Strategic communications is an enabler of people, processes and systems. In today's fast?paced business environment, effective internal communications ensures organizational awareness, alignment, consistency, and momentum. We advise and assist organizations on strengthening the ability to implement corporate strategy and initiatives through employee engagement and effective communications to achieve business goals. We also develop and implement communications plans targeted to external stakeholders. We work with clients to produce audience?specific messaging that serves as the backbone for public relations' campaign materials and education and outreach products. Our staff has expertise in developing website and social media content, as well as internal and external branding and marketing collateral creation. To ensure the success of our clients as they reach their intended audiences, we provide media training, podcast/webcast presentation, event planning, and public speaking services."
Opportunity Knocks helps clients realize the value of designing and implementing strategic communications through the following services:
Communications Plans - We assist clients with the development and implementation of communications plans targeted toward internal and external stakeholders and assist with the development of audience-specific messaging.
Website Content Development - Our staff has expertise in website content development. We help organizations put in place inter/intranet portals that can serve as a centralized information resource for both internal and external audiences and promote the organization's mission, vision and brand identity.
Branding and Marketing Collateral Design - For any communications to be effective, a strong brand identify and strategically developed marketing collateral are essential. Our team assists clients in developing and designing logos that reflect the culture, value and mission of the organization as a whole or a specific initiative. We also assist with the creation of audience-specific promotional collateral such as posters, flyers, brochures, email templates, and other material designed to build awareness, desire, understanding, and adoption of the organization mandates or initiatives.
Media and Public Relations Training - Effectively utilizing a public forum to promote an organization's mission, products or services is critically important. We assist organization spokespeople in preparing for public interviews so they achieve maximum value from the opportunity. We also help our clients craft their public messages to ensure they both promote and protect the organization and can assist with crisis management by the specific situation.
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Examples of Strategic Communications Planning and Execution
Developed a comprehensive communication plan for a federal government organization that was about to undergo significant organizational transition with the goals of reinforcing organizational unity, making connections between daily employee tasks and organization-wide strategic goals, involving customers and client partners in decision making, and communicating the impact of decisions to key stakeholders.
Created the content, layout and design of an intranet website for a federal government agency to serve as a centralized information resource for both internal and external audiences, facilitate document sharing, support and encourage employee feedback, and promote organizational brand awareness and identity.
Designed a federal government organization's communications strategy and established multiple communication vehicles to promote open dialogue between management and employees and to facilitate the flow of information, resulting in improved employee morale and increased understanding of the "big picture" goals of the organization.
Developed an Annual Report template and review process for a federal government agency to create a final document that reported on the organization's annual performance with meaningful metrics, communicated organizational successes and detailed the short and long-range strategic plans.
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