Strengths and Capabilities
Coltrin & Associates combines a broad base of experience in public affairs and close contacts with elected and appointed officials, at both congressional and administrative levels, to help clients maintain cooperative relationships with relevant local, state and national governmental authorities. The firm's personnel have undertaken several special public affairs initiatives on behalf of clients in various industries such as broadcast, pharmaceutical, manufacturing and nuclear waste disposal. Many of these initiatives were coupled with major media programs related to such events as acquisitions or plant openings or closings, while others have addressed the need for clients or industry organizations to influence overall governmental policy. Coltrin & Associates has been able to effectively use its relationships to influence policies in such departments as U.S. Energy, Federal and Trade Communications; place testimony before Congress; and liaison with regulatory agencies on behalf of its clients.
Special Events Coordination
Coltrin & Associates has planned, promoted and implemented many highly successful special events including ground-breakings, product launches, plant opening ceremonies, news conferences, annual meetings, road shows, and media tours for developing and well-established companies. These events have ranged from simple commemorations to more complex functions that targeted vital and specific audiences, such as customers, political and community leaders, the news media and senior corporate executives. For example, one client, operating in the petroleum industry, had opened a highly advanced polymers compounding plant with a ceremony targeted at key customers, who were flown in from around the nation. The ceremony additionally attracted local political leaders and the trade press. Coltrin & Associates arranged all invitations, provided transportation, and prepared management presentations and a color brochure. Coltrin & Associates is highly skilled at providing strategic planning for events; arranging attendance of political leaders; producing brochures, newsletters, speeches and videotapes; and coordinating logistical arrangements at all levels.
Coltrin & Associates has assisted a number of clients in handling hostile or crisis situations in the most positive manner possible. The firm's advice and responsiveness have prevented major image damage and created additional value in situations such as toxic spills, employee layoffs, plant closures and plant fires. The firm has also been instrumental in settling violent as well as nonviolent union negotiations which resulted in more favorable relations with employer and employees as well as the media.