Robert Kennedy
To Inspire An Audience, Show Them Your Inspiration

BY Michael Golden

June 6, 2019

Community Outreach

You are a better public speaker right now than the late Robert F. Kennedy was when he ran for the U.S. Senate. Of course, I don’t know this for a fact, but there’s a pretty good chance it’s true, for RFK appeared lost in front of microphones and audiences during his first campaign. Yet by […]

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BY Michael Golden

June 6, 2019

Community Outreach

Political Ads
What It Takes to ‘Approve This Message’

BY Tanner Edwards

February 18, 2019

Community Outreach

Chicago is about a week away from a hugely consequential municipal election. For avid political observers (guilty), the final chess moves in the campaign’s homestretch are always a thrill. But for many, the lead-up to Election Day is defined by a cacophony of political ads – which can test the patience of even the most […]

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BY Tanner Edwards

February 18, 2019

Community Outreach

Door knock
Notes from the Field (Organizer)

BY Tanner Edwards

October 17, 2018

Community Outreach

About a month from now, America will vote in the high-stakes 2018 midterm elections. If you have turned on a TV recently, you know that campaigns are working hard to grab your attention and earn your vote. Five years ago, before my days at Grisko, I was a part of that great American voter outreach […]

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BY Tanner Edwards

October 17, 2018

Community Outreach

Connect with Your Audience
To Connect With Your Audience—Be Yourself

BY Michael Golden

October 9, 2018

Community Outreach

It was 2004, and the former Vice President, Al Gore, had flown into St. Joseph, Missouri to rally the troops on behalf of the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee, John Kerry. At the time, I was Kerry’s Communications Director in the Show Me State and had prepared a speech for him. While I had never met […]

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BY Michael Golden

October 9, 2018

Community Outreach

Community Meeting
Ask. Listen. Ask Again.
Gretchen Wahl

BY Gretchen Wahl

August 21, 2018

Community Outreach

After decades in public involvement, communities continue to intrigue me. As unique as individuals, neighborhoods and towns live differently, dream differently, and react differently to outside influences. That’s why it’s critical that people who are engaging with communities meet them with endless curiosity. Ask questions. Listen to the answers, then ask your next questions. Act […]

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Gretchen Wahl

BY Gretchen Wahl

August 21, 2018

Community Outreach

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