Managing perception is just another day at the office for Public Strategies. The firm specializes in designing and implementing public awareness and strategic marketing campaigns and handling crisis communications. Professionals from various industries and veterans of local, state, national, and international politics and journalism offer their advice on ways to win votes, inform the public, and recover from media nightmares. The firm has more than a dozen offices in the US and Mexico. Public Strategies is owned by media giant WPP Group. In January 2011, WPP merged Public Strategies with New York-based Hill & Knowlton, another PR consultancy it owns.