Strategic advice

Ascend Strategic Counsel offers research services so companies understand the full nature of an issue.  With its understanding of political processes and the dynamic of government decision-making, Ascend Strategic Counsel can offer clients unique insight and in-depth analysis of the drivers and forces behind a public policy matter.  Sometimes companies need to understand who is saying what, be informed about media commentary and appreciate the agendas and politics behind an issue.

In addition, there are times when clients need to know how they are perceived by government stakeholders.  A ‘reputational reconnaissance’ may offer key insights and strategies for clients contemplating decisions or judging risk.

Peter has often provided advice to boards and industry associations in response to such research, covering issues such as political attitudes to potential decisions, reputational matters arising from community and political perceptions or brand risk arising from contemplated alliances and acquisitions.

What-ever the issue, with its access to Canberra decision-makers, Ascend Strategic Counsel can give the client an “insider” perspective. Whether it is just to be informed, to manage reputation, build alliances or understand what competitors are up to, Ascend Strategic Counsel can offer clients unique policy insights and analysis.