One of the first questions people usually ask when looking for a lobbyist is, “Where is your firm located?” While it makes sense to see whether or not a lobbyist has access to the statehouse at issue, location should not be the sole determining factor when choosing a lobbyist.
The Changing of the Guard in the Lobbying Profession
Traditional lobbying was done by contracted lobbyist who relied solely on past relationships to either pass or stop legislation. Many lobbyists also used campaign contributions as a way to exert influence over a legislator. Often traditional lobbyists lived in the capital or made daily rounds there in hope their presence at the statehouse would help the client gain political advantages. While there may be advantages to these tactics, they not always the most successful ways to get things done.
A new generation of staffers and policymakers are arriving in capitols nationwide and traditional lobbying tactics no longer carry the same weight. The new generation of staffers and policymakers are more interested in one thing in particular: Can I trust the lobbyist to give me good information that tells me both sides of the argument and really understands that issue?
When it comes to Healthcare and Life Sciences, Frier Levitt Government Affairs is able to offer in-depth industry knowledge straight from industry thought leaders with years of hands-on experience. Frier Levitt Government Affairs knows the issues that matter to the Healthcare and Life Sciences industries and is able to build your credibility while offering the best value for your lobbying expenses.
If you are considering hiring a lobbyist in the Healthcare or Life Sciences space, contact Frier Levitt Government Affairs today.