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Changes in consulting business: fewer retainers, more competition

Consultant lobbyists are adjusting to a business environment involving more competition, new technologies, and shorter contracts.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Lobbying world: Lobbyists, media, politicians, and others, pictured Sept. 18, 2013, at Industry Minister James Moore’s speech to the Canadian Club at the Chateau Laurier Hotel in Ottawa. Where contracts that lasted a year or longer and required all manner of work once made up 80 per cent of consulting firms’ business, one consultant said, they only represent about half that now.

 

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Changes in consulting business: fewer retainers, more competition

Consultant lobbyists are adjusting to a business environment involving more competition, new technologies, and shorter contracts.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Lobbying world: Lobbyists, media, politicians, and others, pictured Sept. 18, 2013, at Industry Minister James Moore’s speech to the Canadian Club at the Chateau Laurier Hotel in Ottawa. Where contracts that lasted a year or longer and required all manner of work once made up 80 per cent of consulting firms’ business, one consultant said, they only represent about half that now.

 

  

Parliamentary Calendar
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Remembering Devon Jacobs Aug. 19, 2014

The Hill Times photo by Jake Wright

Devon Jacobs, right, with Monte Solberg and Jim Armour at the 2012 Manning Networking Conference.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Devon Jacobs with Liberal MP Scott Simms.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Devon Jacobs with former colleague Jim Patrick, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and Liberal MP Mauril Belanger at the 2013 all-party party.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Devon Jacobs, centre, with Conservative MPs (from left) Susan Truppe, Colin Carrie, Ted Opitz, Lynne Yelich and Eve Adams.

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