Archive for the ‘Public Affairs’ Category

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What do MSP elections mean for business?

Podcast: Rethinking, Podcasts, Public Affairs, Rethinking Podcast

Business and organizational leaders woke up to a StarTribune headline stating Voters Shake Up City Hall. Is it really a shake up? And if so, how should business leaders rethink their strategies and actions to better navigate city politics in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Four Tunheim political watchers share their insights on the elections, the […]

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A View From Our Pollster: Hear Voters Speak In Their Own Words, Then Recognize Racial Bias

Public Affairs, Rethinking

A View From Our Pollster: Hear Voters Speak In Their Own Words, Then Recognize Racial Bias By Margie Omero Working as a pollster, white Americans’ racial prejudice is hard to avoid. You particularly hear it in focus groups, where voters can easily lapse into racially coded language. I’ve had respondents tell me they’ve heard on […]

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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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Tunheim Hosts U.S. Department of Energy Assistant Secretary to Discuss the Clean Action Plan

Public Affairs, Tunheim News

Tunheim and Business Forward convened a Business Leader Briefing on U.S. Energy Policy featuring David Danielson, assistant secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy. During the Wednesday morning meeting, held at the Minneapolis Club, Danielson and local business and public affairs leaders discussed how the Department of Energy and federal government […]

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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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