Profiles in PR | Michael Fulton

Profiles in PR | Michael Fulton

Name: Michael Fulton
Business: The Arnold Agency
Position: President, Washington Office
Twitter: @hillrat1156

Services You Offer
I perform a full range of government relations, public affairs and communications services for companies, associations, higher education, health systems and non-profit organizations. Creative staff in our West Virginia and Montana offices offer tremendous assistance and teamwork to any campaign or project.

Your Niche Area of Expertise
Federal funding strategies, and ways to help your organization advance its cause and reputation among the Administration, Congress and strategic partners.

How Did You Get Started in this Business?
I worked nearly 10 years on Capitol Hill, meeting hundreds of influential people and learning how government works to our advantage. I left the Hill in 1988 and began consulting with incredible results over the past two decades, regardless of which party controls Congress and the White House and how the economy is performing.

Do You Have Any Advice for Potential Clients?
Success in the nation’s capital remains first and foremost a people and relationship business. Hire smart people and spend time collaborating with them to serve your organization’s best interests. Do not be afraid to hold their hired lobbyists or communications firms to high expectations and ethical behavior (far too many clients are unhappy with their representation and do not know how to make a switch for the best.)

Why Should an Organization Hire Your Company?
We see the glass as half full and become a full partner with our clients. Our staff thinks boldly and creatively and executes wisely with clear measurement of results. Many of our clients have been with us for decades and that speaks volumes.