Corporate Affairs

Change makers building reputations, influencing policy and creating grassroots movements.

The corporate team works with public, private and non-profit organizations. We open doors to decision makers, mobilize allies, build reputations, craft arguments, study the opposition, inform the media and more. It’s the kind of sustained hard work that helps our corporate clients succeed in a communications environment that demands transparency, rewards reputation, and reacts ruthlessly when faith in either is threatened.

We bring a unique set of skills to reach key stakeholders, influence opinion and motivate action. The Weber Shandwick corporate team develops grassroots campaigns, builds coalitions and forms alliances to move the needle on myriad public policy issues. We also work with organizations of all sizes and types across multiple communications disciplines, including internal communications, financial communications, litigation support, crisis communications and management, corporate reputation campaigns and thought leadership initiatives. Our seasoned corporate experts develop messaging that resonates and train clients in presenting their stories persuasively.

Our corporate team members have worked with all levels of government, including the White House and federal and state departments, advocacy organizations, corporate campaigns and law firms. We also work with our in-house experts, KRC Research and Sawmill, for research and advertising expertise. We apply our expertise in these areas across multiple industry sectors, from health care and information technology to heavy industry, financial services, commercial real estate development, agribusiness and more.

Let our experienced and talented corporate team go to work for you. You’ll be glad you did.


Blog Archives

Gender Forward: Where women lead, reputations succeed

New research: Companies with strong reputations have twice as many women leaders “There Are Now More Fortune 500 Companies With All-Male Boards Than In 2015” – the headline of a March 28, 2016, Fortune article. Is this how corporations intend…


Innovation Trends Report: Networked Smart Cities

We are pretty lucky here at Weber Shandwick Minneapolis. Every day we wake up in the top-ranked U.S. metro and work with world-class organizations, tackling some of their most pressing challenges.  We help clients keep in step with an incredible…


Case study: Sky-high results for Opus’ downtown high-rise

From day one The Opus Group® knew The Nic on Fifth® would be big. Not only in size at 26-stories, but also significance, as the first new luxury high-rise apartment building to break ground in the heart of downtown Minneapolis in nearly…


#crisis2020 predictions from SXSW: real-time video

Just a few minutes ago, I watched a CNBC reporter interview the founder of @AppMeerkat in a behind-the-scenes livestream before the live TV interview. If anything signals the future of crisis communications in a real-time media environment, this is it. Just more…


The CEO Reputation Premium: A new era of engagement

Weber Shandwick, in partnership with KRC Research, released The CEO Reputation Premium: Gaining Advantage in the Engagement Era. This survey of more than 1,700 executives worldwide explores the realm of CEO reputation to better understand what is required of leaders…