CQ Roll Call Announces Business Partnership With Capitol Image Counsel and Gunster Communications


Washington, D.C. (Feb. 2, 2015) – CQ Roll Call announced today a business partnership with Capitol Image Counsel and Gunster Communications, focusing on leveraging CQ Roll Call’s leading content, products and expertise to deliver integrated media opportunities to the Washington D.C. advocacy community.

Francine McMahon, CEO and founder of Capitol Image Counsel, and Kristi M. Gunster, founder and president of Gunster Communications, bring extensive market experience and a proven track record of building publishing solutions and executing strategic events. The two organizations will assist CQ Roll Call on special projects and brand promotion, reinforcing CQ Roll Call’s position as the long-time leader for premium policy content and advocacy outreach on Capitol Hill.

“It’s a very busy time and we are excited to be working with Fran McMahon and Kristi Gunster, who bring a great deal of market expertise to our team,” said Beth Bronder, senior vice president and publisher of CQ Roll Call. “Combining their creative talent with our laser focus on Congress will allow us to provide customers with media opportunities that showcase our editorial depth and raise awareness of the most critical issues facing the new Congress.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with this publishing powerhouse as CQ celebrates its 70th and Roll Call its 60th anniversary of covering Congress,” said Gunster. “It is an exciting time to be joining a team with such a rich history in Washington advocacy, as well as, such a promising future.”

“Kristi and I have partnered for years to execute strategic and unique initiatives in the Washington advocacy space,” said McMahon. “We are so excited to be teaming up with this talented group at CQ Roll Call to provide Washington thought leaders with innovative platforms for their messages.”

Capitol Image Counsel and Gunster Communications will begin working with CQ Roll Call February 2015.

About CQ Roll Call
CQ Roll Call provides essential intelligence and grassroots advocacy resources to take action. As the premier source of timely news, objective reporting and analysis, and coverage of elections and the politics of legislation, we keep our fingers on the pulse of the legislative process and give our clients the tools they need to maximize their influence. We are the ultimate insiders, and our unmatched network of relationships and expertise has powered the productivity of those who rely on us since 1945.

About The Capitol Image Counsel
The Capitol Image Counsel puts creative and thorough strategy in motion to move the needle of public image in a positive direction in order to accomplish goals. CIC excels in communicating the value of products, positions and people to the general public and targeted Washington audiences with whom CIC has strong relationships. Learn more at http://thecapitolimagecounsel.com.

About Gunster Communications
Gunster Communications helps clients to position their brands, messages and products in compelling, creative ways. Providing marketing strategy, content development, integrated media solutions and event production, Gunster Communications seamlessly partners with organizations, corporations, publications, coalitions and associations to deliver results. Learn more at http://gunstercommunications.com.

Shana Westlake, PR and Events Manager