RDL & Associates, LLC was formed by Dave Ladd in 2011 to assist clients seeking solutions to public policy issues, strategic communications and grassroots engagement. We contribute strategic advice as an expert consultant to our clients, including; government relations, strategic communications, grassroots advocacy, message development, and online outreach.
RDL & Associates also assists clients in program and project design with a focus on establishing new opportunities for their customers or members via the building of strategic alliances and cross-sector coalitions. We work with a wide range of organizations to advance their message across various sectors.
With 20 years of background and expertise in public policy development and analysis, as well as experience in the public and private sectors, RDL & Associates President Dave Ladd has an understanding of the issues and the ability to manage projects to achieve client objectives. His unique blend of experience is an asset that benefits his clients on numerous levels. He has a broad range of contacts at the federal, regional and state levels and he has developed relationships with key leaders in production agriculture, the renewable energy sector, agribusiness, financial institutions, state and federal government and Capitol Hill.
RDL & Associates is committed to providing quality service to ensure successful outcomes and results for clients.
Relationships are the cornerstone of success. RDL & Associates has the experience necessary to develop the relationships your organization needs in the policy arena. Our years of experience have allowed us to build the ties needed to guide your organization through the policy landscape, create an effective rapport with legislators and stakeholders and direct you to the policymakers who can help fulfill your organization’s goals. RDL & Associates has the credibility and skill to help you build the personal links required in the modern policy process.
Our company is exceptionally skilled at providing clients with advice on how to navigate the bureaucracy in Washington, D.C., as well as at the state and local levels of government Whether you are looking to tackle a specific legislative issue or are simply interested in developing stronger relationships with key legislators and government entities, RDL & Associates can formulate and implement a strategy to help you achieve your objectives. By analyzing issues, developing arguments, and offering hands-on attention to help you achieve your goals, RDL & Associates is equipped to provide lobbying and consulting services targeted to all of your organization’s policy interests.
Strategic Counsel & Crisis Management
During the most challenging and sensitive business circumstances, how an organization responds often governs the extent of damage to its reputation. RDL & Associates provide strategic and tactical counsel to corporations, small business, and ad hoc organizations who would like to increase or alter their profile or who need honest, informed guidance in solving a specific political or public perception issue.
RDL & Associates assists clients in the development and implementation of programs or projects designed to create new opportunities for their customers or members. Our extensive background in the private and public sectors benefit our clients’ in the development and facilitation of strategic planning for organizations seeking to examine its structure, mission, or programs. We are also experienced in identifying issues and assisting in reputation risk management.
Coalition Building & Grassroots Mobilization
Lobbying alone cannot ensure that your message will be heard in Washington, D.C. or the State Capitol. A broad-based demonstration of public support through grassroots mobilization is a key component of a successful campaign. In the modern legislative environment, businesses and organizations need to adapt and be more effective in getting voters and local citizens to advocate issues to Congress and the Administration on their behalf.
RDL & Associates political insight and experience in coalition building and grassroots mobilization is unrivaled by any other firm. We specialize in the development of themes and messages capable of building active public awareness of your efforts. RDL & Associates can utilize our strategic alliances to build coalitions, mobilize stakeholders and engage like-minded individuals, and gain earned media. Our goal is to identify targets and to communicate with them directly and effectively to ensure our clients’ success.
Communications Assessment & Message Delivery
RDL & Associates, LLC assists leaders and organizations with little to no digital media experience get into the habit of effectively utilizing these platforms – as well as facilitating an understanding as to why these communications channels are critical in today’s environment.
RDL & Associates and our strategic partners have a background in research, message and content development, digital media, crisis communications, media relations and brand reputation management. We assemble our team for a thorough review and assessment of your organization’s current communications strategy, including utilization of digital media platforms in conveying your messaging to target audiences.
Development and Coordination of Digital Media Platforms
Organizations have an interest in focusing their online activity and enhancing their profile via digital media platforms. A common misperception of digital media is that it is optional. Given the fact that these channels are literally “on” every second, taking an episodic or occasional approach will not work. Their best use will require resources to implement, manage, and monitor them based on the individual platform’s strengths and weaknesses.
Digital media does not displace a good communications strategy but must be managed in concert with other activities and traditional tools.
RDL & Associates has a background in online outreach, message development and delivery, strategic consulting and grassroots advocacy. We systemically review an organization’s overall messaging and communications strategies and generate ideas to enhance and accentuate the message and its delivery.
RDL & Associates provides general consulting services to organizations and businesses, including (but not limited to):
- An audit of an organization’s current communications strategy, including utilization of digital media platforms in delivering messaging to target audiences.
- Development and implementation of a strategic plan to enhance an organization’s visibility via digital media platforms.
- Utilization and development of digital media platforms (e.g. Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Facebook) to increase an organization’s visibility to internal and external audiences.
- Development of a strategy to highlight events and seminars.
- Integration of an organization’s website into digital media platforms utilized by RDL & Associates and our strategic partners.
- Coordination regarding utilization of social media platforms
In addition to the broad range of consulting and strategic services offered by RDL & Associates, private coaching is available to individuals or organizations who seek intensive training in the art of lobbying, and the utilization of digital media platforms. Participants will benefit from Dave Ladd’s 20+ years in and around the policy and political process and will gain insight into strategies and tactics for effectively delivering their message.
Dave Ladd, President
RDL & Associates, LLC
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