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3 Reasons You Should Flock To Bird Friendly Coffee

February 01, 2019

We learned about the importance of drinking Certified Bird Friendly coffee while working on a brand awareness campaign for the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center. Not all certifications are created equal, and the differences include environmental impact, worker's rights, and taste.

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Oliver Russell Hires Rob Osler as Managing Director

December 05, 2018

We sprung Boise native Rob Osler from San Francisco to come home and lead our team as Managing Director. Rob is a branding expert whose previous roles include Director of Brand Strategy at Microsoft and SVP at Salt Branding.

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Shopping While Conscious: A Gift Guide 2018

November 28, 2018

With the sights and smells of the holiday season all around, it’s also impossible to avoid the mental litter of mass consumerism that overtakes your mailbox, inbox, and social feed this time of year. That’s where Oliver Russell’s handy-dandy socially responsible gift guide comes in. 

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Taking Plastic Recycling Into Our Own Hands

October 29, 2018

What does a shipping container have to do with our latest project and why are we so excited about it? PlasticWorks: another step toward helping our city—and our planet. 

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Russ Stoddard, Markus Kessler Launch Social Purpose Consultancy

October 18, 2018

It's finally time to let you in on the secret we've been hinting at for months. Today marks the launch of Humanista—a social purpose consulting firm serving businesses, investors, and cities.

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How One Email From a Stranger Ended in Helping a Community

October 15, 2018

Spoiler alert: $1,000 can make a seismic difference.

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Oliver Russell Takes New Orleans

October 12, 2018

When it comes to the topic of bringing purpose to business—we can't get enough. So when half our team had the opportunity to attend last week's B Corp Conference in New Orleans, we jumped at the chance—though, we may have had beignets on the brain, too. 

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Why I’m Prioritizing Women in my Workplace

September 26, 2018

In celebration of UN Global Goals Week, Russ shares what he sees as the most important of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and what he's done this year in business to make an impact toward that goal. 

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Can Purpose Save The Advertising Agency Business?

August 13, 2018

Can purpose save the advertising agency business? Originally published on the Forbe's Agency Council, Russ answers an empathetic "YES!"

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Our New Staffers Can Do More Push-Ups Than You

August 09, 2018

Our new Finance Manager Jenai Jasper proves CrossFit isn't (she swears) a cult while helping accounting of the agency's growing client list, and Producer Ashley Ridgway brings skills and experience from and teaching yoga to round out project management staff. We promise you don't have to be a fitness guru to work here, but apparently, it helps!

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'Best For the World' Volume 3: Spotlight on Governance

July 25, 2018

In the third and final blog in our series about the policies that led to our recent recognition as among the Best For the World, we’ll examine governance. What does that mean? Well, it’s all about the ethics that guide how our agency runs.

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'Best For the World' Volume 2: Our (Broad) Commitment to Employee Wellness

July 12, 2018

In the second blog in our series, we’re diving deeper into one of Oliver Russell's hallmark employee policies that led to the honor of receiving two "Best for the World" nods from B Lab this year. What's up with wellness? Around here, a lot!

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'Best for the World' Volume 1: Volunteer Engagement

July 02, 2018

In our next few blog posts, we’ll highlight some of the policies that led to the honor of receiving two "Best for the World" nods from B Lab. In the first of our series, we dive into our volunteer engagement policy and how it benefits employees who volunteer during and outside of work. 

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We're 'Best For the World' — again!

June 13, 2018

Five Idaho companies were recognized as among the “Best For the World” for efforts to create the most positive environment for workers, customers and the environment while adhering to progressive governance policies.

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Spring Client Roundup

May 08, 2018

Spring has sprung, and with it, Oliver Russell’s portfolio of purpose-driven clients has grown to include three more. 

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2017 Public Benefit Corporation Annual Report Released

May 04, 2018

Every year, to maintain our status as a public benefit corporation, we take stock of our environmental and social impact. We’re proud to release our 2017 Annual Report and share the highlights with you.

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Changemaker Bryan Papé, Founder of MiiR

May 03, 2018

Russ sat down with Bryan Papé, CEO and founder of MiiR, to discuss the triple bottom line, social enterprise, and femur injuries. 

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Is Your PR Agency Doing Its Job?

April 12, 2018

Looking into an agency for PR help but want to be sure they’re as good as they say they are? You can tell a lot about an agency by how well they promote their own news and thought leadership. 

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Checking in with Payton McGriff

March 09, 2018

Our PR Director, Caitlin Copple Masingill, checks in with one of our favorite changemakers, Payton McGriff from SHE (Style Her Empowered). Give the video a watch, or read on.

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5 Reasons I’m Proud to Be ‘Unhinged’

February 07, 2018

Sequoia Capital Partner Michael Moritz messed with the wrong dad–and business owner. His thoughts on paid parental leave left us feeling unhinged, so we did something about it. 

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How We Became the Chobani Rebrand’s Creepy Fangirls

January 25, 2018

Our PR Director Caitlin Copple Masingill recently sat down with Senior Art Director Crissie McDowell, over Woodland Empire’s finest saison, to discuss something that’s likely the talk of agencies, creative, and of course, yogurt fans everywhere…Chobani’s redesign.

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The License that Matters: Capitalism’s Evolving Contract With Society

January 23, 2018

Of all of the news that's circulating around the announcement made last week by BlackRock's CEO, Larry Fink, there is one question we are waiting for everyone to ask. 

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Video: Russ Stoddard On Profiting From Purpose

January 17, 2018

Russ sits down with Ivana Taylor from DIY Marketers to discuss marketing and the purpose-driven economy.

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Team Changes in 2018

January 11, 2018

New faces and not-so-new faces, too. 2018 at Oliver Russell brings a new hire to the creative team and a promotion for one of our longtime account executives. 

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