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Principles, First. Principals First.

Principles, First is just one of the signposts that guide Shirley & Banister Public Affairs.

As a team, we have achieved extraordinary success for individuals and leading organizations who have wanted to get a point of view across, change people’s thinking and change their worldview.

One little punctuation can make all the difference in the world, just as choices can make all the difference. Principles, First.

 For Shirley & Banister Public Affairs, it is also Principals First. Just as we put our client’s philosophy first, we also put our clients first.

We have a conservative worldview and we only work with individuals, associations, corporations, publishing houses and institutions that share that view. We work on all sides of the political aisle in order to accomplish the clients’ goal and gets the job done.

Our motto is ‘winning is an everyday thing.’ Helping our clients communicate their message to the widest possible audience. Ask our clients, former clients, rivals, journalists, just about anyone in modern American politics about Shirley & Banister Public Affairs.

You will hear words such as “dedicated,” “relentless,” “successful,” “hard-charging,” “creative,” “inventive,” “honest,” and “classy.”

Our work is successful for our clients because we believe in our clients and their causes.

Ask the principals first about our principles, first.

The people at SBPA are the best, always responsive and have relevant and interesting material.

-James Golden, Producer, “The Rush Limbaugh Show”

They have focused the debate on the states’ rights argument better than any organization that I have seen. They are diligent in getting the facts right the first time and staying on message with the media.

-Steve Merrill, Former Governor of New Hampshire, National Chairman, Citizens for State Power

Shirley & Banister operates with campaign-like precision every day to get their clients’ ideas and causes into the news. They've got a sharp team of real pros who've never failed me.

-Monica Crowley, Fox News Channel Host for America’s Newsroom

Shirley & Banister Public Affairs can get a message out clearly, intelligently—and effectively. And they’re nice guys too.

-William Kristol Publisher, Weekly Standard And FOX News Analyst

Whenever I need a leading political voice, Shirley & Banister Public Affairs connects me with a leading expert on the issue.

-Steve Deace, Bestselling author and Nationally Syndicated Radio Host for “the Steve Deace Show”

No other public affairs firm knows communications like SBPA.

-Hon. Bob Livingston

Shirley & Banister Public Affairs is the best investment our organization ever made.

-Marjorie Dannenfelser President, Susan B. Anthony List

When your PR firm is as passionate and dedicated to your cause before you hire them, you know you have made the right choice. And SBPA has continued to demonstrate the great decision we made.

-Robert George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University, Founder & Chairman of the American Principles Project

When I see an email from SBPA, I know it is something important, pertinent, and something I need to read to be fully informed for the day’s news cycle.

-Ron Mitchell, Executive Producer, FOX News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor”

Shirley & Banister Public Affairs is the quintessential PR firm.

-Cleta Mitchell, Lawyer and partner for Foley & Lardner LLP

If you want to get your message out to a national audience, Shirley & Banister Public Affairs gets the job done.

-Mark Levin, Bestselling Author, Attorney and Nationally Syndicated Radio Host for “The Mark Levin Show

They are the Washington public relations firm with its finger on the pulse of public opinion. No matter what the issue, I know that we can count them to aggressively communicate a strong, effective message that impacts the debate and gets real results.

-Grover Norquist, President, Americans for Tax Reform

Shirley & Banister is the premier conservative communications firm. In terms of effective communication, innovation, and professionalism SBPA is without equal.

-Laura Ingraham Nationally Syndicated Radio Host for “The Laura Ingraham Show”

After hiring Shirley & Banister Public Affairs, I quickly realized: Promoting my project is not just a job for these guys; it's a passion.

-Tim Groseclose, UCLA Political Science Professor and author of Left Turn: How Liberal Media Bias Distorts the American Mind

From communicating ideas on economic policy, Shirley & Banister Public Affairs is right on the money.

-Larry Kudlow, Host of CNBC's "The Kudlow Report"

….represented by the very, very able, very, very connected conservative P.R. firm of Shirley & Banister. …[their] every day average American clients include folks like the NRA, Citizens United -- famous from their Supreme Court case -- and the ultraconservative Club for Growth -- those are the drown government in the bathtub people.

-Rachel Maddow, MSNBC News Channel Host for “The Rachel Maddow Show”

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Known and Respected for Making Goals Reality

Our Team 

Shirley & Banister Public Affairs has a long tradition of providing high quality service for a variety of issues and individuals. For thirty years SBPA has successfully represented think tanks, associations, public policy organizations, political candidates, political action committees, corporations, book publishers, authors, and foreign Governments…

Our Results

Most importantly, the firm’s best testimonials come from our past and present clients, contacts in the media and government, and our adversaries.  In fact, many clients come through referrals from people familiar with our work because they know and respect the skills of SBPA.