About Us

Drawing on nearly 30 years of experience developing and leading strategic, global communications programs for some of the world's most recognizable and influential organizations, Steven Drake Associates, LLC offers a range of services designed to help clients influence or reinforce perceptions and opinions, enhance their visibility, and achieve their organizational objectives.  We help you connect with audiences crucial to your success:  customers, shareholders, employees, regulators, the news media, and other organizations in your sector.

Sector Specializations

While Steven Drake Associates, LLC has delivered communications programs and counsel across a full range of sectors, the firm offers particular insight and expertise to clients In these areas:

  • Education -- companies and organizations serving either or both K-12 and higher education.
  • China -- companies wishing to explore or launch operations, build reputations and brands, or address a specific business challenge in China -- as well as Chinese companies managing their public affairs programs in the United States.
  • Technology -- organizations developing and delivering promising technologies to businesses or consumers.
  • Associations -- trade and professional groups helping their members navigate the shoals of issues, regulations and competition.
  • Professional Services -- firms looking to promote and reinforce their thought leadership and expertise.

 An Approach Focused on Achieving Results

Steven Drake Associates, LLC believes any communications program should have one overriding purpose:  to help a company or organization meet its strategic business objectives. 

Our small size and low overhead allow us to provide senior-level attention and develop and implement results-focused programs at a fraction of the costs of the large, multi-national public relations firms.  We work on an ongoing or project basis, directly with clients or in concert with their consultants and communications firms, on high-impact programs designed to deliver.

The approach and tools we use are as varied as the needs of our clients:

  • Communications strategy and planning
  • Public affairs and issues management
  • Corporate positioning
  • Marketing communications
  • Brand development and strategy
  • International communications programming (with a focus on China )
  • Internal/employee communications
  • Website content development
  • Media interview training and preparation
  • Speechwriting and presentation development
  • Charitable giving and community relations
  • Communications staff development and training

Steven Drake Associates, LLC stands ready to create and deliver a communications program to help you, or your client, achieve results -- and success. 

News & Notes

Steve Drake Launches RFP Associates
Wed, Nov 9, 2011

Steve Drake has launched a second consulting business, RFP Associates , which will help businesses, associations and government agencies...


Steven Drake Associates Leads 2010 China Business & Trade Mission
Wed, Sep 15, 2010

Steve Drake, in his role as chairman of the Maryland-China Business Council, just returned from leading a 28-member delegation on a two-week, four-city business tour of China.  The...