We do better.
Breakthrough exists to make life better: for people, for communities, for countries. We're not just a creative communications agency. We're an idea born out of the belief that powerful storytelling and compelling communications can, and do, change the world for the better.
That's why we put stories at the heart of everything we do. Whether it's a community group in Manchester or a mayor in Mogadishu, our global campaigns champion positive ideas, harnessing stories and voices in order to shift opinions and bring about real social change.
Our clients include NGOs, governments, inter-governmental organisations and industry leaders who all share a single ambition: to do better.
Faith on the Frontline
As the British mission in Afghanistan drew to a close, Faith on the Frontline followed Imam Asim Hafiz, the first Imam to serve in the British Army and Islamic Religious Advisor to Chief of the Defence Staff, as he returned for a final tour of duty.
See Something, Say Something
We produced an online ad and a series of short-form lecture films about how to prevent a child's health from deteriorating whilst in medical care. Shortlisted for Best Commissioned Film at the 2015 Haelo Awards.
Mine Awareness Day
We were tasked with creating 3 short films to raise awareness about the risks of Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) in Somalia, plus a short film celebrating the theme 'Women in Mine Action'. These were aired on three national TV channels.
Mayor of Mogadishu
Filmed in Mogadishu, at the time one of the most dangerous cities in the world, this film charts the arduous journey made by the Mayor of Mogadishu, Mohamoud Nur, as he attempts to bring harmony to the devastated city.
Return to Somalia: Aliya's Story
We follow three young Somalis on an epic journey back to their homeland to witness first-hand the progress that has been made in reconstructing the country.
We recently co-produced this 45-minute fictional film exploring religious and sectarian tensions in Kenyan coastal towns, which has been a hit with critics and viewers alike.
Department for Health
We produced two short series for the Department for Health about the British government's response to the Ebola outbreak and dementia care in the UK.
Think 4 Peace
When the Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Foundation for Peace launched 'Think' - a project aimed at empowering young people at risk of radicalisation to learn how to think critically for themselves - they commissioned us to create a platform to inform schools and colleges about the benefits of the programme. In addition to promoting testimonials from individuals and organisations that have successfully taken part in 'Think', the website also houses blogs from those who are personally involved in the programme.
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Breakthrough is a lively place. We produce almost everything in-house, so our edit suites, sound studios and hangout spaces are continuously buzzing with creativity as we brainstorm and develop the next big ideas. Of course, we're only as good as our team and we're lucky to have so many talented people working for us.
So who are we? We like to think of ourselves as clever grafters; a dedicated team trying to solve some of the world's most complex issues through communications. We aim to help our corporate clients return to their roots and highlight how they contribute positively to society. It helps that we come from all walks of life, not to mention a wide range of professions, and it's this diversity and contrast that helps us come closer to achieving our goals.
So what makes us so special? Our values. Integrity and honesty are at the heart of everything we do.
Innovation and collaboration. We welcome fresh ideas and inventive solutions wherever they come from.
Risk taking. However, we're not reckless and nothing happens without rigorous research and investigation first.
Restless curiosity. 'What if?' and 'Why not?' are our two favourite questions.
Respect. We value the views of others.
Ambition. We take our clients' success personally. Their success is our success. Challenge. We are accountable for failure as well as success.
By understanding the needs of our clients and partnering them with insightful and novel creative solutions, not only can we make a splash, we also make a difference too.
If any of this strikes a chord with you, please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org