An international strategic communications and public affairs firm, + Specializing in multilingual, culturally sensitive communications and advocacy projects + Experienced in managing local and multi-country projects worldwide + With a global network of local partners to address clients’ needs + Recipient of the U.S. Department of Commerce Commercial Services’ Export Achievement Award We provide services in:
+ Media Relations
+ Content Development
+ Internal Communications + Capability-building Training + Public Affairs & Institutional Relations
+ Political Analysis
Kiev Washington, D.C. Mexico City Miami Bogota
São Paulo EDF Offices EDF Partners and Projects
media relations EDF’s success in consistently exceeding clients’ media relations expectations is attributed to our strong relationships with key journalists and editors, and our in-depth understanding of how the media works. The key is in our approach; we do not just aim for quantitative results, we strive for quality. We explore news angles of interest to the media that enhance our clients’ reputation. Our media relations capabilities are very broad in scope and include:
+ News Release Writing & Distribution + News Story Development & Pitches + One-on-One Interviews + Media Monitoring & Analysis + Editorial Calendar Tracking + New Media, i.e. Social Media, Blogs
+ Media Tours + Media Briefings + Press Kits + Media Audits + Media Training + News Conferences
public affairs and institutional relations Our expertise in public affairs and institutional relations enables us to devise strategies for our clients that leverage relationships with political, business and community leaders worldwide to promote clients' causes. Our menu of services in public affairs and institutional relations includes:
+ Issues Advocacy + Issues Management & Monitoring + Community Affairs + + Public Awareness Campaigns + Executive Positioning
+ Third-Party Endorsements + Speaking Opportunities + Leadership Access + Intelligence Gathering: political/public perception
internal communications Our internal communication services enhance our clients’ relationships with their employees. We work with clients to understand the inner-dynamics of the area they operate in, to better assess their needs and design strategic initiatives that improve their ability to communicate internally. Our extensive menu of internal communication support services includes:
+ Internal Publications, i.e. Newsletters + Executive Communications + Personnel Announcements + Communication Manuals + Corporate Social Responsibility Projects
+ Executive Bios + Personnel Surveys + Institutional Toolkits + Internal Assessments
capability-building training We provide internal and external communication training workshops for our clients, whether to their PR team or top-level executives. We conduct on-site sessions, develop materials and customize workshops that address clients' needs, providing tools they can use in their daily communication activities. Our communications-related trainings cover topics such as:
+ Internal Communication Mechanisms + Public Speaking + Development of Media Tools + Interview Techniques + Specialty Workshops: + Effective Use of the Media i.e. Crisis Management, Anti-Corruption Communications
content development Our team’s excellent writing capabilities in English, Spanish, Portuguese and Russian, have brought many clients to EDF’s door in search of assistance with content development for a variety of communication vehicles. Our content development capabilities include, but are not limited to:
+ Brochures + Newsletters + Presentations + + Websites
+ Translations + Case Studies + Audio & Video Content + Position Papers
good governance As part of our strategic communications portfolio, EDF also offers extensive expertise in the design and implementation of sustainable public awareness and outreach programs in the U.S. and worldwide. Our work has included initiatives to fight corruption, strengthen judicial systems and the rule-of-law, as well as collaborations with a wide variety of government and non-government stakeholders active in media and communication activities.
political analysis Through our global professional and political network, our team is able to provide political analysis for corporate entities or organizations looking to expand their reach into a particular country or region of the world. We work hand-in-hand with clients to define goals, determine parameters of the analysis needed, and in turn, customize the end report, to offer a realistic outlook of the political environment they are considering doing business in.
About EDF EDF is a Hispanic-owned small business, certified under section 8(a) of the Small Business Act. Originally established in Miami, Florida in 2001, where it still maintains its headquarters, EDF also has a presence in Washington, D.C.; São Paolo (Brazil); Bogota (Colombia); Mexico City (Mexico); and Kiev (Ukraine), as well as partners throughout Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, and the former Soviet Republics.
Headquarters 801 Brickell Ave., 9th Floor Miami, FL 33131 Tel. +1 305.755.7449
Washington, D.C. Office 10705 Rosehaven St. Fairfax, VA 22030 Tel. +1 703.505.4211
EDF's capability brochure provides a description of our services and what our clients can expect from our company.