Consulting firms BGill, Stateside Affairs partner up

The Montclair-based consulting firm the BGill Group has announced a strategic partnership with a fellow New Jersey-based firm, Stateside Affairs.

BGill Group CEO and President Brendan Gill, who has served as campaign manager for Gov. Phil Murphy and U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), said Cristina Pinzon’s woman- and minority-owned firm is a full-service public and government relations company made up of former journalists, media specialists and government officials.

“By solidifying the BGill Group’s long-term relationship with Stateside Affairs into a formal agreement, we are integrating our expertise as industry leaders,” he said in a prepared statement. “This partnership opens up new possibilities in untapped markets and enhances our services to existing clients. Smart, innovative and experienced, Stateside Affairs will consult with the BGill Group to create unique and individualized plans that will yield the best results for our clients.”

Pinzon, founder and president of Stateside Affairs, has more than 15 years of media and government experience, including serving as campaign manager for Elizabeth Mayor Chris Bollwage’s 2012 campaign. Stateside Affairs has also worked with the Murphy campaign, as well as the state Democratic Committee, the city of Elizabeth and state of New York, and others.