Being Right is not enough.

Great ideas and innovative initiatives fail every day. Cynicism, distrust and NIMBYism generate passionate opposition which can dominate the discourse, derailing plans without regard to merit, benefit or need. Individuals and small groups are increasingly emboldened and empowered to act, leveraging technology to organize, amplify their voices and magnify their impact. Executing strategies that build and demonstrate support built on solid data and analysis has never been more critical.

It takes experience critical analysis the right strategy skilled execution

It has never been more difficult to navigate the public and political landscape.

Whether building critical support or overcoming a competitive threat, developing and executing the right strategy at the right time is essential. 

Consensus Strategies  specializes in strategic advocacy and survey research services for leading corporate and institutional clients. With decades of national and international experience in virtually every industry, our depth of experience and multidisciplinary approach are distinctive, innovative, and highly effective.

It takes experience

With decades of experience on thousands of engagements across the United States, Canada, The United Kingdom and more, Consensus Strategies has an unparalleled depth of experience and expertise. There is no one answer, no single tool and no one-size-fits-all strategy. Every situation is unique and presents opportunities and threats that must be identified and leveraged to achieve critical objectives. It takes real experience, imagination, teamwork and a multidisciplinary focus to develop and execute a successful strategy… and even more to know when to walk away.

Our clients are industry leading companies and organizations from virtually every industry.

Our Services

Survey Research

Our innovative survey programs have help industry leading companies, universities and organizations collect and analyze data in over 22 countries - faster, more accurate and highly cost effective.

Outreach Strategies

Highly targeted strategies to build key community relationships, minimize opposition and provide demonstrable and targeted support at key points to make a real impact.

Grassroots & Coalition Building

Identifying natural bases of support, leveraging relationships, educating likely supporters and creating mutual gains to bring together powerful coalitions that can move key votes, motivate the wavering and build the momentum needed to get over the finish line.

Digital & Social Media Programs

Specializing in the development and implementation of highly effective digital tools specifically designed for our strategic advocacy programs. Our highly effective tools identify supporters and opponents, build powerful coalitions, leverage existing networks, develop powerful databases and provide extraordinary targeting, monitoring and rapid response capabilities.

Research

Multi-modal survey techniques, focus groups and state-of-the-art research tools for strategic assessments and development, targeting, message testing, benchmarking, media and more.

Competitive Threats

Identifying and effectively dealing with competitor generated opposition and market threats.

Program Development

Working with development teams and corporate leadership to build teams, replicable processes and best practices, develop benchmarking and project assessment capacity, create due diligence processes, design multi-project tools, and provide specialized training.

Executive & Team Training

Conducting customized seminars for real estate development and community relations teams focused on building community support, new techniques and technology, dealing with neighborhood and “NIMBY” opposition, overcoming competitor generated opposition, public hearing strategies and much more.

Strategic Assessments

Comprehensive strategic assessments, political overviews and threat analysis to determine project feasibility and design campaign plans that maximize opportunities and achieve vital objectives.

Phone Programs

One-Stop Shop for all of your Phone Outreach Needs! Live Q&A, Pre-Screen Questions, Real-Time Polling, Detailed Reporting, Digital Event Recording, Live Event Operator, Audio On-Demand, Staff Chat.

Who we win for

Howard Hughes Companies, Irvine Companies, Wynn Resorts, State Police Association of Massachusetts, Blue Hawk Investments, City University New York (CUNY), Convince Program, Sira Naturals, Barcelona Institute for Global Health, Waterstone Properties, Evergreen Farms, Saxon Partners, SenseSafe, Xcel Energy, Welltower, Claremont, Ayr Wellness, Advanced Power, Elm Street Partners, PSK, Beth Israel Hospital, CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy, Vaccine Confidence Project at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Georgetown University Law School, Emerson College, ML Strategies, Opus Development, MEPCO, RD Management, Allegro Senior Living, Revolutionary Clinics, Pioneer Institute, Mintz Levin, National Grid, Beth Israel Lahey Health, Holyoke Gas, Greater Boston Chamber, Ascensus, BAI Communications, Northeast Utilities, NY Food Industry Alliance, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), Marriott Hotels, Town Sports International, Marina Bay Management, Partners in Health, Leahy Hospital, United States Council for International Business (USCIB), Barcelona Institute for Global Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Florida Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Association, Hilton Hotels, Eastland Partners, Genting Group, Rush Gaming, Drexel University, Footwear Distributors & Retailers of America (FDRA), Florida Atlantic University (FAU), British Embassy, University of Massachusetts

DISSENT

The Consensus Strategies Blog

Owen Eagan

“People Like to Be Asked”

“People like to be asked.” Even though Tip had known this neighbor for years and she voted for him, this legendary politician learned an invaluable lesson about cultivating political support.

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