Government and Stakeholder Relations and Advocacy

Successful public affairs management is all about maintaining effective relations with your key publics or audiences. The Benchmark Public Relations team prides ourselves in our ability to bring people together and work with our clients to shape legislation, policy, and government decisions. We can help you identify emerging policy risks and opportunities. We take the time to learn the nuances of your business, and build these into our strategic approach. We have an unparalleled understanding of the way governments and legislators operate. This means that we can deploy the full range of arguments and approaches in a way that is sensitive to your needs and to the pressures on policymakers.

We focus on:

  • Building long-term working relationships between our clients and government.
  • Enhancing our clients’ reputation with policy-makers and the public by positioning them as credible thought leaders on policy issues.
  • Educating key policy-makers on what matters to our clients.
  • Providing solutions to government rather than simply posing problems.
  • Anticipating positive and negative downstream reaction of issues relevant to our clients and government.

Our strategy includes:

  • Monitoring legislative affairs
  • Public policy analysis and advice
  • Broad-based awareness campaigns
  • Grassroots advocacy
  • Preparing and assisting you for meetings with elected officials and bureaucrats
  • We can help you draft your brief, fine-tune your presentation and brief your spokesperson. We will help you anticipate questions and develop messages that convey your story and persuade your audience.
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