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Communication

Effective communication is clear, proactive and nimble. Our team is experienced across the communications landscape and equipped to help you with almost any type of scenario.

Today’s 24/7 news cycle requires anticipating what might happen before it does, then knowing what to do, when to do it and how to do it effectively at a moment’s notice. We develop strategic and proactive messaging plans to address a variety of communication needs, from creating general awareness to managing moments of crisis.

The value of communication cannot be overestimated.

CRISIS COMMUNICATIONS

When you are in crisis or encounter something that will damage your brand, you need help immediately. Our team knows how to handle crises fast and with proven techniques that get results. We recognize the impacts that a crisis brings upon a business or a person and work to find ways to mitigate current issues and any other matters that could possibly occur in the future. We know how to move quickly and effectively. Our team has credibility in PR, a trusted relationship with statewide media, deep experience, and an understanding of how to get the results you need. This work is personal to us and we jump in right away to problem solve and strategize. You can trust us to get the results you need. 

INTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS

Effective communication starts internally and works its way to the outside. We develop organizational communication plans that match your workplace culture and internal processes. Ensuring your employees know what to say and when to say it helps create a centralized source for information and prevents misinformation from spreading.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Public perception is key to any successful campaign. Our community outreach efforts start with researching the audience to clearly understand their concerns and how best to reach and influence them. We analyze the data to develop insights that will lead to a plan for introduction and acceptance. We use the latest research and outreach tools to gain insights quickly and effectively.

AUDIENCE & MARKET RESEARCH

All of the work we do starts with listening and questioning. We use a variety of research tools to understand your audience and gain insights into your brand. From quantitative to qualitative research, we identify actionable insights to effectively reach your target audiences with the right message at the right time.

REPUTATION MANAGEMENT

Your brand’s reputation is more than just what people say about it it’s the sum of all their experiences and opinions, both positive and negative. We actively work to manage relationships with audiences to build long-term and positive connections. We also have a proven process to help with reputation remediation if negative perceptions arise.

MEDIA RELATIONS

We understand media and what it means to be a journalist in today’s world. We’ve developed trusted relationships with many media organizations, which leads to delivering newsworthy stories and attracting media attention. We have a deep understanding and thorough process for working with local, regional and national media organizations.

PUBLIC AFFAIRS

The success of government agencies’ engagement with initiatives relies on community support. We work alongside your organization to develop strategic communications for policy changes, public/private partnerships and major projects. We’re experienced with public information efforts to build awareness and support for public endeavors.

MEDIA TRAINING

Our team has first hand experience with the inner workings of a newsroom. We use our expertise to help your organization train staff and employees on effective communication and brand representation. These trainings are informative, actionable and offer tools that help you manage your communication efforts moving forward.



Sample Work

Lane County Parks Levy

Lane County Parks Levy When Lane County decided to place on the November 2022 ballot its first-ever local option levy request to support Lane County Parks, they turned to Funk/Levis for help with a countywide information campaign.  The team developed a strategy to reach voters with information about the proposed measure, the projects Read More

City of Florence

The City of Florence came to Funk/Levis with an outdated and complicated logo that was no longer satisfying their needs or reflecting their current internal work and their external brand perception. We worked with the city to create an updated logo that more accurately represents the up-and-coming town in Lane Read More

Lane County Health & Human Services

Our partnership with this more than 800 person and 10 division department of Lane County has been extensive, effective and valued. We have worked to brand efforts, create engaging materials, and create strategic outreach materials including videos, podcasts and webpages. Our efforts have been targeted to both internal and external Read More

UWSWCD

After an extensive RFQ process, we were hired to be the strategic partner for the Upper Willamette Soil & Water Conservation District, a small and virtually unknown public agency in the area. The agency is engaged in the protection of the environment in a portion of Lane County. They were Read More

City of Beaverton

The City of Beaverton had engaged in a very public and failed attempt to annex a large corporation into its city limits, which created a negative perception of the city. During this time, the city had grown from a suburb of Portland to an economic powerhouse with a redeveloped downtown Read More

Women’s Care

Supporting the health and wellness of women throughout Eugene and Springfield, Women’s Care physicians and staff work to provide the highest level of care for all of their patients. Women’s Care hired Funk/Levis to create new branding and develop a strategic plan for advertising and marketing the practice. We’ve worked consistently Read More

Timber Products

Timber Products produces a variety of wood products through their sustainable manufacturing. They came to us looking to create consistency across their marketing materials, update their brand to connect with new audiences and drive their Read More

Financial Freedom

Financial Freedom, a comprehensive wealth management and planning firm, was looking to position itself for growth and expansion into new markets. Our team was hired to partner with the firm to create a new brand identity that would match the organization’s values and help propel their Read More

Lane Community College

Lane Community College, a client of Funk/Levis for more than three decades, entrusted our agency to provide comprehensive marketing services for its 2020 bond measure. This included leading both an information and advocacy campaign. Founded in 1964, Lane Community College is a pillar of our community. Our partnership with the college Read More