capabilities

We have world-class experts across a dozen different disciplines, all collaborating to drive the external environment and execute winning campaigns.

Advocacy Advertising

Crisis Management

Digital

Government Relations

Grassroots Coalition Building

Hispanic Communications

International Affairs

Mergers & Acquisitions

Political Consulting

Public Affairs Campaign Management

Public Opinion Research

Strategic Media Relations

Advocacy Advertising

Working closely with our internal grassroots coalition experts, we tap into the triggers that motivate audiences through public opinion research, and channel these insights into advertising that makes a difference, in concert with a comprehensive communications strategy.

Crisis Management

Mercury manages crisis situations in a multitude of industries through transparency, honesty, relentlessness and speed. We deftly craft strategies that put our clients ahead of rapid political and regulatory changes, competitors, critics, and changes in the external environment. Styled from the highest-level political campaigns and our own experience in running and covering those campaigns, our crisis management is based on what will work, without guessing. We monitor how our clients are being talked about in real-time across multiple platforms and develop timely, effective response plans to deal with negative news and information.

Digital

Mercury’s holistic approach to online communication integrates traditional public affairs and public relations with digital media and new technologies to create unparalleled digital offerings for our clients. From social media to websites to online grassroots organizing, and beyond, Mercury aims to create social movements, mobilize people, and inspire action both on and offline.

Government Relations

Mercury has unparalleled government relations expertise on Capitol Hill, in Statehouses throughout the US, and within local City Councils. As a global firm, we know how to influence elected officials at all levels of government, and our tactic-neutral strategies provide clients with strategic communications, grass-roots mobilization, polling, and state lobbying in all 18 offices. Each office’s capabilities are reflective of the unique political environment, offering solutions locally, nationally, and internationally. We distinguish ourselves by having senior, bi-partisan talent that comes from the highest levels of business, government, politics and media deeply engaged in each project from start to finish, a promise we keep to all clients. As such, we collaborate to create dynamic strategies that adapt to challenges and shape the outcome for our clients, deploying whatever capability, tactic and team is best for the challenge. Our proven results are reflected annually in Public Laws, committee reports, agency budgets and regulatory activities.

Grassroots Coalition Building

Mercury manages an unmatched network of over 500 leading bipartisan political operatives in every congressional district in all 50 states, vetted after every election cycle and continually measured for effectiveness. Through close coordination with our Strategic Media, Digital Communications, and Government Relations teams, Mercury develops and executes comprehensive “outside games” that elevate our clients’ issues and enhance their brands in D.C. and across the U.S.

Hispanic Communications

Mercury provides tailored strategy with culturally relevant content and purposeful execution for America’s growing Hispanic population. Our proven relationships with Univision, Telemundo, Impremedia publications, CNN Español, as well as English language outlets focused on Hispanic consumers, create a direct and powerful channel of communication with this vital constituency.

International Affairs

Mercury has advised and executed successful election and public affairs campaigns on five continents. The reach and experience of our political and public strategy consultants extends far beyond the United States. We provide expert public affairs, lobbying, and strategic advisory services to sovereign governments, corporations, international organizations, and individuals around the world, with a particularly strong capability in Africa, the Middle East, and the Islamic World.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Complex, cross-border Mergers and Acquisitions are not just financial and legal transactions. They require a fundamental expertise in managing all the key external influencers around a narrative that neutralizes opposition and allows the business case to prevail to form a completely integrated solution, built from the start with every internal and external constituency in mind.

Political Consulting

Mercury has won hundreds of races across the country. Senior advisors in political communication and strategy, polling, campaign management, and advocacy advertising give us a distinctive edge, allowing Mercury to create the most persuasive messages, identify the most influential audiences, and manage communications correctly.

Public Affairs Campaign Management

From corporations to universities to non-profits, we provide one point of contact for all campaign needs, skillfully integrating the entire team into a singular capability that encompasses Strategic Media Relations, Grassroots Coalition Building, Advocacy Advertising, and Government Relations. Using strategic intelligence to identify influencers and decision-makers, Mercury develops effective messaging and alters key perceptions within the external environment to change behavior and allow our clients to win.

Public Opinion Research

For any organization or issue, we can reach and help our clients effectively deal with all key stakeholder groups — whether they are consumers, investors, policy makers, employees or NGOs. Mercury has experience conducting electoral research domestically, from city council to president, as well as internationally. Using both traditional and emerging techniques, we audit clients’ situations, understand both the ‘what’ and ‘why’ of stakeholder opinions, put in place metrics to measure progress, chart a course forward, and use the research laboratory to test scenarios and winning messages.

Strategic Media Relations

Home to strategists that have excelled at all levels of print, broadcast, digital and political media, Mercury specializes in crafting the right narrative for our clients and amplifying their voice in the larger conversation. Our distinctive capabilities include extensive success in placing stories and booking guests, a deep understanding of audience demographics, and a proven ability to counsel leaders at Fortune 500 companies, governments, nonprofits and universities.

proven success

Launched grassroots effort that secured NFL Network carriage on all major providers, generating billions in market value

Defeated sophisticated activist investors on behalf of medical tech company Board of Directors

Managed public affairs campaign for winning InBev acquisition of Anheuser-Busch

Led strategic effort for British utility National Grid acquisition of KeySpan

Developed successful strategy for global automaker to keep union out of US

Counseled two national healthcare providers through contentious DOJ investigations and settlements

Passed healthcare tort reform in Florida, Texas and California

Won $6.2 billion in new Medicare funding for long-term care industry

Guided Republican wins in Democratic States: Christie/Pataki/Schwarzenegger

Organized authentic coalitions that led to anti-trust investigations of Google on five continents

Elected Akinwumi A. Adesina head of African Development Bank

Created and executed opinion leader strategic media campaign for Imaging Advantage that led to $200 million investment from previously unknown fund

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