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Earned Media as a Government Relations Tactic

Matt Duffy, Co-Founder, CampSight Strategic Communications I remember my internship at an environmental lobbying firm in Washington DC in the mid-90s. There were about a half dozen interns and our…

States’ Rights Key to Financial Services Wins

By Thomas R Rosenfield, President, HillStaffer, LLC Financial services organizations, take note: consumer protections likely will become a key component of most successful public policy initiatives in 2019 and 2020,…

Chemistry in the 116th Congress

By Michael Parr, Managing Director, HillStaffer, LLC Chemistry enables the global economy. All of the plastics we encounter in daily life, that’s chemistry. The medicines we take, that’s chemistry. The…

Outside the Beltway: Is Your Organization At the Table or On the Menu?

Historically, the Washington, DC government relations community has focused its efforts primarily, on Congress and the federal agencies. Today, if you are not also engaging in state (and even local) legislative and regulatory activities, it is likely your business, association, customers, suppliers, stockholders, employees, members, and other relevant stakeholders could be vulnerable to public policy decisions impacting your interests.

Create a Culture of Advocacy

By: Anne D. DarConte, CAE and Thomas R. Rosenfield The government shutdown is over – at least temporarily. A new Congress is at work. 38 state legislatures, plus the District…

A Reflection of Gratitude

With the holiday season upon us, many of us find ourselves reflecting on 2018, assessing whether we have met (or even exceeded!) the professional and personal goals we set for ourselves when the year was new. ...