Many public relations companies, small to large, boast about providing a “full service” menu of communication tactics. Then, when you look a little deeper, you find out that they only offer full service when they contract out the work. The services listed here are what we do in house.
It takes a deep understanding of how the media thinks and works to manage the power of unpaid communications for your organization. Tim has long-time relationships with reporters and editors in a variety of media outlets that he leverages for clients when the time and topic are right.
When an emergency strikes, there’s little time to define and prioritize steps to manage the situation properly. Tim can tailor a crisis communications plan, so you’ll be ready when the unthinkable happens – turning a potentially damaging situation into an opportunity to promote your company’s values and strengths.
If you’re uncomfortable in front of a camera, or often find yourself avoiding the press, then spend a day with Tim in a one-on-one spokesperson training seminar. Learn the “dos and don’ts” of media interviews, practice your new knowledge during mock on-camera interviews and master the “13 Lucky Tips.”
Tim has nearly forty years of combined experience in governmental affairs, including four years of elected service in South Carolina. He utilizes his knowledge of the system and valuable relationships with elected officials to represent clients before local, state and federal government, regulatory agencies, city and county councils, planning commissions and school boards.
A time-proven specialty of Tim’s is organizing sympathetic groups and moving public opinion to benefit clients. From political campaigns to referendum issues to hospital mergers, Tim knows what it takes to build grassroots organizations, rally support and mobilize the public to action, using the right mix of public relations, paid advertising, market research and governmental affairs.
Tim has created and managed a variety of public opinion surveys for candidates, public policy issues and broad-based marketing campaigns. Through various interviewing techniques and formats, the agency collects, analyzes and reports results that help individuals and companies make informed decisions.
Given Tim’s large network of business leaders and key political contacts, it is no surprise that when a local or regional non-profit is looking to raise money, they hire Tim. Over the years, he has been involved in capital campaigns for numerous YMCAs, The Ray and Joan Kroc Salvation Army Kroc Center, Habitat for Humanity, to name a few.