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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

40 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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.

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.

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!

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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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.


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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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.

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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

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!

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.

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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.

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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.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Partnered with Media Impact on an exciting radio drama project a couple of years ago and found the team to be really engaging, passionate and knowledgeable! Obviously they are are very good at what they do, so no wonder they are the leaders in this (edutainment) field. Keep up the good work guys!