Elevate Voices Series: How Women’s Mindsets & Voting Power Will Impact the 2024 Election

Women’s mindsets going into the 2024 election—as well as the issues important to them—were the focus of an expert panel convened by Avoq on June 13 in Washington, D.C. The panel included Cheyanne Daniels, race and politics reporter at The Hill; Molly O’Shaughnessy, managing principal at EMC Research; and Rebecca Shaw, SVP, Government Relations, at

Helpful Summer Homework: Are You Ready for Congressional Reckoning?

Policymakers’ increasing scrutiny has transformed the role of large universities’ federal relations teams and required even the smallest of schools to prepare for congressional scrutiny. By Kent Holland and Natalie Farr Excerpted from University Business Long gone are the days when colleges and universities could visit Capitol Hill and expect universal support for campus grants.

Women Voters Say the Economy is Key to November Elections

Economic issues are women’s issues – especially in this election cycle. Avoq recently conducted a survey ahead of our 3rd annual Elevate Voices series, which featured a panel of expert voices discussing how women will impact the election. Nearly 2 of 3 women we surveyed (64%) across the political spectrum in 2024 battleground states (MI,

New Jersey’s Role in AI Conversation is Lagging Among States

Excerpted from ROI-NJ. Early political and economic developments in 2024 signaled New Jersey’s commitment to becoming a hub for artificial intelligence research & development. Now, halfway through the year, data from online conversations, Google searches and the activity of state legislatures around the nation shows New Jersey is lagging in growing its role in the

Byron Calamese Joins Avoq as Chief Strategy Officer

New York — Avoq today announced that Byron Calamese, an award-winning global communications and marketing leader, has joined the firm’s senior leadership team as Chief Strategy Officer. Based out of the New York City office, he will focus on refining Avoq’s business and market strategy and will help establish new service areas and strategic partnerships,

Andrea Hagelgans Joins Avoq to Bolster Strategic Communications Capabilities, Drive Growth

Renowned Strategic Communicator Brings New York Depth and National Advisory Expertise New York — Avoq today announced that Andrea Hagelgans, a widely renowned communications leader with New York depth and national issue experience, has joined the firm’s Strategic Communications team; she will serve as Senior Vice President based in the New York City office. Hagelgans

Balancing Act: Communicating America’s Energy Transition

America’s energy transformation is underway, and public opinion continues to shape its progress. While 67% of Americans endorse the development of renewables, there is still hesitancy towards a complete phase-out of fossil fuels. According to Pew Research Center, only 31% of Americans support a total transition away from these energy sources. Most Americans oppose ending

Five Takeaways from the Most Important Energy Conference in the World

During the “Superbowl of the energy industry” at CERAWeek Conference in Houston, Texas, the Avoq Insights team through our Live Social Media Dashboard tracked 10,200 social media posts on X (Twitter) to understand what moments from the conference were resonating online amongst media and stakeholders. Here are our takeaways: About Avoq’s Live Social Media DashboardAvoq’s

Committing to DEI in Your Core Business Model

Former American Express CEO and chairman Kenneth Chenault had it exactly right when he observed, “Company boards and management have to say, ‘Diversity and inclusion is a core priority, and it’s not a flavor of the month. It’s not something we’re just going to try for a year or two. We’re going to keep at