High Stakes Issues
Traditional, Advanced, and Unexpected Communications
Guided by Data
Measured by Results
It’s that Simple

Consistently recognized as a leader in innovation

Riester Influence is a DC-based strategic communications firm that helps busy private and public sector leaders with advanced, traditional and unexpected communications tactics to engage their audiences and succeed in their advocacy efforts.

Results Matter

Here Are Some of Ours

PRSA 2023 Anvil
Bronze Anvil of Commendation Award for Best Podcast
PR Daily Social Media and Digital Awards
Honorable Mention
PR News Digital Award
Honorable Mention

Gold ADDY Award


eHealthcare Leadership Awards
Best Healthcare Podcast


PR Week 2019
Best in Public Sector Campaigns

PR Daily Digital Marketing and Social Media Awards
Best Podcast

And More

PRSA Silver Anvil
Best Public Affairs Campaign

IABC Golden Quill
Community and Government Relations

Campaigns and Elections REED Award
Best Automated Phone Call For County, Local, Mayoral or Judicial Candidate

Associated Press Managing Editors Association Citation

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Crisis Management
Organic Campaigns
Macro and Micro Audience Building

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Multi-Channel Development
Communications Department Consulting

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Spokesperson Training
Executive Positioning

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Fly-in Amplification
Digital Activation
Pressure Building

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Quantitative and Qualitative Research
Trend Forecasting
Competitive Intelligence

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Creative Content Development
Audio and Video Podcast Packages

The Influence Team

These are the people you want in your war room.

What Our Clients Say

Case StudyA Daily Newscast Helps an Association Client Communicate to its Busy Membership and Grow its Influence

Riester Influence proposed a daily, 5-minute audio newscast as the medium to deliver the association’s news in a mobile, on-demand format.
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Influence News

Making Headlines

Next Gen StratComm Pros

A fun award: Robert Johnson, Influence partner and communications professor at American University in Washington, DC, teaches a capstone class helping students understand real-world communications

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Perky Media Relations

Sipping copious amounts of coffee gets us through our days, but it’s even sweeter with a rockin’ client like Oakland Coffee, founded and fueled by

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