Public Affairs Council and GSPM Announce Thought Leadership Initiative

02 May, 2018

The Public Affairs Council and George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management will be working together to promote thought leadership and best practices in the fields of public affairs.  

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Preview: State of Corporate Public Affairs

25 Apr, 2018

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Fight or Flight: How Americans React to Corporate Crises and Controversies

29 Mar, 2018

Council President Doug Pinkham and Morning Consult CEO Michael Ramlet released findings on the crises and controversies most upsetting to Americans. Find out which ones do the most damage.

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Survey: What Ticks off American Consumers about Big Companies?

Crisis or Controversy
28 Mar, 2018

Council President Doug Pinkham and Morning Consult CEO Michael Ramlet released findings on the crises and controversies most upsetting to Americans. Find out which ones do the most damage.

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Certificate Graduates Recognized at National PAC Conference

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09 Mar, 2018

Certificate Graduates Recognized at National PAC Conference

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Outstanding PACs Succeed with Superheroes and Social Media

05 Mar, 2018

This year’s Public Affairs Innovation Awards, which recognizes outstanding corporate and association PACs, went to T-Mobile’s T-PAC and the National Association of Realtors PAC (RPAC).

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Game Change: What Student Response to Stoneman Douglas Teaches About Advocacy

05 Mar, 2018

Council Vice President Chris Bender looks at how the recent student response to the Stone Douglass tragedy is changing advocacy.

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Public Affairs Council Recognizes New Certificate Program Graduates

12 Feb, 2018

The Council has hired Chris Bender as vice president. He will be responsible for the Council’s executive education programs, member services, and research on management practices.

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President Trump’s State of the Union: Was it good speechwriting?

31 Jan, 2018

With the pundits focusing on Trump’s speech from a political perspective, let’s focus on how it performed from a speechwriting perspective.

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Speechwriting: Getting to a Perfect Fit

29 Jan, 2018

Successful speeches require speechwriters to get out of their own heads and into someone else’s. In anticipation of Tuesday’s State of the Union, here are five tips and tricks to help make that jump.

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Survey: White House and Congress Graded on Competence, Top Advocacy Groups Ranked

24 Jan, 2018

What will be this year’s biggest policy issues? Which advocacy groups are most effective? Which elected officials are at risk of losing their jobs? Check out our latest survey to find out.

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Association Network Newsletter – December 2017

15 Dec, 2017

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Impact November 2017

14 Nov, 2017

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Impact – October 2017

17 Oct, 2017

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Impact – September 2017

17 Oct, 2017

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Association Network Newsletter – October 2017

16 Oct, 2017

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Pulse Survey Results Released

16 Oct, 2017

Lack of trust in politicians and business is a bipartisan Issue. Companies try to sway Washington, but face the same reputation problems as those they lobby.

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Impact Archive

07 Oct, 2017

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Signup to Receive Impact

04 Oct, 2017

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Impact – September 2017

04 Oct, 2017

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Latest News

29 Sep, 2017

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Congress Considers Prior Authorization Reforms for Trade Association PACs

19 Sep, 2017

A new bill regarding the FEC would alter how trade association PACs solicit their corporate members. Read how.

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New Facebook Tools for Advocacy

18 Sep, 2017

Facebook is the most powerful social media platform on the planet. Are you caught up on all of its new online features?

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New PAC Benchmarking Reports Released

28 Aug, 2017

The PAC community’s most comprehensive and widely used benchmarking reports are now available.

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Public Affairs Council Hires Kristin Brackemyre to Manage PAC and Advocacy Practices

27 Jul, 2017

The Public Affairs Council is pleased to announce that Kristin Brackemyre has been hired as the Council’s new manager of PAC and advocacy practices.

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A Party Divided Can Stand, and Be in the Majority

26 Jul, 2017

How a political “civil war” presents a tremendous opportunity for PACs.

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10 Reasons Why You Should Open a Washington Office

25 Jul, 2017

Regardless of your organization's goals, an office in the nation's capital will set you apart from the competition.

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Tell Your Story to Breakthrough

19 Jun, 2017

Missed keynote speaker Eli Pariser at the Digital Media and Advocacy Summit? Check out what he has to say about cutting through fake news and building trust.

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Highlights from the Digital Media and Advocacy Summit

13 Jun, 2017

Check out insights from the Digital Media and Advocacy Summit in DC #DMAS17

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Trust Summit Takeaways

01 Jun, 2017

Check out insights from the European Trust Summit in Brussels. #Trust2017

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How to Communicate Like a Human

10 May, 2017

Rage against the bots! Recent Council speaker David Meerman Scott thinks we can all be a little more human in the way we communicate.

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2016 EU Public Affairs Benchmarking Survey Report

07 Dec, 2016

The results of the Public Affairs Council's comprehensive European public affairs benchmarking survey are now available. Read the report to uncover best practices and trends in EU public affairs management, structure, budgets, staffing and strategies. More details here.

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Why Companies Are Getting More Engaged on Social Issues

30 Aug, 2016

The Council's recent survey, Taking a Stand: How Corporations Speak Out on Social Issues, finds that, over the last three years, 60 percent have experienced rising stakeholder pressure to speak out on social issues such as discrimination, the environment, education and human rights. No respondents reported that pressure had...

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Speechwriting 101: Writing an Effective Speech

11 Jan, 2013

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News and Analysis

11 Dec, 2012

We provide you with news about public affairs and keep you up-to-date on important trends in the field. Impact: Our flagship monthly newsletter features in-depth public affairs case studies, interviews, profiles and coverage of key Council events. Public Affairs Perspective: Council President Doug Pinkham’s monthly blog posts offer keen...

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Council Blog

27 Nov, 2012

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