Overview The expanded legalization of cannabis in Massachusetts has created a competitive marketplace for businesses to enter and…
Overview When a Boston state legislator introduced an amendment to the cannabis legalization bill to encourage empowerment, education,…
Crisis & reputation management for one of the nation’s largest commercial cannabis producers and distributors
We have worked with the Fire Equipment Manufacturers' Association (FEMA) extensively over the last decade
Our firm helped launch United for a Healthy Anacostia River, a diverse coalition of environmental, business, community and religious-based organizations aimed at educating the general public about legacy toxic chemicals and advocating for their elimination.
Our team has worked extensively with MasterCard as their legislative agent in Massachusetts. We provide MasterCard with political intelligence, legislative tracking and state lobbying on issues ranging from identity theft to consumer education to credit card acceptance.
The Whitehead Institute enlisted our firm to help raise its profile among prospective supporters, board members, the business community and the general public.
In 1992, as part of an effort to save the U.S. submarine program from budget cuts, the industry launched the Submarine Industrial Base Council – a third-party organization representing the more than 4,000 companies across all 50 states that supply component parts and provide services for the U.S. submarine program. Executives now at our firm have led this group since its inception, and have counseled it through many transitions.
Our experts have helped ENGIE (formerly GDF SUEZ), a multinational energy company, manage issue and crisis communications for a number of years on a variety of controversial public affairs matters involving liquefied natural gas (LNG)-related issues.
For the seventh consecutive year, the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center planned to recognize the one hundred, dynamic individuals and organizations from across the country contributing to the fight against cancer. We recognized the one hundred as an opportunity to expand awareness and promote the vital role the Mass General Cancer Center plays in the fight against cancer by providing world-class care and pioneering new treatments in Boston and beyond.
Our public relations and public affairs teams worked with First Wind to undertake an advocacy and education campaign on an important component of the Massachusetts energy legislation known as Green Communities Act – Part II.
For over a decade executives at our firm have directed and managed litigation communications efforts for a group of manufacturing companies involved in a series of high-stakes, high-profile product liability lawsuits across the nation.
Our team provided strategic communications counsel and support to a healthcare company facing high-profile media scrutiny and potential litigation for its work supporting a state’s implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
In 2013, UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth’s flagship campus, marked its 150th anniversary with a series of events. This milestone anniversary culminated in Stand for UMass Day, a daylong Boston-based celebration on Friday, October 25.
Our work with BJ's Wholesale Club has been dedicated to providing strategic communications counsel to the company’s executive leadership, media and investor relations teams, and legal counsel on a range of communications initiatives and issues.
We have been the primary provider of technical infrastructure to Democracy.com, a new social network for politics connecting candidates and voters at every level. The project is a primary example of, digital landscape analysis, custom platform development, and support capabilities.
Our team helped transform Mayor Bloomberg’s Demand Action and Mayors Against Illegal Guns (now Everytown for Gun Safety) into the premier anti-gun violence advocacy group in the nation.
Defeat of a measure that would have legalized physician assisted suicide in Massachusetts.
Passage of a statewide question repealing the Massachusetts sales tax on alcohol.
Defeat of a statewide referendum allowing grocery stores to sell wine.
As policymakers and the public demand accountability for how federal dollars are spent, defense contractors can find themselves in the spotlight. Our firm has worked with a number of prominent defense contractors facing Congressional and media scrutiny. We have also developed communications programs around litigation and bid protests.
Our team was retained by a leading national law firm representing a health care company under investigation by the Department of Justice and facing aggressive reporting by The Wall Street Journal.
Carpenter & Company, the renowned real estate developer of such properties as the Charles Hotel in Cambridge and the Liberty Hotel in Boston, enlists our firm to provide public relations and community relations on its developments.
Veolia Energy North America, a leading operator and developer of efficient energy solutions, engaged our firm to build awareness for their specific environmental solutions, promote their brand and secure prominent media placements.
When regulators drafted rules to implement the historic Dodd-Frank Act, they included a new requirement that homeowners make a 20 percent down-payment in order to be eligible for a lower-cost Qualified Residential Mortgage (QRM). Congress had considered and explicitly rejected such a provision when they passed the law. Opposition to the new rule was wide spread and included diverse organizations. Our firm was hired to bringing them together with one voice, which would magnify the seriousness of the issue and create added momentum for changing the rule.
For several years our firm helped generate attention and support for GBFB, its mission, programs, key issues— specifically food insecurity and food deserts —senior leadership and the organization’s annual fundraising initiatives.
Our team worked with MooBella to reintroduce the company to the public by developing and executing a strategic communications plan designed to re-launch the brand.
Our firm was hired to help Stop & Shop permit the expansion of existing stores in multiple Massachusetts cities and the construction of a new Super Stop & Shop in Revere, MA.
An estimated 23 million Americans are addicted to alcohol or drugs. Unfortunately, only one in 10 of them get the treatment they need.
ARGO Medical Technologies (ARGO), an international company with a mission to change the health and life experiences of individuals with spinal cord injuries, had developed a breakthrough technology – the ReWalk™. ARGO hired our firm to develop and execute a communications campaign to launch the technology.
When a nonprofit experiences a change of leadership, a detailed and well-executed communications program helps ensure a smooth transition that reassures stakeholders, staff and donors. Our team has helped numerous nonprofit navigate executive transitions while keeping their brand intact.
With policymakers and the public increasingly focused on accountability in higher education, accrediting agencies have come under greater scrutiny. Our team has helped accreditors communicate their core values and mission, address criticism, and promote the value of accreditation.
The Coalition to Save Our GPS is a group of companies and trade associations opposed to plans for a broadband network that would cause severe interference to the Global Positioning System. The Coalition hired our firm to direct communications strategy and manage day-to-day media operations.
Our firm has partnered with Citizens Financial Group since 2003; collaborating with Citizens’ in-house team to develop integrated communications programs to support the Bank’s marketing and branding efforts in Massachusetts and throughout the Citizen's footprint.
In the wake of the financial crisis, the mortgage insurance industry was looking to improve its engagement with Washington policymakers and opinion leaders through a new trade association that represents six of the seven active U.S. mortgage insurance companies.
Erickson Retirement Communities (ERC) enlisted our firm to enhance the company’s profile to support expansion goals.
Global Traffic Technology (GTT), an international company that specializes in selling emergency traffic preemption technology which synchronizes traffic lights to allow emergency vehicles to travel through them faster, was having trouble penetrating the Boston market, GTT enlisted our firm to help them get traction.