Our Work

GBW Strategies works with major brands such as Facebook, Sierra Nevada, and Uber as well as startups, associations, and nonprofits to tell their stories and drive desired results.

Our areas of expertise include strategic planning, content development, press relations, social media, and Web site development, community relations, public affairs framing, crisis management, and targeted communications. Our successes include:

Clean and Prosperous America

When a national nonprofit needed a “strategic, fast and effective” firm to mobilize young voters, it turned to GBW -- and saw major gains.  Read More


When Uber arrived in NC, GBW used media and community relations to drive market adaptation and unified ride-sharing legislation.


GBW's media and government affairs tools along with a community grants program established Facebook as a good corporate citizen. 

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Crisis Clients

GBW works with organizations and individuals to prepare for and deal with various kinds of crises, from breakdowns in consumer trust to scrutiny of public and lesser known figures.

Raise the Age Legislation

GBW built a bipartisan coalition, then marshaled a grassroots and grasstops campaign, pushing this important legislation to success.

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American Underground

GBW's positioning work helped the AU - now home to 200+ companies - earn the title "startup hub of the south" from CNBC and transform the Research Triangle's business landscape.

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Longfellow Real Estate

With vibrant events, messaging, media relations and award wins, GBW positioned Longfellow for national expansion, including Boston, San Francisco and the Research Triangle.

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Wide Open Bluegrass

GBW helped create Raleigh's massive signature event, and manages branded sponsorships w/ the likes of PNC, Chevy, Carvana, Pepsi, Geico & more.

Black Farmers

Messaging and media relations, including strategic stunts, across multiple states and in Washington D.C. helped secure a $1 billion+ class action settlement.  

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American Tobacco Campus

This iconic mixed-use destination makes use of many GBW tools: positioning, messaging, media relations, community engagement, digital outreach. It remains a must-see attraction of the Research Triangle.

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Dole Foods

GBW worked w/ Dole Foods' owner David Murdoch to launch the NC Research Campus, drawing on positioning, government affairs & more. 


As Joydrive revolutionizes car buying (finally!!), GBW is supporting the cause w/ messaging and media relations, including pieces in TechCrunch, Forbes, Cranes & many more.