Acumen professionals work with chief executives and senior management teams to help them better use communications to achieve their business goals among key stakeholder groups.


We provide our clients with the authoritative insight, messaging strategies and communications content that are the essential drivers of their business success.


In partnership with C-level executives, we provide communications assessment, program planning, deliverables development, and precise execution. Our objectives are to help good companies achieve, regain or maintain industry leadership — and targeted recognition for those achievements.


Our team of senior communications experts has assisted some of the world's largest — and smallest — companies; we have a history of overcoming internal and external obstacles; and we know how to achieve the business goals that boards of directors and investors demand today.


Our expert team includes the following individuals, each of whom has the proven experience and know-how to help you achieve your business goals.


After reviewing our credentials, give us a call, and let's get started making a positive difference in achieving your business goals.



The Principals



Richard M. Miles | managing partner


Richard's broad experience among small and large companies gives him the unique ability to analyze and integrate disparate communications needs into cohesive, efficient and effective messaging strategies. He focuses on developing communications programs that align the unique interests of diverse stakeholder groups with the needs and business objectives of the enterprise. Richard's three decades of experience also include investor and crisis communications, marketing communications and media relations.



John R. Kessling | managing partner


John's expertise embraces all facets of the communications process including research, message development, program creation and implementation, media relations strategies and evaluation. Over more than 20 years, he has provided corporate communications and strategic planning counsel to numerous national and international corporations and professional services firms in a wide range of industries from banking and financial institutions to hi-tech and telecommunications companies.





Practice Areas


The Acumen principals work closely with other industry professionals in the most economically-efficient manner possible: as needed, when needed, where needed. Using this business model, we minimize our management overhead and optimize the quality of services we can offer clients. Our Practice Areas include . . .


Media strategies and executive media contact coaching,


Press materials, announcement packages and briefing papers,


Direct media relations;


Executive support;


Targeted stakeholder outreach and B2B marcom;


Hispanic market/stakeholder outreach;


Investor relations, programs and road shows; and


Social media optimization.









Acumen Strategic Communications

Boston, New York & worldwide


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