The
Strategy
Group 

Public Affairs, Media, & Community Relations

LET’S TALK

The Strategy Group provides public affairs, media and community relations support to corporations, associations and non-profit organizations.

Each member of our team brings a unique area of expertise and contacts to all of our projects.
We identify clear objectives with our clients, then devise and implement innovative strategies to get the job done. 

We work closely with every client, learning issues first-hand. With a full understanding of the situation, we develop a practical approach to achieve results. 

We can help provide you with the right perspective, and assist you with the best course of action. 

From crafting a press release and meeting with the public to developing a strategic plan to move an initiative forward, we're ready to help you make it happen. 

Every challenge demands a thoughtful strategy. Adding The Strategy Group to your team improves your ability to succeed.

WHAT WE DO

Alliance Development

Companies and non-profits are more successful when they work with allies to advance mutual goals. We help businesses and organizations find the right third party allies to advance their shared goals. Partnerships and coalitions help to demonstrate that a variety of voices care about a particular issue, amplifying the cause in the media and with decision makers.

Community Relations

Support for a new development in a neighborhood can often be the critical factor that moves a project from the drawing board to a ground-breaking ceremony. We work with developers to build relationships with public officials, abutters, community groups and organizations whose voices can determine whether and how a project goes forward. By reaching out, listening and thoughtfully responding to concerns, we work to create support. Whether it's crafting the right message, engaging neighborhood residents and property owners, coordinating letters of support or running a public hearing, we keep your project on track.

Public Policy Advocacy

Influencing public policy and advancing legislation is a difficult task. Securing funds or passing laws takes considerable effort and requires strategic thinking and persistence. Our team has collective experience that includes serving in elected office, running for state and federal office, managing political campaigns, building and managing community organizations, and service in government at the state and local level. This experience gives us the skills to design effective campaign strategies and tactics that best meet our clients' needs.  We leverage our clients strengths, pay close attention to details and tailor our efforts to achieve success.

Communications
& Message Development

Developing a message is essential to any effort involving the public or a set of key stakeholders. Our staff has experience that ranges from working with neighborhood papers to the national news media - and all the Tweets in between. We provide our clients with sensible and effective strategies, recognizing constraints and pressures on today's press and the opportunities that exist with social media. We help you communicate, promote, and control your message.

Strategic Planning
for Non-Profits

Working with non-profit organizations and associations, we develop and lead planning efforts to set their vision.  Working within an efficient framework and timeline, we survey the landscape for upcoming challenges and opportunities, gain feedback and input from stakeholders and policy makers, hone organizational and issue goals, and develop achievable action plans that turn a group’s vision into reality.

Government Relations

Successfully navigating municipal, state, and federal policies takes local knowledge, expert guidance and sound judgement.  Working on legislation or advancing a permit or changing regulations can be stressful unless your team includes experience and the right set of supporters.  We bring years of relationships with respected organizations, key opinion leaders and policy makers to every project; providing our clients with smart, thoughtful approaches that achieve results.

PRACTICE AREAS

Real Estate

Working to achieve project approval.
  • - Community Relations

  • - Message Development

  • - Coalition Building

  • - Government Relations

  • - Strategic Advice

Clients

Non-Profits

Building strategies to achieve your goals.
  • - Public Policy

  • - Message Development

  • - Coalition Building

  • - Strategic Planning

  • - Strategic Advice

  • - Government Relations

  • - Communications & Branding

Clients

Health, Tech, & Energy

Experienced with the special challenges facing your sector.
  • - Alliance Development

  • - Government Relations

  • - Strategic Advice

  • - Communications

  • - Message Development

Clients

Alliance Development

Companies and non-profits are more successful when they work with allies to advance mutual goals. We help businesses and organizations find the right third party allies to advance their shared goals. Partnerships and coalitions help to demonstrate that a variety of voices care about a particular issue, amplifying the cause in the media and with decision makers.

Community Relations

Support for a new development in a neighborhood can often be the critical factor that moves a project from the drawing board to a ground-breaking ceremony. We work with developers to build relationships with public officials, abutters, community groups and organizations whose voices can determine whether and how a project goes forward. By reaching out, listening and thoughtfully responding to concerns, we work to create support. Whether it's crafting the right message, engaging neighborhood residents and property owners, coordinating letters of support or running a public hearing, we keep your project on track.

Public Policy Advocacy

Influencing public policy and advancing legislation is a difficult task. Securing funds or passing laws takes considerable effort and requires strategic thinking and persistence. Our team has collective experience that includes serving in elected office, running for state and federal office, managing political campaigns, building and managing community organizations, and service in government at the state and local level. This experience gives us the skills to design effective campaign strategies and tactics that best meet our clients' needs.  We leverage our clients strengths, pay close attention to details and tailor our efforts to achieve success.

Communications
& Message Development

Developing a message is essential to any effort involving the public or a set of key stakeholders. Our staff has experience that ranges from working with neighborhood papers to the national news media - and all the Tweets in between. We provide our clients with sensible and effective strategies, recognizing constraints and pressures on today's press and the opportunities that exist with social media. We help you communicate, promote, and control your message.

Strategic Planning
for Non-Profits

Working with non-profit organizations and associations, we develop and lead planning efforts to set their vision.  Working within an efficient framework and timeline, we survey the landscape for upcoming challenges and opportunities, gain feedback and input from stakeholders and policy makers, hone organizational and issue goals, and develop achievable action plans that turn a group’s vision into reality.

Government Relations

Successfully navigating municipal, state, and federal policies takes local knowledge, expert guidance and sound judgement.  Working on legislation or advancing a permit or changing regulations can be stressful unless your team includes experience and the right set of supporters.  We bring years of relationships with respected organizations, key opinion leaders and policy makers to every project; providing our clients with smart, thoughtful approaches that achieve results.

WHO WE ARE

Dave Newman
Vice President
617-263-3322dnewman@strategygroupinc.com
Kathie Mainzer
Director of Advocacy & Communications
617-263-3344kmainzer@strategygroupinc.com
Kate Kelly
Public Affairs Manager
617-263-3375kkelly@strategygroupinc.com
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Real Estate

  • Atlas Investment Group
  • Boston Properties
  • Boston Red Sox
  • CB Richard Ellis
  • Colliers International
  • Harvard University
  • John Hancock
  • Leggat McCall Properties
  • Liberty Mutual
  • Saunders Hotel Groups
  • The Davis Companies
  • The Winsor School

Non-Profit

  • Alliance of Massachusetts YMCAs
  • American Cancer Society
  • American Heart Association
  • Associated Sub-Contractors of MA
  • Back Bay Association
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Boston Collegiate Charter School
  • Centerboard
  • Clean Air Works
  • Conservatory Lab Charter School
  • Crittenton Women's Union
  • Crystal Springs, Inc.
  • Jewish Vocational Service (JVS)
  • Justice Resource Institute (JRI)
  • MA Afterschool Partnership
  • MA Health Council
  • MA Public Health Association
  • Massachusetts Association of 766 Approved Private Schools (maaps)
  • MASCO
  • MassArt
  • Mass Growth Capital Corporation
  • Metro North Regional Employment Board
  • Roxbury Prep
  • Save the Harbor/Save the Bay
  • Seniorlink / Caregiver Homes
  • SkillWorks
  • Strengthening Families Coalition
  • The Children’s League
  • Tobacco Free Mass
  • Workforce Solutions Group
  • Youth Villages

Health, Tech,
& Energy

  • Eli Lilly
  • Five Corner Strategies
  • Orange Barrel Media
  • PhRMA
  • ReEnergy Recycling
  • Squared Communications
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40 Court Street, 11th Floor
Boston, MA 02108
617-263-3333
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