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Association TRENDS Previews “Factors of Influence”

Monday, October 14th, 2013 by Geoffrey Lyons

ASSOCIATION TRENDS, another division of Columbia Books, has published a preview of its annual report titled “Factors of Influence of Lobbying Firms.”  From the article:

Since 2010, Association TRENDS has been performing an annual analysis of government affairs firms on several “factors of influence” to help determine which firms are the most influential with respect to public policy….Government affairs firms were scored on 12 factors of influence that we believe contribute to the firm’s overall level of influence, including conventional metrics, such as total income and number of clients, as well as a host of more robust metrics, some of which are detailed in this article.

Van Scoyoc, Podesta, and Cassidy & Associates feature on this year’s list of top scoring firms.  See who else made the list  here.

Hyatt Regency Ranked Best Hotel for Fly-ins

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013 by Geoffrey Lyons

YESTERDAY’S POLITICAL INFLUENCE newsletter, published daily by POLITICO, featured the Association TRENDS Fly-in/Legislative Day Yearly (F.L.Y.) Guide, a ranking of D.C.’s most popular fly-in hotels.  Association TRENDS – which, like Lobbyists.info, is a division of Columbia Books – publishes the guide every year in its monthly, and discusses the results at an annual breakfast on fly-ins.

The value of ranking D.C. hotels rests on the premise that selecting the best available venue is the most important decision a planner can make when coordinating a fly-in.  As a matter of definition, you hgh height growth can’t have a fly-in without a hotel, so one must choose wisely.  This year’s all-around winner was Hyatt Regency, earning best overall, best meeting rooms, best logistics, and most knowledgeable of fly-in protocol (there’s a low bar here: most hotel staff don’t have a clue what ‘fly-in’ even means).  If location were its own category, the Regency would tie with The Liaison Capitol Hill, both of which are mere steps from the Capitol.

The full results, which were very graciously uploaded by POLITICO, can be viewed here.

Association TRENDS is seeking YOUR Help!

Friday, August 24th, 2012 by Vbhotla

Association TRENDS seeks nominations for its annual Leading Association Lobbyists list.

The criteria is simple: Someone you believe is doing his or her association well on Capitol Hill. Success on issues? Sure, but this GR professional also is a formidable relationship builder and communicates well. The person is well-regarded by peers, legislators and staff members. This professional can be on-staff at an association or in a hired firm representing an association.

This nomination is for the accomplished, effective lobbying professional of any age, however, if you know of someone who might be considered an up-and-comer, please name that lobbyist as well.

Please, no self-nominations.

Deadline is Sept. 12. To nominate or for questions, contact managing editor Ed Dalere at 202 464 1662 x116, or edd@AssociationTRENDS.com.