No two clients or assignments are ever alike, but among social change efforts there are many common challenges and leverage points.

We have more than 20 years of experience designing communications programs to advance organizational objectives, influence public policy and foster positive social change. Below are a few examples of clients we admire, and work we’re proud to have done.

“Research. Writing. Strategic thinking. Outreach. No one firm excels at all of these things. Except…Brotherton Strategies does. If you're looking for a smart, true, straight-shooting communications firm, one that not only "gets it," but gets it done, look no further.” — Sean Gibbons, The Communications Network

David Brotherton

David Brotherton is the founder and president of Brotherton Strategies, a Seattle-based communications firm serving a mix of mission-driven, socially-responsible corporate, philanthropic and nonprofit clients.

David is a communicator of conscience and practitioner with principles who has spent 20 years in public affairs and public relations framing complex issues, communicating corporate values and articulating persuasive messages. Through writing, research, evaluation, strategic planning and media relations, Brotherton Strategies helps its clients advance business objectives, foster positive social change, and influence public opinion.

Before founding his own firm, David was director of communications for The Marguerite Casey Foundation, a grantmaker supporting the economic and social empowerment of low-income families and communities nationwide. He previously served as vice president of public affairs for Imagio | J. Walter Thompson; as director of public relations for RealNetworks; and as a senior writer and account executive with the Gogerty Stark Marriott agency.

David began his career in Washington, DC, where he worked first as a Congressional staffer and later a political reporter. He has also served on numerous political campaigns at the federal, state and local levels.

David earned his bachelor’s degree from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, OR and did his masters work in journalism at the University of Oregon. He currently serves as the board chair of Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest, an organization that provides lifetime quality care for formerly abused or exploited chimpanzees, while advocating for great apes through education and collaboration.