Powerful advocacy, real results.

About Us

Platform Communications, founded in 2017 by Keith Gilkes, is a Midwestern strategic communications firm specializing in public relations, crisis communications, public affairs, policy analysis, and advocacy campaigns. Based in Wisconsin with national reach, Platform has the expertise and relationships with policymakers and opinion leaders to get you real results.

Our clients and projects include Fortune 500 and global companies, economic development projects from the Wisconn Valley Science & Technology Park to mining and energy projects across the Midwest, a wide range of advocacy efforts like the ballot initiative Marsy’s Law for Wisconsin, thinktanks like the Institute for Reforming Government and Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty, and industry associations and nonprofits of all shapes and sizes.

We’ve been at the forefront of major legislative victories like the lifting of Wisconsin’s mining moratorium and successful coalition building to bring Foxconn Technology Corp. to the state. We’ve handled crisis management in the private sector and government alike. And our team of professionals has decades of collective experience in state and federal government – not to mention roles in dozens of successful political campaigns at the local, statewide, and federal levels.

Meet the Team

Keith Gilkes

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Brian Reisinger

President & Chief Operating Officer

Kathryn Kotowski

Director of Finance & Administration

Lauren Clark

Director of Policy Research

Myranda Tanck

Director of External & Corporate Communications

Nathan Conrad

Director of Advocacy

Alesha Guenther

Communications & Research Associate

Services

Our team has the skills, experience, and work ethic to get you real results. Core services at Platform Communications include:

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Strategy development

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Public relations

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Crisis communications

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Public affairs

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Policy analysis & research

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Ad campaigns

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Social media & digital strategy

Services

Our team has the skills, experience, and work ethic to get you real results. Core services at Platform Communications include:

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Strategy development

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Public relations

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Crisis communications

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Public affairs

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Policy analysis & research

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Ad campaigns

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Social media & digital strategy

Successes

In addition to meeting the communications, branding, and crisis-based needs of corporate and non-profit clients every day, the team at Platform Communications has been part of some of the biggest public advocacy successes in the Midwest. To name just a few wins on behalf of our clients:

In addition to meeting the communications, branding, and crisis-based needs of corporate and non-profit clients every day, the team at Platform Communications has been part of some of the biggest public advocacy successes in the Midwest. To name just a few wins on behalf of our clients:

  • Establishment of the Wisconn Valley Jobs Coalition
  • Successful coalition building to help bring Foxconn Technology Corp. to Wisconsin
  • First passage in the Legislature of ongoing ballot initiative Marsy’s Law for Wisconsin
  • Repeal of Wisconsin’s mining moratorium to open the state up for investment
  • Passage of sensible local mining regulations to allow for responsible development of natural resources in places like rural Marathon County
  • Establishment of key financial industry policy solutions with successful whitepaper campaign to targeted congressional offices

Contact Us

info@platform-communications.com
(608) 441-1645