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ABOUT

Clyde Group is a Washington-based communications and public relations agency advising global corporations, major non-profits, advocacy groups and exciting start-ups.

We build, enhance and protect brands, engage stakeholders, activate customers, and navigate complex situations.

We’re not a big agency, but we don’t call ourselves a boutique. We offer something more: richer client engagement, deeper expertise and ultimately better results.

Clyde Group offers:

Experience, expertise and innovation

A strategic philosophy with unrelenting execution

The capability of a big agency with truly tailored service
testimonials
  • Strong relationships and an understanding of how to connect people with ideas and actions – that’s the Clyde Group way. They create all kinds of success and opportunities, complemented by an engaging and positive attitude to effectively lead strategy and concept development. The team possesses a strong sense of news and understanding for how a story is shaped, and how to take full advantage of the news cycle.

    Holly Arthur, AVP Media & Public Affairs, Association Of American Railroads
  • Alex knows how to turn a smart strategic vision into an actionable tactical communications plan. His drive, instincts and determination have consistently delivered superior results for all types of organizations with complex challenges. His high levels of professionalism and constant dedication to clients are very rare in this business.

    Joe Lockhart, Former White House Press Secretary (President Bill Clinton)
  • Clyde Group knows what works and what doesn’t. They excel at helping develop and implement a winning strategy, including the ability to more effectively deliver your message by taking a complex issue and making it easily understandable. The team has a strong reputation and is a trusted and valuable resource.

    Charles Territo, Former Vice President, Auto Alliance
  • This firm aces strategic communications in large part because of their listening and analytical skills. They led our rebranding effort, which produced a subtle yet important name modification, new logo, tagline and website. Alex now serves on Whitman-Walker Health’s board of directors and is actively engaged in the life of our community health center.

    Don Blanchon, Director, Whitman-Walker Health
  • Our success and growth as an organization was in no small part due to the critical role Clyde Group played on our political response team. In addition to tactical expertise, they fundamentally reshaped our organizational approach to political crisis management.

    Ruth Stillwell, Former Vice President, National Air Traffic Controllers Association
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SERVICES

Strategy isn’t a service; it’s an approach that underlies everything Clyde Group does. We make smart decisions and chart a path to victory with measurable benchmarks. That’s real strategy.

Clyde Group is built around six key practice areas that will help our clients succeed.

Earned Media

National, Local, Trade and Specialist

Content

Message Development, Content Development, Speech Writing

Campaigns

Coalition and Partnership Building, Advocacy, Grassroots

Digital & Social Media

Earned, Owned and Paid

Risk Mitigation

Proactive Planning, Media Monitoring and Rapid Response

Policy Support

Legislative, Regulatory and Market Specific

We provide these integrated capabilities seamlessly. For example: we don’t charge our clients extra for digital and social media. In 2017, those services should be inherent – built into any communications, public relations or media strategy. And with Clyde Group, they are.

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FUN FACTS

We’re an accomplished firm, delivering for a diverse group of companies, industries and sectors.

All that hard work can make a team thirsty.

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Sparkling Waters Consumed
106

Companies Worked With
31

Industries Represented
42

Articles Published
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PRACTICE AREAS

Education

Clyde Group traces its strongest roots to the field of higher education. We’ve partnered with some of the nation’s largest universities, helped diverse higher education institutions address communications challenges with multiple stakeholders. Clyde Group has also worked with government entities, flagship higher education foundations and cutting edge ed-tech startups. We help our clients navigate difficult issues, turning complex education policy into communication plans designed to reach — and influence — students, parents and policymakers.

Financial Services

From serving as the agency of record for the credit card division of the nation’s largest bank, to nearly two decades of experience advising student loan providers on making a meaningful impact in students’ lives, Clyde Group brings extensive experience across the financial services sector. We have provided marketing communications, issues management and content development for banks, credit unions, private equity firms, hedge funds, venture capital companies and major associations.

Real Estate Development

The team at Clyde Group has managed the branding efforts and media relations strategies for real estate developments from Hawaii to Washington, D.C. and dozens of communities in between. We understand that each project or property has a unique story to tell, and work closely with our clients to identify that narrative and then share it with neighbors, brokers, renters and buyers through carefully crafted tactics.

Health Care

In just a few years, we have done highly visible work for a disruptive medical device manufacturer, the United States government and one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies. We have successfully launched and sustained a vibrant patient-led coalition around expanding access to affordable health care, and we have broadened our experience while serving on boards of Federally Qualified Health Centers. Recognizing that diabetes is a major public health threat, we are also committed to offering significant pro-bono work to diabetes patient groups and foundations.

Reputation Management & Crisis Communications

Our team has advised individuals and major organizations on their most complex and high profile issues for decades. Clyde Group provides immediate and critical support to companies under fire, important industries facing criticism and individuals and families who find themselves in the international spotlight. We maintain an on-the-ground team, ready to respond in minutes to the most challenging situations. Grounded in a proven offense-based methodology to push back against critics, we create a positive narrative for our clients that far outlasts any crisis.

Nonprofit & Advocacy

We’re a group of passionate, engaged professionals, so it’s not surprising that our firm has deep experience in nonprofit communications, cause marketing and substantive advocacy. Our team led a movement in support of LGBT rights, spearheaded communications for the country’s most recognized children’s hospitals and advocated for endangered animals — bringing both strategic expertise and genuine loyalty to the mission of each cause. Our work has inspired movements to rally behind today’s most important issues, helped fundraise, formed innovative CSR and shared value strategies, and influenced policy to advance causes 

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CLIENTS

 
 
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GET CONNECTED

We’re interesting, interested, talented and results-oriented. We believe in ourselves, each other and our clients. We do things differently. We do things better. We deliver. We’re hard workers and early risers. We get things done, we have fun, and we’re pretty funny (at least we think so). We are Clyde Group.

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WORK

Our experience spans some of the most complex communications challenges of the past decades, and we provide the highest-caliber strategies to a client list of Fortune 500 companies, philanthropic associations, non-profits and NGOs, spanning the nation’s capital to the Golden Coast and across the Atlantic.

The diaTribe Foundation
Navy Federal Credit Union
Senate Watergate Committee
American Diabetes Association: Team Tackle
Entertainment Software Association
Partners for Better Care
American Bankers Association
Special Olympics D.C.
Whitman-Walker Health

 

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CLYDE GROUP NEWS

Read the latest news from Clyde Group by clicking on any of the headlines below:

How to Make New Employees Feel Like Old Employees

Sorry, Not Sorry: Why Corporate Apologizing Isn’t Always the Best Strategy

Clyde Group Expands Team to Support Growing Client Roster

10 Tips For Writing A Listicle That Are So Obvious You Won’t Believe I Wrote Them Down

Nine baby steps toward creating a family-friendly firm

The Path To Power Led By Women

Writing Tips for “Just Touching This Up a Bit”

Culture Of Clyde Group: Agency Announces New Awards, Hires, Clients

NBC on Clyde Group: Three-Day Weekends and Free Vacation Money? CEOs Take Job Perks to the Max

Years later, financial crisis casts long public relations shadow

Steps United, Pepsi can take to recover from a really bad month

AP on Clyde Group: Culture shock: Business owners see need to change their ways

A Precise Future for Healthcare

What We Can Learn From Cheerio’s Potential PR Crisis

Clyde Group Shortlisted for 2017 Boutique Agency of the Year PR Week Recognizes Agency After Only Two Years

Clyde Group Makes First Acquisition, Expands Team with Series of New Hires

Clyde Group Managing Director, Alex Slater, Named to PRWeek’s  2016 “40 Under 40” List

Clyde Group Hires Shannon Murphy As Director Of Healthcare And Jack Mallory As Associate To Growing Staff

Strategically Discussing Strategy

The Importance of Super Tuesday

Empty Clicks: Why Online Activism is Often Meaningless

 Clyde Group, Washington’s Newest Communications and Public Affairs Firm, Formally Launches

How startups and PR Agencies are Like ‘Ships in the Night’

What It Means to Be an Intern in 2015 

The Supreme Court Won’t Create Marriage Equality. Straight People Will.

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OUR PEOPLE

Our team has backgrounds in politics, business, media, tech and education. We come from the right and left, from America and abroad. We are all published authors – a choice we make because we believe good writing underlies all effective communication.

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PROFESSIONAL NETWORK

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careers

CAREERS

Clyde Group, DC’s fastest-growing communications and public affairs agency, is actively hiring at all levels.

We are a highly competitive firm that’s well-connected, ambitious, demanding and rewarding. We’re strategically smart, and tactically brilliant. If that sounds like you, apply to join us.

Manager
Digital Junior Associate
Junior Associate
Senior Associate

Clyde Group is an equal opportunity employer and seeks qualified candidates regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, national origin or age.

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CONTACT

Contact

Today’s news cycle never stops, and neither do we.

At Clyde Group, we treat our clients like family – always available and ready to provide sound, trusted guidance. We’re never more than a phone call, email or text message away. So let’s touch base.