Engagement + Outreach

Engagement + Outreach

We take your message to the audiences you need to reach.

Strong engagement and outreach is about building relationships with the people you work with and the communities you serve. Vector has learned that people usually don’t get involved in a project or issue when they feel isolated from the information and/or from the institution in charge. We help move people from isolation to information to positive action and reputation. We value “informed consent,” where everyone may not agree on the final decision but they understand it and feel their voices were heard.

Vector Approach to Engagement and Community Relations – STARR

Sustainability – Meaningful participation using existing communications channels
Transparency – Clearly defined roles to manage expectations
Accessibility – Multiple points of access for meaningful participation
Representation – Reflect the community’s diverse population, values, and concerns
Results – Through proactive, not reactive, engagement and outreach

We work hard to make sure stakeholders, target audiences, and general public know about the good work our clients are doing in the community, even for complicated or controversial projects. From corporate community relations to executive stakeholder outreach, Vector works with our clients to craft the right message for the right audience and help move their mission and work forward.

Our Work in Engagement + Outreach

  • Public meeting coordination and facilitation
  • Meeting facilitation
  • Stakeholder outreach
  • Public information distribution
  • Writing and editing
  • Focus groups
  • Web and digital media outreach
  • Speaker’s bureau
  • Project communications materials
  • Media relations
  • Key messaging
  • Direct mail and door-to-door outreach
  • Executive on-boarding and training

 

Projects + Partners

  • BioSTL Inclusion Initiative
  • Chicago-to-St. Louis High-Speed Rail Program
  • CityArchRiver
  • Crestwood Court Redevelopment Project
  • Ferguson Commission
  • Great Rivers Greenway River Ring
  • McDonald’s
  • National Geospatial Intelligence Agency Environmental Impact Statement
  • The New I-64
  • Springfield Rail Project
  • St. Louis Community College
  • St. Louis Zoo Framework

Their attention to detail, very experienced and professional staff, along with the trust and respect that they receive from the public is unsurpassed in the consulting industry. They focus on a proactive approach to building community relationships and consensus on oftentimes very contentious projects, and they succeed. We have been overjoyed with the success that Vector’s capabilities have brought to our projects. We will continue to use Vector’s expertise for our community involvement needs for our future projects.

Kevin Seals, Chief Environmental Scientist, Hanson Professional Services