GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS

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disruptive lobbying

for the innovation economy.

State and Municipal Government Relations

Novus assists clients in identifying, interfacing, and liaising with elected and appointed leaders in both state and municipal government. Our efforts span beyond leveraging our relationships to achieve your goals.  We employ campaign-tested techniques to move the dial and influence stakeholders, a tactic that results in long term policy shifts. Targeted digital advertising campaigns? Been there.  Cultivating a grassroots movement? Done that. 

Procurement

Novus advises and guides clients in dealing with Massachusetts public procurement processes.  We also assist clients in identifying potential projects and provide insight into opportunities for contract growth.  Services include understanding bid requirements, adding insight into an effective Supplier Diversity Program plan, completing required bid response forms and navigating the Commonwealth’s online eProcurement system COMMBUYS.  

Permitting & Licensing

Novus navigates complex permitting and licensing requirements for clients, including event permits and liquor licensing.  

 

“Novus dramatically accelerated the resolution of permitting issues surrounding the development of property that is both in a flood zone and in the buffer zone of a wetland. They are great partners.”

— Arthur Pearson, Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center

 

real estate

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You build the community,

we build the community support.

The Novus Group views real estate development through a different lens. Unlike other shops who work only on the official approval processes, Novus approaches real estate projects with an interdisciplinary strategy to build both community and governmental support. 

Novus engages communities.

With a background in political campaigns, our team knows how to cultivate grassroot support. Novus assists developers in targeted outreach strategies that cut through vocal opposition, identify community priorities, and create shared visions that can be built and supported.  Our team employs identification and contact tools like polling, microtargeting, direct mail, new media, patch through calls and tele-town halls to build support for our clients.

Novus makes places.

Now more than ever, dynamic development projects rely on placemaking and creative techniques to illustrate a project's potential. Novus conceptualizes, plans, and executes memorable experiences to assist developers in sharing their vision for the future of a community.

Novus builds consensus.

Novus assists clients in building consensus amongst elected officials and grasstop leaders.  We serve as the eyes and ears of the developer both in City Hall and within the community.

“Novus helped us engage and connect with the community in ways we could not have done ourselves, and the company’s campaign experience and grassroots approach was a great fit for us. Their outreach to folks above and beyond those typically engaged in the development and permitting process was of great value and made a difference.”

— Mark McGowan, Skanska Development

 

public affairs

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don't fear the unknown.
fear being unknown.

A comprehensive strategy for sharing your story with the world is arguably the most critical component of building a brand. When it comes to identifying out-of-the-box tactics to gain the attention of your audience, Novus has no fear.

our services

 

strategic consulting

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operative style tactics that work.

Campaign Management

Novus professionals have led hundreds of successful campaigns across the country, and we know what it takes to achieve victory. Our team utilizes cutting edge strategies to coalesce support around controversial topics, including Hustle to solicit support via text message and CoUrbanize to garner consensus on development projects.

Direct Mail

Novus professionals create online and print design content for political, non-profit and corporate clients. Our award-winning design team can create or transform run of the mill campaign pieces into interesting, interactive content that catches the eye, persuades and motivates your audience. 

Microtargeting

Novus’ proprietary microtargeting and voter demography tools enable us to identify traits at the record-by-record level. As opinions are identified and built into Novus’ statistical model, we can predict how individuals who have not been contacted will ultimately behave. This process allows campaign voter contact efforts to focus only to those most likely to be supportive and those most likely to be persuaded by a campaign’s message.

Polling

The Novus team provides data to many of the region's most well respected pollsters and survey research companies. We offer a full suite of polling services from data collection to results analysis and insight.  Our approach helps you to understand where you are and where you need to go.

Digital Strategies

The most successful digital marketing strategies are precisely targeted at the correct audience and fully integrated with other media. At Novus, we successfully manage digital services including advertising design, media buys, advocacy platforms, and audience segmentation.