Leading government affairs, advocacy, and communications firm HBW Resources today announced a corporate realignment and staffing expansion that reflects unprecedented client demand and financial growth, and an investment into maintaining its market leadership as an agile and innovative boutique firm with the expertise and geographic reach of larger companies.
In the last two years, HBW’s client base has grown significantly and the firm has hired proven professionals to strengthen all of its divisions, including communications, federal affairs, state affairs and its regulatory & policy practice, enhanced to include Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) consulting. The new talent and expertise has expanded the HBW team by 50%, and given clients greater access to local, state and federal stakeholders, as well as more sophistication in every practice area.
“With so much happening in the energy, infrastructure and environmental arenas, the demand for our core expertise in communications, advocacy, stakeholder relations and government affairs has never been greater in our 16-year history,” Managing Partner David Holt said. “In response, we have added dynamic and diverse talents to boost our depth of expertise, national reach and available services, while maintaining our unparalleled record of helping companies bring major capital projects across the finish line.”
“HBW has responded to the changing needs of the industries we serve, while staying true to our founding vision of giving clients bipartisan strength, nimble execution, and strategic planning under one roof to communicate thoughtfully and effectively to the public, elected leaders and government officials.”
As part of the realignment, HBW also refreshed its branding with a new logo, website and marketing materials that better reflect the current configuration and service offerings of the firm, Holt said.
“There’s never been a more exciting nor rapidly changing time in energy and environmental policy. We are witnessing an era where effective communication has never been more essential to break through the noise, defend reputations and provide reasoned, responsible, balanced information. Our team is purpose-built to guide clients through those realities and ensure their story is heard by the right audiences,” he said.
HBW’s 2005 genesis was intended to meet the energy and environmental communities’ need for a new way to advocate and communicate to the public, government and other stakeholders. Since then, HBW has run nearly 300 successful advocacy campaigns at the national, state and hyperlocal levels, many which have gone from concept to execution in as little as 48 hours.
Today, HBW offers full-spectrum communications and public relations expertise, from media & ad buying to media relations and strategic communications as well as corporate branding and in-house video and digital advertising production. HBW’s policy & regulatory practice offers in-depth policy perspectives, research expertise, permitting guidance and – together with HBW LLP – legal guidance.
The Federal Affairs team combines more than 100 years of bipartisan legislative and executive branch experience with the relationships and expert strategic guidance they need to successfully navigate Congress and Executive Branch Agencies, and turn business objectives into actionable plans.
HBW’s State Affairs team maintains relationships with key elected leaders and officials in more than 20 states, and incorporates strategies and tools ranging from mobilizing stakeholders at the hyperlocal level to direct lobbying and giving testimony, to polling/focus group testing and commissioning independent academic studies and running comprehensive issues management campaigns.
The firm continues to bring success to clients across the energy industry spectrum including solar, wind, hydropower, oil, natural gas, utilities, nuclear power, hydrogen and more. Beyond energy clients, HBW represents Fortune 500 companies and others in the environmental, technology, manufacturing, transportation, infrastructure and mining sectors, as well as conservation groups and trade associations.
Together with its independent Board of Directors, HBW senior executives also founded Consumer Energy Alliance, the first-of-its-kind third-party organization designed to expand the energy dialogue across the entire economic spectrum and advocate for sensible energy and environmental solutions on behalf of individual families, farmers, truck drivers, labor, manufacturers, small business owners and more. CEA remains one of HBW’s top-tier clients.
“We are humbled that so many companies have chosen HBW to meet their advocacy and communications needs, and look forward to serving the industries we represent successfully for many years to come,” Holt said.
About HBW Resources:
Headquartered in Houston with offices across the U.S., HBW Resources is a government affairs, advocacy and communications firm exclusively focused on traditional and renewable energy, environment, conservation, technology and transportation issues. Focused on creating and executing innovative PR, communications, and public policy campaigns and strategies, HBW has a well-earned reputation for successfully navigating clients through the intersection of government, business and politics. HBW fuses its broad expertise to ensure organizations master their challenges, catalyze opportunities and achieve success. To learn more, visit HBWResources.com.