Susan Davis International

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Susan Davis International (SDI) is a Washington D.C.-based PR company.

On the company website it states that over the last 25 years it "has been solving problems creatively, pursuing solutions aggressively, and producing dynamic results for clients here and abroad."[1]

Originally named the Susan Davis Companies, in the mid-1990’s it was renamed Susan Davis International. SDI is a partner in the IPREX global network of independent public relations companies.

America Supports You

In December 2004, O'Dwyers PR Daily reported that SDI "is handling the Pentagon's 'America Supports You' campaign to drum up support for the nearly 150,000 U.S. forces that may be occupying Iraq during the next four years". "America Supports You," a Defense Department campaign, was originally planned to run through May 2005 but as of August 2007 is ongoing.

On December 2, 2004, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld presented an "America Supports You" dog tag to Bill O'Reilly on his Fox News show, calling O'Reilly "a terrific supporter of our troops." President Bush also plugged the "America Supports You" campaign during an address to Marines and their families at Camp Pendleton, California.[2]

SDI was paid "at least $2.7 million" for the first year of America Supports You alone, reported National Public Radio.[3]

The Defense Department Inspector General's report on America Supports You was released late on a Friday, December 12, 2008. [4]

Other Pentagon contracts

In July 2009, the Defense Department renewed a $1 million contract with SDI, for its Employer Support of the National Guard and Reserve program. SDI has had the contract since 2006. For the contract, SDI will "promote a workplace culture that values the contribution that 'citizen soldiers' made to national defense and an understanding of the challenges they face," reported O'Dwyer's. "SDI will also devise a media campaign for the Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Awards and handle the Freedom Award Ceremony in [Washington] D.C., which is attended by top military leaders, business officials, and Members of Congress." [5]

Personnel

Clients

Associations

  • America Supports You
  • American Association of Retired Persons
  • American Consulting Engineers Council
  • American Institute of Architects
  • American National Cattlewomen, Inc.
  • American Tunaboat Association
  • American Waterworks Association Research Foundation
  • Coalition of Psychoanalytic Societies
  • Greater Washington Board of Trade
  • Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans
  • International Women's Forum
  • Irish American Republicans
  • Luggage and Leather Goods Manufacturers of America
  • National Association of Home Builders
  • National Association of Realtors
  • National Association of Temporary Staffing Services
  • National Cattlemen's Association
  • National Mental Health Association
  • Solar Energy Industries Association
  • The Committee of 200

Corporations

Environmental

  • Amway Environmental Foundation
  • Canon National Science Scholars
  • Global Assembly of Women and the Environment
  • National Environmental Education and Training Foundation
  • United Earth/Nobel Prize for the Environment
  • United Nations Environment Programme
  • Visions United

Government

Other client lists

SDI's website also includes lists of other current and recent clients including:

  • Health Care [1]
  • International Governments and Organizations [2]
  • Real Estate Services and Development [3]
  • Special Interest Advocacy and Non-Profit [4]
  • Sports, Media and Entertainment [5]
  • Technology and Telecommunications [6]
  • Transportation [7]
  • Travel and Tourism [8]

Contact details

Susan Davis International
1101 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: (202) 408-0808
Fax (202) 408-1231
E-mail: contact AT susandavis.com
Web: http://www.susandavis.com/

Articles and resources

Related SourceWatch articles

References

  1. Susan Davis International, "About Susan Davis International", April 2005. (This page is archived in the Internet Archive).
  2. "SDI rallies support for troops", O’Dwyers PR Daily, December 7, 2004. (Sub req'd)
  3. Martin Kaste, Pentagon's Fine Line: War Machine, P.R. Machine, National Public Radio, Morning Edition, July 13, 2006.
  4. U.S. Department of Defense Inspector General, "The America Supports You Program (pdf)," December 12, 2008 (Project No. D2007-D000CH-0213.000).
  5. "Pentagon Renews at SDI," O'Dwyer's PR Daily (sub req'd), July 2, 2009.

External resources

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