PUBLIC AFFAIRS

HELPING YOU NAVIGATE Political Processes and institutions by making sure your story is told - BOLDLY. clearly. HONESTly.

At Julie & Co, we harness our creative energy, our penchant for big ideas, and passion for changing the world for the better to help you achieve your public affairs objectives. By providing a holistic suite of services, we help clients realize their potential, whether that’s navigating the political realm, effectively connecting with their audience, or forming a plan for a more sustainable, inclusive future.

 

We’ve assembled a team with diverse viewpoints, experiences, and expertise, to provide you with the most well-rounded direction, not just for yourself, but for all Canadians. We believe that being incredibly adaptable in an ever-changing political environment allows us to best serve your needs, and we look to collaborate with our clients to ensure that our solutions are as exceptional as you are.

POLITICAL ADVOCACY

When you’re trying to navigate the political waters, Julie & Co can provide the map needed to traverse those waters in Ottawa, Toronto, and beyond. Not only can we prepare you to give your pitch and engage with politicians and officials, but we will co-develop the strategy with you to ensure your voice is clear throughout.

 

• Strategy Development & Implementation

• Digital & Grassroots Campaigns

• Policy Development

• Lobby Days

• Partnership Building & Stakeholder Relations

COMMUNICATIONS

Julie & Co will help get your message developed and shared across media platforms. And let’s be honest, many people are not comfortable speaking in front of an audience, whether that’s a live, in-person group or in front of a single camera being broadcast across the country. Julie & Co will help you get comfortable and develop methods for your success through a variety of methods.

 

• Media Relations and Press Conferences

• Strategic & Crisis Communications

• Committee Preparation

• Program & Content Development

• Speechwriting

Meet the Public Affairs

TEAM

Jacob Gorenkoff

PUBLIC AFFAIRS LEAD

Jacob brings a penchant for creative energy, big ideas, and a genuine love of helping others to his role of Public Affairs Lead at Julie & Co.

 

Building on his formal education in political management, he has built a career out of working with businesses and other organizations committed to building stronger, more inclusive communities. As an advocate and not-for-profit executive, Jacob has demonstrated significant success developing and implementing advocacy strategies, running grassroots campaigns, forming and communicating policy recommendations, and creating compelling content and programs. When he isn’t helping your organization fulfill its public affairs objectives, Jacob can be found hiking, sipping a good whisky, and telling cringeworthy dad jokes – often all at once.

 

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Julie McNamara

FOUNDER & CEO

Julie is an award-winning event planner and communicator. Drawing from her experience working on Parliament Hill early in her career, Julie knew she wanted to bring together her formal education in Public Relations, and her experience in event planning to form her own firm. Slowly dipping her foot into the world of being an entrepreneur, she created a boutique event planning company. After being listed on Chatelaine’s 40 under 40 list, she knew it was time to take the plunge and expand Julie & Co to what it is today: a boutique firm offering Event, PR and Public Affairs Management. Most days you can find Julie sipping chai lattes or hanging out with her dog, but her time is usually spent here building up the Julie & Co Empire, or helping other military spouses form businesses, or take the leap into entrepreneurship. She has been called a smart cookie her whole life, but she is also down to watch Keeping Up with the Kardashians on repeat!

 

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We are an Event Planning & Public Affairs Agency
Serving the greater Ottawa, and Gatineau regions of Canada.