About Us

photo_2018_1116113625Richard Murphy is Managing Director of Communication Strategy and Management (CSM), a political consulting firm based in the West Midlands.

With almost thirty years' experience of working professionally with the UK Conservative Party, Richard has campaigned with nine party leaders including the inimitable Margaret Thatcher. He has a wealth of experience and expertise in structuring and managing election campaigns at European, Parliamentary and Local Government level.

Richard specialises in grassroots capacity building and GOTV and has vast knowledge in training party activists nationwide in “on the ground” field campaigning techniques. A former Head of Conservative Party Field Campaigning, Richard is widely acknowledged as an expert in understanding and thwarting the somewhat unique campaigning methods of the Liberal Democrats.

A specialist centre right political campaigning consultancy, Communication Strategy and Management (CSM) works with elected representatives and candidates alike, both nationally and internationally.

CSM works alongside Members of Parliament delivering professional advice on the construction and management of their communication strategies. CSM create an annual “communications plan” package which can be either non partisan or party political, depending upon the selected package. CSM help craft that plan and ensure the Member of Parliament’s objectives are met in an effectively co-ordinated and value for money manner.

In terms of party political “on the ground” campaigning, CSM has a wealth of skills and expertise. CSM can help develop your campaign strategy including setting pledge targets, delivery networks, direct mail, targeting, fundraising, web design, e-communications, GOTV and much more besides. Whatever organisational direction you require, CSM will provide high quality strategic and tactical guidance and advice.

CSM adds significant value by imparting dispassionate advice. In addition, CSM will always offer a strong commitment to a project’s success. Most importantly, at the cornerstone of our existence is an immovable commitment to customer care and service. CSM guarantee that the client always comes first.

We hope you find our website of help to you. If you believe that CSM’s range of services may be of assistance to you and would be interested in discussing the challenges ahead, please do contact us. Remember, your next campaign should begin the day after the last one finished!

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Communication Strategy & Management Limited

Mobile: +44 (0)7850 740403

Email: info@csm-limited.com