Stanhope Partners, Stanhope’s areas of expertise include public affairs, advocacy strategy, message development, media relations, public policy, issue-related communications, crisis management, business development and organizational strategy.
We’ve worked with global corporations, small and large non-profits, advocacy groups and government agencies; schools, individuals and entrepreneurs; trade associations, elected officials and the media; and universities, think tanks and foundations – often in highly politicized environments.
We operate on a simple principle – if you actively prepare your communications strategy at the front end, you will succeed more and fail less. Here’s why:
1. You have asked yourself hard questions about who you are as an organization, what you want to achieve and who you need to influence to succeed.
2. You have honestly assessed all your assets and liabilities. That limits surprises – and exposure – down the road. And,
3. You have developed your message and your voice so you can have the conversation on your terms instead of someone else’s.
Successful organizations live by these principles because they know success doesn't come by accident – it grows out of a sound strategy. They plan, research, execute, and then adjust quickly when necessary.
This is particularly true in the public arena – with all its twists and turns, political complications, unforeseen hurdles, and others who may look to benefit at your expense.
We can help.
Partnering with us
Our name is reflective of a mindset, not an organizational structure. When you hire Stanhope, we become your partner – invested in your success, committed to your mission, and part of your team.
While Bob is a sole practitioner, his 30 years experience has created a vast national network of professionals in all areas of strategy building and communications. This includes policy analysts, public opinion researchers, social media mavens, graphic designers, media buyers, production studios, videographers, government affairs professionals, attorneys and more. Bob taps into this network when needed.
Collaboration with Greenberg Public Relations
The Insiders: Bob Bellafiore, host Liz Benjamin and Steve Greenberg on Capital Tonight, a must-watch nightly public affairs show airing across New York State on YNN.
Stanhope collaborates on public affairs projects with Greenberg Public Relations (greenbergpr.com), creating an impressive combination of two of the New York marketplace’s most respected public affairs and communications professionals.
Bob and GPR Founder Steven Greenberg each bring 30 years of experience at senior levels of government, politics, journalism, public relations, public affairs and business. They are well known by journalists, lobbyists, elected officials and other decision-makers across New York.
They appear regularly together as “The Insiders” on YNN’s nightly political news program, Capital Tonight (capitaltonightny.ynn.com), on The Capitol Pressroom with Susan Arbetter (wcny.org/capitolbureau) and on PBS’ New York NOW.
Steve is also the political pollster for the Siena Research Institute at Siena College.
Along with serving clients together, Bob and Steve are also available to share their insights in private speaking appearances before professional associations, organizations, lobbying groups, businesses, unions, non-profits and others interested in the latest entertaining and on-point analysis of politics and government in Albany, Washington and New York’s localities.
They have spoken before numerous statewide and local meetings, including The Business Council of New York State, the New York State Association of Counties, Empire State College’s “Why Vote: Posters, Politics and Propaganda,” The Fort Orange Club monthly members luncheon, the New York Insurance Association, the New York State School Boards Association and more.
Steve Greenberg (right) and Bob (center) address an Election Year gathering, "Why Vote: Posters, Politics and Propaganda" at SUNY Empire State College.