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  • Consumer confidence has plummeted, falling back to the levels seen at the onset of the pandemic in the United States. What's next? Get more from our partner Jon Last of The Sports and Leisure Research Group, as he talks with CNN about The Back To Normal Barometer....

  • America’s businesses increasingly feel that they are fighting against two hard-to-influence forces: individuals acting irresponsibly and a Trump administration that is reluctant to lay down the type of guidelines that would mandate individual behavior during the pandemic. ...

  • As cases of the coronavirus continue to rise across the country, officials on both sides of the aisle are calling on Americans to wear masks outdoors. Get the latest data on consumer perceptions around masks, from the Back To Normal Barometer and partner Ron Bonjean....

  • As Coronavirus numbers surge across the US, Americans are less optimistic than ever about the future. This top-line data review from late June 2020 tracks consumer perceptions as the pandemic continues to affect American daily life....

  • As states across the country are pausing reopening plans in response to rising COVID-19 rates, and national polls are showing growing dissatisfaction with President Trump, the Back to Normal Barometer shows that consumers' future expectations are at an all-time low.  Get more in this Washington Secrets article by Paul Bedard, now in the Washington Examiner....

  • Businesses are lobbying Congress for protections against coronavirus-related lawsuits, but unions and Democrats fear a liability shield would encourage reckless behavior....

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CQ Weekly July 6, 2015 Despite the many differences between the political and corporate worlds, they often employ similar tactics for strategic communications and crisis management. That fact of life in Washington inspired three Capitol Hill veterans to put party ties aside and form Rokk Solutions, a...

The Hill's AB Stoddard sits down with republican John Feehery and democrat Rodell Mollineau to discuss the growing 2016 presidential field ahead of the first presidential election debate on August 6th....

ROLL CALL May 14, 2015 And sometimes a staffer’s clout can increase with a move. “Whenever a high-level leadership staffer departs, there is definitely a drop-off in the attention level because that person has left a big center of power and influence,” said Ron Bonjean, communications director...

THE HILL May 12, 2015 Three Washington veterans have formed a new public affairs firm called Rokk Solutions. The brainchild of Republican operatives Ron Bonjean and Brian Walsh and Democratic strategist Rodell Mollineau, the firm will help clients with crisis management and communications strategies. Together, the trio...

POLITICO May 5, 2015 NEW FIRM ALERT — BONJEAN, WALSH, MOLLINEAU LAUNCH ROKK: Veteran GOP strategists Ron Bonjean and Brian Walsh and Democratic strategist Rodell Mollineau have formed a bipartisan public affairs firm, Rokk Solutions. The firm already has clients across a diverse range of industries, including the...

(Washington, DC) – Three of Washington’s top communications strategists today announced the formation of a new full-service public affairs firm called Rokk Solutions that will offer its clients a bipartisan approach to achieving their strategic communications, media relations and crisis management objectives....