We help our clients galvanize political support for public policies that matter most

Polarization, partisanship and the lightning pace of modern communications make achieving public policy goals more challenging than ever. Success requires strategic thinking, seamless coordination and precise execution with hands-on, minute-to-minute management.

Our Public Affairs and Public Relations team offers 30 years of experience, built on a foundation of policy knowledge and strong relationships with influential federal, state and local elected, appointed and administrative officials; federal and state regulators; NGO leaders and activists; business leaders, academics and experts; community and civic leaders; and journalists.

Public policy is forged in a battle of ideas, and the tactics necessary to win each battle differ. Our advocates succeed because they are credible, trusted voices; they are proactive; they do their homework, and they shape the discussion. We study the issues, analyze data, build coalitions, organize grassroots support and position our clients as thought leaders.  We make sure our clients’ voices are heard and their interests are protected.

Whether your organization is seeking to advance a legislative proposal, win regulatory agency support, obtain state and local permits, or block harmful regulations or legislation, Behan’s experienced strategists can help you develop the communications and political strategy and relationships you need to succeed.

Public Affairs

  • Issue management, communications strategy and message development;

  • Crisis communications and litigation support;

  • Grassroots-organizing, coalition-building and advocacy;

  • White papers, speeches, infographics and presentations;

  • News media strategy, monitoring and response;

  • Daily, on-the-ground interaction with policymakers, legislators, lobbyists and influential reporters;

  • Support of federal and state lobbying activities;

  • Analysis of community issues, interests and stakeholders.