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Staging the external environment using the M-A-D test

July 5th, 2017

Issue advocacy describes the interconnected disciplines of public relations aimed at achieving a specific policy objective. The job of an issue advocate is to create an external environment – supportive media coverage, digital activity, grassroots activism – so that a lobbyist can deliver the votes and be successful. Such an objective could be the passage [...]

The Importance of a Ground Game

April 3rd, 2015

April 3, 2015 While glitzy ad campaigns and infectious social media strategies are a staple of the public affairs business, the enduring value of good old-fashioned “face time” should not be underestimated. Retail politicking – whether through canvasing door-to-door, addressing interest groups or staging rallies – puts you in close, personal proximity to the people [...]

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