Posted Feb 25, 2018 Michael O'Brien, Founder & Principal of MOB Advocacy, broadcasting live from the NGA winter meeting.
Posted Mar 17, 2017 Happy St. Patrick's Day from MOB Advocacy!
Posted Feb 25, 2017 Live from NGA
Posted Feb 24, 2017 It is NGA Weekend. We will be live tweeting. Follow us at @mob_advocacy. What questions do you have for the governors?
Posted Feb 24, 2017 Lt. Govs are one of the most under-valued advocacy tools. On a day that will be dedicated to governors (NGA starts today), take a look at Lt. Govs and what they do. Then figure out how to involved them in your advocacy strategy.
Posted Feb 8, 2017 If you haven't yet, you can download the 2017 Session Date Calendar before it is too late.
Posted Aug 10, 2016 MOB Advocacy is at NCSL in Chicago representing clients, building relationships with legislators, meeting potential new clients and seeing great friends of MOB Advocacy.
Posted Jul 14, 2016 MOB Advocacy will be representing clients at the National Governors Association meeting July 14-16. Representation at the NGA is other intergovernmental groups is a premium service provided by our firm. Groups advocacy should be part of every organization's multistate government relations strategy. We can coach you through the meeting, attend meetings with you, or represent your organization directly. Tell us your advocacy goals, and we will help you achieve them. MOB Advocacy will be live tweeting the meeting. Follow us on twitter ... @MOB_Advocacy and hashtags NGA2016 and StateSolutions.
Posted Jul 13, 2016 MOB Advocacy's Michael O'Brien spent the day with the Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association and their advocacy leaders from across the country today. Michael made two presentations - "Working with Your State Legislature" and "Grassroots at the State Level." We wish HPBA and their members all the best with their Hill visits tomorrow.
Posted Jun 20, 2016 My first thought when reading this article was, "I now know the back story behind all the EpiPen legislation I read on LegiNation, Inc.'s BillTrack50 software every week." However it is an important article for any startup or early growth company, especially one in a highly regulated field. There are three key take aways from this article - 1. In 1997, University of Iowa political scientists couldn't find a single lobbyist registered to do business in every state. By 2014, according to the Center for Public Integrity, at least NINE interest groups and companies had set up shop in every state capital: AARP, the American Heart Association, AstraZeneca, AT&T, Express Scripts, the National Federation of Independent Business, the National Rifle Association, Pfizer and PhRMA. 2. It's become easier to fight 50 different battles than to launch a single Washington campaign. 3. Uber outspends WellsFargo, Bank of America and Wal-Mart in California. Not only that - Uber also invested MILLIONS in a LOCAL GOV campaign in Austin, TX and LOST. Yes, it happens. Even in innovation and tech-friendly cities in a business-friendly states. Many companies, especially startups and early growth companies, lack the resources to set up shop in 50 states. And most can't afford to spend money like Uber anywhere. Let MOB Advocacy help you create that strategic national-presence to accomplish your legislative and regulatory goals.