Public Affairs Services Market Procurement Intelligence Report

Access curated Public Affairs Services procurement intelligence and solve all your questions on Public Affairs Services procurement outlook, cost saving opportunities in Public Affairs Services procurement and potential Public Affairs Services partners.

Scope of the report

Our category grouping process defines that the overall Promotion market includes all spend on procurement of promotional goods and services and may also include spend related to outdoor promotion activities such as transit advertising and retail advertising. Dynamics of the global Public Affairs Services market play out within this wider arena of Promotion market. Therefore, our coverage of the Public Affairs Services category also operates within this broader boundary of the overall Promotion market.


Strategic Sourcing Guide to Public Affairs Services Procurement


Promotion market around the world is undergoing rapid transitions that have a massive potential to influence the way companies strategize for Public Affairs Services procurement and the cost they have to incur. Rising cost of workforce possessing core skill sets is expected to offset some of the cost savings that suppliers are expecting through implementation of lean and technology-based operations.

An intense competition in the supply market owing to new entrants is expected to provide more procurement options to buyers for Public Affairs Services and offer significant negotiation leverage.

Buyers are moving towards longer contract durations and strategic partnerships with suppliers to benefit from value-based discounts, integrated services, low renewal cost and lesser expenses on contracting activities.

Public Affairs Services Procurement Best Practices

Sometimes, procurement functions are unable to timely alter their practices while responding to market conditions. Industry experts acknowledge that periodically reviewing procurement best practices and adopting learnings from across procurement categories can help procurement teams respond to market needs in a more agile way. This report combines our experience of other categories with Public Affairs Services procurement insights and hand picks best practices that can work for category managers delving in this market.

For example, Having dedicated on-site staff from the service provider is a highly recommended measure for reducing category lead time for buyers.

Buyers should engage with service providers that provide services through an hourly based pricing model. Within an hourly based pricing model, buyers would have a fair idea of the exact time required for the work done by service provider. Consequently, billing rates will be implemented accordingly.

Buyers should ensure that service providers use digital asset management tools for storing and retrieval of digital assets such as photographs, video graphs, music, animation content. Buyers can use these tools to increase their brands consistency and optimize their workflow.

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Risks in Public Affairs Services procurement

Public Affairs Services procurement managers also need to proactively identify and mitigate potential risks that can arise in the supply chain or contracts for Public Affairs Services procurement. Some examples include:

  • When requirements of the buyers are not absolutely clear or usage patterns are not stable or predictable, suppliers often build in \"cost buffers\" for unforeseen risks due to a lack of complete understanding on buyer's requirements. This increases the risk of overspending on Public Affairs Services
  • Suppliers may face a situation where they are unable to honor a contract in its entirety due to shortage of resources, finances or capabilities. While contractual terms safeguard buyers from the non-performance, their operations could still face massive disruptions due to suppliers' non-performance
  • Communication service providers operating across regions can be easily affected by fluctuations in exchange rates. Even though they use foreign currency derivative instruments to reduce risks, the inflated state of currency in certain economies can affect the business of communication houses

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Who should read this report

  • Procurement decisions can prove to be costly in the absence of careful deliberation and evaluation of every available option. In fact, more than 90% of the decision makers we work with acknowledge that timely availability of up-to-date category intelligence can help them make better purchasing decisions. More than 80% of them believe that in-house category intelligence needs to be updated periodically to achieve full benefits. If you have read so far, we are quite sure you agree!!

    You may have just initiated your research to design a winning Public Affairs Services procurement strategy, or you may be a category expert looking for strategic insights and updated data.Either ways, the report has your requirements covered.

    The report is intended to serve as a one-stop reference guide for Public Affairs Services procurement strategy and offers a perfect blend of category basics with deep-dive category data and insights. Therefore, it is ideal for category beginners looking for “Public Affairs Services: Procurement Report 101” as well as for category experts actively tracking the global Public Affairs Services procurement market.

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Key questions on Public Affairs Services procurement answered by this report

    The Public Affairs Services procurement report helps take more informed decisions by placing all the critical information and advice at the fingertips of a decision maker. It also specifically answers some of the key questions that we have been routinely asked during our industry outreach initiatives:


    • What is the spend potential in the Public Affairs Services market?
    • What is the correct price to pay for Public Affairs Services? What are the key trends and factors that influence current and future pricing?
    • Which selection criteria are the most important for Public Affairs Services Suppliers Market?
    • Who are the top Public Affairs Services suppliers? What are their cost structures?
    • What are supplier margins in Public Affairs Services market?
    • Which negotiation levers can reduce Public Affairs Services procurement cost ?
    • What are the best practices for Public Affairs Services procurement and what are the potential risks?

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Public Affairs Services Category Insights: What is inside

  • A comprehensive drill down on category sourcing execution: Data, insights, advisory

    The Public Affairs Services market report offers a complete picture of the supply market and analyzes the category from the perspective of both buyers and suppliers. Analysis of the category trends, procurement best practices, negotiation levers and overall category management strategy advisory are interspersed with in-depth data and commentary on spend outlook, pricing ecosystem and supplier landscape drilled down to a region-level coverage.


    A key highlight of this report is the in-depth outlook created on Public Affairs Services procurement spend and pricing trends. The report further delves deep into the aspects of cost structure, total cost of ownership and supplier margins for Public Affairs Services. A dedicated section to supplier profiles and evaluation helps decision makers cast a wider procurement net and identify gaps in existing relationships.


    Along with specific category and supplier intelligence, the publication also includes curated insights on Public Affairs Services market trends, price influencers and inherent risks. These insights help the decision makers prepare for market shaping trends in advance and create alternative strategies for changes in the market conditions.


    Additionally, the report also advises on the best practices and strategies to manage the Public Affairs Services category efficiently. Negotiation levers and opportunities are explained in detail along with quantification of their potential. Benchmark KPIs for supplier and buyer performance management are also aggregated to better organize the category objectives. Other themes of advisory include ideal procurement organization structure, enablers to achieve KPIs or category objectives and ideal SLAs to have with suppliers.

  • Unrivalled breadth of category analysis: at your fingertips

    Category Ecosystem

    • Buyer and supplier ecosystem
    • Competitiveness index
    • Buyer and supplier power
    • Threat of new entrants and substitutes

    Global and Regional Sourcing Insights

    • Category spend
    • Spend growth
    • Dynamics
    • Opportunities

    Pricing and Cost Analysis

      • Pricing outlook and data
      • Drivers of pricing
      • Cost structure and inputs cost
      • Total cost of ownership
      • Pricing models and margins

    Cost Saving Opportunities & Negotiation Strategies

    • Buyer and supplier side levers
    • Quantified cost saving opportunities
    • Negotiation strategies and quantified outcome

    Procurement Best Practices, Strategy and Enablers

    • Procurement excellence
    • Sustainability and innovation
    • KPIs and category enablers
    • Risk management and outsourcing

    Vendor Analysis

    • RFx essentials and selection criteria
    • SLAs
    • Supplier evaluation metrics
    • Detailed supplier profiles
  • A lucid, easy to read format: Enabling fast decisions

    Our research is complex, but our reports are easy to digest. Quantitative analysis and exhaustive commentary is placed in an easy to read format that gives you an in-depth knowledge on the category without spending hours to figure out “what does it mean for my company?”

Category Research Framework

SpendEdge presents a detailed picture of Public Affairs Services procurement solutions by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources. The analysts have presented the various facets of the market with a particular focus on identifying the key category influencers. The data thus presented is comprehensive, reliable, and the result of extensive research, both primary and secondary.

Information Sources

Primary research
Secondary research
Procurement heads
Industry journals and reports
Category managers
Periodicals and new articles
Sourcing consortium professionals
Category webinars
Industry experts and thought leaders
Internal categiry playbooks
Procurement managers
Industry/government websites on regulations, compliance
Category heads of suppliers
Internal databases
Client account heads/managers
Industry blogs/thought leader briefings
Client and industry consultants

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