February 23, 2024


PhairAdvantage Communications is an independent consulting firm providing global public relations and marketing consulting services with a special focus on education and nonprofit associations.

Our clients are primarily organizations with an educational component as part of their portfolio — from government agencies to corporations to colleges and universities and associations. With low overhead and maximum flexibility, we deliver top-quality services at an affordable price — with a passionate commitment to our clients.

It’s all about you – we can meet your needs, short or long-term, extensive or limited.

We partner with our clients, working on their team towards a common goal. Whether you need strategic planning, an international, national or regional branding campaign, media relations, crisis communications, communications audits, opinion research, or writing and editing, we can respond quickly and professionally. We may be small, but we can handle big jobs, bringing together partners of all sizes to provide full-scale, customized services. Our location in the Washington, D.C. suburbs gives us easy access to major media markets and to the seat of our nation’s government.

At PhairAdvantage, you get tailor-made service and solutions.

We’ve been on both sides of the table. As agency clients over the years, we know what it’s like to have limited budgets, substantial needs, and stretched-to-the limits staff. We want our agency to be a major support, not one more time-consuming burden. We’ll give you what you’ve been promised, delivered by top-level talent.

At PhairAdvantage, you don’t get boilerplate solutions.

You get a program specifically matched to your needs. Our commitment goes far beyond securing you as a client. We service our clients the way we liked to be serviced when we were on the receiving end.

Judy Phair, a public relations executive with more than 30 years of experience in marketing, media relations, fund raising, legislative relations, and communications, heads PhairAdvantage. Judy founded PhairAdvantage in 2002, building upon a career as a senior level executive at the Council on Competitiveness in Washington, D.C.; the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute, Johns Hopkins University, and Goucher College, and extensive marketing and communications consulting experience. Her four years as vice president for communications at the Graduate Management Admission Council have further honed her expertise with associations and with business education, and greatly expanded her international portfolio. She has a strong record of solid performance — and measurable results.