We are dedicated to provide the skills and resources necessary to help clients achieve their goals. We do this by becoming wholly invested in organizations and campaigns, developing smart and effective strategies, honing messages, mobilizing members, developing coalitions and partnerships, building grassroots support, and communicating effectively with the media, the public, decision-makers, and most importantly—our clients!
We believe in relationships—whether with policymakers, opinion leaders, clients, allies, colleagues, or volunteers—we spend considerable resources developing and maintaining relationships. Success is almost always a collective effort and our clients can expect our efforts to be coordinated and reliable. Established relationships allow us to serve our clients with everything from strategic guidance to information on the political landscape while continually representing their issues to policymakers and other decision makers. Our level of involvement with the legislative and executive branch, with each level of government, and across the public and private business sectors provides our clients diverse opportunities to influence policy conversations, initiatives and emerging issues.
Why Advocacy Strategies
We Are Connected. We are well connected with local, state and federal policymakers, public officials, state agencies, community leaders, state regulatory boards, non-profits, and businesses across the Iowa and beyond. Our team utilizes every opportunity to build relationships with everyone from elected officials to grassroots advocates.
Our Experience is Diverse. Combined, our lead staff members have worked for leading nonprofits, multi-client lobbying firm, prominent community development organizations, the State of Iowa, a Fortune 50 company, the Governor’s Office and in the Iowa Senate.
We Are Nonpartisan. Unlike many government relations and public affairs firms, we have friends on both sides of the aisle. We build relationships with a wide variety of people to make progress on the issues we embrace for our clients. We’re open and honest in our communication and we carefully position our messages to build consensus among both Democrats and Republicans. Our ultimate responsibility is to our clients, not to the advancement of a political party.
We Want to Serve You. We are committed to building the strongest professional relationship with each of our clients. Our knowledge and experience affords us the capacity to represent clients with exceptional service. The AS team knows and believes whole-heartedly in the issues we represent on behalf of each of our clients.
Demonstrated Effectiveness (Accomplishments)
We are dedicated to helping our clients advance their missions and priorities in order to bring about positive change. Our past successes are indicative of what we can do for you; they are diverse in nature and required us to have bi-partisan relationships at the state and federal levels. On multiple issues, we work closely and collaboratively with other organizations, legislative and congressional leaders, legislative staff, the Governor’s Office, and other state agencies and departments. Click for MORE >>