At the end of the day, it's all about influence.
Influence on the media -- what to cover, what not to cover, quote
our client, leave them out of the story. Influence on communities
and voters. On thought leaders and elected officials. Our specialty
at SM& is public affairs, or using our skill sets,
relationships and networks to educate and re-educate the right
audiences to shape results for our clients.
We are especially adept at working with governmental officials at
the local, state and federal level. Our years of experience and
reliable reputation mean we can connect our clients with the people
they need to meet in order to explain their issue, secure the right
permits or help shape an impending course of action.
Change is everywhere, and our clients are leading a lot of it. The
entrepreneurial leaders we work with in government, businesses and
mission-focused organizations are innovators in health care, real
estate, housing, development, philanthropy, the environment,
education and public safety. We have a long history of success in
conditioning public opinion to embrace change: new ideas, services,
products and neighbors. Through constituency development, thought
leadership campaigns, strategic networking, grassroots outreach,
web 2.0, media and community relations, we help develop a game plan
with the credibility and impact required to change conventional