We work with organizations to

Move public


20 Years
of Expertise

We achieve superior results for our clients by using our extensive network of press contacts as well as nearly 20 years of experience in media, public affairs and government to move the meter on key challenges that impact our clients, their stakeholders and the people and communities they serve.

When you're looking to enhance your organization's presence, reach key audiences and impact the news and decision makers, your organization deserves hands-on support from someone who's been there firsthand.

At McClung Communications & Public Relations, we believe in bringing our experience on the frontlines of some of the state's highest profile news stories and events directly to our clients. We won't pitch you with one set of people, only to hand off your file to a junior staffer. Our approach is to work only with seasoned and respected experts who make sure you receive high-end service every step of the way.

We pull together teams of public relations, advertising, grassroots and branding pros who know how to execute. Our track record of results and continued relationships with some of the state's top companies, trade associations and non-profits speaks to our success.



Whether your organization is communicating with the media, elected officials, engaged citizens or other targeted audiences, McClung Communications & Public Relations will help make sure you hit the mark. We know how to tell create compelling stories, connect with the right media and make your messaging relevant.

We focus on moving public opinion, influencing policymakers, enhancing reputations and inspiring action through our work in strategic message development, media relations, issue advocacy branding and online advertising.

Strategic Message Development

Media Relations

Issue Advocacy Branding

Online Advertising



McClung Communications & Public Relations brings experience, insight and execution unmatched in the Minneapolis-St. Paul public relations/media relations industry.



Leadership — Brian McClung


Brian McClung has spent nearly 20 years at the intersection of media, politics and business as a television news reporter, campaign manager, political spokesperson, communications strategist, presidential campaign consultant, and public relations executive.

Prior to founding McClung Communications & Public Relations in 2010, Brian served Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty for six years as Press Secretary, Director of Communications, and Deputy Chief of Staff.

Recent recognition of Brian's work includes a 2013 Politics in Minnesota/Capitol Report "Leaders in Public Policy" award for an initiative supporting the Minnesota Restaurant Association and the Saint Paul Area Chamber's 2012 Top Emerging Business honor.