WASHINGTON, DC—Purple Strategies, a bipartisan, full-service communications firm, has formed a strategic alliance offering with Lighthouse Consulting Group, a government relations firm with expertise in the energy sector. The two firms will provide government affairs advocacy in the energy field.

Purple Strategies was formed earlier this year by Alex Castellanos and Steve McMahon, who merged two Republican and Democratic firms to provide a bi-partisan approach to corporate communications and issue advocacy. The firm provides government affairs and lobbying, message strategies, opinion research, integrated advertising, media relations and grassroots outreach for clients including national and international companies, trade associations, coalitions, advocacy organizations, associations, and nonprofits.

Lighthouse is a government affairs and management consulting firm with an established concentration in energy and the environment, leading advocacy campaigns to shape national energy and environmental legislation. The firm’s international client list includes corporations, investment banks and insurance firms, associations, coalitions, and nonprofit groups.