Our Approach

JKS Communications provides the communications strategies and intervention necessary to navigate the political environment.

We identify key audiences, developing messages and communications strategies specific to each sector and range of issues.

We provide advice and analysis on the development of policy, changes in the regulatory and legislative environment and the implications for your organisation.

And with strong relationships in the wider policy community and commentariat we align organisations with government in shaping shared outcomes.

As experienced public affairs consultants we have operated across a number of diverse sectors gaining valuable insights into the key policy, regulatory and commercial challenges.

The increasing need for “evidence based” solutions has provided the opportunity for organisations to partner more fully with government in shaping policy solutions.

JKS Communications operate primarily (but not exclusively) in the public affairs and government relations sectors. We understand the changing public affairs environment and assist our clients, both domestic and international, in navigating the political and regulatory landscape against this backdrop.

We do this by marshalling the arguments effectively with relevant audiences recognising the balance between commercial confidentiality and transparency in our political and stakeholder engagement.

A measure of the success of that approach comes though the referral nature of our clients.

"We have worked with JKS Communications on a range of heath policy initiatives.Their evidence based research has allowed us to effectively identify and engage with advocacy and patient groups."
Paula Guerin, Director of Policy and Public Affairs Paula Guerin, Director of Policy and Public Affairs
"When we approached JKS Communications we didn’t have a formal strategy. Not alone did JKS Communications help us design an appropriate political engagement strategy, but they implemented it in full. They delivered outstanding results over a short period. The team worked closely with us to identify all key stakeholders and systematically deliver on their stated goals. We are very happy with the work they’ve done and the results they delivered and would not hesitate to recommend JKS Communications to other customers."
Cathal O'Leary, CEO Cathal O'Leary, CEO
"Working with Jimmy recently gave us a good insight into the political landscape in relation to health. His experience and advice enabled us to focus our efforts in a strategic direction. I found Jimmy very pleasant and friendly to work with. I would have no hesitation in recommending JKS Communications."
Catherine O'Connor Catherine O'Connor
Alpha-One Foundation
"Jimmy Smyth's support has been hugely beneficial to our organisation. His knowledge, experience and professional network has assisted us in approaching projects with broader insights and a higher level of understanding of stakeholders' expectations. He has a very engaging style and has become a valued sounding board, offering interesting angles and ideas."
James Galvin, CEO James Galvin, CEO
Federation of Irish Sport
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