Research and Analysis

BSG’s Research Practice is an essential component for helping clients achieve their public affairs, policy, or corporate objectives. Whether it’s supporting and informing a public affairs campaign, conducting corporate due diligence, or analyzing risks in the policy and political debate, the BSG Research Practice combines decades of experience with the latest datasets and resources to generate compelling insights for our clients.

With an expert team of 15 analysts based in Washington, DC and London, BSG has served hundreds of corporate, legal, nonprofit, and public affairs clients, including C-Suite executives, boards of directors, general counsels, elected officials, companies, nonprofit organizations, and issue campaigns, among many others.

BSG has made significant investments to build a comprehensive “Research Stack” to strengthen our work, including more than 25 premium subscription-based datasets such as the Bloomberg Terminal, Lexis-Nexis, and iQ Media. These supplement the 200+ unique public databases our analysts regularly utilize, as well as proprietary tools tracking digital and social media content.

BSG’s capabilities also extend to expertise in filing and consulting on Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and state open-records law requests, as well as a unique field research capacity to quickly access difficult-to-obtain public records from courthouses and other government agencies across the U.S. and globally. In recent years, our team has assisted on some 10,000 FOIA and state records requests focused on obtaining communications, documentation, schedules, and other public records.

BSG’s Research Practice serves clients with a wide range of needs and situations. Examples include:

  • Shareholder activist campaigns
  • Public affairs campaign content generation
  • Due diligence research and analysis
  • Corporate intelligence and insights
  • Litigation support
  • Background on key stakeholders and decisionmakers
  • Lobbying and Congressional investigations support
  • Relationship mapping
  • Messaging backup and verification
  • Hearing preparation
  • Campaign finance and nonprofit funding analysis
  • Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and state open records law programs

The goal of BSG’s Research Practice is to synthesize and analyze these diverse datasets to provide clients with the key insights that help them achieve their objectives – to make better, more informed decisions, manage and address risk, craft compelling public affairs and lobbying campaigns, influence media narratives, and effectively engage stakeholders and decisionmakers.

BSG Research Stack

Expert Team

15 Analysts in Washington, DC & London

Diverse Clientele & Experience:

• Clients include Fortune 500 companies, nonprofits, law firms, lobbying and public affairs firms, trade associations, and more
• Industries: Financial services, health care, energy, chemicals, technology, defense, entertainment, among many others

Subscription-Based Datasets

25+ subscription-based resources, including:

National & Local Database Expertise

Hundreds of national public databases and thousands of state & local databases, including:

Proprietary Datasets & Solutions

Field Research

Nationwide and international network of on-the-ground analysts with local expertise

FOIA Programs

Experts in planning and executing Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and state open-records law request programs