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5W PUBLIC RELATIONS

1166 Ave. of the Americas, 4th Flr.
New York, NY 10036
212/999-5585
Fax: 646/328-1711
info@5wpr.com
www.5wpr.com

Ronn D. Torossian, President & CEO

5W’s public affairs services run the gamut: From managing high-profile local issues to handling major public affairs projects in the U.S. and abroad to hosting foreign dignitaries on U.S. visits, the New York-based agency, with offices in Denver and Los Angeles, is expert at influencing public opinion and advocating for change. 5W’s campaigns are customized to address every facet of public affairs: polling, message development, coalition building, media relations, media training, issues and crisis management, and digital media. The various campaigns, which encompass international, federal, state and regional efforts, have included both sides of the political aisle. But the agency is less concerned with partisanship and more focused on doing great PR work and communications for brands and organizations that deal with public-affairs issues. Clients include government allies of the U.S., political leaders, Congressional candidates, religious leaders, one of the largest taxi associations in the country and a variety of public affairs organizations.


BUTLER ASSOCIATES, LLC

204 East 23rd St.
New York, NY 10010
212/685-4600
TButler@ButlerAssociates.com
www.ButlerAssociates.com

One Stamford Plaza
263 Tresser Blvd, 9th Fl.
Stamford, CT 06901

Thomas P. Butler, President

Winner of multiple International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) best national P.R. campaign awards. Ranked among top agencies in the New York market for its environmental and public affairs practice.

Butler Associates campaigns range from victorious Fortune 50 shareholder proxy battles, directing public affairs, legal and public safety awareness campaigns, to visibility for top business and financial firms and their CEO’s. The Butler group includes seasoned media and communication pros, committed to their clients, who deliver consistent results. Its Litical Solutions division delivers consumer engagement and award- winning advertising for broadcast, online and print.

Clients: Association of BellTel Retirees Inc.; Astoria Cove Developers; Empire Strategies; Grandparents.com; Hooks for Heroes; Hostelworld Group; Hunts Point Cooperative Market; Kerry Rose Foundation; Mechanical Contractors Association of New York; New York Affordable Reliable Electricity Alliance; Patriot Bank, NA; Plumbing Foundation of New York; ProtectSeniors.Org; Siebert Brandford Shank & Co., L.L.C.; Stamford (CT) Police Association; Stamford Professional Fire Fighters Association; Steamfitters Local 638, New York; Telebeam Telecommunications; Uniformed Firefighters Association (NYCity).


CAPLAN COMMUNICATIONS LLC

1700 Rockville Pike, Suite 400, Rockville, MD 20852
301/998-6592; fax: 301/983-2126
ccinfo@caplancommunications.com
www.caplancommunications.com

Aric Caplan, president

Caplan Communications is a full-service Washington-DC area agency that implements targeted news campaigns and achieves legislative results. Our advanced issues advocacy influence key audiences, and realizes desired outcomes.

For 12 years, Caplan works at the vanguard of issue-action campaigns, journalism, and public affairs. We attribute our success to working with citizen-led groups on the frontlines, and galvanizing target audiences around clear calls to action.

Clients include: Alaska Wilderness League, American Lung Association, American Rivers, Business Forward, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Conservation International,
Defenders of Wildlife, Earthjustice, Environmental Defense Fund, Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2), Evangelical Environmental Network, Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace USA, Hip Hop Caucus, League of Conservation Voters, National Geographic Society, National Parks Conservation Association, Natural Resources Defense Council, National Wildlife Federation, North Carolina Environmental Network,
Physicians for Social Responsibility, Sierra Club, Union of Concerned Scientists, Vet Voice Foundation, The Wilderness Society.


CERRELL

320 N. Larchmont Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90004
323/466-3445
www.cerrell.com

Hal Dash, hal@cerrell.com, Chairman and CEO
Lisa Gritzner, lisa@cerrell.com, President
Brandon Stephenson, brandon@cerrell.com, Chief Strategic Officer

As one of the nation’s most respected and successful public affairs and public relations firms, Cerrell combines the power of our legacy with an elite team of forward-thinking communicators to develop winning strategies for a diverse range of clients.

Since our founding in 1966, Cerrell has consistently developed the type of multifaceted, multilingual strategic programs that are needed in today’s complex and rapidly-changing public policy environment.

As we celebrate our 50th anniversary, Cerrell continues to evolve and expand.
Under the firm’s three-person ownership team of Chairman & CEO Hal Dash, President Lisa Gritzner and CFO Steve Bullock, Cerrell’s strength is illustrated by our 20% revenue growth for two consecutive years.

To enhance the firm’s capabilities and ensure sustained success, Cerrell has developed the next generation of leaders shaping the firm’s future.

Brandon Stephenson was recently promoted to the newly-created position of Chief Strategic Officer to work with Cerrell’s ownership team to determine the firm’s future vision and manage our various practice areas.

Senior Public Affairs Director Chris Gilbride was hired to co-manage Cerrell’s Media Relations & Crisis Communication practice area. Prior to joining Cerrell, Chris spent more than a decade managing communications for several departments in the City of New York under Mayors Michael R. Bloomberg and Bill de Blasio.

Public Affairs Director Katherine Hennigan, a long-time Los Angeles City Hall planning and land use veteran, was hired to bring a keen understanding of the local entitlement process and political landscape to our developer clients. She will join the Land Use practice area led by development attorney Nicole Kuklok-Waldman, who also recently joined Cerrell after working at several prestigious Los Angeles-based law firms.

What makes Cerrell truly unique among our competitors is that we have specialists in all of our core practice areas. Our Media Relations & Crisis Communication team understands what it takes to cut through the clutter and communicate our clients’ stories strategically. Cerrell’s Energy & Environment practice area provides strategic counsel and outreach services to manage California’s challenging public policy and regulatory environment.  Our Local Government practice helps our clients successfully navigate local and state government, engage decision-makers and, ultimately, achieve their desired results. Cerrell’s skilled Campaigns & Issues Management team manages every aspect of a political or issue-based campaign in a strategic manner to attain our clients’ goals – whether it’s achieving success on Election Day or winning a vote before a governing body. Cerrell’s Land Use practice experts effectively manage the complex, and often political, entitlement process to build support for the approval of our clients’ projects.

Twenty seven elite professionals and a strong support staff bring diverse experience to our clients under one roof. With Cerrell’s comprehensive slate of services and expert staff, we continue to provide our clients with unmatched public affairs and public relations expertise.

Beyond Cerrell’s own capabilities, our firm is also a longtime member of the Worldcom Public Relations Group, the largest network of independent public relations firms in the world. Through Worldcom’s global network, Cerrell has helped clients deploy both local and global strategies that have succeeded in some of the most challenging circumstances around the world.


CHANDLER CHICCO AGENCY

450 West 15th Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10011
212/229-8400
www.inventivhealth.com/ccapr
info@ccapr.com

Julie Adrian, US Managing Director
Heather Gartman, Managing Director, DC
Jo Wunder, Group Director of Operations, EU

Chandler Chicco Agency (CCA), as part of the inVentiv Health Public Relations Group, is a global team of healthcare communications specialists dedicated to helping clients solve their most complex challenges.  Integrating an unmatched breadth of resources that enables a comprehensive, 360-degree approach, CCA serves clients that span the spectrum of healthcare from blockbusters to niche products; large pharma to emerging specialty companies; biotech to devices and diagnostics; healthcare technology, hospitals, non-profits and academic centers.

CCA sets the standard in delivering best-in-class communications in a collaborative, flexible environment where creativity reigns and clients come first. Highly valued as a natural extension of clients and winner of PRWeek’s 2014 Healthcare Campaign of the Year, the CCA team is passionate about the work and proud to be making a real difference in people’s lives.

Our communications programs are driven by the need to motivate behavioral change among stakeholders. We achieve this by bringing the right people to the table — healthcare professionals, thought leaders, advocates, patients and loved ones — and then building alliances, communities, and champions motivated to act.

CCA is fully integrated globally with operations in New York, Washington, Los Angeles, London, and Paris, and is supported by inVentiv Health, Inc., a pure-play global network spanning 45 markets. The network is truly best-in-class and, through ongoing collaboration and knowledge sharing, stays one step ahead of the local and regional social, economic and policy trends to ensure the delivery of integrated communications solutions for clients who seek global reach while demanding local relevance.

 


COOPERKATZ & COMPANY

205 Lexington Avenue, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10016
www.cooperkatz.com

Ralph Katz, Principal
Anne Green, President and CEO

CooperKatz has significant experience helping clients respond to complex business, public policy or environmental issues with integrated communications solutions that deliver results. Our expertise enables organizations to strategize issues, articulate key perspectives and leverage opportunities.

Relevant cases include: Issues regarding healthcare reform, delivery and policy; Copyright/trademark protection in digital realm; Privacy/tracking issues related to online behavioral advertising; Marketing of controversial products; Addressing complex regulatory issues; Publicizing global corporate environmental initiatives; Assessing environmental impact of motor vehicles; Announcing major renewable energy investments; Scientific research into sustainability/environmental issues.

CooperKatz has developed public affairs and/or environmental campaigns for diverse clients, including American Cleaning Institute (ACI), American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), Association of National Advertisers (ANA), Digital Advertising Alliance, MSN, Northern Arizona University, Otis Worldwide, Philadelphia Eagles, Piaggio Group Americas, The Physicians Foundation and US Preventive Medicine.


COYNE PR

5 Wood Hollow Road
Parsippany, NJ 07054
973/588-2000
www.coynepr.com

5 Bryant Park, 28th Floor
New York, NY 10018
212/938-0166

12400 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 535
Los Angeles, CA  90025
310/395-6110

Thomas F. Coyne, CEO
Rich Lukis, COO
Kelly Dencker, Senior Vice President
Joe Gargiulo, Senior Vice President
Kevin Sullivan, Senior Consultant

Coyne PR is uniquely positioned to address public policy and sustainability issues that impact clients’ short and long-term business interests. Working in collaboration with the firm’s team leaders, we develop public affairs campaigns to educate government officials, thought leaders and other stakeholders. The agency has represented prominent organizations such as Express Scripts, Atlantic Health and Seventh Generation. Coyne also counseled clients such as UPS and the Sealed Air Corporation, as they formalize their sustainability strategies and obtain recognition for achievements that have, and will continue to be, fundamental elements of their core business operations. From thought leadership positioning to relationship building (government, NGOs, associations, general and LOHAS consumer groups) to grassroots initiatives, our experts leverage and build upon every existing asset to develop the most creative and meaningful sustainability initiatives. Companies that integrate sustainability into their business strategies recognize the importance of communicating their practices, programs and approaches with stakeholders. Informed, responsible and knowledgeable consumers can increase the market share of a sustainability-minded company and be instrumental in achieving business goals. The members of our team are GRI knowledgeable and certified to help clients achieve this industry standard.


CROSBY MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS

705 Melvin Avenue
Annapolis, MD 21401
410/626-0805
www.crosbymarketing.com

Raymond Crosby, President
Jeff Rosenberg, Executive Vice President, Nonprofits & Causes

For more than 40 years, Crosby has helped clients Inspire Actions That Matter™ — actions that positively impact people’s lives and contribute to the greater good. From helping to save energy and reduce greenhouse gases to stopping the spread of invasive species, from fighting for Veterans’ rights to promoting innovation in education, Crosby partners with clients to raise awareness of today’s most important issues and call people to action.

Crosby staffers

The Crosby team works with EPA’s ENERGY STAR® program to help protect
the environment and fight climate change.

The firm serves a wide range of nonprofits, foundations, government agencies and companies focused on the environment, public health, education, and advocacy. Crosby develops integrated marketing campaigns for clients including EPA’s ENERGY STAR program, USDA, DAV (Disabled American Veterans), Catholic Relief Services and The Wallace Foundation. 

Services include marketing research and planning, brand development, public relations, community and multicultural outreach, digital marketing and web development, PSAs, and social marketing and behavior-change campaigns that deploy a mix of paid, earned, owned and shared media. 

Crosby is #35 on O’Dwyer’s ranking of public relations firms and has offices in Annapolis, Md., and Washington, D.C. To see case studies, visit www.crosbymarketing.com.


DAVIES

Los Angeles, CA
310/395-9510

Washington, D.C.
202/580-8930

Santa Barbara, CA
805/963-5929

jdavies@daviespublicaffairs.com
www.DaviesPublicAffairs.com

John Davies, CEO
Taylor Canfield, Exec. VP
Joshua Boisvert, Exec. VP
Robb Rice, Exec. VP
Lisa Palmer, Sr. VP

Working throughout North America on the most complex and challenging projects, Davies Public Affairs ensures clients successfully navigate the court of public opinion by engaging the public with thoughtful strategies and messages based upon innovative qualitative research, state-of-the-art data mining, and along with inspiring graphics and media.

Today, public approval really means approval by the public. Citizens have greater influence over the decision-making process, especially when a decision maker is an elected official or government agency.

Davies has a proven process, which is constantly innovating, that transforms public opinion and leverages authentic grassroots and toproots to motivate citizens to speak out in favor, overcoming natural fears to manufactured opposition resulting in timely public approvals.

Davies has been consistently recognized among the top strategic communications firms in North America, being chosen as the Public Affairs Firm of the Year or Public Affairs Campaign of the Year dozens of times over just the past few years and winning design, media and branding recognition normally reserved for products.

Davies’ focus is Energy & Environment, Mining, Oil & Gas, Chemicals, and Real Estate. 
A representative listing of clients include: Anglo American, SoCalGas, Chevron, Colony
Capital, Dominion, ExxonMobil, NRG, HomeFed, HudBay Minerals, KGHM, Newland, andTejon Ranch.


FINN PARTNERS

301 East 57th Street
New York, NY 10022
212/715-1600
www.finnpartners.com

1129 20th St., NW, #200
Washington, D.C. 20036
202/466-7800
202/667-0901

Amy Terpeluk, Global Issues
Jessica Ross, Public Affairs
Jim Luetkemeyer, Public Affairs

Finn Partners is a leader in Public Affairs and Environmental PR with proven and award-winning expertise. Our team in Washington DC and New York has an extensive understanding of today’s key issues and insight into tomorrow’s considerations. We specialize in raising awareness with key audiences and influencers, as well as driving public understanding of key industries, complex legislative and regulatory issues and important causes.  Our clients include industry leaders, established private sector companies, innovative start-ups, trade and industry associations and non-profit organizations.

We manage many national and multi-state public affairs campaigns, execute high-profile media relations programs, plan news-making events and initiate broad-based grassroots advocacy efforts. We direct successful issues management campaigns inside the Beltway, in key states and across the globe.

Our Environmental PR work is extensive and spans many areas including: sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, climate change, clean technology, energy efficiency, water pollution and scarcity, smart grid and green buildings.


G&S BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS

Worldwide Headquarters
60 East 42nd Street, 44th floor
New York, NY 10165
212/697-2600

Sustainability Consulting Practice:
312/648-6700

www.gscommunications.com
learnmore@gibbs-soell.com

Luke Lambert, President and CEO
Jeff Altheide, Executive VP
Ron Loch, Sr. Vice President & Managing Director, Sustainability Consulting
                       
G&S Business Communications partners with clients seeking a strategic approach to corporate social responsibility (CSR) that improves relationships with stakeholders and realizes greater business value from sustainability efforts.

With headquarters in New York, offices in Chicago, Raleigh and Basel, Switzerland, and affiliates in 50+ countries, we advise on sustainability reporting, strategic messaging and stakeholder engagement, materiality analysis, green technology marketing, supply chain monitoring, and cause marketing. Our portfolio encompasses a broad array of services to implement brand strategy, content strategy, creative, digital and social, employee engagement, insights and analytics, media relations, and sustainability and corporate social responsibility.

Annual editions of our Sense & Sustainability® Study continue to be an authoritative source for research into consumer opinions on the corporate commitment to environmental, social and governance (ESG) responsibilities. G&S also advances thought leadership via programs that feature journalists from leading news organizations, among them Businessweek, Newsweek and Time magazine.
We achieve business results by precisely aligning sustainability communications with corporate strategies.


INVENTIVE HEALTH PR GROUP

450 West 15th Street
New York, NY 10011
212/229-8400
Fax: 212/229-8496
www.inventivhealth.com/PR
prgroup@inventivhealth.com
twitter: @inventivPR
blog.inventivhealth-pr.com/

Jeanine O’Kane, U.S. Managing Director

The global public relations group of inVentiv Health helps launch brands and build the reputations of companies working to improve human health. With an integrated approach to communications, inVentiv Health Public Relations Group includes four agencies that offer best-in-class capabilities spanning public relations, digital and social media, medical and scientific education, and analytics and measurement.

Our teams create communications that drive corporate value, enhance brand perception, and deliver on the bottom line. Agencies within inVentiv Health Public Relations Group include: Allidura Consumer, Biosector 2, Chamberlain Healthcare PR, and Chandler Chicco Agency.

The broad scope of inVentiv Health Public Relations Group is powered by inVentiv Health, a global, top-tier, clinical and commercial professional services company.


Aljolynn Sperber

Aljolynn Sperber is Marketing
Maven’s Director of Social Media, educating the public, monitoring sentiment, analyzing share of voice and identifying key influencers.

MARKETING MAVEN

135 East 57th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10022
212/967-5510
www.MarketingMavenPR.com

Los Angeles Headquarters
310/994-7380

Lindsey Carnett, CEO & President, lindsey@marketingmavenpr.com

Natalie Rucker, VP of Business Development, natalie@marketingmavenpr.com

John Krisiukenas, Managing Director, NY, johnk@marketingmavenpr.com

Marketing Maven’s sophisticated share of voice and sentiment analysis tools help to shape campaign strategy for public affairs and environmental clients. Aligning with key influencers and utilizing grassroots social media tactics, paired with traditional media relations, this generates significant impact for clients.

From high profile litigation, emergency announcements, public affairs issues with utilities companies and law enforcement associations to reputation management surrounding tech companies with data breaches, our strategic execution is core to the success of our campaigns for environmental and public affairs clients. Marketing Maven executes these campaigns in both English and Spanish.

Marketing Maven is 8(a) certified by the U.S. Small Business Administration, Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE), has WOSB status with the government and DBE, CUCP and CPUC certification.


MARX LAYNE & CO.

31420 Northwestern Hwy., #100
Farmington Hills, MI 48334
248/855-6777 Ext. 105
mlayne@marxlayne.com
www.marxlayne.com

Michael Layne, Managing Partner

For more than 25 years, Detroit-based Marx Layne & Company has provided outstanding, results-oriented communications counsel to a broad range of clients in the business, government and nonprofit sectors.

Our proven ability to design and launch successful public relations campaigns, develop creative communications solutions and exceed client expectations has earned us a reputation as a valued partner and an industry leader. We are highly skilled at integrating communications, utilizing media relations, social media, content marketing, community relations and crisis communications.

Our account professionals customize high impact strategies to deliver clients’ messages and influence opinion on legislation, regulation and appropriations at the state and local levels.

We’re routinely engaged by lobbyists to reinforce their efforts by generating constituent messages, news coverage appearances, editorial commentaries, expert testimony and research studies. Our clients include publicly traded multinational corporations, mid-sized companies and small private practices.

We’re knowledgeable in many industries including environmental services, energy, financial services, healthcare, higher education, hospitality, legal, manufacturing, nonprofit, real estate, retail and telecommunications.


MOORE COMMUNICATIONS GROUP

2011 Delta Blvd.
Tallahassee, FL  32303
850/224-0174

Tallahassee + West Palm Beach + News Orleans + Denver

Karen Moore, Founder and CEO
Terrie Ard, President
Jordan Jacobs, Vice President of Client Servicing

Moore Communications Group is a nationally-ranked integrated communications firm headquartered in Tallahassee, Florida. Blending smart strategy with creative collaboration, we use integrated communications campaigns to build brands. Our tailored marketing solutions are custom curated from a mix of more than 12 services and specialties including advocacy, digital, social and Latino communications that shape opinions, shift behaviors and incite action, connecting our clients to success.
Connecting is at the heart of what the Moore Communications Group team does for our clients. These connections power business success, greater profits, brand identity and strategic outcomes. We understand promises matter. It’s quite simple. If you deliver what you promise to people you will matter to them. We promise to connect you to a new level of business success.

For more information about Moore Communications Group, visit www.moorecommgroup.com.


MWWPR

304 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10010
212/704-9727
www.mww.com

William P. Murray, Executive VP & National Director of MWWPR’s 50 State Public Affairs Network, wmurray@mww.com

Paul Tencher, Senior VP, National Director of Public Affairs & Deputy Director, ptencher@mww.com

MWWPR, one of the world’s top independent public relations agencies, is a leading expert in the public affairs and government relations fields. Having worked at the highest levels of the executive branch, Congress and state and local governments, we understand how to help our clients Matter More™ in Washington, D.C. and in the communities where decision-makers operate.

Our extensive experience, contacts and deep access to Democratic and Republican leaders in major congressional committees and government agencies — coupled with our proprietary CapitolEdgeTM 50-state legislative and public affairs network — enables us to help clients achieve greater standing and credibility at the highest levels of federal, state and municipal government, and to achieve their public policy goals. With a deep understanding of all communications channels — social media, advertising and traditional media relations, direct mail, stakeholder mapping and proprietary creative strategies — and our proven grassroots, grasstops and consensus-building communications programs, we help raise our clients’ public policy interests and inspire action among key stakeholders.


PADILLACRT

1101 West River Pkwy., #400
Minneapolis, MN 55415
612/455-1700
PadillaCRT.com

Matt Kucharski, Executive Vice President
Tina Charpentier, Vice President

PadillaCRT is a top 15 independent public relations and communications company. Its 200 employee owners use insightful strategies to help clients develop deep connections with the people who are important to their success. Its 360-degree approach uses research, branding, advertising, design, digital, social, mobile, media relations and crisis management expertise to build corporate and product brands with customers, investors, employees and communities.

PadillaCRT’s environmental sciences team brings the best of what the agency has to offer — smart, invested people dedicated to helping clients achieve their purpose — along with a passion for companies and organizations engaged in protecting, managing and optimizing the earth’s natural resources. Whether it’s in agriculture, energy, clean water and air or environmental remediation, PadillaCRT’s environmental sciences team collaborates with clients to plan and implement communications strategies to grow their businesses, serve their customers, build alignment with stakeholders and sustain our natural resources.

Clients in the environmental science sectors include BASF, Cargill, Conservis, Land O’Lakes and Pentair.

PadillaCRT is a founding member of the Worldcom Public Relations Group, a partnership of 111 independently owned partner offices in 140 cities on six continents.


PEPPERCOMM, INC.

470 Park Ave. South,
4th Floor North
New York, NY 10016
212/931-6100
hello@peppercomm.com
www.peppercomm.com

Steve Cody, Co-CEO & Co-Founder
Ed Moed, Co-CEO and Co-Founder
Ted Birkhahn, Partner & President
Ann Barlow, Partner & President, West Coast
Deborah Brown, Partner & Managing Director
Jacqueline Kolek, Partner & Managing Director
Maggie O’Neill, Partner & Managing Director

Peppercomm is an independently owned 20-year-old integrated communications and marketing agency headquartered in New York with offices in San Francisco, Boulder and London.  Helping clients see around the corner and determine what’s next sets Peppercomm apart from other integrated communications and marketing firms. It enables us to push boundaries while mitigating risk for clients in financial services, consumer, B-to-B and multi-industry sectors.

Our unique approach and dynamic workplace attract the best talent who, in turn, help us win and retain the best clients. While we’ve won countless awards, we’re most proud of being named Best Place to Work in New York City by Crain’s New York Business and a Best Workplace for Women by Great Place to Work® and Fortune.

Our combined years of deep category experience and love of what we do shapes our work. We engage your audiences on every level and set your brand apart. And we do all this to help your bottom-line and build your business. So get in touch. We’re all ears.


PERRY COMMUNICATIONS GROUP

980 9th Street, Suite 410
Sacramento, CA 95814
916/658-0144
Fax: 916/658-0155
www.perrycom.com
@KassyPerry

Kassy Perry, President/CEO
Julia Spiess Lewis, Senior Vice President
Jennifer Zins, Vice President

Perry Communications Group is an award-winning, full service strategic communications firm. Led by Kassy Perry, PCG shapes ideas, galvanizes opinions and influences decisions ultimately leading to social change. The PCG team helps clients positively impact public policy issues not only in Sacramento, but throughout California and the U.S. PCG tackles high-profile issues such as health care, energy and environment, finance and water.

Whether the politically savvy PCG team is managing a complicated issue, running a statewide initiative campaign, leading a high-profile coalition or helping clients communicate, shape and influence with a mix of traditional and digital strategies, we achieve success by building strong relationships with policymakers, the media and corporate influencers. We excel at working with local and state governments. Since the company’s founding, we have worked with Fortune 500 companies, major industry associations and charitable organizations.

PCG provides public affairs services for an array of clients including: California Automotive Wholesaler’s Association, California Craft Brewers Association, DBA International, Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease and the Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America.


PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS INC.

One East Wacker Drive, 24th Floor
Chicago, IL 60601
312/558-1770
Fax: 312/558-5425
www.pcipr.com

Jill Allread, APR, CEO
Pamela Oettel, CFO & COO
Craig Pugh, President

Experience distinguishes PCI as a go-to agency on green issues. We serve a diversity of environmental clients, from advocacy organizations and professional associations, to nationally ranked zoos and aquariums, conservation groups and regulatory agencies. It is an agency priority to use sustainable business practices daily at PCI because we share the belief with our environmentally conscious clients that it’s important to live sustainably.

Several PCI senior counselors have significant experience working in and for environmental organizations. This first-hand experience brings extraordinary insight and benefits to our clients — from PCI’s creative strategies to knowing what words resonate and prompt public engagement on green issues.

For most of our 53 years, PCI has represented clients in the conservation and environmental fields.  Today a growing segment of our business consists of clients who seek national and regional counsel on issues, including land use, water quality, wildlife conservation, marine life protection and living sustainably.

We create and launch campaigns, operate consumer awareness programs, celebrate announcements and milestones, manage social media campaigns and create content and strategies that inform, excite and connect publics with our clients’ messages. This includes handling crises, coaching spokespersons and providing an outside-in perspective that is difficult for people within an organization to muster.

More than 75% of PCI’s new business is generated through word of mouth, including referrals and personal recommendations from our clients. This is particularly true within our conservation and environment practice because PCI has established a reputation of understanding our clients’ needs and delivering results.

Once clients begin working with PCI, they stay. Nearly half of our clients in the conservation and environmental fields have been with us 10 years or more and our clients benefit.


SACHS MEDIA GROUP

114 S. Duval Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301
850/222-1996
www.sachsmedia.com

Ron Sachs, President & CEO

Sachs Media Group is Florida’s dominant public affairs communications firm, building public and opinion-leader support for issues of statewide, regional and national importance. With strong bipartisan relationships, the Sachs Media Group team is a smart, strong, and strategic partner to any successful government relations team, generating public support, on-message media coverage and third-party validation of client priorities.

Ron Sachs & Michelle Ubben

Ron Sachs, President/CEO and Michelle Ubben, Partner, COO & Director
of Campaigns & Branding.

The firm combines public relations, marketing, advertising, crisis management, grassroots and digital/social media strategies, creating effective campaigns for corporate, nonprofit, and governmental clients and is a national leader in branding and public education campaigns.

The firm’s leadership team — steeped in media, government and politics — deeply understands how to shape issues, move public and policymaker opinion, and win in the halls of power.

The firm is headquartered in Tallahassee with offices in Orlando, Tampa, Boca Raton and Washington, D.C. Sachs Media Group is the go-to firm for public affairs in Florida and the southeast.


SCHNEIDER ASSOCIATES

Member of the Worldcom Public Relations Group
2 Oliver Street, Suite 402
Boston, MA 02109
617/536-3300
launch@schneiderpr.com
www.schneiderpr.com

Joan Schneider, Chief Executive Officer & Founder
Phil Pennellatore, President

At Schneider Associates, we define public affairs as anything that impacts public opinion and drives behavior. Whether you’re facing a media crisis, securing town permitting approvals, advancing social or environmental causes, or trying to influence decision-makers at all levels of government, Schneider Associates can help.

We implement a proprietary process known as Community Launch™ to develop campaigns and government relations strategies for premier commercial, retail, and residential real estate developers as well as corporations, nonprofits, and municipalities. We build support to drive initiatives through the public process, and execute campaigns for our clients.

Schneider Associates is a full-service public relations and integrated marketing communications agency specializing in Launch Public Relations®, a proprietary method of launching new and revitalizing iconic products, services, companies, institutions and communities to build awareness, excitement, and sales. Visit www.schneiderpr.com.


WEBER SHANDWICK

Paul Massey, Executive Vice President
733 Tenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20010

Cindy Drucker, Executive Vice President
733 Tenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20010

Weber Shandwick is a leading global communications and engagement firm in 78 cities across 34 countries and operations extending to 126 cities in 81 countries. Through our Social Impact and Energy offerings, we bring clients a full-range of strategic, integrated communications services along with in-depth subject matter expertise needed to navigate the complexities of the social responsibility, sustainability and energy-related arenas.

Weber Shandwick’s global Social Impact team works at the intersection of corporate social responsibility, sustainability and social issues. The team creates best-in-class, award-winning engagement campaigns, partnering with leading corporate, foundation, and nonprofit clients to advance shared value and positive change on business and social issues with consumers, thought leaders, media and other key stakeholders. Our professionals bring long-standing expertise working with corporations to distinguish sustainability progress and leadership, often through multi-stakeholder engagement. Our global Energy team provides tailored communications and engagement services designed to meet the continually evolving climate change, energy efficiency, renewables, energy innovation, utilities, oil & gas and chemical arena.

Weber Shandwick counsels clients on social responsibility, sustainability, energy issues management and public affairs strategy in partnership with the agency’s specialized public affairs division, Powell Tate, based in Washington, D.C.  Powell Tate staff includes top communications and policy experts from both parties on Capitol Hill, the White House, federal agencies, trade associations, advocacy organizations and the media.

 
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