12 Rules for Dealing with Reporters

The Saint ReportBusiness, Image, Land Use Campaigns, Planning and Zoning, Politicians and Planning, Press Release, Strategic Communications

By Saint Consulting Staff  Many developers have in-house media professionals and retain outside experts as needed.  Relying on and listening to these experts is vital to avoid difficult situations and navigate inevitable controversies. Media training including practice interviews and rehearsals designed to pummel you with hostile and highly aggressive questions can prepare you for worst case scenarios and ready you … Read More

Empowering Fools

The Saint ReportPlanning and Zoning, Politicians and Planning, Property Development, Saint News, Strategic Communications, Thought Leadership

Dealing with the Idiotic, Irrational and Incomprehensible By Patrick Fox, President & CEO The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits. – Albert Einstein Anyone advocating for a controversial initiative today must learn to deal with the fear of change, cynicism and NIMBYism that now permeates the public discourse. True professionals understand and expect vocal and engaged … Read More

Strategic Communications: Using Facebook to Influence and Gauge Voting Behavior

The Saint ReportStrategic Communications

By Owen Eagan We all know that Facebook has emerged as an essential tool for any political campaign. However, the methods for utilizing it to influence outcomes continues to evolve. For instance, we previously discussed the various ways in which we are influenced by others such as through social proof. But social influence can take many forms and extends to … Read More