LOS ANGELES—Southern California public affairs firms Englander Knabe & Allen, headquartered in Los Angeles, and San Diego-based Southwest Strategies have formed a strategic alliance designed to complement their existing public affairs businesses.
According to Harvey Englander, managing partner at EK&A. the new strategic partnership “will allow us to extend our reach and will increase the ability of both firms to provide clients with seasoned public affairs veterans who have the knowledge, experience and credibility to navigate the complex and challenging maze of municipal government throughout Southern California."
EK&A provides strategic counsel to clients on a wide range of issues, with particular focus on, and experience in, reputation and crisis management, litigation support, public affairs, government advocacy, media relations, community relations, financial communications and marketing material development. Southwest Strategies specializes in the development and implementation of strategic programs for businesses, organizations and public agencies seeking to build productive relationships with their stakeholders, customers and the community.
“The clients of both firms will benefit from access to a diverse and talented group of public affairs veterans who have the experience and credibility to navigate the complex and challenging maze of local government," says Alan Ziegaus, chief executive officer of Southwest Strategies.