Public Relations & Public Affairs

With more than a decade of communications leadership on some of the most challenging national, state, and local issues, we cut through the congested media environment and reach the people essential to our client's objectives. From developing a national media plan to organizing a county hearing, our team has extensive expertise in public relations and public affairs.

With years of experience working with reporters, producers, and journalists on local, regional, national, and international levels, Bantam can handle media outreach, manages incoming inquiries, and helps support proactive or reactive strategies over the short and long-term.


Public affairs success starts with determining the best path toward achieving your goals and your priorities. We work with your team to identify the audience we need to move, the message that will move them, and the voices that need to carry that message — and we figure out how to navigate the shifting dynamics in the public narrative and tackle challenges that may be in the way.


Push your message by equipping the public with the facts. Got a project that’s creating 100 new jobs? We help draft reports to package news and create media hooks, developing a corresponding media strategy to center your story in the local media narrative. Need a one-pager for a key meeting? We make your data and key points accessible in a concise and effective document. We work with clients to develop the tools that make sense for their project and goals and that break through the cluttered media narrative.

Media Materials

Whether it is a press release announcing your big news, a blog post about a new product, a statement in response to a reporter question, letters to the editor and op-eds for a local paper, or a press blast sharing critical background information, Bantam drafts and distributes effective and accessible materials to support your communications strategy and seize the attention of the media contacts you want to reach.

Crisis Management

When things get sticky, Bantam’s got your back. Bantam staff have years of experience managing brand threats, leaks, attacks and whatever the world may throw at you. We work with clients to identify the best ways to safeguard priorities and staff while developing plans for managing internal and external communications at the toughest times for any organization or company.

Talking Points & Interview Prep

With extensive experience preparing client principals for everything from speeches at political conventions to national television interviews to local radio appearances, we craft effective communications with words that work, responses to tough questions, and an eye toward winning over the toughest audiences — whether it’s in a one-on-one meeting or on a major broadcast outlet.

Visibility Campaigns

Get your brand and a message about the benefits of your project out in the community where you’re working. Bantam helps you identify the best opportunities and the best ways to show up, whether it’s tabling at a local county fair, sponsoring a national newsletter, or buying billboards outside of a key meeting. We work with you to identify effective visibility tactics to bring your message to your audience where they already are.

Event Management

Whether it is a press conference, a panel discussion, or a TV crew touring your facility, Bantam’s communications staff develops event concepts and manages the logistics so you don’t have to. We work with you to identify locations, spokespeople, opportunities, and risks to generate positive media coverage with in-person events.

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