Saint Tips: 12 rules for developers on Dealing with Reporters

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By Patrick Fox, President, The Saint Consulting Group Given the public nature and politics of planning, it’s useful to review some rules for developers on dealing with reporters. Here are a dozen worth remembering. 1. NEVER LIE. Never lie to a reporter. This doesn’t mean you can’t answer only precisely what you are asked, give less information than asked for, … Read More

Nine Key Steps to Winning Community Support for Development

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By Patrick Fox, President, The Saint Consulting Group With large-scale development often facing clamors of opposition, generating community support for a project is a challenge to developers. To persuade a community to support a new project often means overcoming issues of property use, real estate value, traffic, environmental issues or character of a neighborhood. A developer needs a strategic communications goal to … Read More

Dealing with Angry Public: Developers Should Engage Community, Seek Mutual Gains

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By Patrick Fox, The Saint Consulting Group A client recently asked me how to deal with an angry mob.  If you are confronting an angry mob of residents opposing your project at a public hearing, you’re not alone.  I can tell you it is happening across the US and Europe with greater intensity and frequency.  But what now? If you … Read More

Saint President Patrick Fox on AMCF Talent Equation Panel

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Patrick Fox, president of The Saint Consulting Group, will participate in a Talent Equation panel in New York City on December 12 organized by the Association of Management Consulting Firms. The day-long program at the Towers Watson, 335 Madison Ave (between 43rd and 44th Streets), 21st Floor, will provide a series of panels, round table discussions and presentations on how … Read More

Saint Tips: 12 rules for developers on Dealing with Reporters

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By Patrick Fox, President, The Saint Consulting Group Given the public nature and politics of planning, it’s useful to review some rules for developers on dealing with reporters. Here are a dozen worth remembering. 1. NEVER LIE. Never lie to a reporter. This doesn’t mean you can’t answer only precisely what you are asked, give less information than asked for, … Read More

Helping Developers Overcome Opposition

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March 11, 2009 The Patriot Ledger CONSULTANT HELPS DEVELOPERS TO BRING IN NEW PROJECTS BY UNDERSTANDING RESIDENTS QUINCY — Tip O’Neill said that all politics is local. Patrick Fox, the president of Saint Consulting Group in Hingham, says that all land-use is political. Fox said he started working on political campaigns when he was 12 years old. When he got … Read More