For PR agencies with a stake in DC policymaking and regulation, navigating any presidential transition is challenging and the Trump transition is no exception. Beyond the fact that few people know what policies the president will implement, there are new officials joining government agencies, changes in congressional and committee leadership, and right-of-center think tanks moving…

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We were recently in the Windy City, staffing our public safety software client, SunGard Public Sector, at the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Conference at McCormick Place West. SunGard, which sells records management system (RMS), computer-aided dispatch (CAD) and a variety of other software solutions to public safety agencies across the country, was…

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Our society places a lot of emphasis on 3rd party validation – workplace reputations, restaurant or travel reviews (think Yelp! or Trip Advisor) and even entertainment (movies, sports, T.V. shows). The same should be said for public relations credibility. Many agencies and companies seek 3rd party validation for the blood, sweat and tears poured into…

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Every day, more of what makes up our daily lives seems to be conducted online. Calendars, address books, notepads and other objects that were commonplace in the physical environment just 15 years ago increasingly exist only online, accessible via our mobile devices. Consumer preferences for mobile over physical transactions are also driving innovations like Apple…

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As PR professionals in DC, it’s our job to monitor the federal marketplace for trends that inform our clients’ communications and marketing strategies. One theme we’ve heard a lot about lately is that in this era of flat or declining government budgets, it’s become almost cliché to talk of agencies “doing more with less.”  How…

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