This isn't "lobbying," is it?
November 13, 2012 4:31 AM Subscribe
One off my clients wants the government as (his or her) customer. Does my client need a lobbyist?
posted by Buffaload to Work & Money (8 answers total)
I do work as a marketing consultant. One of my clients wants to do business with a state agency. But this isn't a case of responding to a request for proposals and seeing if my client's bid is selected, which is the only way I'm familiar with doing business with governments. My client believes (he or she) has a solution to a problem a specific state agency has, and wants to cold-pitch (his or her) services to solve it. This is not an unreasonable belief on my client's part, who has worked at high levels. I must be deliberately vague for business discretion reasons. Also, I'm not only asking metafilter. I've made queries to my "real life" network too. I'm just casting a wide net. Any lobbyists out there? Because I don't think this falls under "lobbying." Anyway, I want to recommend or find the right expert for my client and thought I'd see if this kind of thing rings a bell for anyone out there, since it is a bit out of my depth.