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Professional Services

Government Relations
Public Affairs
Community Relations
Corporate Communications
Media Relations

Government Relations

At the municipal, provincial and federal levels we help businesses, industry associations, government agencies, individuals and community groups get what they want from government. Depending on the client, this may include securing public funding or contracts, changing laws or regulations, resolving disputes with government bodies or obtaining approvals.

Our professional services include:

  • Identifying how changes in legislation, policies, programs and personnel impact your industry or organization

  • Positioning requests to government so they are relevant to decision-makers and supportable on the merits

  • Knowing who to talk to, when and how. And what to say.

  • Working with you to develop targeted messages that are easily understood by decision-makers and those who influence them

  • Creating supporting documentation and materials that capture the attention of government

  • Preparing you to lobby directly, or lobbying on your behalf


Public Affairs

With a proven record of public policy development and implementation at the municipal, provincial and federal levels, including participation in the development of policy in the political arena, we can help you better understand and have an impact on key public issues that affect you.

Our professional services include:

  • Tracking public policy and program developments

  • Helping you understand political considerations that drive those developments

  • Organizing political activities, including managing election campaigns, raising funds and planning party political events


Community Relations

We bring a wide range of experience identifying, understanding and communicating with communities which affect your industry or organization.

Our professional services include:

  • Developing public consultation strategies

  • Conducting stakeholder relations and coalition-building activities

  • Planning, managing and interpreting public opinion and awareness research,
    using leading survey firms on a competitive basis


Corporate Communications

As professional communicators for both government and business, we can create and implement effective communications strategies and programs which support your government relations activities. We take a multi-disciplined approach to:

  • understanding your communications objectives, needs, audiences and resources

  • developing effective communications strategies

  • planning, integrating and implementing an optimal mix of marketing, PR, media relations, advertising, web, public speaking and other communications tools to support your government relations objectives

Our professional services include:

  • Preparing strategic and tactical communications programs which are directed to all your target audiences and support your overall business plan

  • Research, writing and editing services adaptable to any medium

  • Strategic communications planning

  • Issues management


Media Relations

We have extensive knowledge of, and contacts with, print and electronic media in BC.

Our professional services include:

  • Planning and implementing media strategies

  • Writing and editing media advisories, news releases and backgrounders

  • Organizing news conferences and media interviews

 

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