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No Comment is a small group of consultants who recognize the accelerating change in the world and the increasing complexity as a result. We embrace it. Things are happening fast and organizations need their strategy to keep pace, because everything changes tomorrow anyway. Just getting through the next 12 months will do. Organizations can only lead through action.
We have a passion for pushing forward-thinking businesses to define and deliver a positive impact - succeeding while helping make the world a better place. And we do it quickly. We can unearth organizational values and analyze risks, help embed positive change into your organization and figure out the best ways to share that with the world. It's hard. But make no mistake, outside of keeping the lights on, it's the most important action for your organization.
"No comment" is the quote that traditionally appeared in newspapers when organizations didn't plan or didn't share their story. It's a cop out, an indication there is something to hide, and a relic of recent history. Today, it reflects the expectation people have for brands to be transparent, engaged, accountable and to exist as a force for good. In a society dominated by 72,916 digital platforms - all of them accessible on a device never more than 3 feet from our faces - we see "no comment" as something to strive for. It means your organization's values, and value, is palpable and present in the world.
What We Do
We consult on business strategy, create campaigns and help organizations advance their missions through strategy, integrated marketing and communications programs.
Marketing & Brand Strategy - Communications & Messaging - Social Strategy
Strategic Planning - Sustainability Consulting - CSR Reporting
Media Training - Executive Visibility
Who We Are
We're a group of communicators, designers, activists, humorists and more with a passion for guiding forward-thinking businesses in defining their positive impact and helping make the world a better place.
Eric Raymond started No Comment in 2015 to help organizations doing good in the world to advance their missions. He’s a creative campaign strategist who understands what different audiences value and how talking about your company's actions impacts your business and your brand. At Google, he lead global green comms, building Google’s leadership in green building, sustainability, clean energy, and resource efficiency. With Edelman and Fenton, he developed campaigns for Adobe’s AYV community, Best Buy’s CSR report, Facebook at the Paris climate talks, HP’s Kiva partnership and The North Face Responsible Down Standard, among other projects. He has lectured on the risks of CSR communications, how to use humor in social change, and received an MBA in Sustainable Management from Presidio Graduate School in San Francisco.
Ali Hart has over a decade of experience using storytelling for social impact.
Her talent for using humor to tackle tough subjects distinguishes the digital media she has produced for clients like Sundance Now and Tom Steyer’s NextGen Climate. As a former strategist for grassroots film campaigns, Ali has expertise in community organizing, partnership development, tailored messaging, calls-to-action and media outreach.
Ali developed her comedy cred as a talent manager working with comedians Amy Schumer, John Mulaney, JB Smoove, Mike Birbiglia and more. She began her career at Court TV developing true stories of injustice into scripted films that were used to change laws.
Ali earned an MBA in Sustainable Management from Presidio Graduate School and a BA in Communication Arts and English from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Chelsea Souter is devoted to increasing an organization's competitive advantage while creating positive societal benefits. She leans on an empathetic nature, ability to build trust, and creative spark to quickly assesses business situations, and find and implements solutions to create value. Chelsea’s areas of expertise include impact investing, management communication, people and culture strategy, talent acquisition, and knowledge management. She was most recently chief knowledge manager at a leading asset management recruiting firm where she led the research for senior-level human capital needs at venture capital funds, private equity funds, institutional firms, foundations, endowments and family offices. Previously guided the philanthropic goals of high-net worth individuals and worked in board relations for a national nonprofit. Chelsea received a BA with honors in Human Development from the University of Chicago and an MBA from Presidio Graduate School. She served on the board of Net Impact San Francisco.