There are some 12,000 registered lobbyists in Washington, DC and last year combined interests spent nearly $4 billion lobbying the federal government.
In the United Kingdom government officials are wrestling with a new lobbying registration protocol that while well intended appears fraught with loopholes.
Traditional lobbying is still a vital component of any sophisticated organization’s policy strategy. Lobbyists collect intelligence, educate staffers, and represent their clients/companies before lawmakers and regulators every day.
But lobbying is no longer enough.