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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.

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106 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

2 Robert202

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

In 2008, when I retired from UNICEF, PCI Media Impact asked me to fill in as interim Director of Programs. Over the next 10 months I witnessed first-hand what a wonderful organization it is, despite the fact that it had fallen on hard times. Since I left, it has been remarkable to witness the organization's rapid turn-around. New, dynamic leadership and wise guidance on the part of its board have combined to grow PCI Media Impact into a truly global organization that uses innovative Entertainment Education and Communication for Development methodologies to make the world a better place. Their model is rights-based, participatory, respectful of people's dignity and culture, and relies on evidence to measure results, across an array of burning issues at the core of the Sustainable Development Agenda. They have gained the trust of communities and donors, harnessed new and traditional media to promote justice and social change. My communication consulting company is proud to partner with CEO Sean Southey and his team and would recommend them to organizations and governments seeking to make a difference for people and planet. -- Robert Cohen, Director, Rain Barrel Communications LLC

Linda439

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

PCI Media Impact has been a valued partner for many years. We supported their #ISurvivedEbola campaign. PCI Media Impact is truly an inspiring, innovative organization that understands the power of story telling for social change. I highly recommend this organization!

Indi M.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Its been seven years since I have been interacting with PCI Media Impact and I have watched with joy the growth of the organisation. I admire the out of the box thinking of the professionals there, how thoroughly they research and interact with people to make stories come alive with a message that matters.
Each time we have collaborated, the results have been tremendous - lives touched in a significant way with long term results... the first time was with My Island, My community. We spoke for a good while about sharing lessons learnt but the funding was tight to make it happen. In the end, one of our Voices for Climate Change Education artistes, Lloyd Lovindeer, carried one of our staff as a part of his 'entourage' so we could participate in the initial workshop in Saint Lucia. Since then we have shared many lessons learnt throughout the Caribbean in different ways...

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Client Served

Rating: 4

Worked with the PCI Media team on more than one project and was never disappointed. High quality work that is well thought out for various audiences and is more than a cut above the rest: with stuff that pulls..tugs...no, yanks at your heartstings and gets the message out. Creativity and passion are common traits in the team.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

PCI Media Impact truly knows how tell a story that plants the seed of change. Through story telling, they get their audience to listen to the story and message that will have a positive impact on their own lives and their community. The power of telling is on full display with the creative process they have mastered.
Everyone in this organization is truly dedicated to their work and understand the importance of what they do.

Client Served

Rating: 5

PCI Media is creative, effective and responsive. What more could you ask for in an agency? I look forward to working with them on more campaigns!

1 Nancy269

Client Served

Rating: 5

I recently worked with the staff of PCI Media to implement a number of broad communication activities, including initiating a global movement and launching a pavilion at a major international conservation conference. In every instance, the PCI media team made what seemed huge challenges, easy tasks. Their strategic communication knowledge, dedicated approach to work, and understanding of global issues and interests, make them a unique and highly-valuable team. I have the greatest respect for PCI Media.

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

We have partner with PCI Media to reach people hearts and change their behavior towards nature, in El Triunfo Biospehere Reserve, in Chiapas, Mexico .
They have taught us so much and help us in so many different ways.
They are the kind of partner every local NGO dream for.
They get involved, Sean and his team are so professional, the care for the work, they visit the site (even though it will takes hours of driving and walking), and they get you in touch with other partners. We are grateful for knowing PCI Media team and look forward to keep on working with them!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Over the past few years I have had the opportunity to learn from Sean and work along with the PCI Media Impact team. Their boundless creativity and innovative processes have brought a number of social and environmental issues to the forefront in ways that r just so real and so relatable to all audiences. Their work has captured hearts and captivated minds all over the world. The word 'Impact' in PCI Media Impact is truly appropriate because they make a positive impact in so many lives everyday. Keep up the good work guys.

2 Prince O.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love the work of PCI Media. Met with Sean and a few of his colleagues in UNEA2 Nairobi during the launch of #WildForLife, a UN backed global campaign to fight illegal trade on wildlife.
The team at PCI are just lovely to work with,very down to earth fellows and they love their Jobs.
Thumbs UUP PCI !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

PCI media Impact over the years has grown into a global leader in helping local communities to tell compelling stories of positive change, that inspire other individuals and communities to embark on a change process to improve their lifes and livelihoods. Storytelling is a vital tool for change towards sustainable development, gender equity and community resilience.

Frits Hesselink, Chair Emeritus IUCN Commission on Education and Communication

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

PCI Media Impact is a great Nonprofit Organization.
It creates social change through entertainment education.
PCI does a lot for the world, it changes people's lives every single day.
People working at PCI are all very special, talented, creative and dedicated.
I hope this organization keeps on growing and continues making this world a better place!

2

Donor

Rating: 5

PCI Media Impact is quite a creative and unique organization that strives to better the world through disseminating informative and educational messages through various platforms. As a donor, it feels great to contribute so that their endeavors reach far wider audiences and their noble mission spreads all across the world.

1 Chad13

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Sean, is a power house of ideas, good energy and good times. Media impact has been a great pleasure to work with. Their global reach and influence has given me so many great experiences. From working on the Ebola campaign and producing 2 songs and videos for them to doing a song and music video the Nature Convervatiry with them. The people, the commitment to bettering the world through stories, videos and music. Media Impsct is truly a global leader in transforming lives through art and culture.

KUDOS KUDOS KUDOS!

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Advisor

Rating: 5

I've had the pleasure to work with Sean and the team for the past several years. I continue to be impressed with the scope and quality of the work that they do. They have true passion and commitment to create meaningful change around the world by helping people live better (e.g., healthier, empowered, safe, etc.) lives.

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been in contact with PCI Media Impact for approximately two and a half years now. Seeing the personal engagement and the empowerment of local communities by opening awareness for some of the big issues impacting them (the fight against Ebola is only one of many great projects, even if one of the most visible), is just second to none! Continue the great work and making an amazing (media) impact!

Cephas A.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

My first encounter with Pci Media Impact was in 2010 when I joined the Integrated Coastal and Fisheries (ICFG) Initiative, a USAID-funded programme in the Western Region of Ghana. The initiative was looking at developing a behavioral change radio drama centered around issues in the fisheries. Pci Media (Sean and his team) helped with the development of a 52 week radio drama called Biribireba (something is coming in the local fante parlance). It became a hit and drew a huge listener-ship in the Western Region. It helped build a constituency of fisher folks that saw the need for change and demanded that change in the Ghanaian fisheries sector.

Thank you Pci Media Impact. Keep doing what you do.

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

PCI Media Impact is exceptional! Partnering with this organization in Ending Violence Against Children here in Liberia, and the fight against Ebola in West Africa, they have far exceeded expectations! I personally appreciate their Ebola survival initiative in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. PCI Media Impact is just the right organization West Africa needs at the moment.

1

Former staff

Rating: 5

Through Media Impact I had the opportunity to focus my energies and expand my dreams. All my love and respect for such a committed and passionate team.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Participatory approach is the key component of Media Impact’s work, where the final product is not as important as the process. When beneficiaries own the process and learn from it, then we are talking about sustainable impact.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I had the honor of working alongside PCI Media Impact to create the Comics Uniting Nations project that communicated the United Nations' Global Goals for Sustainable Development to readers around the world. It was a months-long, labor-intensive process that required buy-in from an incredibly diverse group of stakeholders. It was only possible through the hard work of the team at PCI Media.

Their professionalism, their dedication and their creativity are a constant inspiration, and I look forward to working with them again in the future.