• Strategic Communications

    for a thriving planet

    OceanWork Consulting brings action-oriented strategic communications to people working to save our global ocean.

The ocean is our life support system

Overfishing, pollution and acidification from climate change threaten it

The good news is that people like you are creating solutions that can change our fate.

Strategic communications can help you amplify your work by engaging and inspiring more people to act now.


Latest News

Video of Read’s Ocean and Tech Talk Released

International Technology University has released the video of Tory Read’s Oceans and Technology talk from September 2014. OceanWork did a […]

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Read’s Strategic Communications Framework Featured at World Parks Congress

OceanWork’s Tory Read is slated to lead several sessions at the 2014 World Parks Congress in Sydney, Australia. Read and […]

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Bringing the Faces and Places of The Coral Triangle Initiative to Pew Marine Fellows

At the annual retreat for Pew Marine Fellows, held this year in Sausalito, CA, Read joins scientists Alan White and […]

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Coding for Fish

The coders had been at it for 36 hours when I arrived at the Fishackathon at the Monterey Bay Aquarium […]

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Maurice Knight

Chief of Party / Coral Triangle Support Partnership

"I needed someone who understood our target audiences and could effectively capture stories from partners across six nations, from villagers to ministers. Tory Read was able to immediately build rapport and trust, often in rather demanding situations. This was critical for getting participants to share their personal experiences and perspectives. She brought professionalism, strategic thinking, a structured approach and stamina that exceeded our expectations."

Lafcadio Cortesi

Asia Campaign Director / Rainforest Action Network

“Tory Read brought creativity and efficiency to designing and facilitating our Storytelling for Social Impact training for conservation workers in Indonesia. The stories she helped us tell led to a major win in reforming the palm oil supply chain.”

Janice Alcorn

Biodiversity Program Representative / Garfield Foundation

“In an era of information overload, Read’s work breaks through the noise and reaches the audience. If you have important stories to tell the world and crucial knowledge to share, you should hire Tory Read.”

Michael Signorella

Creative Director / Studio Signorella

“I worked with Read and her keen aesthetic on print, advertising, publication and web projects. On all, she was the consummate project leader—strategic, well-organized, energetic, thoughtful and open-minded.”

Matthew Schwartz

President and CEO / California Housing Partnership

“Read provided advice on our communications strategy that was insightful and constructive. It’s clear to me that she is a leading practitioner and thinker in the area of strategic communications.”

Erika Gregory

CEO / Collective Invention

“We needed to know, are we telling our story well? These days, it’s all about visual storytelling, and Tory Read provided a mature, aesthetically sophisticated perspective.”