Who We Are

A Creative Strategy Group

WE BRING PEOPLE AND RESOURCES TOGETHER.

Everyone talks about collaboration, but few know how to make it happen – effectively. Aggregate helps our clients to share (honestly) what they can bring to the table – and what they expect in return – to make it more likely they’ll achieve the social change they seek.

WE THINK STORYTELLERS CAN CHANGE THE WORLD.

Our heroes are those who can spin a good yarn, tug on our heartstrings or rile us up. For social change to happen, people need to be aware, care, understand, act, and evangelize. We need to tell them stories and help them to tell stories of their own.
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Who We Work With

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PHILANTHROPIC FOUNDATIONS

Aggregate works with foundations to develop creative approaches to seek out new ideas, share ideas in which they have invested, and build partnerships.

NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

Nonprofit organizations work with Aggregate to communicate potentially complex issues and ideas, and to expand the networks of people and organizations joining them in their battle for change.

AUTHORS AND FILMMAKERS

We work with authors and filmmakers to get books in hand and butts in seats, but also to increase the likelihood that the stories they tell can have the social impact they have the capacity to achieve.

Our Work

Portfolio

We don’t want to define ourselves by the tactics we use; we’re not a digital agency or a PR firm. We’re medium agnostic. We listen to our clients so we understand the hurdles they face and then create strategies that we believe will enable them to overcome them. It’s pretty simple stuff. Not always sexy – but occasionally very sexy.

Mobilizing Supporters

Mobilizing Supporters

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Illustrating Complex Ideas

Illustrating Complex Ideas

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Justice Reinvestment

Justice Reinvestment

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Producing Pitch Day

Producing Pitch Day

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Thomas Goetz and The Remedy

Thomas Goetz and The Remedy

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Visualizing Health Data

Visualizing Health Data

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Reaching Common Ground

Reaching Common Ground

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Producing a Podcast

Producing a Podcast

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Outcome-Driven Engagement

Outcome-Driven Engagement

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Scaling Social Norms

Scaling Social Norms

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Mobilizing Resources

Mobilizing Resources

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Defining Social Media Strategy

Defining Social Media Strategy

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Aggregate Website

Aggregate Website

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Building Networks

Building Networks

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Recruiting Fellows

Recruiting Fellows

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Using Data to Improve Health

Using Data to Improve Health

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Supporting Conference Attendance

Supporting Conference Attendance

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Listening to Online Conversations

Listening to Online Conversations

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Getting to Know Foundation Staff

Getting to Know Foundation Staff

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Managing Web Production

Managing Web Production

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The Team

We care about the work we do: the integrity with which we approach it and the impact it has on this world.

The latest from Aggregate

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The Grandma Magda Guide to Building Relationships

The Grandma Magda Guide to Building Relationships

My grandmother, Magda Brown, excels at building and cultivating relationships. This is inherent in her nature, but she is also driven by a personal mission. She is determined to share her story of surviving the Holocaust with as many people as possible. Through telling her story, she hopes to make future generations conscious of the…

kind of a big deal

kind of a big deal

We’re thrilled over here in Aggregate land to announce that we’re working with Academy Award-nominated documentary filmmaker David France to develop and run the social impact campaign in support of his new film about trans rights pioneers Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson. We’re super fans of David’s first film, How to Survive a Plague, and it was…

worthy in your eyes

worthy in your eyes

Aggregate celebrated four years of being in business this October and today we celebrate four years of showing our gratitude by giving back. We donate approximately 10 percent of our profits each year. Selecting the organizations to which we make donations is a collaborative process, with staff proposing their ideas for organizations that reflect Aggregate’s…

the power of food and potential of people: a visit from robert egger

the power of food and potential of people: a visit from robert egger

Earlier this month Robert Egger—Founder and President of L.A. Kitchen—dropped by our offices in Seattle for a visit. Over a tequila and tonic (his signature drink, for anyone who might be hosting him soon), he talked to our team about a lot of things—from economic sexism and the expanding constructs of what it means to…

do it yourself: a q&a with david wilson

do it yourself: a q&a with david wilson

I recently had a chance to chat with David Wilson, founder of the True/False Film Festival and our creative director here at Aggregate. We talked about the DC punk rock scene of the 80s, the Do It Yourself (DIY) culture it fostered, and the influence these things have had on the way he works.  …

creating connectedness

creating connectedness

  Moments of connectedness can feel unfortunately rare in a place that is known for the “Seattle freeze.” But I get the sense more and more that Seattleites are craving that connectedness and seeking to build stronger relationships with their neighbors. The Buy Nothing Project, which began on Bainbridge Island, Washington, is a prime example.…

making media, making change: a conversation with jesse hardman

making media, making change: a conversation with jesse hardman

In early September, we were excited to welcome our friend and newest collaborator Jesse Hardman when he visited our offices in Seattle. Jesse is a reporter and media developer currently working in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he manages and curates a community media engagement project called the Listening Post. Using text messages, public signs and…

inspiring action through data-driven storytelling

inspiring action through data-driven storytelling

As a person who has dedicated my adult life to helping move the needle on social justice issues, I understand deeply why so many people feel disenfranchised, unable to take action on issues they care about in ways that actually make a difference. The landscape is daunting: social challenges are articulated in huge, overwhelming ways; physical…

part of the argument: lgbtq storytelling and social change

part of the argument: lgbtq storytelling and social change

“You think you can change America through film?” – Charlie Rose “Oh, I don’t know. That’s not even in my job description. Storytelling. Get the story right. Do what you can with the story. Try not to cheat the story. Whatever happens after that is in the purview of other people. I felt that way…

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