Research. Optics. Pre-Crisis Communications.
Silver Street Strategies is a boutique research and communications firm founded by Alex Platkin and Kristen Bartoloni, former Director and Deputy Director of the Research Department in the Obama White House. We provide political research, optics consulting, and pre-crisis communications strategy to political, non-profit, and private sector clients.
Plenty of people can clean up a mess. But what if you didn’t have to? At Silver Street Strategies, we believe that true communication successes require planning that prevents crises from happening and negative stories from being written in the first place.
We each bring to the table a decade of political experience - working for campaigns, interest groups, think tanks, and most recently, the Obama White House. For over five years at the White House, we averted countless communications crises doing the unglamorous but critical work of due diligence: fact-checking, risk assessment, vetting, research and rapid response in a non-stop, high-stakes media environment. Unfortunately, private organizations – whether large companies or local non-profits – aren’t exempt from similar types of scrutiny, especially in a time when every critic is a keyboard away from an audience.
We’ll apply the same gold standard to your “pre-crisis” communications and research needs, taming an unpredictable and often uncontrollable 24/7-news cycle into one that’s a little more manageable – one where your good stories can shine.