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Governments play an increasingly powerful role in the global economy, and organizations cannot remain indifferent to their reputation with policymakers. FleishmanHillard’s public affairs specialists offer a dedicated team of experts in politics and policy, backed by the firm’s global communications network. Our people come from a wide range of disciplines that work in and around governments, including former senior government...

Governments play an increasingly powerful role in the global economy, and organizations cannot remain indifferent to their reputation with policymakers. FleishmanHillard’s public affairs specialists offer a dedicated team of experts in politics and policy, backed by the firm’s global communications network. Our people come from a wide range of disciplines that work in and around governments, including former senior government officials, journalists, campaign pros, and corporate and NGO veterans. The team provides in-depth analysis of policy and political issues, builds reputations with government audiences, and advocates on behalf of issues – in the world’s leading capitals and anywhere else.

What We Do

Policy Analysis & Advocacy

Whether it’s a global issue or a policy matter confined to a single country, we can help organizations successfully advocate policies that match their business goals. And while each government is unique, our worldwide team brings a deep understanding of the processes and policies that are critical to a campaign’s success.

Government Relations (Legislative and Regulatory)

Our team features professionals who have worked in government in their respective countries. This equips them with a deep understanding of how to navigate the political, legislative and regulatory environment in nearly every major capital around the world..

Coalition Development

With connections to diverse organizations throughout the world, our vast global network of contacts means we are building relationships with teams that can be turned into advocates for your cause.

Grassroots Mobilization

There is nothing more powerful in the policy advocacy realm than authentic voices from people who have a stake in the outcome of a policy debate. FleishmanHillard helps mobilize that support at all levels of government, both through in-house capabilities, a network of affiliates and strategic allies skilled at generating grassroots activity.

B2G

When it comes to selling products and services to the public sector, our team understands the fully integrated efforts that get through. This includes media and government relations, social media and digital communications, and third-party and grassroots engagements to help strengthen your business efforts.

Global China Practice

China’s current role in the global economy is a megatrend that will drive significant adjustments, both inside and outside of the country. Our Global China team understands that managing relationships across foreign cultures is a key factor in global success for China’s enterprises. Find out more.

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Public Affairs
  • The Choice of a Nation

    Mandy Shold

    June 5, 2017

    Mandy Shold I’m going to let you in on a secret - today is World Environment Day. Go ahead, look it up if you don’t believe me. The globe over, June 5 is a reminder to take a deep breath, enjoy nature and pledge to protect it. And yes, I realize the irony in celebrating this given...

  • An audible sigh of relief as Ireland affirms the Lisbon Treaty by 2:1 at the second time of asking – but Lisbon not a done deal just yet as attention moves to Poland and the Czech Republic

    Mark Mortell

    October 5, 2009

    Mark Mortell The Irish electorate's resounding “Yes” to the Lisbon Treaty this weekend (67.1% Yes, 32.9% No) has been welcomed by political leaders throughout the European Union and by European Commission President, José Manuel Barroso. This time round Irish voters supported the Treaty, although some protagonists have been critical that the question was put to the people...

  • Lisbon – The Plot Thickens

    Mark Mortell

    September 15, 2009

    Mark Mortell The campaign for Lisbon ii is now well and truly on. Activity has hotted up in the last week as the protagonists on both the ‘Yes' and ‘No' sides focus on the prize. Posters, media attention and personalities are emerging and while the serious side of the campaign has so far been dominated by claims...

  • The second Irish vote on the Lisbon Treaty: same text, different context.

    Mark Mortell

    September 4, 2009

    Mark Mortell Déjà vu, some would say. Different season, same reason. On June 13th 2008, in keeping with our constitutional obligations, the Irish people were asked to go to the polls to ratify the Lisbon Treaty by means of a referendum, rather than via parliamentary debate. ‘Lisbon' is a treaty consisting of amendments to the two main...

  • The Curtain Goes Up for Japanese Election Drama

    Akihiro Nojiri

    August 18, 2009

    Akihiro Nojiri In our previous post about the Japanese general elections we spoke of the theatrics of this year's ballot. Well the show has officially begun, the campaigning period starting this very day, August 18th. With a variety of restrictions on the use of media and promotional materials, including online tools such as Twitter, candidates and party...

  • Biden's Journey to the White House

    Robert Hoopes

    August 26, 2008

    Robert Hoopes When I was 19 and a JR in college I loaded up my grandmother's Chevy citation and went to work in Manchester New Hampshire for my home-state senator Joe Biden. His sons were schoolmates of mine since middle school and his Chief of staff an old family friend. It was the natural place to start...

  • So You're Not a Fan of the President...

    Dan Baxter

    August 7, 2007

    Dan Baxter Like most people I speak with these days, I'm not a huge fan of President Bush. Whatever you think of his policy choices (and I don't think much), to me it is the completely incompetent communication surrounding his administration that rankles the most. However, in the same way that a crisis in the evening seems...

  • Does Brussels Matter?

    Dan Baxter

    August 7, 2007

    Dan Baxter We here at FH Brussels spend a lot of time answering - and occassionally asking - this question. Those familiar with our work may well be tired of us banging on about how 80% of the legislation in Europe is made here, how the EU represents the biggest consumer market in the world, etc. So...

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  • The Choice of a Nation

  • An audible sigh of relief as Ireland affirms the Lisbon Treaty by 2:1 at the second time of asking – but Lisbon not a done deal just yet as attention moves to Poland and the Czech Republic

  • Lisbon – The Plot Thickens

  • The second Irish vote on the Lisbon Treaty: same text, different context.

  • The Curtain Goes Up for Japanese Election Drama

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