Issues & Crisis
Urgent needs require decisive action. Our local insights and deep understanding of this region provides traction when you need it the most.
Listening to and shaping public opinion is essential to managing critical issues. We orchestrate strategies community by community that defines target audiences; raises awareness; informs and educates the public; and fosters behavior desirable to decision-making. Through these efforts, we have successfully built the breadth and depth of supporters and encouraged them to advocate and support issues that are important to them and their communities.
As a group committed to our community, we counsel a number of key entities involved with local affairs. Whether it’s advocating for citizen concerns or informing the public about critical issues, we work for the collective benefit of our community. Through media relations, grassroots initiatives, alliance building, and awareness campaigns, we guide these clients through the important task of managing public affairs.
We help clients educate the public about their standards in providing products and services, economic opportunity and community commitment. Our experience includes oil and gas, chemical, shipping, forest and paper products, maritime, financial and real estate development industries.
CRISIS COMMUNICATION & TRAINING DRILLS
No business is immune to crisis. Equally important, deep trust in a communications partner is essential to properly mitigating crises. For years, our trusted relationships with clients have distinctively positioned us to best manage a broad array of crisis situations, guiding clients through coordination, response and rehabilitation.
Preparation is key to seamlessly mitigating an issue. We don’t wait for a crisis to arrive to prepare our clients. Through a series of media drills and trainings, we provide preparation and peace of mind.
PRESENTATIONS & INTERVIEW SKILLS TRAINING
Our job isn’t done when we secure an interview for one of our clients. We see the entire process through to ensure that the story is on-time and on-message. We make sure all client spokespersons are prepared and confident walking into any media opportunity. Professionals at TEG regularly media train our clients, reinforcing key messages, providing interview techniques and on- camera exercises.
At the Ehrhardt Group, we measure success in many ways. We track all media coverage and report it to you, factoring in media impressions and publicity value. We monitor awareness, perception and public engagement, and then together, we judge whether our message is reaching the most important audiences and impacting business goals.