Public Affairs

Driving a public policy agenda forward requires an integrated communications strategy grounded in persuasive, informed messaging and political smarts. Our team understands the interplay between government, business, media, and the community at large, and has the political savvy and relationships to operate within these dynamics. Our work spans many policy areas, including energy, education, trade, housing, social services, transportation and climate change.

Government Relations    Issue Campaigns    Community Engagement
Coalition Building    Crisis Management

Media Relations

Our team knows what makes a good story – and how to craft the right narrative so newsrooms want to tell it. Our work is strategic: not coverage for the sake of it, but rather smartly placed stories that reach the influencers that matter most to define debates and drive decisions on behalf of our clients.

Messaging    Press Events    Media Tours    Media Training
Op-Ed Writing & Placement    Rapid Response    Press Materials

Corporate Communications

At its core, corporate communications is about ensuring the company narrative is being told to the right audiences using the right platform in a manner befitting the brand. Our approach produces meaningful, authentic engagement with employees, customers, analysts, regulators and journalists.

Speechwriting   Annual Reports    E-Newsletters
Marketing Materials  Digital Content  Videos

Digital Engagement

For many clients, a digital presence is more important today that building a website was at the dawn of the new millennium. We work with our clients to fashion their online personality, create a steady stream of compelling content, and apply the best tools to target priority audiences and monitor results.

Social Media Campaigns    Website Development
Video Production    Blogs

Crisis Communication

Sometimes clients find themselves in the eye of the storm. We operate on the front lines, prioritizing both the client’s immediate needs and their long-term priorities to protect reputations and gain support.

Litigation Support    Message Development
Labor Communications    Contract Negotiation Messaging
Media Strategy & Execution    Crisis Response Planning

Land Use Entitlements

Securing land use entitlements can be a daunting task, especially in California. We have a long track-record of providing substantial communications and public affairs support to high-profile and complex land use projects in California.

Current & Past Projects Include:

Playa Vista    Madison Square Garden/The Forum
Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza Master Plan
Sears Santa Monica   Lincoln/Apple Culver City
LMU’s 20-year Master Plan  Archer School for Girls
100 West Walnut Lumen West LA

Specialized Services

Independent School

Since our firm’s inception, independent schools throughout the greater Southern California area have called upon us to assist with a variety of communications needs ranging from crisis management, neighbor relations, and parent and faculty engagement. We have a keen understanding of the dynamics that make these institutions – and the challenges they sometimes face – so unique.


We work with some of the leading companies in entertainment, architecture and real estate to assist with the drafting and design of responses to Request-for-Proposals in a manner that tells a great story. Our efforts have benefitted teams seeking contracts to operate performance venues to companies proposing ambitious development plans designed to deliver substantial public benefits.