LOBBYING

COMMUNICATIONS

COALITIONS

BIOGRAPHY

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LOBBYING

COMMUNICATIONS

COALITIONS

BIOGRAPHY

CONTACT US

LOBBYING

Direct Lobbying

1101 Public Affairs provides a full-time presence at the South Carolina Statehouse every day the legislature is in session. This constant monitoring and participation in the process enables our team to be up-to-date on all legislative and governmental actions, allowing us to provide real time updates on issues to our clients. In the fluid landscape of policy development, the on-site advantage arms our clients with agility in action with the ability to enact change at a moment’s notice based on an evolving situation.

Monitoring

Many important decisions do not happen in the Senate and Houses Chambers. Being aware of the thought process beginning to emerge among key leaders on important policies is critical to having influence on the results that impact you, your goals, or business. In rapidly changing climates, this enables you to formulate and revise your plans so you can effectively execute.

 

It is important to go to all committee and public planning sessions to be aware of progress, changing climates and any issues that may be starting to percolate. The team at 1101 Public Affairs prides itself on attention to detail in this arena. Our team will focus on identifying and having an active presence at every meeting of importance to our clients. By being in attendance, we can report on much more than an outcome, which can often be found in a variety of ways after the fact.

COMMUNICATIONS

Media and Public Relations

We will keep you on target by keeping you on message. Traditional avenues such as editorials, press conferences and media interviews as well as technology-driven media such as tweets, Facebook posts, and web-based grass roots mobilization are just some of the communication services that 1101 Public Affairs has extensive experience in providing. Having developed long standing relationships with members of the traditional press as well as new media savvy, we use all the communications tools available to have a positive impact on how issues unfold as they work through the legislative process. With the ability to update clients on the spot as well as crafting a concise and poignant message, 1101 Public Affairs works with clients to make sure the proper voice and face are put forward.

Strategic Communication: Planning and Counsel

Successful direct lobbying is the result of a well-planned and coordinated effort between client and counsel. Working together with our clients, we develop effective messages that resonate with a variety of audiences and map out a plan to achieve success. 1101 Public Affairs has been developing and implementing strategic plans at the highest levels of government in South Carolina for over a decade.

In-District Outreach

Work at the Statehouse in Columbia is often just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to a client’s ultimate success or failure on an issue. At 1101 Public Affairs, we work with members in their home districts to find out how an issue affects the people they are responsible for at the local level. The ability to work locally with constituents and members gives our clients an advantage when issues come back before the full General Assembly.

COALITIONS

Coalition Building & Grass Roots Mobilization

One voice can be effective; many can be powerful. Every issue stands a better chance of reaching its final goal when you can have a consensus amongst other like-minded groups, associations, and individuals. At 1101 Public Affairs, we understand the power of numbers. We’ll work to coordinate with various organizations one issues that help lead our clients to successful outcome.

 

On many issues getting the support of a coalition is just the beginning. Once consensus is developed, we’ll work with groups in local, statewide and targeted areas to ensure the right message is put before decision makers. Having that voice heard and put forth to the press, elected officials, and community leaders can make all the difference in what will ultimately become the final law or policy.

 

Association Management

Sometimes you need more than lobbying. Association Management is a service in which 1101 Public Affairs has an undeniable edge with experience managing associations both large and small. Serving as the Executive Director of state wide organizations, we can help manage every aspect of your group from strategy, communication and member relations. We also know what many often overlook in a high-stress, fast-paced world: keeping your members up-to-date on what is going on with their issues is crucial to success.

 

It is important to go to all committee and public planning sessions to be aware of progress, changing climates and any issues that may be starting to percolate. The team at 1101 Public Affairs prides itself on attention to detail in this arena. Our team will focus on identifying and having an active presence at every meeting of importance to our clients. By being in attendance, we can report on much more than an outcome, which can often be found in a variety of ways after the fact.

BIOGRAPHY

Ben Homeyer started his career putting out fires, a skill that has served him well as President and CEO of 1101 Public Affairs. Before launching the full-service government relations firm, he held an executive level job in the USDA Forest Service overseeing budgets, appropriations and activities for the northeastern United States. In 2004, he took over as Director of Legislation for the South Carolina House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee. With appropriation and policy development experience at both the Federal and State levels, he transitioned to full-service lobbying in first serving as a consultant at a large firm and then as an independent contractor conducting a variety of advocacy work, including large-scale association management, coalition building, lobbying, strategic planning and communication.

 

1101 Public Affairs was started by Ben in 2011 in an effort to bring all those competencies under one organization, small enough to give the personal attention clients often need to their issues but with the collective experience and relationships to provide the expertise offered by larger firms. The firm has a specialty in tax and finance along with a proven track record on issues affected by local, state, and federal government.

 

For Ben’s full biography, click here.

CONTACT US

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