Government Relations

Cypress Media Group is a bipartisan lobbying and government relations firm. We assist organizations that need a Washington lobbyist or presence at state capitals. We have worked for both the Democratic and Republican parties and are experienced in policy and political issues in the executive and legislative branches of government. We can assist your organization with government business development efforts and public policy matters, including legislative and regulatory affairs.

You can benefit from our three decades of experience in lobbying and government relations as you work with federal and state elected officials, government employees, and institutional decision-makers.

Cypress Media Group can provide government relations services to U.S. and foreign corporations, organizations, and governments. Our approach is to develop long-term working relationships with members of Congress, their staffs, congressional committee staffers, and executive branch and regulatory agency decision-makers.

Cypress Media Group creates government relations plans targeting the exact needs of our clients, focusing on the lobbying efforts that will produce the best results. We offer affordable and flexible fee arrangements.

Government Relations and Lobbying Services

  • Congressional and regulatory affairs
  • Industry and association relations
  • Foreign Embassy relations Public Affairs and Crisis Communications Services
  • Public affairs campaigns
  • Grassroots and grasstops advocacy in all 50 states
  • State and local representation
  • Digital, social media, and viral communications
  • Issue and advocacy advertising and public relations
  • Reputation-building strategies

Government Business Development Services

  • Federal marketing initiatives and proven Business-to-Government strategies
  • Grant strategies for non-profit organizations, educational institutions, and municipalities

Political Campaign Services

  • Advise on actively or passively participating in the U.S. political process with political parties and candidates on the federal, state, and local levels
  • Brief corporate leaders on key political races and demonstrate how they will impact industries and companies
  • Advise on making strategic political contributions
  • Explain the benefits and pitfalls of establishing political action committees

FAQs about lobbying and government relations

Q: What is government relations?
Government relations is a component of a business plan that provides a professional bridge between the company, organization, or government and the U.S. Federal Government or state governments. It is also called lobbying or government affairs. Internationally, government relations is known as public affairs. Our government relations program provides a comprehensive service that helps organizations easily navigate on federal and state levels. We develop government business, build important brand equity, and establish a substantive working relationship with elected officials, policy leaders, regulatory professionals, and congressional and Administration decision-makers.
Q: Who needs government relations?
Any company that has a product, service, or technology that is highly regulated by the U.S. Federal Government or state governments needs a government relations program. Such industries would include, but are not limited to, energy (all sub-industries of energy including nuclear and renewables), pharmaceutical/life sciences, agriculture, health care, technology, computer/cyber security, Defense, Homeland Security, aviation, banking/financial services, food/beverage, education, Internet/telecom/wireless, gaming/casino, and Tribal.
Q: We are a member of an industry association. Doesn’t that cover government relations?
All companies should be a member of their industry organization. Some companies are members of several such coalitions. These organizations provide companies with vital information and networking opportunities. However, their government relations departments represent the entire industry, not individual members. Industry associations provide government relations for their members, but when talking to a member of Congress or a regulatory decision-maker, the association provides a snap-shot of the industry—not your organization’s point of view. Most companies who want to be represented properly in Washington pay annual dues to an industry association and also retain a government relations firm to ensure the company’s viewpoints are conveyed to Washington decision-makers.
Q: How expensive is a government relations program?
Developing a government relations effort is not cost-prohibitive. Depending on the substance and scope of the government relations plan, a company or organization can often negotiate a contract of $10,000 a month. Larger and more complex government relations plans cost more.

Contact Us

Contact Us

Do you need a lobbying firm, government relations firm, or Washington lobbyist? If so, we can offer you turnkey services.

Call us at 770-640-9918 or E-mail to or contact us to discuss your specific needs and to obtain a confidential, no-obligation consultation.

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  1. The "off the record" questionDon't answer.
  2. The hypothetical questionAvoid an answer.
  3. The "what-does-so-and-so-think" questionDon't speculate on an answer.

Three tips on choosing the right political consultant

  1. Ask about the consultant's specialties.Be sure his/her specialties match your needs.
  2. Beware of consultants who take credit for all victories and blame others for all losses.
  3. Find out the types of campaigns in which the consultant does not excel.

Online Public Relations Tips

Three reasons to monitor your online presence as part of your weekly public relations duties:

  1. Protecting your online reputation and brand
  2. Gathering competitive intelligence
  3. Reacting to any online conversations

You should monitor all of the following categories that pertain to your organization:

  1. Company name and slogan
  2. Company Web site
  3. Names of executives, managers, and employees in the news
  4. Names of products, services, or properties

Three online tools to use to learn what is being said online about your organization:

  1. Google Alerts
  2. Technorati
  3. Google RSS Reader