Welcome to our

Public Affairs Practice

When you want to influence public policy, increase awareness about the good work your company is doing, and get your message in front of the right stakeholders, CTP’s public affairs team brings together strategic communications, crisis communications, and stakeholder outreach to help your organization drive change.

Public Affairs

Welcome to our

Public Affairs Practice

When you want to influence public policy, increase awareness about the good work your company is doing, and get your message in front of the right stakeholders, CTP’s public affairs team brings together strategic communications, crisis communications, and stakeholder outreach to help your organization drive change.

Corey Welford

Meet Corey

Corey Welford leads CTP’s Public Affairs Practice

He works with clients to execute strategic communications, grassroots outreach, and crisis communications as they navigate policy, regulatory, legal, or legislative goals. Before joining CTP, Corey spent years as Chief of Staff for Attorneys General Maura Healey and Martha Coakley, doing the type of work that directly impacted our communities. Now, Corey and the public affairs team help organizations across a range of industries to make an impact, with clients including Uber, DraftKings, CareQuest Institute, Neighborhood Villages, NARAL Massachusetts, and the Project on Predatory Student Lending out of Harvard Law School. He has also advised political campaigns including AG Healey and Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins.

Katie Ward

Meet Katie

Katie Ward is CTP's Director of Public Affairs

As director of our public affairs team, Katie tackles everything from media relations and outreach, to digital content planning, to messaging and communications strategies. Taking from her past role as Press Advisor for Boston Mayor Menino’s office and Senior Director of Communications for United Way of Massachusetts Bay, she has plenty of experience leading clients to make an impact. Today, Katie works with clients like CareQuest, Delta Dental, Neighborhood Villages, the Environmental Voter Project, Fundación MAPFRE, and the Project on Predatory Student Lending at Harvard Law School's Legal Services Center.

Some of our Public Affairs clients include:

Uber
Draft Kings
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Delta Dental
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Our Work

When you hire CTP, we believe in becoming part of your team - and are as invested in the success of your organization as you are. In order to truly achieve your goals, your communications strategy must execute across all mediums - digital, social, video, earned media, and direct outreach to key audiences - and CTP can manage all aspects of that. Some of our client work includes:

 What We've Been Up To 

CareQuest Institute For Oral Health

A newly branded organization, CareQuest Institute for Oral Health is focused on improving oral health outcomes for all. Ahead of their March 2021 launch, we made sure they were properly introduced to the world by producing a brand anthem video, securing earned media placements and external outreach strategies, and executing a social media campaign. Since then, we’ve worked with them to promote priority issues like addressing the Black maternal health crisis and strengthening Medicare to include dental coverage.

Boston Globe

To solve health care inequity, Mass. should address the social determinants of health

The Root

Our Black Maternal Health Crisis Is a Racial Justice Issue That Demands Bold Solutions

Boston Globe

Former head of Dimock Center launches dental health care nonprofit with focus on equity

CareQuest Institute Launch Video

Introducing CareQuest Institute

 What We've Been Up To 

Neighborhood Villages

We are in a child care crisis in this country, and Neighborhood Villages is focused on solving it. We’re helping communicate their messages on how we can fix this crisis by promoting their national podcast focused on the issue featuring Kristin Bell and announcing a first-of-its-kind COVID-19 testing program for early educators. Together we’ve updated their website and developed a whole new one just for testing, we manage their social media, develop blogs and digital content, and we pitch earned media coverage.

Boston Globe

In bid to end COVID-19 unemployment boost, GOP misses the she-cession

WBUR

Mass. Launches Weekly Coronavirus Testing For Early Education Field

Commonwealth Magazine

Pooled COVID testing finally coming to childcare centers

New York Times

In Crisis? Lemonada Media Has a Podcast for You.

 What We've Been Up To 

Uber

They are a leader in the constantly changing world of innovation and transportation. We've worked to get the word out locally about the many benefits of their product for riders and drivers, and the improvements being made by the company.

Boston.com

Uber Eats waives delivery fees across the U.S. and Canada

 

Boston Globe

Uber debuts pet-friendly rides in the Boston area

CBS Boston

Uber offers free and discounted rides on Thanksgiving Eve in Massachusetts

WCBV Channel 5

Uber launches 911 safety integration across Massachusetts

 What We've Been Up To 

DraftKings

DraftKings has been busy working to pass sports betting legislation, and expanding their office space in Boston.

WHDH

Mass. House approves sports betting, again, with bipartisan vote

MassLive

Massachusetts House passes sports betting bill; deal with Senate before fall unlikely

Boston Globe

Mass. should step up on online sports betting

 What We've Been Up To 

The Project on Predatory Student Lending

The Project is on a roll, winning major victories in court to help student borrowers who were cheated by fraudulent for-profit colleges.

Washington Post

Biden administration drops appeal of legal decision granting former Corinthian Colleges students debt relief

MarketWatch

‘We’re going to lose a generation of student-loan borrowers’: Pressure mounts to extend payment pause

Washington Post

Biden administration delivers debt relief to some former ITT Tech students

New York Times

The Education Department cancels $500 million in debt for defrauded ITT students.

 What We've Been Up To 

The Environmental Voter Project

The Environmental Voter Project is a non-profit creating an “army of environmental super-voters” in 14 swing states across the country. We work with EVP to secure earned media coverage on this work to build awareness and drive engagement with volunteers and donors.

Boston Globe

Democrats could suffer a big fall in 2022 elections

WBUR

So You're Serious About Climate Change: Vote In Your Local Elections

Inside Climate News

Sporadic Environmental Voters Hold the Power to Shift Elections and Turn Red States Blue

HuffPost

The ‘Army Of Environmental Super Voters’ Is Growing, And Marching On City Hall

 What We've Been Up To 

NARAL

NARAL of Massachusetts continues their fight advocating for women's reproductive rights. We produced a series of video testimonials supporting the ROE Act, featuring MA leaders such as AG Maura Healey and Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley.

Boston Globe

Women leaders join new campaign to codify abortion rights in state law

Boston Magazine

Healey, Pressley, and others support for abortion rights bill in video campaign

WBZ 

In digital campaign, MA political leaders push for ROE Act

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