Relationship Building and Management

Our years of experience have enabled us to not only know legislators personally, but also connect with the hundreds of staff who work in the legislative and executive offices, various state departments and judicial branch of government. Additionally, deGraffenried & Company has a proven track record of successfully developing key alliances and building coalitions to achieve our clients’ goals. Through those relationships, we have been able to successfully advocate for the issues important to our clients.

Communications and Message Development

The greatest threat to an external affairs plan is misinformation or misunderstood information. We assist our clients in developing a clear, concise message that is verifiable and understandable. Ben Franklin’s quote “If you would persuade, you must appeal to interest rather than intellect.” is our cornerstone for communication. Those principles are essential for advocacy.

Grassroots Development

We pride ourselves on our ability to organize and motivate your supporters through a comprehensive grassroots action plan. At deGraffenried & Company, we have the ability and personnel to get your message heard by decision makers in the Alabama political arena.

Procurement and Business Development

We use our experience and relationships to connect with key decisions makers and stakeholders on our clients’ behalf to provide greater opportunities of success for your bid.

Public Opinion and Research Polling

In many cases opinion research and polling are an essential part of the process of developing a message or verifying support for issues. Our firm coordinates polling, focus groups, due diligence and background research. We have the experience, expertise and resources to provide considerable research functions.

Regulatory Advocacy

deGraffenried & Company has effectively dealt with many regulatory matters in a wide variety of industries. We are prepared to assess and inform you of all evolving issues as they relate to your specific interests, and will work with you to determine the best sequence of strategic decisions.

State, Legislative and Executive Advocacy

Our team of professionals has vast experience working with all aspects of Alabama state government. Our lobbying services include monitoring legislation, communicating with legislators and the executive branch, testifying before committees and drafting legislation.

Strategic Planning

Our experienced staff works with our clients to implement timely, effective strategies to reach positive solutions. We are able to map out strategy, define the various possibilities and obstacles, and set about getting the job done.

Traditional and New Media Relations

Our firm has the experience and media relationships to ensure our clients’ messages are communicated fairly with reliable information and credible sources. A client’s positive image is crucial. deGraffenried & Company has the ability to promote and protect your image by developing a clear and concise message to accomplish your objectives