BUILT FOR PURPOSE

DESIGNED TO WIN

Edelman Public Affairs designs campaigns to help our clients win online, offline and in the media worldwide.

01.

promote

Drive the conversation. Grounded in our heritage of powerful storytelling, Edelman shapes the conversation and spurs action by reaching those who matter at the right time, with the right message – in Washington, D.C., across the nation and around the world.

02.

protect

Reputation is everything. When special interests are stacked against an industry or organization, we design and execute integrated communications and advocacy campaigns that build alliances, engage the media and deliver outcomes – while protecting client reputations.

03.

evolve

Leadership is earned. Our team builds individualized campaigns that help our clients win today, position them for change and lead the conversation tomorrow.

Our Approach

Delivering Tailored Solutions

Designed to Win

To win tough policy and reputational fights in today’s environment, Edelman partners with our clients to design campaign solutions informed by what makes people tick. Whether we’re activating the grassroots or engaging the media, we leverage insights from campaign veterans, audience research and digital analytics to develop and deploy disruptive campaigns that firm up the base, persuade the middle and influence policymakers.

Our People and Our Network

are Our Strengths

With offices in more than 14 U.S. cities, field teams and media experts covering all 50 states, and 65 offices and 30 affiliates globally, our clients have access to the whole Edelman network to solve issues on the municipal, state, federal and international levels.

During the last three decades, we have run some of the toughest policy, issue and political campaigns inside and outside Washington. Our team has deep expertise in politics, issue advocacy and communications, which allows us to design and manage highly sophisticated and integrated communications campaigns that win the toughest fights.

Our Work

Our Work

Speaks for Itself

Whether you need to block a city referendum, qualify a state ballot initiative or get in the room to shape federal policy, our team leverages tools, technology and proven campaign strategies to win at every level. Take a moment to explore some of our top campaigns.

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Winning Online, Offline

and in the Media

Through our bipartisan 50-state field network, team members have relationships where you need them. We build, engage and mobilize powerful coalitions anchored by local influencers, grassroots advocates and allied organizations to reframe the narrative, shift public perception and deliver policy victories.

Our People

  • Lisa Ross
    Lisa Ross President, US Public Affairs
  • Rob Rehg
    Rob Rehg Chairman, US Public Affairs
  • Steve Schmidt
    Steve Schmidt Vice Chairman, US Public Affairs
  • Brian Ellner
    Brian Ellner General Manager, Corporate and Public Affairs
  • Stephen Kehoe
    Stephen Kehoe Global Chair, Reputation

Our Perspective

A State of Distrust

By Rob Rehg New jobs. Rising wages. Record-low unemployment. These are the hallmarks of a healthy economy – and important proof points for U.S. President Trump’s victory lap in his inaugural [...]

2018 Trust Barometer

The 2018 Edelman TRUST BAROMETER reveals a world of seemingly stagnant distrust. People’s trust in business, government, NGOs and media remained largely unchanged from 2017 — 20 of 28 countries [...]

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