Bold, fresh, and innovative visions require inventive approaches. We help clients navigate the public affairs terrain from concept to reality.
We break down public policy, examine the underlying data, and present clear and digestible analyses that help clients understand and communicate the impact that government actions have on an industry, consumer segment, or population of interest.
The SMV team has decades of experience assisting elected officials and candidates to address the issues of the day. Whether it is drafting a campaign platform, preparing for a debate or researching the players, hurdles and possible outcomes of a current issue, SMV provides you with policy expertise and common sense.
An election is a choice. Opposition research allows you to communicate why you are the best choice. A thorough understanding of your opponent’s weaknesses and strengths will prepare you for possible attacks. It will also equip you with the tools to respond with your own.
Our researchers scour legal and financial records, political records, media outlets, and other public records ranging from voting histories to rhetorical statements. The research book created by SMV will serve as a “campaign playbook” for your senior campaign staff, providing the necessary research for message testing by pollsters, and supplying the ammunition for media consultants to implement your campaign plan.
Knowing who your opponent is, and who you are as a candidate, are vital to your campaign. A thorough understanding of your opponent’s weaknesses and strengths is important, but it is equally important that you are aware of your own potential problems.
Knowing your vulnerabilities will prepare you for possible attacks and equip you with the tools to respond with your own.