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Communicators: Are You Prepared for Your Next Public Fight?

Crisis Communications & Issues Management, Public Affairs, Strategic Communications

Written by Darin Broton, senior consultant Thomas Jefferson was right — with great risk comes great reward. Nothing is more risky than starting a public fight, even with a government agency, high-profile personality or brand. Whether your organization picks the public fight or finds itself needing to react to a provocation, it is important to […]

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Public Policy Coalition Building: Lessons Learned from 10 Years Leading Coalition Strategy

Public Affairs

By Darin Broton, senior consultant, Tunheim Whether you’re in Washington, D.C., Minneapolis or somewhere in-between, unique new campaign names start appearing almost every January in news stories, direct mail pieces, and radio and digital ads. Building America’s Future, Fix the Debt and Minnesotans Against Higher Insurance Costs are just some of the hundreds of coalitions […]

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It’s Time to Rethink Advocacy

Public Affairs

Written by Darin Broton, senior consultant, @DBroton If you are a company with a household name, engaging in public policy and political discourse has become more complicated than ever. Last month, Facebook’s decision to donate $10,000 to the Attorney General of Utah turned a lot of people’s heads, including some of its employees. Attorney General […]

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