• American Airlines Merger

    SKDKnickerbocker was hired by US Airways to manage the strategic communications relating to regulatory approval of this high-profile merger. We worked with the client and supported a team of advisors on virtually every public aspect of the campaign for the combination to create the world’s premier airline.

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  • Navigating the Sharing Economy: Handy

    Handy, a platform for home services and a leading voice in the sharing economy, wanted to educate the media and policy makers on the regulatory hurdles facing companies in its rapidly-growing sphere. SKDK worked to ensure that Handy’s message was heard at all levels of government and that its executives were recognized as top thought leaders in the industry.

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  • AT&T and DIRECTV Merger

    In 2014, AT&T and DIRECTV decided to merge into one company to improve services for consumers and better compete in an ever-changing communications landscape. In their bid to gain FCC approval, they turned to SKDKnickerbocker for strategic communication services.

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  • Mergers and Acquisitions: A CFIUS Example

    When a major U.S. based technology company was selling a portion of their hardware business to a foreign firm, SKDK worked to help gain approval for the transaction from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) by managing outreach to media and stakeholders in local communities.

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  • Intuitive Surgical

    When Intuitive Surgery wanted to promote the health and financial benefits of their da Vinci surgical robot, they turned to SKDK to manage outreach and design advertising targeted at key health care and public policy opinion leaders.

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  • Driving Business Evolution for Fashion Brands: MADE

    MADE had to find a way to plant a flag in the business space, develop its niche outside of just fashion and build its profile enough to get involved in deeper collaborations with top-tier partners such as American Express, Accenture, and the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation.

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  • Katrina 10: Resilient New Orleans

    As the ten-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approached, the City of New Orleans, in partnership with The Rockefeller Foundation, embarked on a project to tell the story of New Orleans’ comeback, as well as showcase the City as a global role model for what it means to build urban resilience in the face of substantial challenges.

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  • The Campaign for Marriage Equality

    SKDKnickerbocker is proud to have worked on the three recent Supreme Court cases that legalized marriage equality throughout the United States: Obergefell v. Hodges, United States v. Windsor and Hollingsworth v. Perry.

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  • National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health

    All eyes were on the Supreme Court as they released their long-awaited decision on Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby . SKDK worked with the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health to ensure that in the post-decision analysis, the voices of Latinas were part of the national dialogue.

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  • Pregnancy Discrimination

    In 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear Young v. UPS, a historic pregnancy discrimination case about whether employers can adopt policies that effectively force women to choose between their jobs and their pregnancies. SKDKnickerbocker worked with the National Women’s Law Center and the National Partnership for Women & Families to develop and execute a communications strategy to educate key audiences about the prevalence and harms of pregnancy discrimination, as well as to showcase the breadth and depth of public support for treating pregnant workers fairly.

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  • Mayors Against Illegal Guns

    Following the tragic shootings in Aurora, Colorado and Newtown, Connecticut, Mayors Against Illegals Guns enlisted the help of SKDKnickerbocker to design and execute a paid media campaign to motivate key members of Congress as well as legislators in Connecticut to consider comprehensive gun violence prevention legislation.

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  • Jim Hood for Attorney General

    SKDKnickerbocker’s ad campaign helped Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood overcome his opponent by an impressive 11 point margin. He remains the only Democrat to hold statewide office in Mississippi.

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  • Ballot Measure for Background Checks on Gun Sales

    Passed this November, I-594 is the first ever state ballot initiative to close the background check loophole on guns sold online and at gun shows.

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  • Senate & House Majority PACs

    Political independent expenditure groups played a critical role in the 2014 midterm elections for both parties. SKDK helped groups like the Democratic Senate Majority PAC and House Majority PAC develop highly creative and effective advertising for some of the toughest, most competitive races in the country.

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  • Maloney for Congress

    SKDKnickerbocker produced award-winning ads for Democratic New York Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney’s first campaign in 2012 and helped him win re-election in 2014, making him one of the few targeted incumbents to retain his seat in the midterm elections.

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