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Zipko Strategy is a strategic consulting firm based in Saint Paul. Zipko Strategy provides public affairs, media relations, crisis communications, grassroots advocacy, online content management, and marketing support for businesses, nonprofits, government entities, and advocacy organizations.
Zipko Strategy is headed by Mike Zipko. Mike has more than 20 years of experience working in media, public affairs, and government. Mike worked at Goff Public for 11 years helping develop and execute plans to help clients with public relations, media strategy, and community relations activities.
He spent seven years in television news as a dispatcher, field producer, assignment editor, and off-air reporter. He developed topics, interviewed contacts, wrote and edited stories for newscasts, and helped manage daily news gathering operations. Through his broadcast background, Mike has developed and maintained relationships with reporters and editors. He has also served in several capacities for elected officials, including as deputy press secretary for Minnesota Governor Arne Carlson, deputy communications director for Governor-elect Jesse Ventura’s transition office, and press secretary for Saint Paul Mayor Norm Coleman.
Mike is extremely active in the community and was honored as the 2011 Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce Volunteer of the Year. He is the past chair of the Midway Chamber of Commerce board of directors and is on the boards of Neighborhood House and the Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce political action committee. He has been a member of several working groups associated with these boards, including the economic development committee, the sports facilities taskforce, the ballpark media taskforce, the communications committee, and the Minnesota Twins taskforce. Previously he served on the boards of the Saint Paul Heritage and Festival Foundation and the Twin Cities Academy Foundation. In 2005 Mike was honored with the Minneapolis/Saint Paul Business Journal’s 40 Under Forty award, which recognizes talented and successful young leaders in the Twin Cities.
In 2009 Mike was honored with the National Guard’s Civilian Award for Excellence for his work with Serving Our Troops, a local nonprofit that organizes events to recognize and support members of the Minnesota National Guard and their families. He has helped coordinate media relations efforts for the organization’s domestic and international missions since 2004.
275 4th Street East
Saint Paul, MN 55101