About Compass Strategies

Compass Strategies (formerly DMC Strategies) is a full service, Detroit-based public affairs firm. Our team is stacked with seasoned influencers who have built solid reputations with government officials, business, community and labor leaders, and the press. We don’t take relationships lightly—but we do leverage them for worthy causes.

We’ve been a catalyst for the most pivotal chapter of Detroit’s recent history: From the Pistons coming home, to the establishment of the new Cobo Center and its $300 million renovation, the $1 billion MGM Grand Detroit development, to the $2.2 billion expansion of Marathon Petroleum’s Detroit refinery – we have helped change the city’s skyline. And from securing living wages for service workers to cannabis reform, Compass Strategies has led the way in making it an easier place to live in and be proud of.

Victories like these start from the ground up—with passionate people who are driven by a common vision and a clear message. And victory is sealed by work at the top—through negotiations and networking that are backed by an intimate knowledge of this city’s political culture and its key players.

Most challenges must be addressed on multiple fronts. That’s why we employ an integrated approach to public affairs and community engagement, from private meetings, to press events, to polling and organizing. Our in-house offerings include government relations, messaging, media/communications, comprehensive data analytics, social media/video and radio production, and a call center capable of 1,000 live calls per hour.