Company Data

Riester Public Affairs is a woman-owned small business based in Arlington, VA that deploys strategic messaging, targeted media relations, creative brand journalism tactics, and digital advocacy methods to solve communications challenges.

Legal Name: Riester Influence, LLC
DUNS: 117474222
Contract Vehicles: Accepts government credit and purchase cards.
Certification: WOSB
4075 Wilson Boulevard,
8th Floor, #856
Arlington, VA 22203

Core Competencies

Riester Influence is a public relations firm that assists the United States federal government in solving various communications challenges through the following services:

  • Executive coaching and training 
  • Media relations support
  • Crisis communications support
  • Strategic communications counsel
  • Podcast creation, development, production
  • Writing, proofreading, and editing services
  • Technical/management oversight of communications staff
  • Multimedia products, layouts, graphics for digital/social media channels
  • Communications campaign creation/implementation support

Proprietary Solutions


Riester’s proprietary RespondREADY media training approach teaches executives how to prepare for any media interaction by empowering them to take control of the interview and story process.


The proprietary FlashCAST process equips organizations with emerging social audio and video strategies to amplify and deliver messages critical to mission success.


The proprietary CommsBUILDER process can help your organization maximize your existing communications framework by fine tuning, troubleshooting, or even rebuilding your internal or external approach to achieve mission objectives.

Simplified Acquisition Threshold Services

Riester Influence provides a variety of services that are priced to qualify as Simplified Acquisition Threshold Services. These include, but are not limited to, the following communications services:

  • Media relations support 
  • Spokesperson/ media training and coaching
  • Crisis media relations support
  • Communications leadership consulting
  • Strategic communications counsel and plan development
  • Speechwriting and other writing support
  • Communications toolkit design
  • Audio podcast and video podcast series creation, development, production, maintenance
  • Web page/graphic design, development, maintenance
  • Social media graphics, including multimedia products, layouts, designs


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Key Staff Experience

RIESTER Influence staff members have communications and leadership experience working in or alongside these federal agencies:

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