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Break Through the Noise with Active Listening and Smart Resurfacing

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 -
12:00pm to 2:00pm PDT
Silicon Valley Community Foundation San Mateo
1300 South El Camino Real, Rm 112 San Mateo, CA 94402
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Northern California Grantmakers invites you to join Atlantic Media Strategies, the digital consultancy of The Atlantic, to explore how to join conversations at the moments that matter most to your audiences by anticipating and responding to trending topics. Today, it’s harder than ever to grab—and keep—audiences’ attention. Actively growing, engaging, and listening to audiences is critical for organizations hoping to keep pace in a competitive media landscape. 

Lunch will be provided.


Jean Ellen Cowgill, President, Atlantic Media Strategies

Jean Ellen Cowgill leads The Atlantic's consulting firm, Atlantic Media Strategies. AMS helps leading public institutions, nonprofits, and Fortune 500s advance ideas that move the world. Its team of editors, analysts, designers, developers, and marketers helps organizations realize their mission through smart editorial strategies and solutions.  Previously, Jean Ellen managed Atlantic Media’s corporate strategy and business development efforts. Prior to joining the company, Jean Ellen was a consultant at McKinsey & Company. In 2014, she was named to the Folio:100 list of the top 100 leaders in media. Jean Ellen graduated as valedictorian of Dartmouth College.

Jason Tomassini, Associate Director of Editorial, Atlantic Media Strategies

Jason leads editorial initiatives at AMS, helping organizations tell their story and engage with audiences online. Prior to Atlantic Media Strategies, Jason led digital strategy, audience engagement, and media relations for Digital Promise, an education technology nonprofit. Jason has also worked in newsrooms as a staff writer for Education Week and as a contributor to The New York Times, Washington Post, and Reuters. He is a graduate of the University of Delaware and earned a master’s in digital media from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. 

Who Should Attend

  • Bay Area foundation or nonprofit organization communications professionals
  • Firm/private consulting practice professionals focusing on the social sector
  • NCG members and nonmembers welcome
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