In an increasingly complex communications world how do you reach out most effectively to those audiences that matter to you? Albany understands how to create enabling environments that allow our clients to deliver their policies, programmes, services and products to their target audiences and consumers while protecting their brand in high-risk environments. We dig deep and use networks to understand and shape attitudes and policies to deliver desired results. Each challenge may be unique but what remains the same is Albany’s ability to bring fresh thinking to the table.
For examples of our strategic communication programmes see our Afghanistan, Somalia , Iraq , Kosovo and Sierra Leone projects at http://www.albanyassociates.com/projects
Fragile countries face complex problems when it comes to balancing the right to freedom of expression with the need for modern regulation and a properly functioning independent print and broadcast media. These are difficult and delicate issues that require expert guidance. Albany has an enviable track record introducing media regulation, public sector broadcasters and media outlets in Iraq, Somalia, the UAE, Kosovo, Bosnia and Jordan. Working with governments and media professionals, Albany assists with digitalisation, convergence, licensing, codes of conduct and a host of other issues. Our objective is international best practice while understanding that every country has its unique political, cultural, social and economic fabric which calls for flexible strategies and sensitive implementation.
For examples of our Media Regulation and Development work see our Afghanistan , Bosnia-Hercegovina, Rwanda and Iraq projects at http://www.albanyassociates.com/projects
Networks matter. Albany prides itself on the strong relationships it has built over a number of years with the UN, EU, African Union, NATO, the UK and US governments and a range of international institutions and agencies. This experience on the ground and in national capitals underpins our expertise in advising clients how to influence policymaking, build their profile, shape the environments in which they operate and reach target audiences and consumers. We understand the importance of protecting reputations in challenging environments and know how to deliver the most effective results by reaching out to, and working in partnership with, local communities.
For examples of our Advocacy and Outreach work see our Sudan, Somalia and Lebanon projects at http://www.albanyassociates.com/projects
When you need timely information that is difficult to access, Albany is the perfect partner. Plugged into the power of local networks wherever we operate, we can tell you things that you may not have realised you needed to know, information that others may not be able to reach that will help you deliver. The quality of our research is based on the effectiveness of our outreach and the depth of our experience. Experts in all areas of communications and information-gathering on the ground, we are always writing and communicating – from professional papers in academic journals and articles in the international press to speeches for political leaders, strategic advice for military commanders and polling in conflict environments – and recognise just how critical it is to get the research right for our clients.
For examples of our research work see our Kosovo and DRC projects at http://www.albanyassociates.com/projects
Albany has developed a reputation for providing first-class training programmes that cover all aspects of communications, allowing our clients to develop their own in-house capabilities. Our Academy provides bespoke training in a wide range of areas, from media development to public affairs and journalism. Our flagship programmes are the Masterclasses in Strategic Communications and Broadcast Regulation which provide a formidable depth of understanding through a highly interactive environment that makes use of complex and developing scenarios to offer the most rigorous challenges. All of Albany’s training is carried out by experts in their field and is highly researched and developed through comprehensive curricula and detailed training needs analyses. It enables transparent, accountable and effective communications practices, policies and programmes, from the strategic to the grassroots levels. Albany Academy’s brochure for our modular comprehensive communication training for development, diplomacy and defence can be found here: Albany Academy Modular Brochure