It’s no secret that politicians, regulators, and government executives are strongly influenced by key supporters, coalition partners, and trusted peers when making decisions. The challenge in influencing these decision makers is that the most obvious access paths are the least effective. To influence successfully, you must find multiple, trusted, and open channels to your target.
FAS.research has 10 years of experience scientifically mapping and measuring stakeholder networks from which policy emerges and developing effective plans to help advocates succeed. As with all our solutions, the key to helping our clients as no other firm can is the practical application of the science of social network analysis, which is the ideal discipline to measure the strength of relationships between stakeholders, rank the influence of stakeholders, create maps of stakeholder networks and find trusted and often hidden access paths.
Lobbying and Advocacy examples:
- Helped a leading foundation map the large and diverse stakeholder network of organizations working for a more sustainable agricultural policy in the U.S. and develop a funding strategy based on the structure of this network
- Developed a networking strategy for the CEO of a large pharmaceutical company that linked his personal network with the top 50 leaders in one of the company's critical markets
- Developed a healthcare policy lobbying strategy for a major European pharmaceutical company
- Predicted drug evaluation committee selection before the committee was formed to help a global pharmaceutical company get a head start on lobbying