About Us

We are an independent, full-service communications and research firm
Born from the trenches of some of the most high-profile political races over the last two decades, Marathon applies the strategic, fast-paced, results-driven execution of campaigns to the challenges of a wide range of brands, issues and candidates. We embed ourselves in our clients’ organizations and we challenge the status quo, using our experience and intellect to shape opinions and deliver results.
The Marathon team is as diverse as the services we offer. Our team members have prior experience as reporters, lawyers, economists, television producers, campaign operatives and crisis professionals. As a result, the firm brings a unique perspective to a large portfolio of clients across real estate, telecommunications, healthcare, transportation, financial services, education, technology and other major industries.

Our Team

Phil Singer

Phil Singer

Phil Singer, Managing Director and Founder

Phil Singer is a veteran strategist and communications expert with almost twenty years of experience working on some of the most demanding corporate public relations challenges and high profile political campaigns in recent history.

Phil founded Marathon Strategies in 2008 and oversees a growing operation that prides itself on helping clients achieve their goals. Drawing on his experience with the fast-paced, results-driven execution of campaigns, Phil has assisted a wide range of companies, non-profits and political candidates.

Phil’s prior experience includes working as Senator Chuck Schumer’s Communications Director for many years and advising both of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s winning campaigns. He was also a top official for Secretary Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential bid and a national spokesperson for the Kerry-Edwards Campaign in 2004. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago.

Jane Hardey

Jane Hardey

Jane Hardey, Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer

Jane Hardey is a senior public affairs and corporate communications specialist with extensive global experience in reputation management, stakeholder engagement, media relations, crisis communications and social media management. At Marathon, Jane leads corporate and crisis communications programs for high profile companies and industry associations.

Jane joined Marathon Strategies from a Singapore-based independent public affairs and corporate communication consultancy, where she managed global communications programs for Governments and multinationals spanning the Middle East and North, Central and Southeast Asia. She also oversaw the operations for the Singapore and China offices of the public affairs consultancy.

Prior to this role, she worked for global technology public relations firm Text100. A New Zealand native, Jane holds a double degree in business and communications from the Auckland University of Technology.