Who We Are

For the last 15 years, we have overseen responses to the most challenging crises, developed advocacy campaigns for the toughest issues, and led change at organizations large and small. 
 
We’ve been at the highest levels of grueling fights and unimaginable crises. We’ve advised high profile leaders on their best and worst days. We’ve achieved lasting organizational change in entrenched bureaucracies. 
 
We believe everything starts with a plan and communications is an organizational commitment. We can be your first call when a crisis strikes or we can work with you to identify and prevent risk so you never have to pick up your phone. We can advance your issue because we’ve been clients, consultants, and advocacy targets.
 
We want to be in the hardest fights. We want to help you tackle your biggest problems. We want to help your organization communicate and win.

 

Mark Nicastre, Founder

Mark Nicastre

For nearly eight years, Mark Nicastre led communications for Governor Tom Wolf, overseeing media relations, digital communications, and marketing for the governor and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Mark has developed and executed strategic communications plans for elected officials, organizations of all sizes, and state and national issue advocacy campaigns.

Before working for Governor Wolf, Mark served as the Communications Director for Sen. Bob Casey's 2012 campaign and now-Sen. Ben Ray Lujan's first Communications Director with his congressional campaign and congressional office. Mark also served in several communications and strategy roles with the Pennsylvania Democratic Party. 

Anna Adams-Sarthou, Strategic Partner 

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Anna Adams-Sarthou is the founder and principal of A.S. Comms, a strategic and crisis communications firm offering services in public policy and issues management, crisis, message development, reputation management, legacy development, branding and public and media relations. Anna is a seasoned Communications strategist, with years of experience in the government, corporate and nonprofit sectors, including managing strategic messaging, crisis communications and public affairs. Anna has a strong background in public and media relations, having fostered good relationships with members of the media across Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Pennsylvania, in New York and Washington, D.C. as well as internationally.