Strategic Communications for Change Agents
Seven November is a Purpose-Driven Strategic Communications Consultancy
Since 2004, Seven November, Inc. has helped leaders in philanthropy, academia and business generate awareness and support for their ideas through persuasive communications. We help our clients understand their audiences, tell their stories and change their communities.
WE LOVE A GOOD CAUSE
From early childhood education to higher education, from foster care to healthcare, from literacy to financial literacy, from the arts to the sciences -
Seven November clients are giving voice to some of the world's most pressing challenges.
STRATEGY + RESEARCH
Strategic communications planning that advances your objectives and aligns with your internal resources.
Communications-focused qualitative research and stakeholder engagement studies.
Data-driven, values-based messaging architectures that connect you to your audiences and motivate them to action.
Captivating keynotes, op-eds, storytelling and other thought leadership pieces that inspire support and engender understanding.
Custom media training, presentation skills training and strategic storytelling workshops to sharpen messages and their impact.
Individual coaching to bring out the compelling communicator in anyone.
Our Clients Are Changing the World
We're Honored to Help.
ABOUT SUSAN PIERSON-BROWN
I founded Seven November because I know smart communications can change the world by connecting people and resources to the issues that matter. It is work that inspires me every day.
The majority of my career has been spent as a trusted advisor to leaders in business and philanthropy. Before founding Seven November, I was the senior communications advisor to billionaire philanthropist Paul G. Allen and served as head of communications for Vulcan, Inc. as well as the Paul G. Allen Family Foundations. In this role, I directed communications integration among the investment companies in the over $30 billion Vulcan portfolio, was accountable for all of Mr. Allen’s global communications and served as his sole spokesperson to the media. Additionally, I have 20+ years award-winning public relations experience on both the client and agency sides, designing significant change initiatives for leading national brands and foundations including Nike, Microsoft, Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Time Warner. As a former VP at SS+K and account leader at WE communications, I have extensive experience serving as an advisor to global brands and their leadership.
Through Seven November I partner with leading foundations, educational institutions and purpose-driven organizations to bring more awareness and resources to advancing change in the world. My consulting clients include Umqua Bank, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Skoll Foundation, Casey Family Programs, the Lemelson Foundation, the University of Washington, many high-net-worth philanthropists, academics and socially responsible corporations. I serve on the boards of innovative nonprofits advancing educational outcomes for children, including Treehouse and the Seattle Children's Museum, and as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for children in foster care in King County, Washington.
I write and speak on communications strategy, thought leadership and media relations, and am ever hopeful I will finish my first book “The Strategy of Influence.”
To best align resources to individual client needs we maintain a deep bench of collaborator talent. Partners include experts in stakeholder engagement, qualitative research, social media, data analytics, media relations, writing, communications measurement and more.