Government Relations (Ch. 6)


It takes twenty years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it.–Warren Buffett


Lobbying– is the practice of advocating one’s policy position of government officials with the hopes of influencing legislation, regulation, and other government action.

Government Relations– a broader term that includes all forms of lobbying and no lobbying activities that have the ultimate goal of influencing public policy

11 of the best practices of a corporate government relations professional:

1. Shoot Straight

2. Be consistent

3. Know your issues

4. Know your audience

5. Know your “ask”

6. Know your environment

7. Offer Solutions

8. Listen

9. Be adaptive

10. Believe your own rhetoric

11. Play by the rules (and then some)

Source: Reputation Management


About relating2thepublic

I am 21 years old and attend Southeastern University where I am pursuing my degree in journalism and public relations. I have many dreams and passions and I have decided to begin taking action now in accomplishing these dreams. I believe that everyone can be great, but they must persevere through struggles. I hope that my blog is an encouragement to you!

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