Washington, D.C. Public Affairs Firm

Educating Decisionmakers to Create Change

Comprehensive and integrated public affairs solutions are now the rule when it comes to advancing your objectives and creating change. As a full-service public affairs firm based in Washington, D.C., we are experts in crafting and shaping the right messages to help our clients reach key audiences, engage with decisionmakers, and meet their public affairs goals.

To win on a given legislative or regulatory issue, both on the national and local levels, you need to create a landscape that is favorable to your cause. TDS helps clients navigate the multichannel communications environment where the public definition of an issue is formed — building allies to make the most compelling arguments and bringing influencers and opinion leaders to your side to help you achieve success.

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Public Affairs Strategies That Generate Influence

When you have a story to tell or a message to relay, you need a comprehensive approach to affect government action. In the past, corporations, industries, nonprofits, groups, and businesses have hired a lobbyist to influence decision-makers. However, in today’s populist era, the speaker is often as important as what is said. When you partner with us, we’ll work with opinion-leaders, elected officials, scholars, activists, and analysts who agree with your position to amplify your messaging.

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TDS Public Affairs helps clients rethink the way they view public policy engagement. Through earned media, ad campaigns, social media, and grassroots activists in towns, cities, and states across the country, we help you interact with the world and turn your mission into a movement.

The Importance of Strategic Communication

Persuading and motivating stakeholders, decision-makers and the general public is essential to achieving your policy goals. But these groups often get their information in different ways, from different places and through different mediums. Strategic communications can help your organization reach audiences effectively, effectively and consistently.

At TDS, we work with clients to affect bills, legislation and other government initiatives aligned with their missions. Other clients seek to educate the public about their initiatives. By strategically communicating allows you to make informed decisions about who to engage and how to allocate resources to best accomplish your goals.

Our Approach to Government Communication

At TDS, we follow best practices to help you reach your target audience. We ensure your communications are:

  • Streamlined: We simplify your communications to create a strong message and identity that stand out in a crowded, noisy marketplace.
  • Audience-centric: We target our communications to your stakeholders’ needs.
  • Transparent: We cultivate openness in your communication style to build trust with stakeholders.
  • Digital: We design communication tactics with the web as a core channel.
  • Conversational: We take an inclusive, participatory approach to foster meaningful engagement between your organization and stakeholders.
  • Story-based: We use storytelling to convey priority information in a way that captivates your audience.

Public Affairs Services to Mobilize Stakeholders

A strong public affairs program is crucial to succeeding in the tumultuous political, legislative and regulatory landscapes. At TDS, we help you navigate the ever-changing world of government through meaningful communications with your stakeholders. Rather than just engaging with stakeholders when necessary, we take a proactive approach to help foster open, ongoing trust and communication.

When stakeholders feel connected to your mission, they’re more likely to mobilize on your behalf. At TDS, we help you communicate with your audiences in a way that prioritizes their needs and cultivates a personal connection.

Conveying cohesive messages is also crucial to mobilizing your stakeholder groups. In today’s social media-focused world of real-time, hybrid news sources, the environment can be unpredictable. At TDS, we create comprehensive, connected messaging you can use on various platforms.

What Our Public Affairs Services Do For You

By offering essential services, TDS helps you achieve your public affairs goals in a variety of ways:

  • Strategic communications: We build a public narrative around an issue that can be distributed through numerous channels.
  • Public affairs and issue advocacy: We develop in-depth knowledge of an issue and build a strategic vision and plan designed to influence the process.
  • Grassroots mobilization: We ensure grassroots support and pressure from the public on your issue — both on the ground and online.
  • Coalition building: We have developed relationships with some of the most influential voices on issues ranging from financial policy to health care. Many of these voices agree with you and are willing to speak out when the cause is correct.
  • Digital services: We educate, engage, and mobilize key constituencies through robust digital tactics that deliver impact, not just clicks.
  • Crisis management: In a crisis, every minute counts.  We are experienced in successfully handling crisis communications and develop responses to mitigate damage.

The Value Of Working With TDS Public Affairs

At TDS Public Affairs, we pride ourselves on unparalleled quality. Public affairs is more than generating buzz on social media or producing a single opinion piece. It’s about having the scale and reliability to consistently deliver superior strategic advice, offer a unique approach to issue management and craft the right message to reach key audiences.

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