A collaborative agency.
 
 

Technology. Organizing.
Truth to power.

 
 
 

What we do.

 
 
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Digital & Technology.

We are experts in using digital technology to build movements of action takers, donors, and activists. We develop campaigns with real-world objectives to move your cause forward. We help you plan your campaign from start to finish, leveraging digital and online organizing tactics for maximum impact.  

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Communications.

We create storytelling and public education campaigns that educate and inspire. We help you build a public narrative that forces people to pay attention.

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Content & Creative.

Email, social, web — anywhere your audience lives we will help you develop content that engages and persuades, helping you turn your message into action. We develop content strategies that move people from bystanders to action takers and creative that cuts through the noise to what matters most - the change you want to see in the world. 

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Training.

We believe we all succeed when knowledge is shared freely and often so we build training and organizational development into everything we do. We will help you get there and build your capacity as we go. We want to build your expertise through our collaborations. 

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Proudly queer owned and operated.

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Sean Carlson is the founder of Apollo Collaborative. Sean has over a decade of experience in strategic communications and online organizing and works at the intersection of digital media, culture, and organizing.

Formerly Chief Strategy Officer at Revolution Messaging and Senior Digital Director at FitzGibbon Media, Sean is an experienced strategist and consultant. He has worked with clients such as the Clooney Foundation for Justice, Alliance for Justice, Care2, Amal Clooney, National Wildlife Federation, NBC Universal, Groundswell Energy, Communications Workers of America, Independent Driver’s Guild, National Center for Transgender Equality, Restaurant Opportunity Centers United, Casa Ruby, the American Federation of Teachers, Good Jobs Nation, People for the American Way, and many more. He has campaigned against corporate abuses, designed national public education campaigns, marketed award winning documentary films, and created content that received national media coverage.

Sean has helped launch a nationwide campaign to close youth prisons, was the chair of communications for the United for Marriage coalition during the landmark marriage equality cases in 2013, and has served as a teaching and training fellow at the New Organizing Institute.

Sean was formerly a professional Trombonist, studying at Duquesne and Carnegie Mellon Universities, and is proud to have multiple degrees in Bass Trombone performance that he’s totally using (sorry Mom!). He lives in Hyattsville, MD with his husband Jamie McGonnigal, their son Malcolm and their dogs Lily and Rose.