Founded in 2013, Ballast Research is an independent, non-partisan team of consultants, researchers, and former policymakers who are passionate about driving more effective policy engagement and communications. They provide direct feedback from senior policymakers to government relations professionals and corporate executives, helping advocates make better use of policymakers’ time. Falfurrias Capital acquired Ballast Research in December 2020. Mike Gottlieb continues to lead the Company delivering data-driven insights for policymakers and to expand its support for stakeholder and reputation management.
Hamilton Place Strategies: Hamilton Place Strategies (HPS) is an analytical public affairs consulting firm. The firm works on complex issues in highly regulated industries, partnering with clients to advance their most important priorities.
Flag Media Analytics: Flag Media Analytics (Flag) is a next-generation news monitoring service; we use both professionals and technology to support clients. The Flag process is designed to inform the decision-making cycle for media engagement and improve planning, feedback, and reporting for public affairs and communications teams.
alva: alva combines AI technology with sector expertise to provide a fully integrated intelligence solution to corporations, the investment industry and advisory firms covering ESG, risk, reputation, media and board intelligence.