Issues Monitoring is designed for organizations that understand that the nature of their business or a specific activity related to it will expose the entity to persistent advocacy opposition. Such issues can range from environmental concerns to animal rights, from product safety to health implications, from employee relations generally to the very specific issues of discriminatory employment practices with regard to race, gender, age or national origin.

Issues Monitoring programs generally include the development of a baseline study of the issue as it relates to the organization, a presentation to senior management on the study and its implications and periodic study updates. Studies include an Issue Overview, The Organization's History in the Issue, How the Media Reports the Issue, Advocacy Groups and Their Role, Peer Organization Positions, Third-Party Allies and Positive Organization Messages. Studies and on-going monitoring can be conducted on a local, regional, national or international basis.

Management Support Counsel and Crisis Management Teams are provided to organizations involved in active crisis situations. Teams of Ostrow & Partners professionals and professionals from allied organizations are tailored to the specific situation, and can be deployed in roles ranging from advising senior management on the public relations implications of decisions and operating to the disciplines of existing crisis management protocols to providing additional "arms and legs" to the existing communications resources.

Disaster Recovery Teams include public relations and communications professionals provided in the Management Support Teams and the other resources that may be required in an emergency situation, ranging from security forces to experts in damage assessment, facility recovery management and reconstruction financing and reinsurance. Disaster Recovery Teams are designed to client specifications from resources with long-established relationships with Ostrow & Partners. Disaster Recovery Teams may be retained for as long as active management of the disaster site is required, in increments of one-week periods. email: