Advocacy and Political Strategy
Government Relations/Advocacy/Political Strategy
Votes happen. The Ulum Group positions. We understand the nuances of politics and policy and are adept at drawing from the disciplines of both public affairs and communications, blending the tools of each to create the most effective advocacy program. It’s not enough to be right on an issue or to have an elegantly crafted bill if we can’t effectively communicate our position. We understand how people process information, how the legislative process and news media work, and how to use communication tools to achieve your goals.
Knowing who the key players are and how to best make your case to them is fundamental to our approach. Before a vote takes place on your project or policy, we work to maximize existing relationships and to build new ones. Leadership can change with each election cycle, so we work hard to be a resourceful, educated and nonpartisan firm that often crosses the aisle to achieve the best possible outcome.
We are inspired by challenging projects, take responsibility for learning our clients’ business and specialize in helping clients make their presence felt at the capitol, with state agencies, at city hall or on the campaign trail. In addition to our legislative experience, The Ulum Group’s advocacy professionals are seasoned veterans with proven track records working for elected officials, in government offices, on political campaigns and as consultants.
Building allies toward a short-term objective or for long-term partnerships can augment and create third-party credibility for any client. Whether it’s a handful of priority stakeholders or a large database of like-minded folks, an ally network integrates into direct and indirect lobbying, education campaigns to promote our clients’ projects and ideas, introductory meetings with elected officials, and working with key leaders, opinion makers, and institutions. Our expertise in ally development brings strategic counsel, recommended relationships and ability to activate networks at any time.