a multidisciplinary public affairs agency, driving support and delivering success

What's Your Challenge?

Public Affairs

With decades of experience working with policymakers, we craft strategies that win, and strengthen relationships and alliances for your next campaign.

Social Media

There’s more to social than setting up a Facebook account. We leverage data to gain insight into targeted audiences and deliver cross-channel messages that stick.

Engaging Design

Even the most complex cause can be brought to life through fresh, thoughtful imagery. We help stakeholders learn through the art and science of effective design.

Traditional Media

Earned media continues to play an important role in influencing public opinion. With more than 30 years packaging and pitching stories, Advocacy Northwest gives your story a foothold where it counts.

Grassroots Organizing

Getting a hundred people to show up at the state capitol requires dedication and know-how. We come equipped with both.

Event Production

Organizing a speakers series, delivering a rally, or producing a parade float, we see the project through from strategic planning to thoughtful, clever implementation. On budget, on-time, and with excellent results.

Public & Legislative Testimony

Advocacy Northwest helps you put compelling testimony before policymakers. We find and prepare stakeholders to tell persuasive, memorable stories, compelling decision-makers to take action in your favor.


All told, we’ve staffed, managed, and consulted to hundreds of advocacy and electoral campaigns — taking a no BS, results-driven approach to winning when the votes are counted.

“Advocacy Northwest makes what we do possible. When we need six doctors to testify, or 500 patients to demonstrate, we call Advocacy Northwest and they bring us the people who can make the change our business needs.”

proud to have worked with the best in the business

Experience Winning

“Sheila Stickel and her team are notable among PR agencies in the Pacific Northwest for their remarkable capacity to quickly scale from small, targeted projects, to broad, regional campaigns.”

More Than 60 Years of Leadership and a scalable team of professionals to back it up

Northwest Team

Sheila Stickel

Principal & CEO

With a background in public affairs and lobbying, Sheila brings two decades of professional experience to building and implementing organizing and communications strategies that deliver rock solid results. Sheila’s renowned throughout the Pacific Northwest as the leader to call when policy or public perception challenges your organization; and Sheila’s strong relationships with leaders in the Washington, Oregon, and California state legislatures, plus the Port of Seattle, Port of Tacoma, and Port of Portland, and counties and municipalities throughout the western United States means your Advocacy Northwest public policy campaign already has a head start.

Andy Grow

Media & Content Producer

Andy has more than 30 years’ experience working in media relations, politics, public affairs, and – more recently – social media. As a seasoned communications strategist, Andy knows how to develop and deliver messages that stick. With experience in the California State Legislature and US Congress, his tenure in the Pacific Northwest includes work on many statewide electoral campaigns, staff positions with politicians, non-profits and public relations firms, and communications consulting to governments, non-profits, labor unions, and corporations.

Adam Kuglin

Creative Director & Technologist

With a decade’s experience working across sectors from non-profit and political, to government and enterprise, planning and executing carefully considered design and technology, Adam delivers on Advocacy Northwest’s creative needs across print and digital design, mobile and online user experience, and presentation and interactive development. Adam leads a scalable team of creative professionals who bring added value to Advocacy Northwest campaigns including photographers, videographers, and web and mobile software engineers.

Rebecca Huston

Social Media Strategist

An expert on social media and brand marketing, Rebecca has nine years experience launching, developing and managing social media communities for a diverse range of clients through her Portland-based company, PRiSMBrand. Using a a myriad of cost-effective and innovative solutions to build brand awareness, Rebecca evaluates a client’s specific needs to recommend a course of action that will promote their strengths and values while working with specific budget parameters.

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