Public Affairs

Change makers creating grassroots movements, building coalitions and impacting public policy.

We work with public, private and non-profit organizations. We open doors to decision makers, mobilize allies, craft arguments, study the opposition, inform the media and more. It’s the kind of sustained hard work that removes obstacles and makes public relations work for our clients.

Our skilled practitioners come from careers in government, politics, business, military, education, finance, healthcare and marketing. We bring a unique set of skills that work to influence targeted key stakeholders. And we bring together all of the tools necessary to impact the policy process.

The Weber Shandwick public affairs team develops grassroots campaigns, builds coalitions and makes strategic alliances to move the needle on myriad public policy issues. We also have a strong bench for crisis communications and management, as well as corporate communications counsel. Our seasoned public affairs experts develop key messaging platforms and talking points, and deliver media training and government relations support. We also provide opposition research and issues monitoring reports for clients.

Our public affairs 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.

Let our experienced and talented public affairs 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…


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Case Study: Twin Metals Minnesota

At Weber Shandwick, we take great pride in deeply immersing ourselves in our client’s businesses and industries. Today, we have a well-established specialty focus in the mining industry, thanks to our eight year relationship with Duluth Metals and later, Twin…