Welcome to Barks Communications

Slide Ed Barks works with communications executives to help your company reach your long-term business goals, and with government relations executives to achieve your public policy targets.

Enhance your reputation

Ed’s books have been endorsed by such luminaries as Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell, former White House Press Secretary Mike McCurry, and Betsy Fischer Martin, Tim Russert’s Executive Producer on “Meet the Press.”

Fulfill business and public policy goals

Get Ed on your side. Don’t you deserve a custom designed, long-term strategy and training program that magnetizes your company’s messages and sharpens your skills?

Earn bottom line results

The Communications Community newsletter brings you no-nonsense advice on media relations, public speaking, and advocacy strategies.

A Note from Ed Barks

In my 20+ years in business, I’ve seen a lot — Fortune 1000 companies, Inc. 500 firms, and major associations that need to refine their messages and sharpen their executives’ communications skills.

That’s where I come in, working on extended engagements with senior communications and public affairs executives and other company spokespeople.

With pride, I dedicated nine years of service to the National Press Club Board of Governors.

I’ve also seen plenty of other consultants come and go, so figure I must be doing something right.

I invite you to get in touch, and look forward to our conversation.

Get in touch

Ed enjoys sharing thoughts with clients, colleagues, and readers. We encourage you to start the conversation today.