Overcome




OPPOSITION



A Podcast with
John Davies

Learn to apply The Davies Method
to your public affairs strategy.

Overcome




OPPOSITION


A Podcast with
John Davies


Learn to apply The Davies Method 
to your public affairs strategy.

Davies has a Method.

Proven.

Effective.

Repeatable.

Unforgetable.


John Davies has systematically developed an approach to overcoming opposition during a career spanning more than three decades. The Davies Method has proven invaluable to dozens of industries and helped hundreds of projects gain public approval. Until now, the Davies Method has only been available to John’s select client list.

John is unpacking his insight about engaging the public on challenging issues for the first time, right here.

Throughout these episodes John takes you on a step-by-step deep dive, creating actionable strategies for overcoming opposition and creating support.

Davies has a Method.

Proven.

Effective.

Repeatable.

Unforgetable.


An approach John Davies systematically developed over a career spanning three decades. It’s proven invaluable for dozens of industries and hundreds of projects seeking public acceptance. Up until now, the Davies Method has only been available to his select client list.

John is unpacking his insight about engaging the public on challenging issues for the first time, right here.

Throughout these episodes, we’ll take a deep dive, step by step with John into actionable strategies to overcome opposition, and create support.

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The Strategy.

Acknowledge.

This may seem counterintuitive, but we always start by acknowledging negative effects. Don't overpromise or try to spin the facts.


Embrace.

Promote project benefits without being defensive. Show passion and enthusiasm to instill public confidence.


Contrast.

Draw a favorable comparison. Describe the decisions that are on the table and how they stack up to one another.


Bridge.

Connect facts and perception. Make a persuasive case built on the information that is most compelling.


The Method.

Listen.

Trust good research. Focused InterviewsTM uncover perceptions that need to be overcome, transformed or defended.


Engage.

Use the right tools. Social media, web, print, radio, and television are all important, but grassroots outreach remains the most effective tool for a number of surprising reasons.


Respond.

Address hopes and dreams. Craft persuasive messages that capture attention by speaking to issues people care about.


Cultivate.

Build authentic relationships. Vocal support comes from commitment and reciprocity that must be earned over time.


 

Activate.

Get advocates to take action. Motivate and educate supporters, and give them the tools they need to take action.


 

About John Davies.

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John applies his lifelong study of human behavior and effective communications strategies to generate wins for his clients.

He has quietly grown Davies to become one of the nation's top public affairs firms by precisely implementing The Davies Method.

Davies has been recognized by numerous international agencies as “Public Affairs Agency of the Year,” and named “Best Agency to Work” every year for the past decade, including overall “Best U.S. Consultancy to Work For.”


About John Davies.

Image

John applies his lifelong study of human behavior and effective communications strategies to generate wins for his clients.

He has quietly grown Davies to become one of the nation's top public relations firms by precisely implementing the Davies Method.

Davies has been recognized by a half dozen international groups as “Public Affairs Agency of the Year,” and named “Best Agency to Work” in several groups for the past decade including overall “Best U.S. Consultancy to Work For.”


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