Services

Government Affairs, Strategic Communications, Public Relations

Next-generation public affairs is the integration of traditionally stand-alone, public-facing disciplines – government affairs, strategic communications and public relations – to form a comprehensive , multichannel strategy. The combination of these services gives you a consistent story internally and in the public, and positions you in the best possible way with those who make decisions affecting your future.

what we do

HOW WE REACH YOUR AUDIENCE

social media   traditional media   advertising   collateral   email   citizen outreach    campaign events   canvassing

GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS

We make sure your message is heard by key decision makers in legislatures, governors’ offices and executive branch agencies so that your business can grow, your non-profit can succeed or your campaign can win.

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State Lobbying

Success in public policy requires understanding the needs of decision makers and engaging with them in a constructive way. We help you develop legislative strategies that position you as a resource to help make government work. We go beyond statehouses to where decision-makers meet — governor’s conferences, legislative leadership meetings and policy forums around the country.

Municipal Advocacy

Zoning, licensing, capital projects, school budgets and other critical local government work is increasingly complex and demands a particular kind of advocacy. We know our way around town halls and assist our clients before planning commissions, boards of selectmen and town meetings.

Contract Procurement

Procurement is more than winning the government contract. Every government agency has different needs. We assess those needs, help you adjust your strategy to fit the market and build a relationship with your government partner. We are there from the beginning, advising on the political context and the need, crafting the response and managing the approach.

Regulatory Affairs

Your business or organization is too important to be left unprotected in a regulatory proceeding or administrative rule-making process. Let us help you navigate the process with the necessary combination of advocacy, political acumen and technical knowledge.

STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS

Public projects typically involve permitting and regulations, scrutiny and sometimes, opposition. We help communicate with all key stakeholders to make sure the process goes as smoothly as possible and that you have the public and municipal support you need.

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Land Use/Permitting

We help you navigate the land-use and permitting approval process, obtain buy-in from the community and manage media coverage. We run campaigns for commercial, industrial, office and residential projects, as well as multi-use and transit-oriented developments.

Grassroots Outreach

We run grassroots advocacy campaigns to build public support for your cause. Whether it’s a hyper-local issue or a country-wide campaign, we can build and leverage citizen relationships in a town or nationwide through our 50-state network of field operatives and advocacy partners. We identify and mobilize the support you need and supplement that effort with traditional and digital tools.

Campaign Development

You know your business or organization best but may need help with the “how” of communicating to a target audience. If you have an internal team in place, let us help you develop a road map to success. We do a number of limited engagements with clients where our value lies in crafting a campaign plan and teeing up your team for action.

Digital Advocacy

We leverage digital platforms to help you identify and organize advocates to deliver your message and influence your target audience. We translate your story into digital campaigns for Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, community sites, citizen blogs, video and other forms of digital communication.

PUBLIC RELATIONS

Far beyond your typical editorial calendar tracking and article pitching, we help communicate and prepare you to deliver your story to the media so that your messages and voice are represented the way you want them to be in the press.

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Crisis Communications

A crisis requires 24-hour discipline, a deep understanding of the media and political environment, and the courage to tell the truth. We manage the entire situation with your team — the writing, the strategy and the meetings — to guide you through almost any crisis, from complex litigation, to criminal investigations, natural and economic disasters, investor challenges, political and legal problems, and media attacks.

Media Training

Media training is about more than learning how to sit, stand, speak and dress. It’s about being prepared and able to think on your feet and making sure that your points are the ones people remember. Whether on TV, radio, at a press conference or in a speech, we train and prepare you for every situation and question.

Media Outreach

A solid story and messaging is the basis of every good media strategy. And every successful campaign is built on the effective communication of that story and positive relationships with the press. We write press release, op-eds, pitches, and bylined articles that ensure your story is heard and represented in the media outlets that matter most to your audiences.