While familiar names such as McDonald’s and MillerCoors tend to get most of the attention, an entire underbelly of corporate lobbying exists in the form of trade groups and front groups. Trade groups pool corporate resources to lobby and and are especially critical for public relations. Front groups are harder to spot, as they go by stealth names that can sound scientific. But such organizations are funded by corporate interests to promote their economic agenda. Eat Drink Politics has a deep understanding of how trade groups operate and can help you research the specific stealth organizations undermining your issue and offer talking points and other resources to counter this powerful tactic.
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