May 12, 2021
The Sway Effect has been named PRovoke Media’s 2021 North American New Agency of the Year.
May 6, 2021
PRovoke Founder, Paul Holmes along with our Founder, Jennifer Risi sat with Vice’s Global CMO, Nadja Bellan-White to discuss the evolving role of media in culture.
April 29, 2021
The Sway Effect has launched a new product suite designed to help brands measure their equity and influence and to understand how to maximize their potential.
April 29, 2021
We have officially launched The Sway Effect Index, an ongoing consumer sentiment survey that will take a pulse of “who” and “what” is holding sway.
April 21, 2021
Our Founder, Jennifer Risi, shared her thoughts on the impact of the Chauvin verdict and the ongoing need for actionable accountability from brands regarding their diversity commitments.
April 21, 2021
Steve Barrett sat down with our Founder Jennifer Risi for PRWeek’s Coffee Break to chat all things The Sway Effect – from our agency’s growth, to our purpose and much more.
April 20, 2021
The Sway Effect has been included in PRWeek’s 2021 Agency Business Report as an Up & Coming Agency.
April 12, 2021
The Sway Effect has been nominated as a PRovoke 2021 North American Agency Of The Year Finalist for the second year in a row.
April 6, 2021
The Sway Effect, along with BD, was named a Provoke 2021 Sabre Awards finalist in the “Best Corporate Media Relations” category.
April 5, 2021
Checkout Authority Magazine’s Q&A with our Founder, Jennifer Risi, where she reflects on her career and recipe for success as a senior executive.
March 8, 2021
PRWeek included The Sway Effect in a roundup on how top agencies are celebrating International Women’s Day. #actionforequality
December 2, 2020
Our Founder, Jennifer Risi, sat down with Sudha Singh for her podcast to discuss new ways of working, the increasing importance of diversity and inclusion and why brands need to focus more on Purpose.
November 18, 2020
Laura Mignott invited our Founder, Jennifer Risi, to share her story on the creation of The Sway Effect and how she is successfully creating a winning culture for her clients, partners and teams in the midst of a pandemic.
September 15, 2020
The Sway Effect sponsored a session at PRWeek Convene Talking Shop: The Future of Retail entitled “The Customer Experience: Delivering Through Diversity” with Signet Jewelers’ CCO Colleen Rooney.
September 14, 2020
PR/Communications veteran Jennifer Risi discusses why she started The Sway Effect and how she is creating a new agency model to challenge the traditional ways of working and deliver for brands today. #Gamechanger
July 27, 2020
Timed to the annual 3% Conference, AnitaB.org CEO Brenda Darden Wilkerson authored a Forbes piece with our founder Jennifer Risi focused on inclusive technology and the future of work.
July 27 – 29, 2020
The Sway Effect sponsored a session at this year’s 3% Conference entitled “Building a Better Tomorrow Through Inclusive Technology” with AnitaB.org CEO Brenda Darden Wilkerson.
April 24, 2020
The World Travel & Tourism Council’s Virginia Messina teamed up with our Founder and President, Jennifer Risi to talk about the importance of ongoing communications for the travel and tourism industry during COVID-19.
April 2, 2020
The Sway Effect’s Founder and President, Jennifer Risi, wrote about the power of partnership and importance of action and substance when managing a brand’s communications efforts amid COVID-19.
March 23, 2020
Our Founder and President, Jennifer Risi, teamed up with PR industry veterans Caroline Dettman and Cheryl Overton to write about the power of women helping women and their continued commitment to “support” by example. #convenegirls
February 20, 2020
Betches, a digital media brand for gen z and millennial women, has named The Sway Effect as its new PR agency of record. The selection follows an agency review initiated by the Betches founders late last year.
February 2, 2020
Last year, I left my executive leadership job at a major marketing and communications agency to start my own shop. Like many entrepreneurs before me, I worked hard to find the right people to help me manage the client work, new business, and the day-to-day operations.
December 16, 2019
Echo Chamber Podcast:
Jennifer Risi recently launched her own communications agency after nearly a decade at Ogilvy. The agency, called the Sway Effect, speaks to the impact Risi hopes to have on the industry. One area that she is looking to change is the way agencies collaborate. She and industry veteran Bonin Bough join the Echo Chamber to talk about the Sway Effect and how they thinking about new ways to work together.
December 12, 2019
PR/Communications veteran Jennifer Risi is taking a whole new approach to help brands build value. She has a laserlike focus on figuring out what a brand needs and then simply delivers. #WomenWhoRock
December 5, 2019
In less than six months, The Sway Effect has gone global and has expanded its reach to Spain, Columbia, Argentina, and Mexico. Spearheaded by its female Founder and President, Jennifer Risi, our team is poised to help global brands connect in these key local markets while also helping local brands based in the region expand globally.
November 7, 2019
Allyship work is difficult and hardly ever linear. But there are so many steps anyone at any organization can take, no matter their position, to create a work environment that benefits everyone—not just those in positions of privilege.
September 12, 2019
If we really want to create a workforce that’s more diverse, inclusive, and equitable across the board, reactive, one-time company initiatives won’t do much. It’s about the smaller and more proactive day-to-day actions that make all the difference and create a permanent culture shift.
July 16, 2019
It’s the firm that’s swaying the tide of the communications industry. The newly launched, Sway Effect, is working to create a network of agencies to not only handle communication for clients, but to integrate diversity and inclusion into all aspects of their business. We spoke to Jennifer Risi, Founder and President of The Sway Effect.
July 16, 2019
Our industry is obsessed with the word “purpose.” There are entire conferences, events and award ceremonies dedicated to it. It’s truly the buzziest of buzzwords. The problem? Many brands are not as purpose-driven as they think.
July 16, 2019
Called The Sway Effect, the new firm is named for the impact Risi hopes it will have on the communications industry, as well as brands and public perception, she said. The agency and its business model are built to foster alliances, as well as diversity and inclusion.
June 18, 2019
With Cannes Lions now underway this year, I thought it was important to reflect on where we are and I’ll be honest: Our industry has a long way to go when it comes to diversity, inclusion and equity.
June 7, 2019
The industry gathered this week to celebrate inspiring female PR professionals, a communications leader turned successful entrepreneur, and Grammy Award-winning country star Jennifer Nettles.
May 26, 2019
It’s not only about messages, but how women are portrayed and the roles they take in media. It shouldn’t be about women in business or women in science. It should be executives in science or executives in business.
May 11, 2019
The PRWeek Hall of Femme honors leaders in the communications industry who challenge the status quo, move the needle in business, and strive to make a difference. The Sway Effect founder and president Jennifer Risi is a PRWeek Hall of Femme 2019 honoree.
April 10, 2019
The 4A’s Foundation is adding eight new members to its board as the organization undergoes a shift in priorities around four pillars: creativity, development, exposure and community.
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