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Gone are the days when shoe leather lobbying and a communications strategy alone were sufficient to win issue campaigns. Advocacy today is more sophisticated, competitive, and integrated than ever before.

Coalition Management

Whether it's a long or short-term coalition, effective and efficient coalition management will not only promote success, but will also keep members committed to the issue and effort.

Third Party Engagement

Advanced Advocacy works to identify, educate, and activate like minded groups to provide organic support for your efforts. Engaging third party validators is important whether you're micro-targeting individual populations, promoting a groundswell, or building an education campaign.

Grassroots Activation

Grassroots movements are most impactful when they use collective action to effect change, and can be generated through education, targeted outreach and by working with members of like-minded organizations.

Alliance Building

United allies are critical to winning a campaign. Many times, coalitions are comprised of different and sometimes seemingly opposing groups. Alliance building brings together diverse players and unites them around a particular objective.

Issue Campaigns

Much like how a political campaign is an organized effort to elect a candidate, an issue campaign is an organized effort to win a legislative or regulatory battle using a series of coordinated tactics and methods.

ANDREW KOVALCIN

Principal

Andrew Kovalcin is a seasoned issue campaign professional with nearly fifteen years of experience representing fortune 500 companies, as well as the world's largest business association, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. His diverse set of skills and experience come from his blend of work in state legislatures, Congress, agencies and trade associations. Kovalcin has managed global coalitions, built national and international strategic alliance networks, acted as a national spokesperson and designed and implemented multifaceted issue advocacy campaigns.

IN THE NEWS

Concordia Alumni News

August 13, 2018

Lobster and tuna fishing helped Concordia graduate find success in Washington, D.C. 

 

Zach Sentementes says spending several punishing seasons aboard vessels gives him an edge in a highly competitive environment of advocacy and public affairs in the U.S. capital

National Journal

January 13, 2017

Andrew Kovalcin leaves Chamber to hang his own shingle

Meridian International Center

May 20, 2019

Advanced Advocacy Principal, Andrew Kovalcin was published in the Meridian International Center's notable blog, The Lead. His article highlights the power of partnerships citing examples of the importance of global leadership, impact of non-partisan public diplomacy, and influence of international advocacy. When you want to deliver a message, you don’t have to do it alone.

AIRSNEXT Media

September 21, 2018

Public affairs firm Advanced Advocacy is proud to partner with Central Union Mission for the second annual September Charity Suit Drive.

Concordia Alumni News

August 13, 2018

Lobster and tuna fishing helped Concordia graduate find success in Washington, D.C. 

 

Zach Sentementes says spending several punishing seasons aboard vessels gives him an edge in a highly competitive environment of advocacy and public affairs in the U.S. capital

National Journal

January 13, 2017

Andrew Kovalcin leaves Chamber to hang his own shingle

Politico Playbook

January 7, 2017

ANDREW KOVALCIN has left the U.S. Chamber of Commerce as its third party lead for the Global IP Center to hang a shingle setting up his own practice, Advanced Advocacy.

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