We are a social impact agency,
turning your values into strategy,
partnerships and campaigns

How We Do It

Handshake is a boutique agency that builds, aligns & activates​ your social impact goals to maximize​ your reach, results & recognition.​

We dig deep into the challenges you face, creating targeted solutions that deliver measurable results.

We bring your values to life through action-oriented strategy, partnership and coalition building, and meaningful campaigns and activations.


We leverage our deep experience ​and build data informed blueprints ​ to clarify our client's mission and define a concrete set of actions around a core problem to solve.​


We activate our extensive ecosystem ​of partners to identify, engage, negotiate and manage the right partners to help our clients translate their strategy into action.


We design and execute creative campaigns that engage your stakeholders: from executive positioning and thought leadership, to employee engagement and digital audiences


We have built and delivered social values strategies, partnership ecosystems and campaigns across multiple sectors.

Financial Services | Communications | Technology | Media
Engineering | Automotive | Retail | Travel & Leisure | Non-Profits

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Our Services

We can help turn your values into business strategy, partnership ecosystems and creative campaigns, designed to maximize your social impact.

Strategic Development

We custom build your strategy around your business values and goals, based on detailed discovery and analysis, as well as decades of experience.

Landscape Analysis

We map your sector and your issues to identify the best opportunities for impact and engagement around your values.

Executive Positioning

We create the right opportunities for executives to position themselves for maximum social impact and business value.

Partnership Creation & Management

We identify new partnerships and optimize existing ones to leverage social impact and deliver third-party validation.

Creative Campaigns

We craft and deliver the messaging, creative and content that builds engagement across traditional media, online media and offline experiences.

Digital Audiences

We build digital platforms and audiences that can grow and extend the social impact that drives business value.

Events and Activations

We deliver world-class experiences from private dinners to large-scale trade shows, tailored to deliver on your social values strategy.

Expeditions and Experiences

We craft bespoke trips and experiences to allow you to research and understand your target issues and markets.

Performance Analysis

We use best-in-class data and analytical tools to track how your social values strategy is performing, as well as engaging internal and external audiences.