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P.O. Box 6657, Portland, ME 04103 | email: info@adelinesc.com | call: (207) 557-5968
When words matter ...
Professional. Disciplined. Relentless. Connected.
The Adeline Strategic Communications charter starts with quality, taking to heart the needs of our clients first. Our reputation is built upon the personal care we take with our clients and on their success.

At Adeline Strategic Communications, our top priority is delivering for our clients, not self-promotion. We are committed to you and will help you to develop a practical, strategic plan for success. We become part of your team.

We understand the importance of trust. We are discreet and place the highest value on integrity, confidentiality and reliability.

David Farmer was the deputy chief of staff and director of communications for Maine Governor John E. Baldacci for four years. In those roles, he led the governor's policy and communications effort, directed communications for all cabinet-level agencies, and served as a senior policy and political adviser.

He has an insider's understanding of politics and government, but also brings the experience of 17 years as a journalist. Under his leadership, Adeline Strategic Communications can help you understand the complicated arena where politics, government and the media collide.

David has an in-depth understanding of the state budget, administrative and financial affairs, and public policy development, and was the governor's liaison to numerous state and independent agencies, including the Finance Authority of Maine, MaineHousing and the State Planning Office, and to the Legislature.

In addition, David's issue portfolio also included crisis management and litigation support. As the governor's liaison to the Department of Defense, Veterans Affairs and Emergency Management, he has extensive experience in dealing with communications strategies for disasters, both natural and man-made.

Before joining the Governor's Office, David was an award-winning reporter and editor in Maine, Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. He is the former editorial page editor and lead government and political reporter for the Lewiston Sun Journal, and the former executive editor of a chain of six daily newspapers in Virginia and Maryland. He was also deputy editor at Roll Call, the premier political newspaper in Washington, D.C.

Give us a call at
(207) 557-5968
David Farmer
President and Founder, with Adeline and Elias
Listen: The first step to finding a solution to your problem is listening to you.
Ask: We ask a lot of questions. We want to understand you: your goals, your issues, your strengths, your perspective.
Plan: Working collaboratively with you, we develop a pragmatic, implementable plan that focuses on results.

Expectations: We help you understand all the possible scenarios and how to anticipate likely outcomes and limit surprises.
Implementation: We put your plan into action.
Win: When it's your business, your policy initiative, your reputation, your election on the line, it's all about winning. We deliver results.
Evaluate and adjust: We constantly evaluate the results of our approach and make adjustments to improve outcomes. Circumstances are always changing, new information available. Our collaborative approach encourages plans that are flexible and adaptable.
We will help you develop and deliver the right message to accomplish your goals.
With more than 20 years as a reporter, editor and at the highest levels of government, I want to put my experience
to work for you.