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PCI Media Impact, Inc.

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Causes: Civil Rights, Environment, International, Natural Resources Conservation & Protection, Reproductive Rights, Women, Womens Rights

Mission: Founded in 1985, PCI-Media Impact empowers communities worldwide to inspire enduring change through the use of creative storytelling.

Results: With the help of our partners, we have produced over 5,000 episodes of 100 different award winning productions- reaching more than 1 billion people in 45 countries in the last 27 years.

Target demographics: For over 27 years, PCI Media Impact has led the Entertainment-Education (E-E) field. Our programs and productions have inspired and empowered communities around the world through storytelling and creative communications.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Each year, Media Impact trains hundreds of community leaders, non-profit managers, government officials and broadcasters in our social change communications methodology.

Geographic areas served: Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America and the U.S.A.

Programs: Currently, we work in over 30 countries producing television series, radio dramas, music videos and many other innovative media products that address the world’s most pressing issues. Our programs have increased knowledge and changed attitudes about issues ranging from violence against women and HIV/AIDS prevention to sustainable development and wildlife conservation.

Community Stories

106 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

PCI Media Impact is a non-profit with heart and soul, and I would say a lot of that is because of its present CEO, Sean Southey who is a dynamic, devoted and enlightened communicator. My first contact with Sean was at a cocktail party and when he heard about my new organisation, One Minute for Earth, he was very excited, supportive and encouraging, and invited me to contact him if I wanted to talk about ideas. So I did and Sean was extremely generous with his time and inspiration. PCI has since invited One Minute for Earth to be part of their #NatureForAll campaign for which we created a New Year's campaign called "Make Your New Year's Resolution a Nature Solution". Working with PCI is always inspiring and fun, and always a learning experience. What strikes me the most about PCI Media Impact is their ability to work collaboratively. They encourage it, promote it, nurture it. We are one global community and it is through working together that we will achieve all that we dream of.

Shatabdi Roy

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have worked with PCI Media Impact from 5th to 8th of this month in Dhaka in a workshop named "Entertainment Education and transmedia communication for development". Working with such an amazing team of people is a great experience for me. This workshop was mainly for the development of adolescents and the adolescent members of this workshop were given the most importance. It was a very positive view. I wish I could get the opportunity to work with them again. A lot of good wishes for PCI media impact.
GO AHEAD!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

We at Tinta Vital, a Mexican start-up company, began collaborating with PCI Media Impact only recently, as of January 2017, specifically for the production of a comic book for the #NatureForAll campaign. Although our collaboration is very new, from the very start we have gotten a clear sense of partnership with PCI Media Impact. This is translating for us into a team-like feeling, as if it were PCI's decided intention to also create success stories by bolstering the strengths and capacities of its partners. I bet that, if I were a small, well-meaning company in a remote community of a very poor country, partnering with PCI Media Impact would empower my company's efforts towards making the urgently needed social changes for a better world. - Beatriz Padilla, CEO

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

PCI Media Impact values story, believes in collaboration, and isn't afraid of taking on challenging subjects. Spending time working with their team on a campaign has been an incredible learning experience. I saw first hand how much passion they have for stories that can cultivate positive change in the world. What shined the most was the teams openness. They rarely say "no", and are committed to making sure everyone who is a part of a project contributes and has their voice reflected in a final product. And, those products address difficult and complicated subjects. The lessons I have learned from the team will continue to shape me as a person. They are a special group to work with.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

PCI Media Impact epitomizes the true essence of integrity, creativity and commitment. Its excellence in inspiring positive social and environmental change through creative storytelling stems first and foremost from the dedication and compassion of its exceptional team and their innovative ability to raise awareness and empower communities around the world. I recently had the resounding privilege of interning with PCI Media and can happily affirm that the time I spent with this aspiring team of individuals was nothing short of unforgettable.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

PCI Media Impact operates as a team of dedicated, passionate individuals who make a concerted effort to effect tangible change in the world. I interned with PCI for three months, primarily with the Environment Programs department, and can personally attest to its outreach capacity. The projects implemented by PCI are unique in their ability to captivate audiences through creative storytelling. They create real, visible behavior changes and lead to positive impacts for a variety of causes across the globe. I have been fortunate enough to experience this first-hand, and am proud to have been part of this incredible team of people.

Katalin C.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The highly professional, well targeted stories prepared by PCI Media Impact are valuable, attractive resources for my courses, trainings almost all of the fields of sustainable development. PCI is amplifying the strength of storytelling by message-tailored format and design that my students, trainees and partners highly appreciate. If you want your story to articulate properly and spread around the world I recommend to contact this ambitious and mindful team.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

We had the opportunity to meet PCI's Executive Director, Sean Southey, this last year and directly observe his, and his team's, passion and commitment to their work. It was impressive and inspiring and to see their level of expertise in creating and implementing a complete branding brand package for the IUCN's Nature For All program. Cheers to PCI Media Impact, and all that they do to make the world a better place through their unique nonprofit-niche.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

You can measure the importance of PCI Media Impact's work by their success stories. Volunteering with them, I have heard and seen numerous examples of stories in which important and complicated ideas were communicated effectively and in new ways. By creating stories they are educating, informing, and changing the conversation for people around the world.

Safia S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

PCI does amazing work, using entertainment and media in this incredibly useful way to actually impact lives and communities around the world. The level of detail and care that the staff have towards the project is truly admirable. I loved my time interning at the office, I got to feel that I was doing real work. I worked on the ISurvivedEbola campaign, and I know that the videos that PCI made and the impact that they had on those African communities was immeasurably substantial.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

PCI Media is always ready to jump on a new project proposal and turn it around with great levels of detail and expertise. They are great partners who work really well in collaboration with other groups in multi-organization campaign settings. The team brings joy, creativity and a deep understanding of strategies as entertainment-education and other communication tools that have helped us engage "unusual audiences" on issues as decentralized renewable energy and air pollution.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We worked with PCI Media Impact on an entertainment education radio soap-opera for communities in India, with the objective of engaging these communities on campaigns for energy access and distributed solar power solutions. Media Impact delivered high quality work, that included on-site research, engagement with our partners, the production of 8x30' episodes and the placement of the program on the state radio, within a very short time frame and budget and with a high level of quality. Media Impact staff were not only very professional and knowledgeable, but also available, responsive, respectful and open for constructive engagement with the various partners involved in the work.
This work lead to another partnership - suggested by PCI ME - for the development of the climate change piece of the Comics Uniting Nations project, where again PCI Media Impact delivered high quality work that included a dynamic, multi-stakeholder narrative development process and around the clock consultations and feed-back management of multiple partners. As from before, its staff were very professional, respectful and proactive.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have wonderful experiences sharing experiences and working together with PCI Media Impact since 2010 and recently on the incredible movement together 'NatureForAll' during the IUCN's World Conservation Congress in Honolulu. It was the best pavilion and best place to be in the Exhibition hall. They are first of all form a great team with huge entusiasm and use the powerful tool 'creative storytelling that really change people's life and their attitude towards sustainable development. PCI Media Impact is one my favourite partner when it comes to communication and outreach!

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I worked with PCI media impact in May 2016 as a volunteer under their Wild For Life Campaign that aims tackling illegal trade in wildlife.I must say it was quite an illuminating experience for me, as I got to learn about other endangered wildlife like the Pangolin save for the elephant that I knew before as well measures to protect them.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Pci Media Impact is indeed an outstanding and credible organization that believed in greater change in Storytelling right round the world. Pci Media Impact has created an awareness in the nation of Sierra Leone true radio drama and videos drama with Ebola survivors during the fight against the Ebola virus. Pci Media Impact is really an inspiring organization that believe in greater storytelling. Pci Media Impact really have the ability in doing ground work to develop projects and all their staff are really devoted and dedicated to their work causes. I worked with pci Media Impact in this particular project ISurvivedEbola campaign project. It was really amazing to see how creative,innovative and helpful pci Media Impact was doing their ground work. I wish to work with pci Media Impact again and i am waiting to see what will be the project for next year. I highly recommend pci Media Impact to any organizations and governments looking out there to save lives and communities right round the world

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

With their great energy, expertise and ambition, PCI Media Impact produces excellent results! Working with their team was not only professionally enriching, it was also a lot of fun.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Learning is the world's greatest challenge. Using entertainment is an excellent way to reach those who don't always have access to schools or universities. In the western developed economies we are constantly learning from entertainment - but often one that does the opposite of PCI Media Impact - as it spreads violence and fear. PCI Media Impact is unique in its ability to work on the ground - to develop programs and content with the people concerned. Its staff are amazingly dedicated to the causes they work for and not afraid to take on the most difficult challenges of HIV, Ebola, domestic violence, gender discrimination, climate change and nature conservation.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Heart. Substance. Experience. Dedication. Proven success. This is how I would describe the people and the work of PCI-Media Impact. They work tirelessly with a relentless attention to the smallest details, always ensuring the story they tell is supported by research and serving to educate and heal their intended audience. Their groundbreaking work on #ISurvivedEbola saved thousands of lives and calmed a nation. This campaign delicately honored those suffering and lost, while it artfully empowered and gave hope to the living. Storytelling at its BEST!

1 Mowdudur R.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

PCI Media Impact is an outstanding organization deepening the insights of intrinsic value of nature and natural resources integrating school children and connecting people to the nature protection through media campaign. Establishing link between East West creates long term sustainability of our mother earth, the planet.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Over the past few years I have been so fortunate as to work with PCI Media Impact in conjunction with Foncet, a conservation foundation that protects the El Triunfo Reserve in Chiapas, Mexico. PCI Media Impact has been a huge resource for bringing awareness to the public about this reserve and other environmental and social issues through their involvement in radio and supporting a theater play created for educating children through entertainment.
The employees at PCI are always a pleasure to work with and are very enthusiastic about what they do. Their passion for getting involved in world-changing projects is what makes them such an important group of people who are always looking to improve communities around the world and create sustainable templates for future growth.
I look forward to working with them more in the future and am excited to see what projects they have in store for this coming year. Their dedication to each of their projects is apparent through each one's success and I am sure they will continue to be an important presence within non-profit organizations.


Volunteer

Rating: 4

This year I had the opportunity to intern at PCI and everyday at the office has been a learning experience. The team's dedication, rigour and programmatic diversity is inspiring. PCI's work in the field of behaviour change and in empowering communities has re-ignited my passion and commitment to environmental justice and community development.