ADVOCATES FOR IDEAS, PEOPLE, & PLACES.INFORMED. PROVEN. TRUSTED.
WHAT WE DO
Knowing where to start and who to call is just the beginning – experience matters.
We have a proven track record of success in representing high profile clients and complex projects.
Strategic assessment, analysis and working with clients to provide focus, set priorities and strategic direction is our sweet spot.
We also offer executive coaching, issue briefs and client representation related to controversial and complex issues, projects and programs as well as project siting and pursuit and processing of permit applications. Our fundraising plans and promotional campaigns are deeply rooted in strategy and integrated branding and messaging to support internal and external goals.
The firm has strong background and experience working with governmental agencies, large-scale public and private projects, and corporate clients. We understand the highly sensitive nature of controversial issues and projects and can quickly assemble and interpret complex information to both internal and external audiences.
Many of our clients engage us as ongoing advisers to support or augment in-house staff and executive management. Whether you need a few hours of crisis management advice, coaching or ongoing support for issues management we can provide the expertise and outside perspective needed to support your efforts.
Examples: Coaching for in-house staff in planning and marketing; advice for community leaders on issues and policy.
We perform internal assessment, priority setting and message development as well as manage efforts to build support and advocacy for projects and issues. Individual projects require focused effort and expert management skills. We help set objectives and define the scope of projects, identify risks and mitigation, develop strategies and plans, and guide implementation while serving as the key point of contact for project teams.
Examples: Strategic Planning and Priority Setting; Marketing and Fundraising Plans and Campaigns.
Successful project development requires solid public affairs strategies and permitting support. We understand the complex nature of the permitting and approval process as well as the need for precise execution of outreach and communications programs. Over the last twenty years we have been involved with successful permitting efforts for large and small residential project developments, highly controversial and complex public and private infrastructure projects and a wide variety of energy related projects.
Examples: Successful hillside project proposal; public affairs support throughout process of acquisition of 20 required permits for large, controversial infrastructure project; power plant projects; solar energy projects; large and small residential developments; stakeholder analysis, 1-day quick assessment of permitting challenges for proposed development.
Marketing and outreach help accomplish your goals. We perform issues assessment and message development as well as manage efforts to build support and advocacy for projects and issues.
Examples: Outreach in support of proposed projects; marketing campaign development; message development; outreach efforts and advocacy to support projects; specialty marketing and collateral pieces; focused publications and mailings; surveys and response plans.
Developing and communicating your message to public agencies and elected representatives is important to your success. Our established relationship network with elected officials and government leaders helps ensure your message is effectively delivered and will be heard.
Examples: Proposed legislation to support public agency client; federal appropriations advocacy to fund local research effort; advocacy efforts to support zoning and permitting process changes.
How you respond in a crisis is critical to your future success. Our experience ranges from quick internal assessment and recommendations to development of crisis communication teams and programs to client representation managing media and stakeholder response.
We offer 1 and 2 day special packages that include quick assessments and recommendations for action on issues, project obstacles, communications, priority setting, stakeholder identification and other programs and services.
Examples: Private acquisition of facility roll out; Strategic plan review for non-profit organization; Communications strategy assessment for private business; Stakeholder analysis; Communications audit; Priority review.