What makes us tick

It’s quite simple really. We feel energized and gratified by the type of work we get to do. We’re not just communicators—it’s so much deeper than that. Employing each of our unique talents, we are storytellers and movement builders. We are change agents, reframers and advocates. And continually proud of the impact we make. Learn more about what drives us in this revealing assortment of social posts and staff-written blogs.


Are we there yet?

One year ago, I shared my thoughts regarding International Women’s Day and the strides I believe women have made. Here we are a year later, and now I’m not so sure.

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2023 Annual Report

With this blog post we are announcing and publishing our fourth Certified B-Corp and Oregon Benefit Company Annual Report. As a proud B Crop, Coates Kokes is proud to share our goings on from the past year. Check it out here. 

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silhouette of a person with a flashlight signing a light to illuminate the word "stigma"

Shining a light on a recurring problem, one campaign at a time.

Across this work, we’ve noticed a recurring theme, stigma. Stigma is a scourge that further oppresses and strains people’s lives. It makes people feel isolated and disconnected. It compromises access to the support and systems we all need to live healthy and fulfilling lives.

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Stock photography has its limits

For years, we felt our work could be improved by custom photography. Having our audience see that other people, real people just like them, are taking charge of their HIV status is important.

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Long Exposure: a look back at film

Chapin Hemmingway, CKs’ resident photographer, digs into the qualities of film over digital photography in our latest blog.

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Image of an illustrated hand holding an abstract flower. Test reads 21-22 Annual Report and includes the Certified B Corp logo and Coates Kokes logo.

B Corp Annual Report – keep raising the bar

With this blog post we are announcing and publishing our third Certified B-Corp and Oregon Benefit Company Annual Report. Coates Kokes is proud of its continued growth in B Corp activities, with the highlight being our renewed certification late last year. The bar keeps getting higher, and that’s as it should be.

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