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RELATIONSHIP INTELLIGENCE Technology + “Common Sense” = Success

By Chip Felkel

Over the last twenty-five years as an advisor, counselor and strategist on countless high-stakes, high-profile public policy battles, I have been struck by how little organizations, whether they are corporations or associations, seem to actually know about their members. Far too often, I have heard that their process for knowing who they know involves a hard to update, or even find, excel spread sheet.

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ICYMI – Digital disruptors take on Brussels consultants

Politico reported on digital disruptors and the impact they could have on Europe. See what they had to say and how RAP Index fits in to the future of European advocacy.

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Why the heck do we need a key contact program?

By Chip Felkel

Every single company, every single organization is one tweet away from a crisis. That is a fact in 2017.

The advocacy environment is noisier than ever before. Between digital ads, social media, pass thru calls, and oh-so-ineffective mass emails, organizations can barely hear themselves think, much less actually be heard over all the rest of the din and the clutter being created by everyone else. You have to make a choice: Do you want to make noise, or do you want to be heard?

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Being prepared for a Trump Presidency

By Chip Felkel

One thing is certain with the president-elect. Random, even erratic challenges, are going to be the norm. Companies must be able to make their case, defend their position and leverage every available asset. Having the right messenger(s) is as important as the message. Stakeholders with long-standing personal relationships with elected officials and key staff, will be a vital, critical part of any successful advocacy effort if organizations intend to be heard over the noise of social media and lazy journalism.

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ICYMI – Statehouse Report: What can you do to spur change?

The Statehouse Report recently posted an article on tactics you can take to be successful in advocacy. If you are interested in advocacy this quick article is worth your time:

By Andy Brack, editor and publisher | With cynicism about government, voter discontent and the zeal for change seemingly at an all-time high, people are talking about how to get the government in gear and working.

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