Media Relations and Public Affairs


Aaron Pickus develops and executes strategic communications plans, placing a unique emphasis on seamlessly integrating media relations into policy development and implementation, as well as public affairs efforts. Aaron’s approach is first to listen to decision-makers and key audiences—voters, elected officials, regulators and journalists, to name a few—before working with you to build a communications strategy to help you accomplish your goals.



In his experience in media relations and public affairs, Aaron has developed a set of communications principles that focus on advancing policy goals. In a crowded and noisy arena, Aaron’s collaborative communications approach relies on credible, informed, professional and disciplined message delivery.



By working with you to find the intersection of your goals and public policy, Aaron will help your team develop a goal-based communications strategy that deploys your strongest messages to those who need to hear them the most. And in a crisis, Aaron will bring a disciplined, experienced approach to supporting your team when confronting unexpected challenges.


Client Experience


King County Wastewater Treatment Division

Mukilteo for All

Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties

Nucor Steel

Point Ruston LLC


Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt

Seattle Healthy Kids Coalition

Sierra Club

SODO Arena

Stand for Children WA

The College Board

Washington CannaBusiness Association

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