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In a year when few people were pleased with the legislative session, Advocacy Strategies was instrumental in the success of legislation prioritized on our Des Moines University agenda. AS has been able to help us grow helped DMU enhance its our reputation at the capitol and has greatly improved reinforced our ability to serve and prepare Iowa’s future medical professionals.- Sue Huppert, Vice President of External and Government Affairs, Des Moines University

An effective communications strategy nees to be flexible to respond to immediate needs without losing sight of long-term goals. Before the ink was even dry on our contract, Advocacy Strategies jumped in to craft effective responses and to create opportunities due to the current realities. They never lost sight of our vision for the future and have been instrumental in developing a successful message strategy.- Connie Ryan Terrell, Interfaith Alliance of Iowa

Advocacy Strategies has guided our organization into a position of power and helped make CAFE a name that is recognized at the Capitol by all the legislators. My own legislator told me, ‘The AS lobby team is the most effective lobby group at the capitol on ANY issue.’- Eileen Fisher, CAFE Iowa CAN

It has been my pleasure to be associated with the outstanding staff in Advocacy Strategies. By helping us articulate a three prong strategy for health reform encompassing prevention, intervention and innovation, Advocacy Strategies has been a key resourece in the effort to achieve comprehensive health reform in Iowa and nationally. That we have thus far seen success in advancing a comprehensive agenda is due, in no small part, to their creativity, inclusiveness and perseverance.- Christopher G. Atchison, Partnership for Better Health

HCI Care Services and Visiting Nurse Services of Iowa cares for and supports vulnerable populations – the seriously or chronically ill, immigrants and refugees, children and young families – and many others who count on us to defend their needs. Advocacy Strategies makes it their job to develop a deep understanding of the complicated work we do, and they are able to communicate our complex needs to legislators clearly, sensitively and persuasively. We have been very pleased with our relationship with Advocacy Strategies.- Denise Hotopp, Vice President of Organizational Integrity, HCI Care Services

When we needed to make connections in Iowa with local elected officials, we made the right choice with Advocacy Strategies. They had all the right connections with city leaders and local legislators to help us move our issue forward. We would recommend them to anyone looking for public affairs support on the ground in Iowa.- Jim Prendergast, Principal, The Kineo Group

Advocacy Strategies pulled out all the stops on our legislative agenda. Just when everyone believed our issues were dead, AS stuck with us, and in the end we were successful! With no false hopes or promises, we always know where we stand and what goals are realistic and achievable – with this working relationship, we were able to reach our goals and move our organization’s priorities forward.- Chris Peterson, President, Iowa Farmer's Union

In just a few short months, Advocacy Strategies has proven to be invaluable to BIA of Iowa in moving issues forward and creating the most active legislative session for brain injury that we have ever had.- Geoffrey Lauer, Brain Injury Association of Iowa

“We have had Advocacy Strategies provide our Day on the Hill trainings for several years and have always come away impressed with their combination of professionalism and ability to educate new advocates on how to be as effective as possible. Our advocates always come away with a clear and concise ask based on our goals that year.”- Dr. Scott Emison Clair, Community HIV/Hepatitis Advocates of Iowa Network

Government Relations

The Advocacy Strategies team takes deep pride in representing the best interests of our clients, not the advancement of a political party. We are non-partisan and work with both sides…

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Public Affairs

Advocacy Strategies has successfully developed and implemented public affairs and issue campaigns across Iowa for several years. Our relationships with organizations, businesses and government entities afford us the ability to…

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Public Relations/Media

Advocacy Strategies effectively uses earned, paid, and owned media opportunities to get your message to the right audience through both traditional and unconventional means. With your expertise, we help develop…

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Reputation Development

An organization’s reputation is the most important asset it can possess. A strong reputation opens doors, increases membership, brings financial gains, and allows for successful government advocacy. Many times, simple…

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Iowa Caucuses

Due to Iowa’s unique place in American politics, Advocacy Strategies has dedicated a significant portion of our business and resources to engaging Presidential candidates during the caucus process. We have…

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