Counsel Public Affairs Forms Preferred Partnership with Lloyd Rang Communications

One of Canada’s leading public affairs firms teams with upstart narrative agency


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From Speechwriter to Zoomwriter

A lot of my friends from politics still think of me as “the speechwriter.” It must be how William Shatner feels — no one talks to him about TJ Hooker, or Boston Legal or Rescue 911 or his albums or books — everyone thinks of him as Captain Kirk. It doesn’t matter what else he accomplishes in life, he’s always going to be the “to boldly go” guy. I feel for him. At the same time, it’s a darn good thing I’m not (just) a speechwriter right now. Because, frankly, there aren’t a lot of speeches being delivered to live, in-person audiences during COVID.


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The second wave is coming. Let’s remember the 6 lessons of the first wave

Today, it looks like the second wave of COVID has started again. Israel and the UK are locking down again. Ontario is reducing limits on private gatherings, and it’s looking like bars and indoor restaurants may be closed again. Line-ups at testing facilities are hours long, and hundreds of people are being turned away every day. Now is a good time to remember the six key lessons we learned in the first wave:


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LRC UPLIFT:
Doing Our Little Bit of Good to Uplift And Build Our Communities

So what is LRC Uplift, exactly? Well, every year, we provide our communications services free of charge for one year to a local charity or non-profit.


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The Power of the Pivot

Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio Cortez did something extraordinary last week. After she was verbally attacked by a Republican colleague, she used it to elevate her argument far beyond the personal circumstances of the incident.


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Communicating for the collective

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced all of us to ask a big question about how we communicate.  Specifically, who are we communicating to, and why are we communicating?


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What The West Wing Can Teach Us About Business

In politics, issues move fast. You can come back from lunch (that is, if you can get away from your desk) and find out a cabinet minister has resigned, there’s been a shooting and somehow the world has changed.


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Communicating Post-COVID

To close the circle, we’ve put our minds to how COVID might impact how we communicate in a world where it is no longer a pressing crisis, and even further down the road, where its impact is mitigated by proven treatments and, hopefully, an effective vaccine.


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