The right lobbying firm for a changing Philadelphia


Philly Strategies Group

Seasoned lobbyist John Hawkins and the PSG team help organizations of all sizes navigate Philadelphia’s complicated legislative and regulatory processes in order to turn their priorities into realities. We aim to make government interaction easy, with a straightforward approach that frames our clients’ objectives in an achievable way that highlights the benefits for the City and its residents. Philadelphia’s politics have changed dramatically in recent years, and your lobbying strategy has to change if you want to remain effective. We are the only practice based in and focused on the City of Philadelphia, and this singular focus ensures our finger is on the pulse of anything and everything with the ability to respond to changes in real time.

Who We Are

John Hawkins, PSG founder

  • Quoted in the Philadelphia Inquirer regularly as “City Hall veteran lobbyist” and “Philadelphia political insider.


  • Listed by PA City & State as one of “PA’s Top 50 Lobbyists” and “Philadelphia’s Most Powerful.


  • Listed by Philadelphia Magazine as one of the “Local Power Brokers You’ve Never Heard Of” and “The Young Professionals’ Insider: City Hall’s most adroit and press-savvy operative.


  • Listed by PoliticsPA as one of “PA’s Smartest Operatives” and “Rising Political Stars.