Progressive Message

Communications for change.

Words for a better world.

Framing the discussion—and the narrative.

With demonstrated expertise in strategic messaging and investigative research, Progressive Message helps you focus your message, drive the debate, and tell your story. 

Here are a few of the candidates and campaigns I've helped in recent years:

  • Oxfam America's Behind the Brands campaign (report author)
  • Charlie Hardy for U.S. Senate (Campaign Manager)
  • Norman Solomon for Congress (Communications Director)
  • Debra Walker for Supervisor (Communications Director)
  • Eric Quezada for Supervisor (Communications Director)
  • San Francisco Budget Justice Coalition (Communications Coordinator)
Clients include: Oxfam America, Service Employees International Union, Food First, The Oakland Institute, Alcohol Justice, Eat Drink Politics, Senior Action Network, Center for Food Safety, San Francisco League of Urban Gardeners, Richmond Neighborhood Housing Services,, and many individual clients.  Inquire for work samples.

What people are saying:

"Christopher Cook is a highly skilled journalist, political analyst and communications specialist with great dedication to progressive ideals. He's someone you can trust to be principled as he blends idealism with hard work and a multitude of talents. He's respectful and collaborative with colleagues. I've been very pleased and proud to work with him."
—Norman Solomon, candidate for U.S. Congress

"Chris did outstanding work as communications director for my campaign—he really helped boost our profile and sharpen our message. From press releases and campaign literature to policy statements, Chris proved extremely adept at framing the issues, boiling complex topics down to their essence, and working quickly and effectively in a diverse and fast-paced environment. I recommend him wholeheartedly for your campaign's communications and policy team!"
—Debra Walker, candidate for San Francisco Supervisor

"I have worked with hundreds of journalists, and Chris is quite simply one of the very best…. He has a keen sense of how economics and politics interact to shape the world we live in."
Eric Bates, executive editor, Rolling Stone 

"It was great working with Chris on the Standing on the Sidelines Oxfam briefing paper. Chris is a skilled writer. He worked diligently and creatively with us to develop the core of the final report. This was a particularly challenging assignment because the report needed to have an Oxfam tone of voice, and a high-quality facts base and solid argumentation. Chris was organized, methodical, and handled a high volume of comments and input from multiple reviewers."
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