Strategic Counsel
Applying a research-driven strategy, integrated tactics, and unflagging commitment, FM Strategic Communications provides strategic counsel and communications services to resolve public affairs challenges. We identify the markets and determine audiences to devise tactics that will produce successful outcomes. We avoid a cookie-cutter approach to public affairs problems.

Media Relations
FMSC employs the latest techniques and systems to cut through the “white noise” and communicate a client’s message. Just as important, we have credibility with the media—from industry newsletters to trade publications to major newspapers and television networks. We earned our access to reporters, editors, and producers—print, broadcast or on-line, local, national, and international. FMSC delivers strategic placement in the right media in the right location at the right time. We use video news releases, streaming video to Web sites, radio and satellite tours, public service announcements and all other mechanisms at our disposal.

Coalition Building
FMSC has developed extensive connections with consumer groups and think tanks, activist organizations and trade associations. We identify potential allies and develop shared messages. We recruit diverse and even unlikely allies to support our clients’ public policy efforts. FMSC understands that coalition building means forming the best team to deliver the best message to key audiences.

Antitrust and Litigation Support
FMSC has worked with antitrust counsel to support—and to block—major mergers. FMSC can build a grassroots campaign to communicate swiftly and effectively to influence decision-makers, such as State Attorneys General. FMSC’s press and communications work complements the legal strategy of corporate counsel and political efforts of lobbyists in Washington and the state capitals. FMSC has worked on a number of high-profile transactions.

International Alliance
FMSC and FIPRA International have a strategic alliance that enables both public affairs firms to advise their growing list of law firm and corporate clients on the public affairs aspects of antitrust and regulatory policy. The effective coordination of legal and communications teams on international transactions has become increasingly important. Mergers and acquisitions have gone global. FMSC and FIPRA assist clients to realize their commercial objectives.