Our Firm

Delve provides breakthrough insights for winning causes through competitive intelligence, opposition research, media and subject monitoring, policy analysis, and issue management. Our clients rely on us to help them achieve an information advantage on the issues and entities they face in the political, policy, and business environments, because they know being deeply informed is crucial to their success. Our clients include fortune-listed corporations, major industry associations, political campaigns, independent expenditure groups, and advocacy and educational groups.

Delve is led by a seasoned leadership team headed by founder Jeff Berkowitz. Recognized by Politico as “an opposition research and policy ace,” Berkowitz managed messaging and research operations for The White House, Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s presidential campaign, the Republican National Committee, and the U.S. Department of State before forming Delve.

Delve’s team includes veterans of every level of politics and policy. They have worked on campaigns, party committees and independent expenditure committees at every level of politics, as well as in positions in Congress, state legislatures, policy think tanks, and the private sector.

Our Approach

As the great Vince Lombardi said, “Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence.” Our core approach sets us apart from other research firms because we embrace that maxim. We don’t bury our clients in a large stack of materials, but dive into those stacks ourselves to find the crucial, actionable information our clients need to win and deliver those insights in time to make a difference. Our reports are designed to quickly bring clients up to speed on the issues and entities related to their challenges.

Our approach – to research and client service – is driven by a distinct set of values that shapes how we conduct business. These values drive us to help our clients achieve success:

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What is Competitive Intelligence?

Competitive intelligence has become a crucial component to addressing political, policy, and business challenges. In the 21st century, shoe leather lobbying and other traditional public affairs efforts are no longer enough to achieve your goals. You also need the information advantage provided by competitive intelligence efforts. For more on the uses of competitive intelligence in public affairs, see our case studies.

Competitive intelligence provides timely, detailed, and actionable insights in the face of uncertainty. These insights provide an understanding of the threats and opportunities you face, whether they are activist group protests, competing industries or companies, political opponents, or other challenges. Utilizing competitive intelligence in your public affairs efforts can minimize risks and reduce uncertainty about events and actions outside of your control. Done well, competitive intelligence enables you to anticipate and pre-empt competitive challenges.

Competitive intelligence is not spying, nor is it dumpster diving. It is the legitimate and responsible collection and analysis of publicly-accessible information. It takes more than a Google search by an intern to obtain truly valuable insights. Only experienced analysts using a sophisticated and well-honed research process will provide the breakthrough insights you need to win. For more on how we conduct competitive intelligence, learn about the Delve Difference and review our Suite of Services.