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Towards a Government Relations-Tech Partnership

Towards a Government Relations-Tech Partnership

Towards a Government Relations-Tech Partnership Government relations doesn’t exactly have a forward-thinking reputation. According to many critics, the profession is little more than an old boy network clinging to outdated business practices. The diverse body of...

The ROI of Government Relations

The ROI of Government Relations

The ROI of Government Relations You know the story. In almost every industry, clients are more empowered than they’ve ever been. With the use of digital tools, they’ve grown accustomed to getting what they want at the click of a button. Not only that, but because they...

Web Intelligence – what it is, and why it’s so useful

Web Intelligence – what it is, and why it’s so useful

Web Intelligence – what it is, and why it’s so useful What is web intelligence? To the uninitiated, it probably sounds like something used exclusively by groups like INTERPOL and CSIS. For researchers in the areas of artificial intelligence (AI) and information...

Machine learning is the future – don’t be scared!

Machine learning is the future – don’t be scared!

Machine learning is the future – don’t be scared! From Metropolis to the Terminator to this year’s Ex Machina, technology capable of thought has been an enduring concept in dystopian science fiction. The technophobia that drives these story lines has seen a resurgence...

Artificial Intelligence for Business

Artificial Intelligence for Business

Artificial Intelligence for Business To say artificial intelligence has gotten a lot of buzz recently would be an understatement. Google and Facebook have embarked on major AI research and development undertakings. Investment has come from the likes of Goldman Sachs...

Our Top 5 Government Relations Posts

Our Top 5 Government Relations Posts

Our Top 5 Government Relations Posts On Friday, June 18, Canadian parliamentarians wrapped up their business in Ottawa for the summer recess. Based on some of the discussions we’ve been having, it sounds like many government relations (GR) professionals will also be...

3 Videos for People Who Don’t Understand Government Relations

3 Videos for People Who Don’t Understand Government Relations

3 Videos for People Who Don’t Understand Government Relations Every government relations (GR) professional has experienced it. You mention your job title and are met with a blank stare. As you begin to describe what you do for a living, the person on the receiving end...

3 Insights: The Senate, the Media, and the Court of Public Opinion

For some Canadians, the auditor general's recent report confirmed a view of the Senate as a corrupt and secretive institution. Amid a flood of spending scandals (to say nothing of Don Meredith), the audit – which concluded that 30 senators had inappropriately spent a...

Why Traditional Media Monitoring Still Matters

Why Traditional Media Monitoring Still Matters

Why Traditional Media Monitoring Still Matters Listening is good. This is something we can all agree on, I think. Marketing and communications professionals learn the importance of listening to their audiences early on. Financial analysts and investors try to cut...

4 Insights From Our Government Relations White Paper

Recently, I completed the process of writing a white paper on digital disruption in the government relations (GR) profession. The paper – which focuses largely on GR teams working within public relations agencies - was the culmination of months of interviews and...

Government Relations: An Integral Part of the PR Puzzle

Government Relations: An Integral Part of the PR Puzzle

Government Relations: An Integral Part of the PR Puzzle To those on the outside, government relations is perceived as a synonym for lobbying, which, in turn, is viewed as advocacy (or, in some cases, something less legitimate). Let’s forget for a moment that the field...