Strategic Heights Media has been named the public relations agency of record for Odyssey Impact and affiliated production company Transform Films. Strategic Heights Media will manage overall public relations efforts and media strategy for Odyssey and Transform which involves the formulation and implementation of media strategy and social impact campaigns, leveraging partnerships and influencer relationships, and creating awareness around upcoming projects.
Odyssey Impact is a team of exceptional film and social justice professionals who believe that powerful documentaries can motivate people to do great things. Odyssey strategically builds and executes social impact campaigns around award-winning documentaries to inspire people of all faiths and good will to engage with their communities on important issues in their lives. Odyssey is unique in its ability to mobilize individuals, communities of all faiths, change makers, influencers, and private sector partners to nurture justice, hope, compassion and understanding. Their social impact campaigns address issues at the heart of our society such as: poverty, gun violence, mass incarceration, racial justice, intolerance, hate crimes, and gender violence to name a few. Their past projects include the winner of Best Documentary Short at the Tribeca Film Festival Notes fom Dublane: Lessons from a School Shooting, The Rape of Recy Taylor, Milwaukee 53206, The Sentence and Healing The Healers. At the 2019 Emmy Awards, The Sentence director Rudy Valdez won an Emmy for Exceptional Merit In Documentary Filmmaking.
Transform Films, Odyssey’s affiliated production company, works with award-winning directors and producers to create powerful, thought-provoking documentaries that tell stories that illuminate the shared human experience. Transform Films’ documentaries appear at some of the most prestigious film festivals and can be found on popular broadcast and digital platforms. Recent accolades include a Peabody Award in 2018 and a Peabody nomination in 2019, Best Doc Short at the Tribeca Film Festival, a Special Prize for Human Rights at the Venice International Film Festival and Best Documentary at the Urbanworld Festival. Their film Serving Life, which was executive produced by Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker, launched Oprah Winfrey’s Documentary Club.
Strategic Heights Media is a full-service public relations and experiential marketing agency that specializes in building brand strategies and experiences that drive engagement with consumers and brands. The agency has been immersed in a variety of entertainment and lifestyle projects from music, film, television, fashion, publishing, sports and beauty; to brands and corporations; to nightlife and special events. SHM has provided media strategy to leading brands including: BET Networks, WEtv, IFC, TV One, ASCAP, smartwater, ESSENCE, 20th Century Fox, American Black Film Festival, SONY Pictures, Comcast Xfinity and Franklin Entertainment, among many others.