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MESSAGING

In the noisy political din of Washington, a clear, compelling message speaks volumes. We craft your message so it resonates with policymakers and speaks their language. Our experience informs us that the most effective messaging plans are multi-tiered and span multiple platforms. Direct lobbying, coalition building, sophisticated public relations tactics, and the effective use of social media and blogs: we explore all these options and pick the most effective course of action.

Consistency is key. Through whatever avenues we push your message, it will stay consistent, track closely with your ultimate goal, and most importantly, ring true for the players you are targeting. We extend the reach of your message through media coverage, public relations initiatives, and coalition-building. We also can back up your position through the development of highly effective position papers, draft legislation, report language, testimony, congressional correspondence, or regulatory comments.

Should your organization or any of its representatives appear before Congress or a regulatory agency, our team can work closely with you to develop the core messaging techniques that result in persuasive, on-point communications. In addition, we work with a talented team of graphic designers, copy editors, and printers to produce sophisticated, eye-catching publications, leave-behinds, digital documents, and videos.

Publications

Trending Wonkology: What is 'Special Counsel'?

Gift-giving policies: Seven ethics checks in light of OGE’s Updated Standards

Connecting more: Two ways the revised OGE gift standards ease communication with government employees

Summary and implications of proposed 'Counteracting Russian Hostilities Act of 2017'

Senate committee examines unmanned aircraft system safety, privacy concerns

TPP accord faces uncertain future in Congress

Counterfeits can kill U.S. troops. So why isn't Congress and DoD doing more to stop it?

Blog Posts

Make college great again: Higher education in the Trump era

ED issues proposed rules for higher ed distance learning programs

Political campaigns face copyright and robocall liabilities

The midterm elections and higher ed: What you need to know

TCLE

Election Prognostication: A Webinar on the State of the 2016 Presidential Election

News

Congratulations to our 2017 ‘Lawyers of the Year’

Thompson Coburn's lobbying group honored as among the top in the nation

Download Thompson Coburn's 2016 Congressional Calendar

Thompson Coburn's elections webinar: Will Trumped-up primaries lead to madness at the presidential conventions?

Aaron Lacey, Chris Murray author paper on regulatory hurdles for competency-based education

U.S. Olympic Committee appoints Ken Salomon to ethics committee

Chris Murray named to National Law Journal’s '40 under 40'

Jim Burger leads panels at 2014 ‘Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age’

Higher education attorney Aaron D. Lacey joins Thompson Coburn

Jim Burger a featured speaker, moderator at ‘Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age’

Thompson Coburn launches new bipartisan Lobbying & Policy group in Washington, D.C.

Senator Kit Bond receives honor from Cardinal Glennon for children’s advocacy

Affordable housing group honors Senator Kit Bond with lifetime achievement award

Senator Kit Bond and Warren Dean publish op-ed in The Washington Times

Former Senator Christopher S. “Kit” Bond Joins Thompson Coburn as Partner

Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6546

Senator Bond draws on his distinguished record of public service to represent clients on matters related to international trade, economic development, biotechnology, agri...

Senator Bond draws on his distinguished record of public service to represe...

Kit Bond
Partner
Washington, D.C.
202 585 6909

For more than 30 years, Jim has provided intellectual property counseling, communications, and government relations support to the information technology industry.

For more than 30 years, Jim has provided intellectual property counseling, ...

Jim Burger
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2232

John provides practical, strategic advice to clients on governmental and business matters.

John provides practical, strategic advice to clients on governmental and bu...

John Cullerton
Legislative Assistant
Washington, D.C.
202 585 6948

Ben serves as legislative assistant to Thompson Coburn's Lobbying & Policy Group.

Ben serves as legislative assistant to Thompson Coburn's Lobbying & Pol...

Ben Grove
Partner
Washington, D.C.
202 585 6916

Chris came to Washington to attend college and has been at the intersection of politics and education ever since.

Chris came to Washington to attend college and has been at the intersection...

Chris Murray
Partner
Washington, D.C.
202 585 6904

Ken has spent his entire legal career in the public and private sectors in Washington, DC and has a thorough understanding and appreciation of how lobbying can advance cl...

Ken has spent his entire legal career in the public and private sectors in ...

Ken Salomon
Partner
Washington, D.C.
202 585 6924

Jane serves as counsel to transit agencies across the country on a range of issues from funding to project development to procurement.

Jane serves as counsel to transit agencies across the country on a range of...

Jane Sutter Starke