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Element Scientific Communications

Inciting Change through Science

Science is the foundation of innovation and reputation for numerous organizations, from academic research institutions, to government agencies, to Fortune 100 companies.

Element Scientific Communications™ is an industry-leading team of communicators dedicated to inciting change through science. Led and staffed by scientists and science writers in the United States, Europe and Asia, Element Scientific Communications helps Weber Shandwick define strategies, create dynamic content and develop engagement platforms that elevate the leadership and advance the business goals of science-driven organizations around the globe.

With more than 300 years’ combined experience in research and communications, the team understands science and business, and the importance of showing how they come together to help people. That’s important whether clients are testing new ways to treat an illness, improving the nutritional content of foods, developing new methods of safeguarding the water supply, or exploring cleaner, more sustainable sources of energy. We partner with our clients at every stage to transform scientific breakthroughs into meaningful stories that engage stakeholders, shape perceptions and change behaviors.

Element Scientific Communications comprises 14 full-time PhDs, an MD, several MBAs and former reporters and editors from a wide variety of publications, including The Los Angeles Times, Men’s Health, Cure and the Journal of Cell Biology. The group works seamlessly within broader Weber Shandwick account teams to provide high-level counsel and tactical support to diverse clients, including pharmaceutical,  biopharmaceutical, and medical device companies, professional associations, research consortia, teaching hospitals, analytical instrument manufacturers, and clean technology companies.

We specialize in transforming science into the 'so what' that changes people’s minds and behaviors.

Core services include:

  • Scientific storytelling
  • Thought leadership and executive visibility
  • Stakeholder mapping 
  • Spokesperson training
  • Creative data communications
  • Market conditioning
  • Scientific reputation management
  • Internal and external science education