FTS adds Nick Murray as Director of Business Development

04 . 11 . 22

Murray brings wealth of public affairs, advertising, and business development experience to FTS team 

Columbia, S.C. – Nick Murray has joined First Tuesday Strategies, South Carolina’s premier campaign, public affairs, and public relations firm, as Director of Business Development. FTS, based in Columbia, will open an office in Charleston, S.C., where Murray will lead the organization’s efforts to build and maintain relationships with prospective clients. He will also provide strategic counsel for the firm’s campaign, corporate, and public affairs clients.

FTS has established itself as one of the South’s leading public affairs and campaign firms, and Nick’s hiring comes on the heels of our firm’s continued growth into North Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. He is an experienced public relations and public affairs professional who takes pride in delivering wins for his clients,” said Luke Byars, Senior Partner at First Tuesday Strategies. “Nick’s strategic approach to political and corporate campaigns will benefit our clients across the Southeast.”

Murray joins the First Tuesday Strategies team with nearly a decade of experience in politics, corporate communications, and business development. His previous experience includes time with Burr Forman McNair Law Firm’s Government Relations division, at Push Digital, a national digital political consulting firm, and Chernoff Newman, one of South Carolina’s leading issues management firms.

Murray currently serves on the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce’s Central Steering Council and is a CMCC Leadership Charleston program graduate. He is also on the District Three Board of the American Advertising Federation as the Government Relations Chair and is the public relations delegate for the City of Charleston’s Church Creek Stormwater Drainage Basin Authority.

I am excited to join an elite group of political and communications professionals at First Tuesday Strategies,” said Murray. “I look forward to continuing and building on FTS’s highly-regarded reputation for delivering premier consulting and messaging services for their clients.” 

Since the firm’s founding in 2008, FTS has won dozens of industry honors, including a 2020 national public affairs awardfor “Best Use of Social Media” and a 2021 award for the best “Get Out the Vote” mail piece in the nation.