Leading Progressive Communications Firm Continues Expansion with Focus On Human Rights, Environment and Social and Economic Justice
Washington, DC – FitzGibbon Media, Inc., a leading progressive communications firm, today announced that it has opened a London office and hired Vice President Suzie Gilbert to run it. London is the first international office for the six-year old firm that also has offices in Washington DC, New York City and San Francisco.
“We are excited to expand our international reach with the establishment of a London office with Suzie at the helm,” said Trevor FitzGibbon, Founder and President of FitzGibbon Media. “Suzie’s extensive work in the UK, South America, the Middle East and around the world, will be a great asset as FitzGibbon Media continues to help the most important progressive campaigns of our day to break out and break through with audiences across the globe.”
Suzie Gilbert, who was born and raised in London, has over a decade of experience advising filmmakers, whistleblowers and international NGOs on media relations and heightening the social impact of campaigns. She worked closely with Oliver Stone, co-producing and leading communications efforts for films including “The Untold History of the U.S., “W.,” and “South of the Border.” Suzie has also worked with Russell Brand on a documentary in post-production, staying at Angola Prison in Louisiana, to capture first-hand accounts of death row and mass incarceration.
Leading delegations with artists such as Sean Penn and Benicio Del Toro to Latin America, meeting Presidents Lula da Silva, Dilma Rousseff and Hugo Chavez, Suzie brings a wealth of artist relationships and international expertise to FitzGibbon Media’s global practice to support change agents abroad.
“I’m thrilled to join the FitzGibbon team, working on progressive campaigns developed by so many savvy organizations and individuals already doing brilliant work here in London and internationally,” said Suzie Gilbert, Vice President and London Office Director at FitzGibbon Media. “In today’s interconnected society, it is more important than ever to connect the values of our global community to the change we seek to protect our environment, advance workers rights and ensure that our fundamental freedoms are preserved. We are excited to lend a hand to help push these efforts to a new level.”
FitzGibbon Media works exclusively with progressive clients and specializes in strategic communications, digital strategy and engaging high profile artists, musicians and actors with cutting edge campaigns. The firm worked with more than seventy clients in 2014, on projects spanning human rights, the environment, digital rights, immigration, the criminal justice system, health care, campaign finance and gun law reform. In addition this work, the firm partnered with the filmmakers of two Oscar-nominated documentaries, The Invisible War and Dirty Wars, spurring large grassroots campaigns with targeted media outreach and digital engagement strategies.
Ahead of the expanded theatrical release of Laura Poitras’ critically acclaimed documentary CitizenFour—providing a first-hand account of Edward Snowden’s disclosure of the NSA’s mass surveillance program—the firm recruited celebrities including Moby, Russell Brand, Susan Sarandon, Viggo Mortensen and Thurston Moore to take an unprecedented public stand in support of whistleblowers and publishers, and Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello and British fashion legend Dame Vivienne Westwood to encourage their fans to watch the film.
FitzGibbon Media’s international clients have included Global Zero, Walk Free, Care 2, 350.org, ThoughtWorks, Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras, Jeremy Scahill and the team at The Intercept and SumofUs. For more information on FitzGibbon Media: http://www.fitzgibbonmedia.com/