Despite promises by President Joe Biden’s team to bring “normalcy and strength” back to the federal government, it will take some time for all institutions to find their new normal. And the current political environment is likely to lead to continued changes in how public affairs professionals implement programs to…

The early presidential campaign season provides huge opportunities to insert issues into the national debate.

April 29, 2019

A few years ago, a client asked us to raise awareness and generate support for their critical issue among decision makers and so-called “influentials,” with the aim of influencing policies at the…

Citizens, not powerbrokers, are the key to the deal and corporations should beware of growing populism against “corporate greed.”

I can’t think of a better example to demonstrate the basic rules of engagement:

  • Do the research.
  • Know the territory.
  • Keep your finger on the pulse.
  • Make friends before you need…

Suzanne Hammelman

President & Chief Operating Officer, The Hawthorn Group

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