At Campbell Strategies, we have two types of clients: those who have issues they need resolved, and those who have opportunities they need realized.
Despite this difference, there remains a constant between them: the need for wise counsel from people who understand their unique situations. Completely.
As a bonus, our clients find themselves working with a team of government relations and strategic communications professionals who are not only highly experienced, but provide their advice without hyperbole or self-importance.
There’s more to success than just connections. Our results are based on the right message, at the right time, to the right people. And that leads to successful outcomes for our clients.
Effective government relations is not just about opening a door or getting a meeting. Success is the result of research and appropriate engagement with public servants and key government decision-makers and influencers. Effective outreach requires the ability to develop the right message, for the right audience at the right time. It requires persistence and patience. We work at all levels of government with all levels in government to help our clients achieve their goals.
With backgrounds in journalism, politics, and policy, we know how to craft and disseminate a message so that it is heard and understood, whether the audience is government or the public. We develop and implement communications strategies that complement government relations initiatives and amplify our clients’ messages with local and national audiences.
It takes engagement and collaboration to achieve policy change. Understanding all sides of an issue is crucial to success. We bring together industry groups, policy experts, community leaders and influential voices to make an impact on public policy, whether it’s driving policy change or raising the profile of an issue. We listen to and engage with stakeholders – those who agree with our clients’ perspective and those who may hold a different view – to help our clients achieve their goals.
We assist our clients in being heard by government in the context of policy developments and regulatory changes that impact their business or their sector. Monitoring legislative initiatives, proposing legislative action, preparing clients for committee appearances and preparing materials to support these efforts are essential elements of our approach to engaging in policy development. We also help our clients navigate challenging regulatory developments or effect regulatory change to preserve their business model or realize business opportunities.
Sometimes business transactions require more than just legal expertise to succeed. We help our clients navigate the complexities of the regulatory approval process, and we guide them when their transactions are the subject of heightened political attention. We help our clients get their deals done.
The resolution of highly charged litigation involving governments requires a carefully calibrated government relations and strategic communications strategy to support legal strategies; in fact, a thoughtful and well-informed government relations strategy can be the key to resolution. We support corporate clients, class action counsel, citizens groups, and others in high-profile disputes that can garner significant media attention.