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S-3 Expands Congressional Reach; Adds Matt Bravo

Washington, DC – S-3 Public Affairs today announced the addition of Capitol Hill veteran Matt Bravo, who most recently served as Floor Director to House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA). He will start work with the firm in 2018.

“Matt Bravo has been a critical part of our Whip Office team from the start, and as floor director he has helped bring about many hard-earned legislative victories to the benefit of the American people. In more than a decade working on Capitol Hill, Matt has developed strong relationships with members of Congress and staff on both sides of the aisle, and while his counsel and friendship will be missed, I know Matt’s experience and expertise will serve him well in the next phase of his career,” said House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA).

Top Lobbyist 2017

The S-3 team was again recognized in The Hill’s Top Lobbyist list for our deep reach throughout Congress and Washington, DC. Learn more about our growing team here. The Hill Top Lobbyists 2017: Hired Guns November 2, 2017 Rob Collins and Mike Ference, S-3 Group “With close ties to House and Senate leadership, S-3 is […]

POLITICO Influence

By Theodoric Meyer FIRST IN PI – S-3 PUBLIC AFFAIRS ADDS BARRASSO AIDE: Arjun Mody, a top aide to Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), is leaving the Hill to join S-3 Public Affairs as a principal. Mody is currently the policy director for the Senate Republican Policy Committee, which Barrasso chairs. Barrasso praised Mody is a […]

Supreme Court confirmation week: Neil Gorsuch’s game plan

By Ryan Lovelace Judge Neil Gorsuch’s team, anticipating roadblocks as he prepares for Senate confirmation hearings this week, is executing a carefully crafted plan to gain Democratic support for his Supreme Court nomination. “The biggest challenge you have is don’t let him get too far away from who he is,” said Rob Collins, a strategic […]

S-3 Expands Its Reach, Firm Adds Bipartisan, Bicameral Professionals

Washington, DC– S-3 Public Affairs today announced the addition of two team members, Todd Wooten and Kate Dickens, both seasoned Hill veterans. S-3 Public Affairs takes a holistic approach to public affairs. Recognizing the changing landscape and playbook in DC, the firm is anchored by the best policy, media and political minds. Working as an […]

WEEKLY AGENDA

Agenda: 11/19/17

By S-3 Public Affairs Fact of the Week: CNN shares the story of how Square technology has helped small, struggling cities, recover. Webster City, Iowa – population 8,000 – is home to more than 40 businesses that use Square. The idea is “to cater to travelers passing through town often without cash. (Webster City is right off […]

Agenda: 9/24/17

By S-3 Public Affairs Fact of the Week: The Wall Street Journal reports on Mashable’s big bet on video, noting that Mashable is not alone in this shift. They note that the digital landscape has shifted in recent years, with initial excitement around new outlets leveling off and investors looking for clear returns. The solution: video. “Many companies […]

Agenda: 9/17/17

By: S-3 Public Affairs Fact of the Week: This week the House of Representatives passed all 12 appropriations bills prior to the start of the new fiscal year (October 1) for the first time since 2009. The last time all 12 appropriations bills were enacted prior to the start of the fiscal year was in 1996. Congress is currently operating […]

Agenda: 9/10/17

By S-3 Public Affairs Fact of the Week: As Amazon makes plans for its second U.S. headquarters, the Wall Street Journal shares a positive perspective on the impact that automation (and businesses like Amazon) can have. “The brick-and-mortar retail swoon has been accompanied by a less headline-grabbing e-commerce boom that has created more jobs in the U.S. than traditional stores […]

Agenda: 9/3/17

By S-3 Public Affairs Fact of the Week: Smartphones are about to get a lot smarter. Ahead of the next iPhone reveal, the New York Times reports on the “futurism” that your phone’s camera is expected to unleash as soon as 2018. “Here’s a peek into how the camera may come into play: As soon as you pick up your […]

Agenda: 7/30/17

By S-3 Public Affairs Fact of the Week: The C-Suite is not just starting to accept AI, but it is embracing and acknowledging its power and potential. AdWeek reports on a new IBM report which finds, “73 percent of CEOs predict AI will play a “key role” in their companies’ future. And more than 50 percent of the chiefs […]

Agenda: 7/23/17

By S-3 Public Affairs Fact of the Week: Amazon delivered tough news to Blue Apron this week when it announced plans to break into the meal kit industry. Morning Consult polling finds high prices are the biggest challenge for existing meal kit companies, CNBC adding, “Amazon — known for keeping prices competitively low — could be looking to solve this […]

Agenda: 7/16/17

By S-3 Public Affairs Fact of the Week: Amazon Prime Day set new records growing, “by more than 60 percent compared to the same 30 hours last year. … More new members joined Prime on July 11 than on any single day in Amazon history.” Recode adds, “Within a couple of years, more U.S. households could be subscribers […]

Agenda: 7/9/17

By S-3 Public Affairs Fact of the Week: Emojis are increasingly being used for search online as their use among smartphone users remains incredibly high. Digiday reports on a, “MojiLaLa study that found 86 percent of smartphone users in the U.S. regularly use emojis, and that number jumps to 96 percent among those 18 to 34.” Kayak is one […]

Agenda: 7/2/17

By S-3 Public Affairs Fact of the Week: Axios’ Sara Fischer notes in her new weekly media trends newsletter, “Roughly 50% percent of ad dollars flow to Google and Facebook, America’s ‘Duopoly.’ Together they are expected to take 83% of every new ad dollar, according to calculations from Digital Content Next, the premium publishers association.” To put that […]