Messaging and Strategic Communications Development

Close up of a microphone during an interview and a woman writing on a notepad
Close up of a microphone during an interview and a woman writing on a notepad

We help you identify your goals, objectives, and value proposition so that together we can craft strategic and compelling messaging that will engage your stakeholders, speak to your brand, and separate you from your competitors. From there, we build an communications strategy that can draw from our public relations and digital media tactics to cut through the noise and position you to move the needle of public opinion, drive industry change and meet your business objectives.

Strategies and support:

  • Brand audit or creation
  • Content and materials development
  • Social media audit, development, management

Thought leadership and speech writing

Insightful thought leadership provides powerful differentiation for leaders and their companies. Our team has extensive experience in thought leadership planning and execution for clients across industries, audiences, and platforms. By incorporating the right mix of tools – including op-eds, speaking engagements, or award submissions – we identify how to leverage and grow your visibility to broaden your audience, reach influential decision makers, and position you and your organization as experts.

Public speaking comes natural to some people, and others shudder just at the thought. No matter if you’re looking to deliver a keynote speech at an industry conference or deliver public testimony on a policy that impact your business objectives, there is an art to crafting your authentic voice. Our experts have deep experience working closely with elected officials, CEOs, and up-and-coming leaders to hone their voice and tone to deliver their messages in a clear and concise manner, while building trust with an audience. Powerful, persuasive, and enduring speeches require thoughtfulness, attention to detail, and artful storytelling. Our process and writing will help you capture people’s attention and their emotions.

Reputation and issues management

Reputations take years to build and minutes to crumble. In a climate where business and industry goals are evolving with or reacting to legislative, social, and consumer changes, we help develop and execute proactive brand and value-based strategies, as well as protect against external threats. Built into a strategic communications plan, these tactics can include building relationships with influential public leaders, engaging with relevant advocacy organizations, or identifying thought leadership opportunities to get in front of the right decision makers. We also have the benefit of quickly bringing in our expert crisis communications colleagues if the need arises.

Media relations and outreach

As one of the most trusted media relations firms in Boston, we understand what the media needs and when they need it. However, as part of a strategic communication planning exercise, our experts will build a nimble, thoughtful plan that meets your goals and enhances your message. We will guide you on when and how to be proactive; key media relationships to build in the ever-changing media landscape; what trends and timely stories would be beneficial to weigh in on or steer clear of; and how to leverage organizational, industry, or local milestones to your advantage. We will measure and keep you informed of your impact, so we can be quick to adjust priorities or focus.