With competing national issues, the rampant spread of disinformation, and dwindling newsrooms, it is harder than ever for groups and issues to break through. We have decades of experience and expertise to help you break out, make an impact and win.

Communications Strategy

News cycles used to last days, now they last 280 characters. This provides both unique challenges and opportunities for organizations and campaigns looking to capitalize on the news of the moment. We help you develop and execute short-term and long-term communications strategies that ensure you break through the noise and reach your audiences.

Public Affairs

To win policy fights you must build support for your issue and motivate decision-makers to act. Whether the fight is in Washington, D.C., or at the state or local level, we have the political and policy experience and expertise to help you develop and execute plans that boost support and move elected leaders to make change. 

Campaign Planning

Successful issue campaigns must be fully-integrated, creative, timely and edgy. Whether you are launching a new campaign or getting ready for a big policy fight, we can help you map the landscape, cut through the noise, engage people, make an impact and win.

Message Development

Sound bites are not enough. Tweets can only get you so far. We will help you develop and deliver effective, creative and strategic messages that will engage your audiences and advance your goals.

Media Relations

Successful media relations campaigns are essential to building a movement, influencing decision-makers and generating awareness. With more than 30 years of media relations experience, we specialize in helping progressive organizations get noticed and generate coverage.

Digital Strategy

With your website, social media, email campaigns, list-building, text messaging and paid ad campaigns, the online landscape is constantly changing. The tools you can use to power your campaigns evolve every day. We’ll help you leverage these resources, identify, build and grow active online communities, and reach your audience wherever they are online. We have experience working with organizations big and small, to develop and deploy smart and creative content that moves the needle to help you win.


From media to public speaking, to social media and digital organizing, to messaging, we’ve got you covered. We have extensive experience in working with organizations and individuals to hone existing skills, develop new ones and grow into world-class communicators.

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