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MediaSpeak Strategies is a DC-based communications firm led by Nancy Pfotenhauer -- a strategist, economist and TV personality. Our expertise is in public policy and political persuasion. Want an output like a press release? Others are best-suited to help you. Want an outcome like a shift in public opinion among key demographics? That’s what we do. From defining objectives to crafting your message to building your ground game, our MO is a chess match -- long-term strategic planning with rapid-response execution.

In our spare time, we love talking policy on TV and radio and at events and ceremonies. Combining our strategy services with our media experience, we’re also frequently called on to serve as spokespeople for political campaigns, issue campaigns and businesses’ PR efforts.

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May 7, 2014

ObamaCare's one-size-fits-all failure

March 1, 2013

Catch Nancy’s Latest Blog for US News and World Report

Ohio Gov. John Kasich Goes the Full Obama on Medicaid

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March 1, 2013

Nancy’s Blog for US News and World Report

Big Government Aims to Repeat Housing Crash Mistakes

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March 1, 2013

Blog Library

Browse our library of past blogs…..

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February 22, 2012

Tune in for this week’s scheduled hits!


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Communication Strategy
Clients often ask us to change public opinion in a quick and focused way. For that to happen, your strategy has to be multi-faceted and integrated with other capabilities. That might sound like jargon but it’s true -- there’s no free lunch! For issue advocacy campaigns, that looks something like this: policy and research --> messaging and communications --> grassroots advocacy --> media influence --> public opinion shift.
Media & Spokesperson Appearances
Most pundits lack substance. Most economists lack communications skills. Nancy’s background in economics combined with her communications expertise make her a rare media-ready mix. TV producers frequently cite Nancy’s unique ability to break down complex policy issues in a way mainstream viewers can understand. Plus, what good is a communications shop that can’t put their money where their mouth is?