"Organizations should understand that smart, effective ADVOCACY requires much more than a one-time event, but instead consists of an ongoing program of coordinated strategy and tactics."
- Megan Wickersham, Chief Operating Officer
"President Trump just tweeted about us." Regardless of whether imagining hearing these words gives you a sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach or makes you sit up straighter in your chair and lean into your laptop, it's clear that we're no longer in President Obama's Washington. Time will tell whether we are in the midst of a political revolution or if it's "politics as usual," but the days of reasonable discourse and compromise seem to be long behind us. And this sea change in governing stretches far beyond the beltway, as more and more state legislatures and municipal chambers are finding rancor and roadblocks to be the norm.
It will take new approaches to break these logjams—or maybe "old" approaches, applied with greater effort—but in either case, JVA Campaigns is here to help.
We've developed and executed legislative advocacy plans, conducted organization-to-member outreach and public-pressure campaigns, and engaged in direct, "small scale" communication with key stakeholders. With our extensive background in communications and media relations, we are ideally positioned to guide organizations in the development and delivery of strategic messaging. Our team achieves the most success when we're with you from day one, helping you plan ahead and playing the long game. But we know that sometimes, even when you have the perfect plan in place, things can go sideways—so rest assured, if you're in need of a crisis communications strategy, we're great at those, too.
Media & Public Relations
Our strategists can advise you on situational and ongoing media relations, helping you to craft responses to specific media requests, as well as guiding you in building and maintaining good reporter relations, and in developing effective editorial board strategy.
Comprehensive Advertising Production & Placement
From direct mail and digital advertising to TV and radio commercials to billboards and newspaper ads, we've spent the past decade delivering full-service, award-winning advertising for our clients.
Voter & Constituent Targeting
Sometimes, you want to speak to everyone in an area, but oftentimes, you don't—either because it isn't cost-effective or because it could be counterproductive to your objectives. JVA Campaigns has expertise in targeting specific constituents, voters, and consumers, using a variety of public and non-public data. We can identify the right mix of targets and recommend the right advertising tactics for reaching them.
Almost every organization can benefit from broadening its coalition of support, but this is almost always a difficult deliverable to execute. Our experience in establishing coalition infrastructure and facilitating outreach helps coalitions operate from a perspective of mutual respect and shared goals.
We are very proud to have worked for clients from coast to coast. Following are just some of the amazing candidates and organizations for whom we have worked in this area:
- AFSCME Council 8
- Center for Community Change Action
- Colorado People’s Action
- Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority
- FRESC: Good Jobs, Strong Communities
- International Association of Firefighters
- International Brotherhood of Teamsters
- Mi Familia Vota
- Michigan Association of Justice
- Montana Conservation Voters
- NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio
- Ohio Association of Public School Employees
- Ohio Fraternal Order of Police
- Planned Parenthood Great Plains
- Planned Parenthood Montana
- Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains
- Planned Parenthood St. Louis
- State Innovation Exchange (SiX)