Research. Strategy. Knowledge Management.
"Forward Observer’s work brings to bear all the key ingredients needed in quality issue research: smart analysis, credible experts, and easily understood presentation."
Dick Woodward, Senior Partner, Woodward & McDowell
Forward Observer offers a suite of innovative and proprietary services to assist our clients in understanding issues and their political contexts in depth; frame effective arguments and prepare rebuttals; and integrate essential information into all aspects of a legislative, regulatory, or communications campaign.
These services are targeted to assist clients responsible for crisis communications; public affairs; media relations; legislative advocacy, regulatory affairs and campaign management.
Our services include:
We are a full-service research firm that handles all aspects of a client’s research needs:
- Developing the strongest possible set of facts in the public domain that can advance an argument;
- Understanding and preparing for opponents and their responses; and
- Sourcing and managing third-party experts to develop original intellectual property that can be used to advance the argument.
We submit and manage document requests to governments at every level, and we retrieve and analyze public information from all over the world. We conduct our research using the highest standards for accuracy, ethics and objectivity.
We help clients develop tactics and strategies for effectively utilizing the information we prepare.
We work with every function of a client team – including media relations, web design, social media, lobbying, survey research, legal and fundraising – to ensure the information we identify is put to the best possible use. We fact-check client communications for accuracy and impact.
Our senior researchers serve as invaluable members of teams guiding our client strategies toward success.
Many complex efforts face serious problems managing information – there is often too much information, it is spread out among many functions and team members, and it is difficult to identify what is current and what is out of date. We solve these problems with our knowledge management tools, which are customizable to each client engagement.