History and Philosophy
Forever on the forefront of trends and developments, Natja Igney, an internationally acclaimed veteran of multidisciplinary communications, founded 1021 in 1989 as one of the world's first global professional virtual networks, and the first one comprised of independent senior level practitioners.
Coming from backgrounds as diverse as corporate and agency PR, journalism, political advocacy, diversity and inclusion, social media marketing, intercultural consulting, financial and legal management, visual/graphic arts, and other complementary fields, 1021's global network of independent advisors offers a combined global expertise of over 150 years and truly understands the intricate interplay of multiple disciplines, the financial and cultural sensitivities, and the mental agility today's global economy requires.
We pride ourselves in the exceptional quality of our strategic and tactical programs, our integrity, our deep-rooted relationships with international top-level media and decision makers in business, politics, and governments, and our proven ability to exceed expectations in every single instance. We may be globally dispersed but we are all united by the global philosophy of Ubuntu... ethical principles applied to interpersonal relations, benefiting our clients.
And when we say we're global, we mean it. Headquartered in Nice, France, we have senior practitioners on every continent and in every major business hub around the world. Our key markets are the US, UK, continental Europe, GIS, West Africa, Southern Africa, India, and South East Asia. Our three main working languages are English, German, and French, and we additionally offer native speaker linguistic capabilities in Spanish, Mandarin, and several other languages.
Our Key Capacities
The 1021 Network
As a network of independent professionals in synergistic and complementary disciplines, we have the great advantage of being able to tap into a pool of exceptional talent which at the same time is scalable and does not come with the overhead costs associated with a traditional agency structure. We are located around the world but all of us reach across borders and hemispheres, and are never more than a quick phone call away.
Meet some of 1021's practice leaders and partners
Video & documentary / photography
Francis J. Thomas, ShootEncore Productions
Social Media, blogging
Laetitia Faure, Urban Sublime
Leadership, Diversity and Inclusion,
Dr. Renee Yuengling, RYA
Technical Writing, Publishing (health care & science)
Joe Bohn, KMI Communications
Cross Cultural Competency Development
Taylor Jones, Culture Point
Intercultural Coaching and Consulting
Christian Höferle, Höferle Consulting
- What We Do
- About us
- Core Practices
- Strategic/Corporate Branding
- Corporate/Stakeholder Communications
- Corporate Citizenship/CSR
- Thought Leadership
- Issues Management
- Govt Relations / Public Affairs
- Reputation Management
- Crisis Communication
- PR and Media Relations
- Financial Communications / Investor Relations
- Capacity Building / Training
- Tactical Services >
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- Client Space
- News & Links
- Opinions and Commentary