Tag Archives: public affairs


Expanding the Hive: Beekeeper Group Welcomes New Bees

Beekeeper Group has grown significantly, and continues to grow with the addition of five new-bees. Account Manager Katarina Hamelin, Account Manager Leslie Carlson, Senior Visual Designer Johanna Ostrich, and Research Assistants Kali Ryan and Malena Lopez. Join us in welcoming these new bees to the Hive! Katarina Hamelin, Account Manager, joins us from SmithBucklin, where she served as a communications representative for nine non-profit organizations. While at SmithBucklin, she contributed to client-specific publications and assisted in the development and execution of a […]

Using GIFs to Tell a Story: Review, Refine and Test Your Messages for 2014

It’s a new year and your organization has new goals, new strategies and new plans for content development. So why are you still using messages that haven’t been tested since 2011? Before you invest time, money, and resources into developing digital strategies or creating effective content, there should be certainty and organizational consensus that your message will resonate with your community, reach your target audience and remain compelling. This can be achieved through simple message development and message testing by […]

Meet the Newest Bees in the Hive!

As the newest bees in the hive, Landin Ryan and I decided to write introductory blog posts about each other.  Read on to get to know a little bit more about us! Going All-In on Landin Landin Ryan may joke that he’s “just the design guy,” but after spending some time with him, it’s pretty clear that his design skill, statistical expertise, and easy-going demeanor make him a great asset to Beekeeper Group as Creative Manager. Landin comes to D.C. […]

The Hive it is a Changin’

From new faces to an upgraded Hive, Beekeeper Group has gone through many changes this year! Thank you for being a part of our growth and success- and cheers to a happy and successful 2013.
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Case Study: International Franchise Association

The International Franchise Association hosted its Public Affairs Conference in Washington, DC in September 2012, which attracted more than 500 attendees. The fly-in was just like hundreds of others held yearly in Washington -- conference rooms on the Hill had the potential to change, messages had the potential to shift, and attendees required information. IFA wanted the ability to push information out to its attendees instantly, giving them the information they needed at their fingertips and allowing them to forgo a thick binder filled with reams of paper. Read about how Beekeeper Group worked with IFA to create a "paperless" Congressional fly-in via our innovative "Lobby Day" mobile application.

The Bee Visits Miami – Top 10 Highlights from the 2012 PAC Grassroots Conference

Beekeeper Group was thrilled to be part of yet another first-rate Public Affairs Council Grassroots Conference last week in Miami Beach. It’s pretty tough to beat warm weather, a cool breeze, sandy beaches and of course, the top Public Affairs professionals in the country! Corporations, non-profits, trade associations and prominent vendors and consultants gathered from all over for a week of presentations, networking and professional development. Here are our top 10 highlights: Congressional Management Foundation’s Bradford Fitch gave an excellent […]

Is it Time to Leave Lobbyists Behind? A Look Into Social Lobbying

A recent article by POLITICO’s Anna Palmer entitled “K Street’s boom goes bust” describes how many DC lobbying firms reported stagnant or negative revenues in 2011.  Their sluggish year is attributed to the slow economy and, perhaps more significantly, major shifts occurring in the public affairs industry.  The article describes how a few new kids on the advocacy block are starting to rival the traditional lobbying establishment: “Fights are no longer just about which side has the most — or […]

Full House at the Advocacy Leaders Network First Event

On Friday, December 9, the Advocacy Leaders Network event series kicked off at the Bloomberg Government offices. We were pleased to host a full house at the first of four advocacy-specific events hosted by the Congressional Management Foundation and produced by the Beekeeper Group. The event theme, “Breaking Through on Capitol Hill:  Making Noise vs. Making a Difference,” triggered a high-level of engagement and intense discussion between the panelists and the audience. The speakers’ advice on how to get Hill […]

How the European Union Works Part 3

Hi, It’s time for another blog on the European Union.  Today, I provide an overview into the lobbying business in the EU.  Enjoy reading! Valerie  As the European Union continues to grow and evolve, the role of lobbying is also expanding dramatically. In the past decade, EU jurisdiction has broadened to include areas of consumer, social, and environmental policy, and the advent of the euro has raised numerous economic and monetary issues within the euro zone. Studies estimate that approximately […]
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Advocacy Leaders Network Announces Speakers for Dec 9 Event

The Advocacy Leaders Network, an event series hosted by the Congressional Management Foundation and produced by the Beekeeper Group, is proud to announce the presenters for the first event on Dec 9th, 2011 at the offices of Bloomberg Government: Breaking through on Capitol Hill: Making Noise vs. Making a Difference. Hon. Dan Mica, Former U.S. Congressman and Former President and CEO, Credit Union National Association Thiago Antinori, Manager of Grassroots Advocacy, National Mining Association Bradford Fitch, President and CEO of the […]