Delving in Together – Trends we’re seeing We reached out to clients and partners earlier this month to offer our support. The result has been productive feedback and insightful conversations with industries grappling with the implications of the current crisis. As we listened, we heard common themes emerge among public affairs professionals across the country: Information overload has increased exponentially, yet it’s more difficult...

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Delving In Together – How Can We Help? Dear friends, We find ourselves in uncertain times. While that can sometimes be a good thing for public and government affairs professionals who help create order out of chaos, the evolving landscape today feels different as we’re social distancing, caring for children unable to attend school, looking out for elderly loved ones, and grappling with an unprecedented world pandemic. Our team here at...

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TL;DR: State Of The Race, Net Nitro, And Impossible Until Done Here’s what you need to know… Now that Joe Biden appears likely to be the Democratic nominee for president, the prevailing narrative is that Democratic voters rejected the more extreme, “democratic” socialism of Bernie Sanders and his political revolution in favor of a more moderate, centrist Democratic party represented by Biden. However, a...

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TL;DR: The Real Misinformation Challenge, Sharpening Edge Of Advocacy, And Al Gore’s Internet Mishap Here’s what you need to know… Fake news. Disinformation. Russian bots trolling on social media. The common narrative being echoed throughout the media is that this year and beyond, consumers of information are going to have to scrutinize stories and sources to make sure that the news they’re viewing is a true...

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TL;DR: Are You Ready For IMO 2020, Corporate’s Candidate Play, And Artificial Intell-inois Here’s what you need to know… Are you ready for “the biggest change in oil market history”? If not, you may be in for a surprise next year. On January 1, 2020, a mandate will take effect impacting maritime trade and it is not getting the public attention it deserves. With more than 90% of the world’s trade carried by...

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TL;DR: Powering Up Policy Pros, Anti-Monopoly Passes Go, And Drink With Your Feet? Here’s what you need to know… Extreme partisanship. Unrelenting information flows from traditional and digital media. A blending of corporate interests and politics. Today’s policy landscape is more decentralized and complex than ever. Policy professionals tasked by companies, trade associations, and public affairs firms to achieve...

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TL;DR: Corporate Values At Water’s Edge, Private Sector Pravda, & Science Is Real (Until It’s Not) Here’s what you need to know… When the NBA brought preseason games to China this month, they were expecting positive press and an opportunity to leverage a shared love of basketball to strengthen ties between cultures and continue the growth and popularity of the league overseas. Instead, the NBA was plunged...

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TL;DR: The Gig Is Up, Selfie Strategy, And Cue The Breakup Playlist Here’s what you need to know… California is once again making waves by laying down a key policy marker in the form of Assembly Bill 5 (AB5), which last month was signed into law by Governor Newsom. The law aims to reshape the gig economy and what it means to be a worker in the 21st century, but its implications will go well beyond Uber, Lyft, or...

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