Checkmate Strategies is a results-oriented strategic communications and campaign consulting firm, that advises political candidates and organizations, as well as corporate and grassroots organizations across the country.

Whether it’s winning a political campaign, advancing public policy initiatives, or managing crisis communications, we put our clients in the best position to succeed by identifying key constituencies and stakeholders, and then developing and delivering messages that move and motivate them into action.

Our scope of services include, but aren’t limited to:

General Consulting

“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.” ― Sun Tzu, Art of War

Cookie cutter campaigns and lazy messaging doesn’t lead to a winning campaign. At Checkmate Strategies, we will work with each political, corporate or grassroots client to develop and implement an individualized strategic plan that maximizes your resources and improves your potential for success. From helping you build a team of experienced professionals, to ensuring each of them do their job and do it well, Checkmate Strategies is dedicated to creating and executing on a winning strategy.


Strategic and Crisis Communications

“If I had an hour to solve a problem I’d spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and 5 minutes thinking about solutions.” ― Albert Einstein

Messaging development and discipline is often the most difficult challenge for any campaign, business or organization – especially in times of crisis. From media training and debate prep, to rapid response and advocacy, Checkmate Strategies is dedicated to building your brand and helping it endure through whatever challenge may come its way.


Public Affairs / Government Affairs

“With public sentiment, nothing can fail. Without it, nothing can succeed.” ― President Abraham Lincoln

While far from perfect, our form of local, county, state and federal legislatures are still the single most effective way to pursue lasting change in our society. Checkmate Strategies is dedicated to ensuring government continues to serve the needs of its people, by advocating on behalf of public policies that improve economic opportunity and individual liberty on behalf of our clients.


Grassroots Organization and Coalition Building

“If You Want To Go Fast, Go Alone. If You Want To Go Far, Go Together.” ― African Proverb

Critical to any campaign, business or organization are its constituents, customers and stakeholders. Checkmate Strategies is dedicated to identifying and organizing your grassroots supporters and activating them on behalf of their shared priorities.


Direct Mail

“The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter. ’tis the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.” ― Mark Twain, The Wit and Wisdom of Mark Twain

As important as the core of the message and brand, are the words and images used to convey it. Checkmate Strategies is dedicated to providing award winning creativity and quality to every facet of your direct mail and print advertising needs – from design and copy to printing and delivery – to ensure your message breaks through the clutter and produces the desired result.


Social Media Management and Digital Advertising

“Distracted from distraction by distraction” ― T.S. Eliot

In the information-age, it’s critical to capitalize on the increasing capacity and power of social media and digital advertising. Checkmate Strategies is dedicated to utilizing these tools to deliver a message that persuades and motivates your constituents and stakeholders into action.