HATLEY offers a range of public affairs services that allow us to take on even the most complex mandates. Government relations, strategic communications and crisis management are at the heart of our day-to-day activities. We excel at coalition-building and supporting businesses that want to establish a presence in Quebec.
Dealing with government can be complex and frustrating. We understand the internal workings of public institutions, allowing us to effectively represent and advance our clients’ interests.
Everything starts with a solid plan. We guide our clients through government discussions so that their projects are at the heart of political decision-making. We sensitize key influencers, organize meetings with stakeholders and prepare tools for strategic forums such as parliamentary committees and other regulatory hearings. We also monitor government activities and provide sound advice on ethics and governance.
Our clients have a message; we help them get ink and air time. We have a depth of experience in communications (speech writing, press releases, statements, quotes, media lines, “Q&A”), media relations, marketing, public policy development and political strategy.
We plan and carry out media campaigns with traditional and social media and we develop all the necessary communication tools to achieve winning results. We train and guide our clients’ spokesperson to ensure a consistent message is always delivered. HATLEY monitors the media and analyses the impact of the press on our clients’ story. . In financial communications, our approach is based on transparency, which allows us to earn investor confidence every time.
Crisis and issues management
Image is a business’ most valuable asset and its protection is a major concern. A crisis can jeopardize your image, financial health and reputation. We help conduct crisis management communications and identify reputational risks for our clients. We act calmly and pragmatically to weather the storm and right any situation.
Whether mobilizing around legislative and regulatory issues or promoting ideas and causes, we believe that growing strong roots in a target community is a prerequisite for success.
HATLEY supports its clients by developing networks of allies that will mobilize to support them. We set up information and support campaigns and prepare the ground so that the right decisions are made at the right time.
Quebec market entry
Settling in Quebec can be difficult for out-of-province companies. The business climate is tinged with linguistic, cultural, governmental and legal particularities, as well as unique consumer preferences. HATLEY can help you navigate through these irregularities. We help our clients with strategic planning to facilitate entry into the Quebec market. We help them craft tailor-made messages, develop their brands and recruit allies and partners.