Ragan's Employee Communications Awards 2023- SourceCode Wins 'Top Places to Work'

Big news over here at SourceCode Communications today- we've been nominated for a Ragan's Employee Communications Award in their 'Top Places to Work' category! It's inspiring to be amongst many of our peers as we've worked hard to cultivate a culture rooted in humanity. Although we've won other awards, being recognized as an organization that drives high quality work while also prioritizing work/life balance is a true highlight as we are only as good as our team.

The sky's the limit for success in 2023 and it is humbling to start the year off winning this award as it gives us great motivation to continue to support our employees in the best way we can through opportunities to develop both professionally and personally. Congrats to our fellow winners!

For a list of all categories and winners, please see here: Ragan's Employee Communications Award 2023

 


Honoring Black History Month 2023

Black History Month kicked off yesterday- a time to celebrate the countless contributions the Black community has made to our world. Yesterday was also Tyre Nichols' funeral and as we honored his life, it was abundantly clear that we have a long way to go and so much more to learn as a nation. SourceCode Communications and the Diversity Marketing Consortium™ (DMC) stand in solidarity to continue to amplify Black voices and do what we can to bring about change. Our hope is that through better educating ourselves on and engaging with the Black community, we can make the progress we so desperately need. 

At SourceCode Communications and the Diversity Marketing Consortium™, we have been introduced to numerous, inspiring Black founders who have made an indelible impact on our world with the products and technology they’ve developed. We’ve had the pleasure and honor of learning from leaders such as Kimiloluwa Fafowora (Gander), Ablorde Ashigbi (4degrees), Swale (Iuncta) and Henri Pierre-Jacques (one of our partners at Harlem Capital)- all of whom are disrupting their respective industries while paying homage to the Black founders who came before them through their innovative spirit. 

We are so thrilled to continue on in our celebration during Black History Month; not only through the incredible entrepreneurs and talent we’ve met but also through educating ourselves. We hope all members of our community find their own way to honor the inspiring contributions the Black community has made to our world during this month and beyond.

To learn more about the DMC mission, please take a moment and check out their website: https://www.diversitymarketingconsortium.com/ 

To learn more about how you can celebrate Black History Month throughout year, please join us in reading through and engaging with the below resources:
https://blackhistorymonth.gov/
https://www.educative.io/blog/tech-innovators-black-history-month
https://www.history.com/topics/black-history/black-history-month
https://www.cnet.com/culture/here-are-9-ways-to-celebrate-black-history-month-in-2023/


Kristen Stippich named to PRWeek's Dashboard 25: Class of 2023

Earlier this week, SourceCode's EVP, Kristen Stippich, was named to PRWeek's Dashboard 25: Class of 2023 as an honoree. Everyday, Kristen brings an immense value to both our team and the PR industry at large. She leads with thoughtfulness, intelligence, empathy, toughness and a work ethic that's unmatched.

When Kristen joined SourceCode in 2020, her incredible reputation for client services, media relations and passion for the tech industry proceeded her. Amongst her many accomplishments here, she has built out the SourceCode Storyhub and jumpstarted our Strategy & Analytics practice- both of which have made an indelible impact on our agency growth and success over the last 2.5 years.

Congratulations to Kristen (and the rest of the Dashboard 25: Class of 2023)- we can't wait to see all you do in the year ahead!

For a full list of winners and more information about the award, please check out the following link: PRWeek Dashboard 25: Class of 2023.

 


SourceCode Communications Named Communications Agency of Record for DataBank, Expands Enterprise Practice in Data Centers

NEW YORK –January 13, 2023 – SourceCode Communications today announced it has been selected as the communications agency of record for DataBank, a leading provider of data center, cloud and interconnection services. Through this partnership, SourceCode is proud to continue expanding its PR practice in the enterprise technology space.

“As DataBank continues to grow with the demand for edge computing accelerated by the pandemic and 5G boom, we turned to SourceCode to uplevel our communications strategy across the US,” said Judith McGill, Senior Director of Strategic Marketing at DataBank. “We’re excited to work with the SourceCode team whose expertise in enterprise B2B communications will be invaluable in diversifying our storytelling and reaching our goals.”

DataBank provides colocation, interconnection, cloud and bare metal, and managed services solutions between 65+ data centers in 27+ markets working with both enterprise and hyperscale customers. Through its services, DataBank gives enterprises, technology, ​and content providers the confidence of knowing their applications and data are always secure, always compliant and always deployed on the right edge infrastructure. With the rollout of 5G and recent acceleration of digital transformation, enterprises and hyperscalers of all sizes are looking for the data center infrastructure to support their growth and DataBank’s vision, strategy and footprint are perfectly fitted for the job.

“Our goal at SourceCode Communications is to help brands engage with their valued customers in new and exciting ways,” said Meghan Matheny, Vice President of SourceCode’s Enterprise practice. “The colocation, security and hybrid IT service solutions DataBank offers is leading the forefront of edge infrastructure and we’re honored to have the chance to tell their story.”

SourceCode Communications works with leading brands across its Enterprise, Consumer Tech, and Insights and Engagement practices to effectively lead data-driven storytelling as well as advertising and creative capabilities with its integrated creative footprint. SourceCode is consistently honored as a best place to work in public relations, most recently being named as One of Crain’s Fast 50 Business of 2022 and to PRNews’ Agency Elite Top 100 list for 2023.

For more information about SourceCode Communications, please visit www.sourcecodecomms.com


About DataBank

DataBank enables the world’s largest enterprises, technology, and content providers to consistently deploy and manage their infrastructure, applications, and data on the right platform, at the right time, in the right place.

Our colocation and edge infrastructure footprint consists of 65+ data centers and 20 interconnection hubs in 27+ markets, on-ramps to an ecosystem of cloud providers, and a modular edge data center platform with virtually unlimited reach.

We combine these platforms with contract portability, managed security, compliance enablement, hands-on support, and a guarantee of 100% uptime availability, to give our customers absolute confidence in their IT infrastructure and the power to create a limitless digital future for their business.

To learn more or tour a facility, visit DataBank.com or call 1(800) 840-7533.


About SourceCode Communications

What began in 2017 as an idea on the back of a napkin has quickly become an award-winning, fastest-growing communications firm working with some big-name consumer and B2B technology brands. At SourceCode, we’re focused on bringing brains and hustle, humanity and technology, creativity and business intelligence back to public relations. We fundamentally believe that what engages a brand’s audiences are the depth and authenticity of the stories they tell.


We've Made the Honor Roll! SourceCode Communications Named to Observer's PR Power List Honor Roll 2023

On Wednesday, December 21st, SourceCode Communications was named to the Observer PR Power List Honor Roll of 2023 in the tech category. Each day, our teams strive for excellence in our field so it is an honor to be recognized by Observer as well as a thrill to be standing next to some of our favorite industry peers.

As the books close on 2022, we are humbled by the experiences we've had. From the dynamic partnerships we've built with clients and journalists, the professional growth we've had within our SourceCode Communications team and finally to the inspiration we've gained every day from the PR industry and its' leaders, it has been a true pleasure to achieve success amongst this incredible community.

For a full list of Power List Honor Roll members, please see here:  https://observer.com/2022/12/pr-power-list-honor-roll-2023/


A Day in the Life: Kayleigh Jones, Account Director

Today marks seven months since I started at SourceCode. When I joined the team back in May, I knew I was going to be surrounded by the best in the business and since then, I’ve regularly been blown away by the amazing companies and the group of absolute rockstars I get to work with everyday. 

Being an Account Director has been one of the most rewarding roles of my career. Why? Because it’s all about people. Whether I’m talking to our clients on a status call or helping junior team members grow in their own careers, people are at the heart of everything I do in my job. It can be challenging to build meaningful connections as a fully remote employee, but I’ve learned that relationships grow through striking a balance between business and personal conversations. 

Aside from the people aspect of being an AD, my biggest priorities are providing strategy and ensuring the team is on track to meet our clients’ expectations. Maybe I’m overly competitive or a little too much of a perfectionist, but if you put a goal in front of me, I will do whatever I can to reach it. Our clients rely on us to amplify their unique stories through media coverage, and there’s no better feeling than being able to deliver on what we’ve promised them. 

One of the most impactful ways we tell their stories is through thought leadership. What really engages audiences isn’t the run-of-the-mill industry jargon but the humanity and authenticity of the stories people within the industry tell; that’s where we come in. The SourceCode team works with our clients and their leadership every day to identify unique insights and conduct in-depth conversations with spokespeople about their personal experiences and areas of expertise. By doing so, we’re able to determine what best resonates with their audience and journalists alike to drive genuine relationships and engagement with their growing brand. 

As we close out the year, I’m looking forward to what 2023 has in store for our team and our clients here at SourceCode. We’re fiercely committed to driving results and my #1 goal is to ensure that we’re the best partner we can possibly be. 


SourceCode Communications Named North America Communications Agency of Record for Getty Images

NEW YORK - December 15, 2022 - SourceCode Communications today announced that it has been named the North America Communications Agency of Record for Getty Images (NYSE: GETY), a preeminent global visual content creator and marketplace. An iconic brand with incredible expertise and visual assets to license, Getty Images will be a cornerstone of SourceCode’s Insights and Engagement practice. 

“As we continue to push forward strategic initiatives that highlight Getty Images, iStock, Unsplash and the data within our proprietary VisualGPS research platform and VisualGPS Insights tool,  we are excited to work with SourceCode and uplevel our communications strategy across North America,” said Anne Flanagan, Global Vice President of Communications at Getty Images. “The SourceCode team has an impressive background across the Enterprise and Small Business B2B technology sectors, as well as Consumer Tech industries, which will help expand and diversify the way we are sharing our story and supporting our customers to tell their stories as we fuel visual storytelling worldwide.”  

The Getty Images brand is synonymous with moving the world through imagery, helping businesses from entrepreneurs, to SMBs and SMEs, to the largest global enterprises engage with their audiences in an increasingly digital and visual world. In adding Getty Images to SourceCode’s Insights and Engagement practice roster of clients, the agency has the opportunity to create powerful, strategic campaigns that not only play to the strengths of Getty Images’ portfolio of products, but also highlights ways that brands of all sizes can leverage imagery and video to connect with consumers and build quality relationships. 

“As the world’s foremost visual experts, we are thrilled to work with the team at Getty Images and play a role in showcasing the power of the brand across still photography, video and multimedia products. As its North America Communications AOR, we look forward to leveraging Getty Images’ impressive archives, data and award-winning content in order to create impactful stories that unite audiences across the world and provide valuable intel that can increase ROI for their customers,” said Katie McGovern, Vice President of SourceCode’s Insights and Engagement practice. 

SourceCode Communications works with leading brands across its Insights and Engagement, Enterprise and Consumer Tech practices to effectively lead data-driven storytelling as well as advertising and creative capabilities with its integrated creative footprint. SourceCode is consistently honored as a best place to work in public relations, most recently being named as One of Crain’s Fast 50 Business of 2022 and to PRNews’ Agency Elite Top 100 list for 2023.

For more information about SourceCode Communications, please visit www.sourcecodecomms.com

About Getty Images

Getty Images is a preeminent global visual content creator and marketplace that offers a full range of content solutions to meet the needs of any customer around the globe, no matter their size. Through its Getty Images, iStock and Unsplash brands, websites and APIs, Getty Images serves customers in almost every country in the world and is the first-place people turn to discover, purchase and share powerful visual content from the world’s best photographers and videographers. Getty Images works with over 496,000 contributors and more than 300 content partners to deliver this powerful and comprehensive content. Each year Getty Images covers more than 160,000 news, sport and entertainment events providing depth and breadth of coverage that is unmatched. Getty Images maintains one of the largest and best privately-owned photographic archives in the world with millions of images dating back to the beginning of photography.

For company news and announcements, visit our Newsroom.

About SourceCode Communications

What began in 2017 as an idea on the back of a napkin has quickly become an award-winning, fastest-growing communications firm working with some big-name consumer and B2B technology brands. At SourceCode, we’re focused on bringing brains and hustle, humanity and technology, creativity and business intelligence back to public relations. We fundamentally believe that what engages a brand’s audiences are the depth and authenticity of the stories they tell.


With Gratitude as I've Grown: The SourceCode Leaders Who Have Impacted My Career

As I’ve taken the time to reflect on all the high and lows we’ve experienced this year, a common theme for me has been my growth through relationships, both personally and professionally.

When I first joined SourceCode, some of the attributes I loved the most about the company were the collaborative environment and the various avenues of opportunity to work with different portfolios. Equally as important, it was clear that the incredible leaders here are inspired every day to have a large impact on their team’s life beyond work. The encouraging, constructive and applicable feedback from my wonderful manager Cori Cagide and close colleague Sophia Feleke helped propel me forward to my promotion to Senior Account Executive after 6 months. In addition, with their guidance and support, my love for the work I do has grown exponentially because I was given the gift of being able to find balance throughout my work week. While there were times in which the ‘life part’ of work-life balance posed some challenges, it was through my professional relationships that I learned a valuable personal lesson.

The SourceCode Strong program supports and acknowledges the need that all employees have for work-life balance and mental wellness. Thanks to these leaders, I was reminded that it's not just about the hours we work or the amount of PTO we take throughout the year to find balance, but it’s also about having the ability to take care of yourself and your own needs, so that you’re able to thrive and tackle your passions at work. Self-care doesn’t just include doing things that energize you and prioritize your mental health, it’s also about finding a way to marry your passions with your work and applying those lessons to your relationships inside and out of the office. 

If I’m taking one lesson into 2023, it’s that in order to be my best self professionally, I need to give myself the grace and love to be my best self personally. With that lesson learned, I’m ready for what this next year has in store.


With Gratitude as I've Grown: The SourceCode Leaders Who Have Impacted My Career

I can’t believe we’re in December, that time of the year when we reflect, plan ahead, and forge a path forward for the upcoming year. It is important to reflect and look at the path that has gotten us where we are today so that we have the opportunity to learn, grow, and help plot the future. 

As I reflect on my six months here at SourceCode, I’ve learned a lot and have grown professionally in many ways. I’ve had the opportunity to be a part of two DMC accounts, where I’ve gotten the chance to shine light and support women and minority-led businesses. I’ve also seen many of my clients secure coverage in top-tier trade publications and garner interest from reporters covering their industry. It’s been a wild ride and I’m so happy to be a part of it. 

I’ve been lucky enough to be able to work with a variety of people across my accounts and gain different best practices and ways to look at strategy. That is one of the advantages of working with such a tight-knit company, you get the opportunity to collaborate and even work with senior level leaders. One of my colleagues I’m most grateful for is Kristen Stippich (EVP). She always encourages me to push myself and have confidence in my abilities; she has taught me to trust my gut. Through her mentorship, I’ve grown in my position as an account manager, becoming more assertive as I drive results through data in my pursuit to make strides as a leader on my own accounts. For example, when a client proposed a plan of attack on a campaign that the team developed, I provided strategic, thoughtful and partnership-driven advice as to why our plan would garner more results (based on data) thanks to the guidance and stewardship I’ve learned from Kristen. 

As we close out the year, I encourage you to reflect on not only what you want to accomplish for the upcoming year but also look to see how you can grow to better position yourself for success. 


SourceCode Stands Against Antisemitism

Over the last few months, Antisemitism has been on a global rise. According to a report from the Anti-Defamation League in 2021, Antisemitic incidents rose by 34% from the previous year. Hateful speech towards the Jewish community is at a fever-pitch on a variety of public platforms and Jews around the world are feeling threatened and nervous for their safety and well-being. 

We stand in solidarity with the Jewish community; those around the world and certainly those who self-identify as Jewish within the SourceCode family. 

Throughout our 5 years, we have worked tirelessly to use our platform to amplify the voices of those that need it most. As we have seen this hatred grow, we are distraught and believe it necessary to make a clear statement about where and with whom we stand. 

We see you, we hear you and we are with you.

 

To read more about how you can best support the Jewish community during this time, please reference the below resources:

https://www.adl.org/
https://www.ajc.org/resources/antisemitism
https://www.cjp.org/antisemitism-initiative