AREAS OF PRACTICE
GLOBAL GOVERNMENT RELATIONS
In a constantly changing political landscape laden with complex legislative processes, lean budgets, and shifting regulations, Alpex provides clarity, agility, and impact. Alpex’s team has deep political expertise, unrivaled commitment, and a menu of proven and imaginative strategies that will lead to client wins. Our client experience ranges from global international Fortune 10 companies, to non-profits and individuals with a need to shape policy decisions. We provide strategic political, legislative, and regulatory counsel on a wide range of international issues for clients big and small.
As trusted advisors with global reach, the Alpex team offers expert guidance on U.S. and global governmental policies that impact client interests in North America, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Pacific Rim. Our team also promotes the overseas interests of our U.S.-based clients through smart strategies seamlessly executed and with expert precision. We help our U.S., foreign and multinational clients develop influential relationships in the U.S. and around the world, and offer strategic reputation enhancement, sound crisis management counsel, and market access assistance.
In the U.S., the Alpex team prides itself on deep bipartisan relationships with key House and Senate leaders and their senior staff. We not only have strong relationships in the legislative branch, but also boast far-reaching ties in the executive branch. Alpex achieves clients’ goals and protects their interests by turning challenges into opportunities. We have helped our clients:
- Gather and analyze political intelligence
- Respond to legislative or executive investigations
- Recruit strong governmental champions
- Navigate complex regulations and processes
- Develop stakeholder mapping and engagement strategies
- Organize client visits to relevant global capitals
Market access is the ability of a company, country or locality to sell goods and services across borders. The ability to sell in a market is often accompanied by tariffs, duties or quotas, whereas free trade implies that goods and services flow across the borders without any extra costs imposed by governments.
Alpex can help you:
- Deal with the most common barriers to market access – customs duties, quantitative restrictions, technical requirements, lack of transparency of national trade regulations, unfair application of customs formalities and procedures
- Define the market
- Perform market analysis
- Assess internal capabilities to expand your market share
- Prioritize and select markets
- Develop market entry options
THIRD PARTY ENGAGEMENT
Third party groups can be leveraged to reinforce messages, build relationships with like-minded influencers, and achieve policy goals. Alpex helps clients identify the right third parties and determine the best approach to engage them. We map out stakeholders, conduct extensive research, and devise imaginative solutions to build support and trust. We develop compelling messaging plans, create issue campaigns, engage media sources, and form impactful public-private partnerships.
We bring to the table long-standing relationships with a wide range of third-party groups and years of experience galvanizing advocates from communities, nonprofits, private foundations, associations, and businesses. We empower clients to bring communities and local influencers together to create successful client-driven outcomes. Alpex’s third party engagement capabilities extend far beyond relationships between clients and third-party groups. We have experience convening influential coalitions that advance our clients’ legislative, regulatory, and policy goals. Drawing on our deep relationships with a wide range of associations and businesses, our team is well-positioned to recruit diverse organizations to promote clients’ needs. We bring the right people into the room, including prominent businesses, trade associations, membership-based organizations, and individuals.
We have helped our clients with:
- Businesses and business associations
- Civic engagement organizations
- Elected officials at the national, regional, state and local levels
- Non-governmental organizations
- Trade associations
- Specific issue advocates
You wake up to a story in the press about yourself or your business. You get a phone call in the middle of the night from the shop floor about a potential problem. You receive an invitation to testify or appear before a regulator or policymaker. What is your first step?
Alpex can help you develop a crisis plan that can already be in place so that you don’t have to think about what your first step is. Maybe you and your company are already under fire, and trying to do the best that you can with limited, internal resources. Alpex can be your value-added partner – at your side to help you put a strategy together and take the first step towards recovery. While every crisis is different, the basics of how to deal with it are very similar. The energy spent on worrying or – worse – panicking, can be better harnessed.
Alpex can help you:
- Develop a crisis communication plan
- Plan for the worst case scenario
- Analyze, organize, and execute your response
- Prepare a thoughtful and meaningful after-action follow through
- Create policies, mechanisms and monitoring so that it doesn’t happen again
COALITION BUILDING AND MANAGEMENT
The Alpex team builds influential coalitions that advance our clients’ legislative, regulatory, and policy goals. Drawing on our deep relationships with a wide range of international associations and businesses, Alpex is well-positioned to recruit diverse organizations to advance clients’ issues.
We assist prominent businesses, trade associations, and membership-based organizations to amplify their professional reputations and become recognized leaders in their industries. We also advise clients on how to best advance their interests as coalition participants, organizers or managers – building coalitions that have greater influence over policy makers.
Translating the voices “within” a coalition into the voice “of” the coalition can be painstaking, but unity is essential to influence in any global capital. Alpex can help you create the unity you need to have greater influence, and to make your issue count.
We have helped our clients with the following:
- Coalition identification and recruitment
- Coalition management
- Collateral material production
- Coalition messaging
- Reputation building and management
- Scheduling visits to critical policymakers in relevant global capitals
- Logo design
- Intelligence gathering
- Monthly issue tracking and reporting
STATE, REGIONAL, AND LOCAL RELATIONS
Our sub-national capabilities include building custom strategies and mobilizing regional, state, provincial, and local support for our clients’ interests. In addition, we design campaigns to educate local governments on clients’ issues, perform issue monitoring, gather political intelligence, conduct political and legislative analysis, and more. Regional and local regulations, their enforcement, and local politics can affect your company’s bottom line—although they are often overlooked. Our team has successfully guided clients through complex legislative and regulatory issues across multiple political and geographical boundaries. Through our extensive global network of relationships, we help clients navigate unique political landscapes around the world.
We have helped our clients:
- Customize sub-national political and policy strategies
- “Grassroots” and “grass-tops” engagement
- Issue monitoring
- Intelligence gathering
- Relationship building
- Stakeholder mobilization
- Education campaigns