Relationships. Reputations. Results.

Akins Public Strategies specializes in quickly assessing your situation — identifying key areas where we can help — targeting key decision-makers with whom you need to communicate — developing the right messages for each — and bringing existing relationships to bear to turn plans into quick action and real results.


Through providing strategic advice and counsel; and public, government and community relations, APS provides its clients results you can see, hear and feel.

Building Relationships.

We know how to create timely, accurate situation assessments and realistic, effective game plans. But it takes more than just a plan on paper to succeed. You must put the plan into action. And it takes the right relationships to make it work.



Creating and sustaining credible long-term relationships – not just contact lists – is a core area of our expertise. We transform contacts into trusting relationships that turn your planning into action by solidifying your most valued existing relationships, establishing new ones and bringing our own relationships to the table to make a difference.

Strengthening Reputations.

Building a solid, enduring reputation – not just a transient image – becomes your most important asset as a business or a person. Your reputation is what people say about you after you leave the room.


Understanding that fact – and then strategically planning and acting to communicate your good reputation to the right audiences is one of our core areas of expertise

Achieving Results.

Your bottom line is our bottom line, because we know you have limited resources and you must see a return on your investment. We will help you assess, strategize and implement strategies to achieve the results you are seeking.

Aligning Interests and Corporate Citizenship.

Working with major government, education, economic development and corporate leaders in the region, we can assist you in getting to know the top influentials and institutions who are important to your future success.  We will align your interests with those who you seek to do business with in Oak Ridge or elsewhere in the Tennessee Valley region.


Being a good corporate citizen is important to success.  We can help clients best invest their volunteer efforts and corporate donations in the right way to strengthen their identity in the community as a good corporate citizen.