5e | STRATEGIC STORYTELLING
5e is a nimble communications, marketing and branding firm that blends what you do, what your audience thinks and what we know into ideas and experiences that make a difference.
Ideas are our expertise
Telling Your Story
We can dive in at any point–when you’re starting something new and need to create a brand and a full rollout strategy or when you want to refresh what you’ve been doing. And we’ll bring the right tools to develop and amplify your message, from insightful research and crisp writing to eye-catching digital content, nationwide media relationships, on-camera training and unforgettable experiences.
Enhancing your team
As your partner, sometimes we’ll drive and other times we’ll follow your lead. We work alongside your communications and marketing pros, adding capacity, contributing ideas and coaching where it’s helpful. Or, if you need to build an in-house team, we can assess what you need and help you find talented fits at all levels.
Activating your squad
We won’t let you overlook your best communications and marketing assets: the circles of people who are already engaged in what you’re about. Could be your staff, your clients, your members, your donors, your alumni, your friends, your mom. Point is, they’re already yours. Let’s give them something easy to do.
Elevating Your Stage
We humans learn through experiences–but only if those experiences are engaging, enlightening and entertaining. Whether it’s coaching you to perform at your best or serving as a moderator or interviewer to draw out the stickiest stories and insights, 5e employs intelligence, emotion and humor so the audience feels your event was worth their time.
Our approach to your needs
We’ve engaged with dozens of mission-driven organizations and companies, and we understand how communications and advocacy work together. We’re curious and creative generalists, who know at least a little about a lot. We keep the firm lean and tailor the team to each client’s needs, resources and budget.
THE THEORY OF 5e
When you engage 5e, we’ll explore with you how to explain to influential audiences what you’re about, what they should understand, where you’re headed and why they should be with you. We’ll employ the talents and experience of our network as well as time-tested and evolving communications and marketing tools to extend the reach of your story. Along the way, we’ll evaluate the difference we’ve made together.
Here are a few case studies to give you a sense of our work.
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