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Robert Coon

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Robert Coon is a partner at Impact Management Group (IMG), a full service public relations, public opinion, and public affairs firm with offices in Little Rock and Baton Rouge, La.

At IMG, Robert oversees public policy, lobbying and issue advocacy campaigns. He represents a wide range of clients, including Fortune 50 corporations, small and medium-sized companies, trade associations, and nonprofit organizations.

Robert and his wife Lindsay live in Little Rock with their two daughters, Lucy and Sally, and son, Sam. Their interests include cooking, reading and traveling.

 

Last 10 Articles & Blog Posts

Mo Money, Uber Problems (Robert Coon On Politics)

Ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft have become the apps of choice for tech-savvy travelers in cities across the country – and worldwide. But as the companies have increased in popularity, opposition has grown as well. With Uber and Lyft currently looking at entering the Little Rock market, will our local officials embrace them or slam the door? read more >

A Measure of Congressional (un)Productivity (Robert Coon On Politics)

The 113th Congress is on track to pass a record low number of laws enacted. While not the only measurement of productivity, examining the number of laws passed does shed light on the level of cooperation within the Congressional body. And looking at the record low level of confidence the public has in the institution, it's fair to say things aren't going well. read more >

To Raise, Or Not To Raise, The Minimum Wage (Robert Coon On Politics)

Minimum wage laws have been controversial since they first started gaining traction in the early 19th century. Arkansas voters may have the opportunity to vote on a state minimum wage increase proposal this November. read more >

A Bold Stance On A Stormy Issue (Robert Coon On Politics)

Democrats have been making hay over Tom Cotton's votes against federal disaster relief aid. On the surface, it seems like an open-and-shut case. But the facts shine a different light on Democrats' claims. read more >

Chasing History In The Race For Attorney General (Robert Coon On Politics)

The 2014 race for Arkansas Attorney General could make history – but just how much is yet to be determined. read more >

Respecting The Presidency And What It Represents (Robert Coon On Politics)

The world of politics is inspiring, engaging and sometimes all consuming. While being politically aware and active is fundamentally a good thing, there are times when we need to come together as Americans and put our political obsessions aside. read more >

The Problem With Wanting It All (Robert Coon On Politics)

We want it all. And for years the government has granted our wish. But with a $17.4 trillion debt and entitlement programs headed down and unsustainable path, it's time to get serious and re-examine our priorities. read more >

Cracking The Complex Code of Arkansas Politics (Robert Coon On Politics)

Arkansans are known for being predictably unpredictable at the ballot box. As a result, cracking the code of our complex electorate becomes an important priority - one that perhaps holds the key to victory. read more >

The NLRB & Redefining March Madness (Robert Coon On Politics)

Like millions of Americans, I obsess over March Madness. It's exciting and unpredictable, and truly one of the best things about college sports. But something happened this March that could turn the college sports world upside down - and not in a good way. read more >

A Lesson in Politics from Baghdad Bob (Robert Coon On Politics)

Political leaders should be optimistic about their chances. After all, everyone wants to be on the winning team. But sometimes optimism gives way to political manipulation, and its credibility that suffers. read more >