Getting our media and public relations team involved prepares you before your team needs to react - and we can train your new staff or give refreshers to your experts. Our team is federally credentialed and well-versed in non-profits, healthcare, and government relations; we can help when you have a really, really bad day.
From natural disasters (hurricanes, earthquakes, flooding, tornadoes, ice, or snowstorms) to man-made incidents (employee actions, criminal activity, civil penalties, supplier shortages, installation malfunctions, inventory loss from utility disruption), we can help you plan, prepare, and proactively have a 'toolkit' ready.
Experience that could be working for you includes: editor for NYT best-sellers; an international manager at the #2 company in the world; marketing and compliance officer who started two health insurance companies; responders to the costliest disasters in the United States; public information strategists for several international disasters; and the impressive list continues.
Team members have a variety of national and international credentials, such as: federal credentialed Advanced Public Information Officer (PIO); international certifications in disaster management (CEM) and national certification in floodplain management (CFM); federal commendation for national oil spill response for technical and environmental issues; top-40 ranked university adjunct professor; masters degrees in business, strategic planning, healthcare administration; and more.
Historical research used for art auctions: Nothing is more technical than finding accurate information from the past, and when it involves items from 400 years ago and first-hand accounts (in foreign languages), technical writing needs to be at its best. Research in the completion stages for an art history book is better than fiction as it involves real kings and queens, the battles between countries, the ebb and flow of religious powers, and the disappearance (and now reappearance) of a great work of art. Not only an interesting project, this one is likely to prove lucrative for the owner of the painting, increasing the estimated sale value in one year as a result of these facts by 100 times (that’s adding several zeroes to the end of the purchase and import costs)!
Hollywood has moved out of LA and likes to film on locations that are actual places – but non-film people either don’t know how to deal with 150 background personnel in their living rooms for 16 hours at a time or really don’t care to be around for production. Our staff have worked on movie sets, at large music festivals and with the trials as well as tribulations of actors as well as all of the things that come with shows… let us be your house manager and deal with logistics, production, craft and all that comes with it so that you can enjoy the show after it leaves your home.
Quick turn-around and strong direct language is required for success in grants. Grants from governments (local, state and federal) require one type of structure whereas non-profit funders prefer other language and structure. Our staff have written many grants reaching into the hundreds of millions of dollars. Grants with successful audits can help you get more funding, so let our experts help you.
One of our clients told us that our expert was like a “fix-it person” that came in, learned the way the team had formerly handled their processes, and touched every part with improvements – reducing time to complete tasks as well as improving communication between staffers that yielded better relationships with customers. They had a spike in customer referrals, and were able to change slightly the way they were advertising and had a 100% increase in profit within two months. By helping make changes that inside team members didn’t even realize weren’t efficient, office staff were happier and could spend less time on paperwork and more time with customers. It’s cheaper to keep current customers – and staff – than to recruit new ones!
With millions of dollars in grants awarded, the compliance aspect is just as important for continued success… when we presented our reports with zero findings to the OIG, our template was used by the federal auditing team for 62 other reviews. Grants with successful audits can help you get more funding, so let our experts help you. Recent court proceedings have led to guilty verdicts in criminal proceedings where our team completed the forensic accounting and analysis tracking the illegal activity and bringing the criminals to justice. Playing a role in the background is typical of our team, but our goal is always to make sure the right thing is accomplished for our clients.
Sometimes, a fresh take can help regain interest from employees, members, or customers. Or people want to take it to the next level and print their own books - either fiction or non-fiction! In the most-recent issue of a non-profit magazine, we contributed a new look on a bio of a leader, reframing the discussion from how “it’s always been” to “what it could be”. We will write on special topics to help draw readership to your existing publication, or create a new feature and contribute on a special area... or can help edit what you have written to make your next step in dreams to come true.
Rain or shine, natural disaster or technological glitch: When disasters happen, the staff on site need to keep working to get the job done. Our team has stepped in during an event and written press releases with positive international exposure. We handle field calls from media, schedule the battle-rhythm of press updates and CEO/President interactions, and make sure your team looks their best when things are at its worst. We have an internationally credentialed Certified Emergency Manager® and Certified Floodplain Manager® to help you in response – or to prepare your team for response by designing exercises in compliance with federal guidelines so they are better equipped for the inevitable. It’s not just hurricanes, flooding, or blizzards – all of which we’ve worked first-hand – but also oil spills, supply chain depletion, and other man-made incidents (that we’ve also worked - you benefit from the experiences we've helped fix for others).