Company history

Who we are :

With the realignment of political and economic forces in today’s world, a truly global marketplace is developing for goods, services, and information.

In this evolving climate, the ability to communicate clearly and rapidly has never been more important to individuals, businesses and governments who seek:

  • Greater recognition and understanding from their key audiences;
  • New business relationships; or
  • A competitive edge

EAW GROUP LLC offers full-service Public Relations, Public Affairs, Trade and Economic Development Programs for Foreign Governments, Government Affairs and Crisis Communications capabilities. We assist companies, associations, and governments in delivering focused messages to their many diverse audiences which are the media, financial community, business leaders, legislative and regulatory decision makers.

The linkage of our specialized public relations and public affairs disciplines gives EAW GROUP LLC the ability to construct programs that reach out to a full range of influential “publics” and achieve meaningful results for clients.

How we work :

In our headquarters in the Washington, DC area we have assembled a staff of senior communications professionals who possess a range of complementary skills and experience that is rare for a firm our size. All EAW GROUP LLC clients receive direct personal attention from this team of seasoned communicators.

Our approach sets us apart from the other communications counselors and PR agencies. It is the result of our principals’ experience at large agencies, where we learned that bigger is not analogous to better in regards to program development, execution or in client service.

Our operating philosophy translates into significant benefits, including our ability to:

  • Interpret events as they pertain to client businesses
  • Impart meaningful strategic counsel on important issues’
  • Construct and implement focused programs’ and
  • Achieve superior results.

What we offer:

EAW GROUP LLC assists organizations in dealing effectively in today’s competitive – and often adversarial – public domain.

With the evolution of nearly instantaneous global communications and the growth of activism among the media, legislators and consumers, the ability to manage information and events can often mean the difference between success and failure of an important initiative.

We have a worldwide network of media contacts and maintain an ongoing dialogue with reporters and editors at a range of national, general interest, business and electronic media who help form public opinion through their reporting.

Our understanding of the media, of the techniques of information distribution, and of communicating to the diverse attitudes and needs among various audiences, enables us to gain third-party endorsement of products or issues and to build coalitions in the media, board room, or in the halls of congress, that are necessary to affect client goals.


John Edward Aycoth

A native of North Carolina who joined the U.S. Navy in 1975 and graduated with honors from the U.S. Naval Cryptologic School, Corry Station in Pensacola, Florida and received a Top Secret Special Intelligence Clearance (SI) and was assigned duty to (FOSIF), the Fleet Oceanographic Surveillance Intelligence Facility at the U.S. Naval Cryptologic Station in Rota, Spain, which included (TAD) Temporary Active Duty on the U.S.S. Guam, U.S.S. Yarnell and the U.S.S. Bowen and 90 days on the staff of the U.S. Naval Commander – Middle East Forces on the U.S.S. LaSalle in Bahrain. Before being discharged from active service in 1979, Mr. Aycoth was awarded a Citation of Appreciation from the Commanding Officer, U.S. Naval Cryptologic Station, Rota, Spain. In 1980 he became a State Coordinator with the Reagan for President Campaign and the Reagan/Bush Campaign in Florida. After the election in 1981, Mr. Aycoth moved to Washington, D.C. and launched Edward Aycoth & Co., Inc., an International Consulting firm which specialized in Public Relations, Advertising, Government Affairs, Trade & Economic Development Programs for Developing Countries. In 1990, Mr. Aycoth launched EAW Financial PR in New York which specialized in representing British and International companies with their American Depository Receipts (ADRs) listings on the NYSE, AMEX, Nasdaq or OTC Exchanges. In 1994 EAW Financial PR was merged with Citigate Financial PR in London. In 2006 the company became EAW GROUP LLC and over a span of 39 years the firms represented over 250 Corporations and 28 Foreign Governments in both Washington and the United Nations.


In 2013 Mr. Aycoth re-launched the world famous “Rice Diet Program” which was created at Duke University Hospital in 1939 by Dr. Walter Kempner which treated chronic Hypertension, Kidney and Heart disease using the “Rice Diet”. The new program was refocused for the treatment of Type-2 Diabetes Mellitus at the Rice House Healthcare Program’s new 14,000 ft. medical building located in Durham, N.C.  Mr. Aycoth is also Chairman of the Rice House Healthcare Foundation which was created to fund research on Type-2 Diabetes Mellitus in partnership with Duke University Medical Center’s Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Nutrition at the Rice House Healthcare Program with Dr. Kempner’s “Rice Diet”.


Mr. Aycoth was a long-time director of Hemdale International, the global arm of Hemdale Film Corporation, the largest independent British-American film production company in Los Angeles which produced over 80 films including The Terminator, Platoon, The Last Emperor, Hoosiers, Salvador & The Falcon and the Snowman.


Mr. Aycoth has been a Board Member or Affiliated with a number of international trade, cultural associations or charities like the Netherlands-American Amity Trust (NAAT), British-American Business Association (BABA), The Asia Society, U.S.-ASEAN Trade Council, U.S.-Ukraine Business Council, U.S.-Malaysia Trade Council, U.S.- Libya Trade and Economic Council, The African-American Institute, The British Automotive Manufacturing Association (BAMA), The Netherlands-American Foundation, The British Motorcycle Industry Council, The March of Dimes, The Salvation Army, The Albert Schweitzer Hospital Foundation of America and The Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida.

John Aycoth at the Retirement Dinner for U.S. Navy Admiral Hyman Rickover (Father of the Nuclear Navy) with President Nixon, President Carter and President Ford – Washington Hilton – May 1983