Recognized Expertise As Boutique, Bipartisan Messaging Consultancy
sm/c/p and its principal, Gordon Hensley, enjoys recognized success working both independently and in partnership with a diverse variety of national and state-based consulting partners to achieve desired policy, political and business objectives.
Hensley’s extensive breadth of experience and range as a senior communications strategist and speechwriter — on high-stakes statewide and presidential campaigns, on Capitol Hill, and in various corporate engagements — is why sm/c/p thrives as a “go-to” enterprise with a reputation for making a quick, discernible difference in terms of strategic planning, message output, performance and results.
The other key to Hensley’s tenure as an in-demand communications specialist is his longstanding reputation as a positive, team-oriented, lead-by-example professional accountable for results, objectively blunt when assessing problems, and prefers seeing the results of his work, not his name, reported in the media.
Historically, well over 50% of sm/c/p’s corporate engagement comes from medium and larger-sized public relations, government affairs and executive communications firms seeking specific expertise on a key project, or to sustain major client relationships with a steady stream of high quality, real-time content deliverables coupled with seasoned strategic communications insights.
In addition to managing outside research, polling and media vendors on behalf of trade associations and independent expenditure efforts, sm/c/p frequently collaborates with in-house government relations teams to advance federal and state policy objectives, counter persistent negative media coverage, write and oversee major speech and congressional testimony projects, and package/rollout key industry research initiatives.
National, Bipartisan Scope
National, Bipartisan Scope
Having collaborated successfully with dozens of prominent GOP and Democratic lobbying, polling, research, media and PR firms across the nation, sm/c/p is accustomed to achieving clients’ business objectives with a wide variety of teams involving multiple consultancies.
sm/c/p has been an integral part of award-winning, bi-partisan strategic communications partnerships that have helped health providers and other industry sectors preserve billions in federal and state funding, rescind governors’ cuts to state programs, advance budget, tax and medical malpractice reforms, and successfully engage opponents and critics in the public arena.
sm/c/p Corporate History
Several Representative Clients
A majority of sm/c/p clients maintain confidentiality agreements.