In ancient times, the Roman Forum was the center of society - a place for public meetings, heated debates, political speeches, and the seat of representative government. 2,000 years later, citizens gathering together to exchange ideas, debate, and select their representatives continues.
But many campaigns don't know how they can fit in to this dialogue. That's where we come in.
At FORUM Great Lakes Political Strategies, we are in the business of helping campaigns lead the discussion by effectively telling their stories and ultimately working toward electoral success through smart, data-driven campaigns.
FORUM Great Lakes Political Strategies was founded by political consultant Steve Ross and is based in East Lansing, just minutes from our state Capitol. Ross has nearly twenty years experience working in politics and political campaigns across Michigan. He's served as staff on presidential and gubernatorial campaigns and advised dozens of partisan and judicial candidates, as well as millage and initiative campaigns.
FIELD FOCUSED. DATA DRIVEN.
No two political campaigns are alike. That's why we take the time to get to know you and your team, your voters and your community and build a strong relationship. Then, together, develop a winning plan and work with you to execute it through Election Day.
We believe in running campaigns that employ a healthy reliance on modern campaign tools, proven techniques that have withstood the test of time, captive storytelling across varying mediums, and access to the absolute best voter targeting data in Michigan to win our elections.
As a full service political consulting firm, we are able to assist our clients with nearly all their needs to run effective, successful campaigns. Additionally, through our years working across the state, we've developed strong relationships with partners that can fill in any gaps your campaign may have. If it's not our expertise, we'll bring in the best people for the job.
GENERAL CAMPAIGN STRATEGY
From creating an all-encompassing campaign plan to regular check in calls, we are there for you when you need us.
Field is where our heart is. An aggressive field element is a key component to any voter contact strategy. It's what we do best and how you'll win.
Political campaigns are expensive. We work with our clients to create strategies to raise the funds necessary to succeed, ensuring they never have to cut corners.
GOTV / AV CHASE EXECUTION
LITERATURE / MAILER DESIGN
More than ever, campaigns must pay special attention to early voters. For years, we've been working with successful campaigns to win this important vote.
We've designed hundreds of pieces of unique, eye-catching mail over the years at an affordable cost to our clients.
Having an appealing campaign website to amplify our storytelling and message is key to communicating with voters - and we do it at a price you can afford.
TV & WEB AD PLACEMENT
A mix of engaging short and long form, produced and live, video provides voters with a unique view of a candidate and are an important storytelling piece of any successful campaign.
Effectively telling your story - experience, values, plans -
is key to connecting with voters and earning their trust and support.
We've built strong relationships with video teams, union printers, mailhouses, researchers, voter data vendors, and others to build a team to provide top-notch services to our clients.
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