204 East 23rd Street
New York, NY 10010
One Stamford Plaza
263 Tresser Blvd, 9th Floor
Stamford, CT 06901
Thomas P. Butler, President
2011 winner of International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) best national radio campaign, 2010 winner IAFF best U.S. PR / Political campaign award. Ranked top 5 in New York market for its environmental and public affairs practice. Butler Associates campaigns range from winning Fortune 50 shareholder proxy battles, public affairs, legal and public safety campaigns, to visibility for top Wall Street firms and their CEO’s. The Butler group includes seasoned pros, committed to their clients, who deliver consistent results. Its Litical Solutions division delivers mobile consumer engagement campaigns and award winning advertising for broadcast, internet and print.
Clients include: Association of BellTel Retirees Inc., Christensen & Jensen, P.C., Empire Government, Strategies, Mechanical Contractors Association of New York, New Rochelle Uniformed Fire Fighters Association Local 273, New York Affordable Reliable Electricity Alliance, ProtectSeniors.Org, Siebert Brandford Shank & Co., LLC., Stamford (CT) United Auto Workers Local 2377, Stamford (CT) Police Association, Stamford Professional Fire Fighters Association, Steamfitters Local 638, Thompson for Mayor 2013 (NY City Mayoral Campaign), Uniformed Firefighters Association (NY City), United Food & Commercial Workers Union and Yonkers Fire Fighters Local 628.
1700 Rockville Pike, Suite 400
Rockville, MD 20852
Aric Caplan, President
Caplan Communications LLC is a full-service Washington-DC area PR agency that specializes in public advocacy, legislative strategy solutions and nonfiction book publicity. Our agency possesses extensive experience working with nonprofit advocacy.
Caplan Communications was honored with “O’Dwyer’s Award for Public Communications Excellence” in environmental / public affairs for orchestrating a proactive media campaign that effectively prevented the EPA from “blending” by relaxing safeguards that prohibited the dumping of largely untreated sewage into America’s rivers, streams and lakes.
Caplan provides strategy, messaging and campaign implementation by targeting audiences locally and on the national stage. Clients include Alaska Wilderness League, American Rivers, Defenders of Wildlife, Earthjustice, Environmental Defense Fund, Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace USA, League of Conservation Voters, Physicians for Social Responsibility, National Parks Conservation Association, National Wildlife Federation, Natural Resources Defense Council and others.
COOPERKATZ & COMPANY
205 Lexington Avenue, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10016
Andy Cooper, Principal
Ralph Katz, Principal
Anne Green, President / 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 helps organizations strategize issues, articulate key perspectives and leverage opportunities. Relevant cases include:
Major national strike that shut down an industry; Marketing of controversial products; Copyright / trademark protection in digital realm; Issues regarding healthcare reform / delivery; Environmental impact of motor vehicles; Announcing top sports team’s major renewable energy investment; Publicizing global corporate environmental initiatives; Privacy / tracking issues related to online behavioral advertising; and Expansion of top-level Internet domains.
CooperKatz has developed public affairs and / or environmental issues-oriented campaigns for a wide range of clients, including American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), Association of National Advertisers (ANA), Digital Advertising Alliance, Otis Worldwide, Philadelphia Eagles, Piaggio Group Americas, The Physicians Foundation and US Preventive Medicine.
5 Wood Hollow Road
Parsippany, NJ 07054
1065 Avenue of the Americas,
New York, NY 10018
Thomas F. Coyne, CEO
Rich Lukis, President
Coyne Public Relations is a leading independent public relations agency, representing some of the world’s most well-known brands in categories including Automotive, Beauty & Fashion, Food & Nutrition, Health & Wellness, Media & Publishing, Pet & Animal, Retail & Restaurant, Sports, Technology, Toys & Juvenile Products and Travel. From traditional to social media, we combine strategy and creativity to generate the best possible results for our clients — taking each and every client exactly where they want to be, and beyond.
Coyne PR specializes in a range of services, including brand building, product launches, events & promotions, sponsorship activation, corporate communications, cause marketing, social media, corporate social responsibility and crisis management. Recently named a finalist for PRWeek’s 2013 Midsize Agency of the Year, Coyne PR boasts an employee retention rate over 90 percent, an internal digital design studio to support our clients’ needs and always provides a best team approach to every account. Recent experience includes work with UPS on their sustainability initiatives as well as Sealed Air Corporation’s SmartLife platform.
808 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Los Angeles: 310/395-9510
Washington, D.C.: 202/580-8930
John Davies, CEO
Robb Rice, EVP
Taylor Canfield, EVP
Lisa Palmer, SVP
Joshua Boisvert, VP
Sasha Boghosian, VP
Caitlin Bidwell, Corporate Administrator
Those who need to win the highest stakes matters, the toughest crises, and the most difficult regulatory problems increasingly turn to Davies Public Affairs.
Since 1983, Davies has grown to become the nation’s third largest dedicated public affairs firm. This success is based on results across multiple industries, for clients including Fortune 100 companies and top names in 47 states.
From traditional outreach to highly structured online campaigns, Davies builds and implements integrated grassroots programs to shape public opinion and build genuine support.
For Davies, nothing is too complicated, too political, too controversial, or too tough.
Starting with a research-based approach, Davies crafts strategies designed not just to move the public opinion needle, but to win. This drive to win is what many clients say sets Davies apart.
Impeccable tactical execution is the starting point, but is not sufficient. Success requires the ability to articulate why. That is, from the standpoint of the public, why should a client succeed? Most public affairs fights are lost because that question is never answered.
Davies not only knows how to answer the all-important why, the firm knows how to use that message to motivate individuals to stand up, speak out, and take action.
GIBBS & SOELL, INC.
60 East 42nd Street, 44th Floor
New York, NY 10165
Luke Lambert, President & CEO
Jeff Altheide, Executive Vice President
Ron Loch, Sr. Vice President and Managing Director, Sustainability Consulting Practice
Gibbs & Soell is a business communications firm that serves as a trusted adviser to top-tier clients seeking effective reputation management and leadership positioning on sustainability, corporate social responsibility and risk management issues.
With headquarters in New York, offices in Chicago, Raleigh and Basel, Switzerland, and affiliates in 40 countries, G&S speaks the language necessary to educate and prompt action among key stakeholders.
Our team of senior counselors collaborates with clients to develop and implement strategies that communicate the business value of their sustainable development.
Our portfolio encompasses a broad array of media, content, creative and digital services. Also, Gibbs & Soell and Centre for Sustainability and Excellence combine communications and measurement expertise to offer Green Assure Product Marketing programs, which include message creation, green verification, influencer engagement and marketing communications.
Media and subject matter experts rely on insights from our annual Sense & Sustainability® Study for unique research into consumer and business opinions on the corporate commitment to environmental, social and governance responsibilities.
From marketing green products and technologies to managing ESG issues, we combine solid strategy and creative thinking with tactical know-how to impact your business.
MARX LAYNE & CO.
31420 Northwestern Hwy., #100
Farmington Hills, MI 48334
For more than 20 years, suburban Detroit-based Marx Layne & Company has provided outstanding, results-oriented communications counsel to a broad spectrum of clients in the business, government and non-profit 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.
Our public affairs 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 and talk show 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.
111 Sutter Street, 11th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104
Eddie Fernandez, Managing Director, OgilvyEarth West
Kabira Hatland, Director of Client Services and Internal Relations, OgilvyEarth West
Gil Jenkins, Director of Business Development and External Relations, OgilvyEarth West
OgilvyEarth’s unique expertise in public relations is rooted in our deep, multi-disciplinary approach. We combine strong clean tech and sustainability industry expertise with best practices from Ogilvy PR’s corporate, consumer marketing, social media, technology PR and public affairs teams to bring a level of insight unparalleled in our industry.
OgilvyEarth specializes in conducting strategic communications programs that reach media, influencers, consumers, employees, policymakers and investors to meet clear objectives for clients. We help both entrepreneurial start-ups and major corporations tell a credible and compelling story about how products, services, and processes either harness renewable materials and energy sources, reduce the use of natural resources and/or cut emissions and waste. Businesses need strategic communications to navigate the complex regulatory, legislative and reputational challenges facing the industry — and ensuring that brands compete and prevail in today’s market is why our clients selected OgilvyEarth.
Our staff have worked as business journalists, former entrepreneurs, authors, academics, technologists, environmental advocates, non-profit leaders, political strategists and managers for some of the world’s largest brands. Our team has represented clients across multiple environmental and energy sectors, including solar energy, wind power, biofuels & biomaterials, water, air & environment, green transportation, energy storage, green buildings, smart grid, mobile technologies, recycling & waste, agriculture, renewable energy finance, materials and more.
As agency leaders for one of the country’s largest green PR campaigns, OgilvyEarth has successfully established Ford as the most environmentally-friendly U.S. automaker in the eyes of consumers. This has been achieved through a pioneering PR approach of online and traditional media outreach, thought leadership and consumer engagement activities focused on translating niche, environmental innovations and achievements into mainstream media campaigns.
733 10th Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
Pam Jenkins, President
Powell Tate, based in Washington, D.C., is one of the most respected names in public affairs. Established in 1991 as a bipartisan firm, Powell Tate staff include top communications and policy experts from both parties on Capitol Hill, the White House, federal agencies, trade associations, advocacy organizations and the media. No matter which party controls Congress, Powell Tate professionals help craft and deliver powerful messages and activate advocates to achieve results.
While Powell Tate can help clients reach top opinion leaders in Washington, the agency also specializes in state and local public affairs campaigns and grassroots outreach, especially through digital communications and social media advocacy. Major areas of expertise include healthcare, nonprofit advocacy, financial services, education, energy and environment, technology, international communications and defense. The firm’s leading crisis and litigation communications practice helps clients prevent, proactively respond to and recover from severe threats to their organization, reputation or brand. Powell Tate is a division of Weber Shandwick.
RASKY BAERLEIN STRATEGIC
70 Franklin Street, 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02110
Twitter: @Rasky Baerlein, @GreentechPR, @RBSC_Health, @RBSC_nonprofit
Rasky Baerlein Strategic Communications is a nationally recognized public and government relations firm with more than a decade of experience providing exceptional client service to organizations that operate at the intersection of business, politics and media. With offices in Boston and Washington, D.C., the firm offers a comprehensive range of services, including public affairs, government relations, public relations, corporate & marketing communications, crisis & reputation management, international representation, and media & presentation training.
Rasky Baerlein’s Public Affairs practice has extensive experience representing multinational clients’ interests before local, state and federal governments, and can help you take advantage of the strong relationships we have built with elected officials in both New England and on Capitol Hill.
The Energy and Environment practice, led by 12- year EPA Veteran, Jim Cabot, excels in helping clients achieve their business objectives through integrated communications strategies, working with companies ranging from large utilities to clean tech start-ups and a burgeoning roster of renewable energy companies.
The firm has served and is serving a broad range of clients including: the American Council on Renewable Energy, Ameresco, Eli Lilly & Company, Fidelity National Financial, First Wind, GDF Suez Energy North America, Mascoma, Toyota and Veolia Energy North America.
Rasky Baerlein. Results. Expertly Delivered.
ROGERS & COWAN
PACIFIC DESIGN CENTER
8687 Melrose Ave., 7th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90069
Tom Tardio, CEO
Rogers & Cowan is the leading entertainment marketing and PR agency with U.S. offices in Los Angeles and New York. We offer clients a proven approach to building awareness and support for their environmental and public affairs initiatives by leveraging the powerful influences of the entertainment industry coupled with a strong corporate and trade PR strategy.
Our team manages and executes environmental PR and PA campaigns for clients in the technology, entertainment, food and beverage, automotive, aviation and non-profit industries, including Fortune 500 companies, philanthropies and organizations, trade associations, filmmakers and distributors and international celebrities and recording artists.
Whether we are supporting the launch of the EKOCYCLE brand, a partnership with Coca-Cola and will.i.am; the launch of Hangar 25, the world’s first solar-powered aircraft facility at the Burbank airport; raising awareness for the Green Business Roundtable, a public/private green event featuring former President Bill Clinton and Los Angeles public officials; building excitement for the eco-documentaries; or securing media coverage for environmentally-friendly automobiles, we provide our clients with the PR and marketing strategies, access and relationships to secure the right print, broadcast and social media coverage with the right messaging to help clients’ promote their various initiatives.
Some clients/projects have included EKOCYCLE, Dasani Plant Bottle, Shangri-La Construction: Hangar 25 and 302 Carson in Las Vegas, Green Business Roundtable, Fisker Karma, eco-doc The Age of Stupid, Cabo Sao Roque Resort, Natural Resources Defense Council, Children’s Health Environmental Coalition featuring Olivia Newton-John and Kelly Preston, Rolling Stones Benefit Concert for NRDC, Bloomberg News White House Correspondent’s Dinner After Party, and Texas Instruments LED TV.
RUDER FINN, INC.
301 East 57th Street
New York, NY 10022
Kathy Bloomgarden, CEO
Rachel Spielman, Global Head of Corporate Communications
Heather Gartman, Director, Washington DC Healthcare
Sarah Coles, Senior Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility
Ruder Finn, a leading independent global communications agency, has vast experience developing and deploying strategic public affairs programs. The firm’s expertise lies in working with clients to shape opinions, create awareness and mobilize audiences around corporate social responsibility and environmental initiatives across our four pillars of Corporate & Public Trust, Health & Wellness, Technology & Innovation and Consumer Connections.
At Ruder Finn, we believe that corporate responsibility and corporate citizenship should be engrained in the business model. Through comprehensive communications programs, our dedicated Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) practice has counseled clients on how to creatively and strategically integrate CSR into their business models and core values, resulting in initiatives that are a natural extension of what the company already stands for. Ruder Finn has extensive experience in creating and implementing plans that increase visibility, mobilize audiences to take action, drive discussion and influence policy makers, the media and the general public around causes such as recycling, solar energy, water usage and environmental protection.
Ruder Finn takes a multi-disciplinary approach to public affairs, specializing in crisis communications, lobbying and influencer engagement. With strong beltway and media relationships, we have created and implemented strategic public affairs programs to help educate policy makers, build support for regulatory and legislative actions, manage critical issues and drive bottom line results for our clients. Ruder Finn’s public affairs experts are well-versed on legislative and regulatory issues facing a range of industries and have cultivated high-level personal and professional relationships with key players and influencers in the US and across the globe.
2 Oliver Street, Suite 901
Boston, MA 02109
Joan Schneider, President and Creative Director
Phil Pennellatore, Chief Operating Officer/Partner
At Schneider Associates, we define public affairs as anything that impacts public opinion and drives behavior. That covers a lot of territory, especially in today’s complex communications cycle where missteps can result in crisis situations instantaneously. Whether you’re facing a media crisis, securing Town Meeting approvals, advancing social or environmental causes, or need to persuade 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 clients such as Patriot Partners, Equity Office, The Gutierrez Company, National Development, Cassidy Turley, Nordblom Company, Campanelli Companies, Comar Real Estate Trust, and General Chemical. Learn more about how Schneider Associates launches products, services, companies, and communities at www.schneiderpr.com
1150 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20036
Peter Stanton, President
Catherine Imus, Managing Director/Public Affairs
To provide effective advocacy and communication on complex environmental issues, the Stanton Communications Environmental Public Affairs Group brings together a specialized team of skilled professionals who know the subject.
Our team offers the right mix of experience and capability to enable clients to successfully address challenges and controversies. From climate change and the introduction of new technologies, to project permitting, chemical safety and community health concerns, our professionals have experience dealing with the full spectrum of scientific and sensitive matters.
Based in Washington, D.C., our Environmental Public Affairs Group offers support nationwide through media outreach, ballot initiatives and materials development. Our programs encompass strategic traditional and social media relations, coalition building and community engagement, issue advertising and spokesperson preparation.
For more information visit www.stantoncomm.com or call us at 800/426-1887.
TREVELINO / KELLER
949 W. Marietta St., Suite X-106
Atlanta, GA 30318
Recognized as one of the 30 best firms to work for in North America, Trevelino/Keller features a GreenWorks practice which serves as its environmental strategy for its protecting, preserving and promoting the reputation of B2C and B2B companies. Working with emerging and established companies who position themselves as environmental or non-environmental companies seeking a green strategy, the firm is sought after for corporate positioning, industry relations, product and company launches and crisis communications. Its services include public relations, social media and marketing communications.
Relevant experience includes the launch of the first carbon neutral zone in America, working with early stage company, Verus Carbon Neutral. The firm managed the launch of the world’s first biodegradable foam cup, branded Vio, working closely with the Plastics Environmental Council (PEC) and other industry authorities to ensure that Vio’s brand identity and messaging were on point with the FDA’s strict Green Guidelines. Its work with Kleiner Perkins-backed Lehigh Technologies, recognized innovative Micronized Rubber Power (MRP) products, utilized the firm’s full suite of services. Trevelino/Keller executed the company’s rebranding with new logos, new websites and new messages, followed by an aggressive media relations campaign which generated significant national business press. Other manufacturing experience includes the launch of Wheego, an Atlanta-based electric car company.
733 Tenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20010
600 Battery St.
San Francisco, CA 94111
Paul Massey, Executive Vice President
Cindy Drucker, Executive Vice President
William Brent, Executive Vice President
Weber Shandwick is one of the world’s leading and most innovative communications firms with 126 offices in 81 countries. Through our specialized Social Impact and Cleantech 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 sustainability, social responsibility, environmental and energy-related arenas.
Weber Shandwick’s global Social Impact team partners with major corporations, nonprofits and foundations to drive engagement with key stakeholders, thought leaders, consumers and media. Our team brings experience working in senior-level sustainability positions across sectors to build best-in-class, award-winning integrated social responsibility and sustainability programs. Our global Cleantech practice is a trusted partner to leading and emerging renewable energy companies providing strategic, integrated communications services to leading and emerging companies in the Cleantech and Renewable Energy sector.
These teams counsel clients on sustainability and environmental public affairs strategy in partnership with the agency’s specialized public affairs division, Powell Tate, based in Washington, D.C. Powell Tate staff include top communications and policy experts from both parties on Capitol Hill, the White House, federal agencies, trade associations, advocacy organizations and the media.