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Paul Hoeffel and Robert David Cohen are former senior UN communications officials as well as prize-winning journalists and social activists. They have worked in dozens of countries to facilitate dialogue, create partnerships, foster trust and find common ground among diverse stakeholders for a broad array of advocacy causes. They listen. They facilitate. They play well with others. They’re at home in politically charged, multicultural environments. They foster public policy debate. And they especially enjoy working with those who look for genius and laughter in the workplace and other unexpected places.
Contact Rain Barrel: 646-509-8712
robert@rainbarrelcommunications.com paul@rainbarrelcommunications.com

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Rain Barrel provides strategic and tactical communications support and counsel to the UN and other international organizations, NGOs, governments, businesses and universities.  We draw on decades of accumulated knowledge and experience as professional communicators and from our work in the areas of human development and social justice.  And we welcome the new media made possible by the Internet for the unprecedented opportunities it affords our clients to tell their stories to an ever-widening audience with a greater nuance and a more measurable impact

Here are some of the ways we do that:

  • Campaign and project design
    We help our partners develop advocacy campaigns and design social change programs based on the latest participatory approaches and scientific research into individual and group behavior.
  • Corporate social responsibility
    We show companies how best to demonstrate their corporate citizenship and interact positively with the communities they serve, often by drawing their inspiration from the wellsprings of the local culture.
  • Strategic partnerships
    We assist our clients in forging mutually beneficial and innovative partnerships with the UN, NGOs, governments, the private sector, academia and the media.
  • Media relations
    We provide strategic counsel as well as personal contacts to navigate the crowded media landscape and make full use of the social networks.
  • Writing, speech writing and editing
    We write strong, inspiring speeches and produce compelling copy that conveys our clients’ messages clearly – and convincingly.

Rain Barrel provides strategic and tactical communications support and counsel to NGOs, international organizations, governments, corporations and universities.  We draw on decades of accumulated knowledge and experience as professional communicators and from our work in the areas of human development and social justice.  And we welcome the new media made possible by the Internet for the unprecedented opportunities it affords  our clients to tell their stories to an ever-widening audience with a greater nuance and a more measurable impact.Here are some of the ways we do that:

  • Campaign and project design
    We help our partners develop advocacy campaigns and design social change programs based on the latest participatory approaches and scientific research into individual and group behavior.
  • Corporate social responsibility
    We show companies how best to demonstrate their corporate citizenship and interact positively with the communities they serve, often by drawing their inspiration from the wellsprings of the local culture.
  • Strategic partnerships
    We assist our clients in forging mutually beneficial and innovative partnerships with the UN, NGOs, governments, the private sector, academia and the media.
  • Media relations
    We provide strategic counsel as well as personal contacts to navigate the crowded media landscape and make full use of the social networks.
  • Writing, speech writing and editing
    We write strong, inspiring speeches and produce compelling copy that conveys our clients’ messages clearly – and convincingly.

Paul Hoeffel and Robert David Cohen are former senior UN communications officials as well as prize-winning journalists and social activists.They have worked in dozens of countries to facilitate dialogue, create partnerships, foster trust and find common ground among diverse stakeholders for a broad array of advocacy causes.They listen.They facilitate.They play well with others.They’re at home in politically charged, multicultural environments.They foster public policy debate.And they especially enjoy working with those who look for genius and laughter in the workplace and other unexpected places.