So … how’d that public hearing work out?
|If your business takes you before public bodies – planning commissions, city councils, boards of zoning appeals – you know that you may only have one chance to get it right. Even if the commission gives you a chance to resubmit, new designs cost money and bankers get skittish.
The time to win approval for your proposal is before the meeting. Call us at 248-548-5460 to find out how a public relations campaign can help you succeed.
As a planning commissioner, Douglas Communications Group CEO Sharlan Douglas sees many proposals.
Community relations – Going door to door or holding a meeting with the neighbors can be uncomfortable. No one enjoys angry face-to-face confrontations. We help you maintain a positive atmosphere for those conversations and to resolve concerns and objections off camera.
Key messages – Your proposal may be complicated but the way you tell the story has to be clear and simple and repeated consistently. We anticipate objections and distill your case into its fundamental assertions. We can train and coach you and your team to keep you on message.
Media relations – It may not be possible or appropriate for you to lobby commission and board members before a meeting, but they do read the local papers.
Presentations and support materials – Don’t sabotage your case with poor and ineffective images. Pictures tell powerful stories. We help you choose the visuals and fine-tune your remarks. We’ll practice with you until it’s perfect.