Scott A. SobelPresident
Media & Communications Strategies, Inc.
1020 19th Street, NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20036
Office (202) 449-9801
Fax (202) 530-5508
Cell (301) 793-1480
What People are Saying
"I'd like to take the opportunity to tell you about my friends Scott Sobel and Ufuoma Otu at Media & Communications Strategies, LLC and the MAC Strategies team. In my prior life, I used their services several times, with excellent results, including interviews on national NPR, being featured in the Washington Post, SF Chronicle, and other impressive and targeted legal trade publications. I have gotten to enjoy them as friends as well as collaborators and have always particularly valued getting into discussion with them to sharpen my message, making it a more effective media sell. I'm sure you'll see that they're neat people, and even though they're based in DC, they have contacts all over."
- John McIntyre, Chief Philanthropy Officer - Mercy Foundation
"Media & Communications Strategies' familiarity with the aviation industry and ability to learn more while working within the Mitsubishi culture has yielded strong positive results for improving media and congressional relationships. Whether media training, crisis counseling or government contacts, MCS is responsive, proactive and imaginative."
- Tom Berscheidt, President Turbine Aircraft Services - Managing Agent for Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America, Inc.
"When we needed to develop a relationship with and research the intentions of a huge multi-national manufacturing corporation who could do business in our country we turned to Scott Sobel and his team. He came through with spectacular results and made the introduction and follow-up that possibly could lead to hundreds of jobs, possibly bolster tourism and eventually billions of dollars being pumped into our economy. His understanding of complex, international issues and public audiences, including media pressures, has led to potential great opportunities."
- Damir Vuvic, Executive Director, American Chamber of Commerce Croatia
"Scott Sobel and his team have accomplished work for me on the most sensitive legal issues before Congress and other governmental bodies. He's been realistic, imaginative and professional to work with and I've seen measurable positive results."
- Chris Wrenn, COO and Managing Director HVB Americas
"As a former journalist Scott completely understands what reporters need to do their jobs and helps his clients develop relationships that result in stories of interest and benefit to all. His investigative background also allows him to work on the most complex media issues, understanding and digesting information, to best tell his client's point while being honest with the reporter. He is a PR person I can trust."
- Louis Young, Senior Correspondent, CBS New York
"An important client with a national environmental issue needed help reshaping its image and reversing predominantly negative press. Scott Sobel and his team were immediately hands-on, learned the facts and challenges quickly and in a very short time generated relationships and stories that positively improved the client's national image with all levels of media. He persuaded journalists, politicians and celebrities alike to support our messages."
- Guy Martin, Partner, Perkins Coie LLP
"MAC Strategies President Scott Sobel has represented my interests and the public relations interests of FARR Miller & Washington for
over a decade. The MAC Strategies team understands how to get powerful branding for my wealth management business and has been instrumental in getting us placed as a prominent source in almost every major financial media outlet in the U.S. and elsewhere."
- Michael Farr, President, Farr, Miller & Washington
"MAC Strategies played an integral role in helping the client to get the US government to focus more attention and resources on this matter, which ultimately led the agency to a final conclusion that saved the client and the entire US hand truck industry."
- Matthew Jaffe, Esq., Partner, Crowell & Morning LLP
"Scott Sobel and his Media & Communications Strategies team have the expertise and background to absolutely navigate the most complex legal, crisis and political issues using the media as a powerful tool. Scott's unmatched understanding of how the news business works and what his clients need get business and results."
- Mike Blanchard CEO of the Law Practice Advisory Group and Former Executive Director and CEO of major law firms
"Scott Sobel at Media & Communications Strategies has provided outstanding crisis, legal support and media training counseling that has served our attorneys' needs and the needs of our clients. The focus is always on success."
- Nicole Quigley, Director of Media and Public Relations, Crowell & Moring LLP
"If you want the Rolling Stones on top of the Empire State Building tomorrow, you call Scoot MacPherson (MCS Practice Partner)."
- Dick Beahrs, former President and COO Court TV
"I find your ideas energizing and exciting. Thank you for putting your creativity to work (for our hospital)."
- Development Vice President for a "Top Ranked US News & World Report" hospital and health care provider.