engender understanding.

Blog - News from our clients, our firm and our world

15 Oct 2015

Seven Reasons Why You Weren’t Quoted in that Story

Imagine this scenario. You are interviewed for a news story that is perfect for your expertise. You are on-message and gracious in your commentary. You back up your points with relevant data and illuminating stories. You even thank the journalist and send helpful follow-up materials. And then, you open up the magazine (or newspaper, or blog) to read the story, and you are nowhere in it. Even worse, your competitor is quoted making essentially the

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