Connected PACs and the 2024 Election—Be Prepared for a Stormy Season
We are living in tumultuous times, and the 2024 elections are not going to provide us with the respite we all need. Control of the White House, the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives, 11 governorships, and nearly all of the state legislatures is up for grabs. Next year’s elections will be challenging for those of us who are active participants in the political process. There are a few things you can do now to make things run more smoothly in 2024, including taking steps to get your PAC in order.
Gridlock, Culture Wars and Social Disruption: What is Really Going on With AI Legislation
The rise of ChatGPT and other large language models has catapulted AI into the limelight. Sure, AI has been around for decades. It’s behind Google searches, anti-virus software, Netflix, fraud detection, face ID, and more. It’s so prevalent it can hardly be called new, but most have not been paying attention to the man behind the curtain – until now.
Navigating Election Debates at All Levels
Now more than ever, businesses in nearly every industry must be especially cognizant of the influence of politics on their reputations and their ability to operate the way they need to. Not only is the partisan divide widening over key issues, both Republicans and Democrats mutually acknowledge the parties’ inability to collaborate as a pressing challenge.
DDC and Portland Create New Multinational Public Affairs Initiative: Fortify Global
DDC Public Affairs, an Omnicom PR Group (OPRG) agency, in partnership with fellow OPRG firm Portland, is proud to launch Fortify Global, a first-of-its-kind, multi-national risk and reputation management solution. DDC and Portland have collaborated to offer the marketplace a holistic and more effective way to approach market and stakeholder engagement.
Connecting with Stakeholders Has Never Been So Vital—or So Challenging
Tectonic shifts taking place in our culture, economy, and government are confronting businesses and industries with challenges and opportunities that traditional business decision-making frameworks are not equipped to handle. Organizations seeking to make positive strides must be constantly vigilant about the ripple effect their business decisions in one area have in all the others. From a reputational and policy perspective, organizations have to think and act in much more nuanced ways in everything from their investment and marketing strategies to how they engage their employees and how they navigate business and social issues.
Dan Sweet Joins DDC Public Affairs as Senior Vice President, Focusing on Company’s Growing Healthcare Work
DDC Public Affairs has welcomed strategic communications veteran Dan Sweet as its new Senior Vice President as DDC continues to grow its presence in the healthcare space.
“Dan brings over two decades of experience creating and leading successful strategic communications and public affairs campaigns for some of the world’s leading healthcare brands and associations,” said DDC CEO Michael Fleischer.
What Successful Crisis Communications and Advocacy Campaigns Have in Common
At their core, whether you are communicating around a crisis or trying to achieve a desired policy outcome, crisis comms and advocacy are all about effective stakeholder engagement. And when trying to engage stakeholders, you need to be prepared, know who you’re talking to, and have a flexible plan in place that allows for both proactive and reactive communications in a timely fashion.