Communicating about the work of these public policy organizations is very different from public relations and marketing in the for-profit world. While some of the questions posed by communications professionals in public policy and in commercial communications might be the same – How can I use social networking to reach my audience? How can I get my ideas in print in the most prominent publications? How can I emulate the success my peers seem to be achieving? What are the latest technologies that can advance my communications outreach efforts? – the answers might be very different.
While the region is well-served by associations that help to bring together commercial communications professionals, there was no organization helping connect communicators who are located in the NYC region and who are focused on public policy. In 2008, an informal group of communications professionals formed the group Public Policy Communicators NYC to meet every other month over lunch to network and discuss topics of interest to the group.
The Public Policy Communicators NYC website was created in the Fall of 2009 to serve as a hub for information about this informal group. The site is intended to be a place where communications professionals can share what they are learning and find out about what others are doing in their practice.
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