You want to raise the profile of your research and share your science with non-specialists, but you don’t have the time or the people to make this happen.
Here at SciComm Success, we aren’t just science communication trainers. We are highly skilled communication specialists, strategists, science communicators, graphic designers, podcast producers, website crafters, writers, marketers and creative communicators who specialise in making complex topics engaging and accessible.
If you need a partner to help you think strategically about your science communication, plan what needs to be done, and then do it, we’d love to help.
Science communication. Let us do it for you.
Whether you want us to help you plan your science communication and dissemination activities during the proposal-writing phase of your project, manage your #scicomm campaign, or you simply want to bring us in to help with a specific element of your outreach and communication, we’re happy to help.
Feel free to get in touch for a no-obligation brainstorming session to see if we might be a good fit for you and your objectives.
Need some help working out what direction to take with your science communication and dissemination?
Artwork, illustration & design
We humans are sensory creatures and our sense of sight dominates, so it makes sense that the visual elements of your science communication turn heads, provoke thought, and set hearts afire.
Graphical abstracts & infographics
Do you want a single, concise, pictorial and visual summary of the main findings of your publication to accompany a journal submission, or simply to make your complex research more accessible at first glance?
Podcast planning & production
A science communication podcast can help you share your ideas, your research or simply your passion for your field with a large audience of eager ears (and brains!). We can help you find the right balance of expertise, content and production.
Content strategies & writing
Whether you need punchy content to draw your audience nearer, or hard-hitting, journalistic-style writing that aligns with your style and tone, our team of writers can help you get seen, be heard, and be visible in all the right places.
All things "web"
A research website or blog can be a handy tool for telling the world what you’re doing, why it matters, and for growing an audience.
Video abstracts & explainers
Make your message memorable by sharing it in a format that all ages and all cultures seem to love: video. We can help you think through your ideas, develop a script, draft a storyboard, and turn that all into a powerful communication tool.
Social media & co.
Need a little help setting up and managing your social channels?
"Learning by doing" & coaching
We love nothing more than getting a “two-for-one” deal that adds value in all directions. The “learning by doing” approach gives you and your team the opportunity to try new things with a safety net and friendly support to hand to keep them on the right track.
When is our “do it for you” approach helpful?
Whenever you need help, is the short answer! Joking aside, here are a few examples of when scientists, research groups and science communicators call us for practical help.
#1. When your funding proposal has a dissemination budget but you don’t have the time or resources to “disseminate”:
More and more funding is dependent on you not only “doing the science”, but on you communicating your results. It’s easy to include “dissemination activities” in a proposal, but sometimes it’s not quite as easy to deliver.
When that happens, we can help: we can help you make vague deliverables more concrete, create a plan of action, and propose a variety of activities that fit into the budget you have. And if you’re happy, we can then work with you and your project partners or research group to deliver, or we can coach you to create the deliverables yourself.
#2. When you are at the proposal-writing phase and you want help planning and budgeting realistic activities to talk about your project and communicate results:
Whether or not funding agencies expect a dissemination work package in a grant proposal, we find that many researchers actively WANT to share updates about their project and their work. This is, of course, brilliant! When this happens, they bring us in to help them plan and budget appropriate activities. The result is that we often contribute to the writing of this part of the proposal, and when the funding is granted (this doesn’t always happen!), we’re able to hit the ground running.
#3. When you or your research group have something important to communicate and you need a professional team to help:
Sometimes an important finding requires a journalistic-style article. Sometimes publications need a graphical abstract but somehow this requirement was missed in the planning process. Perhaps you have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to present to a lay audience and you need a graphic or a slide deck that will impress AND tell it like it is. That’s when people call us.
#4. When you occasionally need a bit of extra support for your in-house team:
Your in-house team is fantastic at science communication, but sometimes they need a little help. That might be for an ongoing project, like moderating a podcast or managing social media, or it might be for a specific purpose, like creating an explainer video to use at a conference. Whatever the need, we’re here to help.
#5. When you want to develop science communication skills internally using a “learning by doing” approach:
We’ll plan, define, craft, refine and deliver science communication deliverables together, providing you or your team with as much support as they need so that they can learn to do it themselves. Tandem science communication, loads of knowledge transfer, and with a bit of luck, the end result is that you’ll have a science communication guru sitting at a desk not too far from you…
What people say
Suzanne ranks in the top 3% of experts that I have ever met. She is smart, sharp, professional, insightful and delivers great results. I have worked with her as a colleague and on my own business projects. She understands all aspects of and is one of the first people I seek to consult and involve in all my projects. She is outstanding. If you get a chance to work with her, then do.
Suzanne is quick to understand the nature, needs and vision of your business. Her proposals are well thought through and she is clear and concise in explaining her service offerings.
She is very creative in her suggestions, has a flexible approach and is without a shadow of doubt one of my favourite people to work with.
I have worked with Suzanne on a number of different projects and have consistently been pleased with the results. The first was my branding and website, for which she was able to take my rather vague descriptions and turn them into works of art that told my (rather niche) audience exactly what I offered.
Later she helped with another website for a client, and later still, she provided story-boarding support, designed an explainer video and and even provided the voiceover for another project. Suzanne always comes through – highly recommended!
Working with us is as easy as 1,2,3…
We help researchers in science, technology, engineering, medicine and social sciences craft and share engaging science communication material. If you are interested working together, getting started is as easy as 1,2,3!
First, get in touch
Book a FREE exploration session to get started. You can tell us about what you want and need, we can brainstorm ideas, and together, we can explore the possibilities.
Second, get some ideas
Based on what you’ve told us, we will put together a proposal for you outlining our recommended approach to creating science communication and dissemination materials based on your input, along with the all-important outcomes, costs, and timescales.
Third, get started
Once you’re happy with what we’ve proposed, we’ll start working on your science communication project. Lovely!
Looking for someone help you bring your science and research to life? We’d love to hear from you.
Get in touch to find out more about how we might work together. Everything good starts with a conversation…