Public Affairs

SCN works on a variety of public affairs and communications projects for clients ranging from publicly-traded companies to sports teams to major law firms to philanthropies to government agencies. Our philosophy is simple. We believe in staying on offense.

Case Study

In 2011, SCN produced a comprehensive advertising campaign that put a human face on the potential annexation of the City of Vernon, California. SCN's television, radio, print, and billboard ads all won Pollie awards as the nation's best public affairs ads of the year.

Pollie Award    

Media Relations

SCN has directed communications efforts, served as spokespeople, led debate preparations for elected officials at all levels, and managed complex messaging challenges for a wide variety of private and public sector clients.

Case Study

SCN provided debate training to Liberal Democrat Nick Clegg in the historic 2010 race for Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Clegg was heralded as a "slam dunk winner" in the nation's first televised contest.

Nick Clegg… got a little help from his friends in California when he delivered knockout performances in a recent series of televised debates that are now credited with turning Thursday's election into a nail-biter not seen in Britain for more than 30 years. Clegg turned for debate preparation to San Francisco's SCN Strategies - the veteran team of California Democratic political consultants…

San Francisco Chronicle, May 5, 2010

Top: Ace Smith, Sean Clegg, Dan Newman. Bottom: Nick Clegg during televised debate