Communications and Outreach
BCS has more than 20 years of experience providing communications and outreach support to diverse clients from government agencies, national laboratories, academia, nonprofits, and private-sector organizations. We're experts in the design, development, production, and execution of a wide range of communications products and activities—from technical publications and websites to partnership development strategies and high-profile events. Whether editing a report, designing a logo, or facilitating a meeting, we help our clients develop clear messages, products, and services that educate, motivate, and connect with target audiences.
BCS communications and outreach service areas include:
Graphic Design and New Media
BCS' award-winning team of graphic artists produce striking visual communication products for a wide range of media that capture clients' distinct personalities and characters—from hardcopy publications and exhibit booths to websites and CD-ROMs. Through a solid understanding of our clients' objectives, we produce the most effective communications for their intended audience(s).
BCS graphic design services include:
- Logo design and branding
- Illustration and infographics
- Brochures, posters, direct mail, manuals, reports
- Email newsletters
- Exhibit booths
- User interface design for websites and custom Web applications
- Interactive charts, maps, GIS, and custom interactive applications/simulators
Browse the BCS Graphic Design Portfolio to view examples of our products.
BCS technical writers understand the importance of clear, concise, and targeted messaging. We work hand-in-hand with subject matter experts to write, revise, edit, and organize documents that effectively communicate our clients' messages, always keeping the audience, purpose, and product in mind. High-level government organizations turn to BCS's technical writing team to help produce their most important public documents, including the U.S. Department of Energy's Report on the First Quadrennial Technology Review and U.S. Billion-Ton Update: Biomass Supply for a Bioenergy and Bioproducts Industry.
BCS technical writing products include:
- Technical reports
- User manuals and other instructional materials
- Fact sheets
- Case studies
BCS understands that, in the digital age, having an effective website is crucial to every organization's reputation and success. Our staff offer expertise in all facets of Web development and management, from backend design and development to user research and testing to daily maintenance and updating. We apply current Web best practices to create attractive, useful, well-received, and easy-to-use websites that are effective outreach tools.
BCS Web communications services include:
- Website design and redesign
- Strategy and planning
- User research (surveys, stakeholder interviews, website statistics and search logs)
- Usability testing (benchmark studies, card sorting, paper prototyping, focus groups/interviews)
- Information architecture design and website development
- Website content
BCS helps clients develop the best and most effective approach to executing their strategic initiatives. We work closely with clients to design outreach strategies that support program direction; establish and expand stakeholder networks; and create and disseminate communication materials that get the right message to the right audience to produce the desired results.
BCS partnership development services include:
- Outreach strategy development
- Outreach materials development
(newsletters, listservs, success stories, brochures, flyers)
- Press release and media advisory creation and dissemination
- High-level communications development
(briefings, talking points, presentations, speeches)
- Award/recognition program coordination
BCS has a long history of providing government and industry clients with comprehensive facilitation services that allow them to focus directly on achieving their meeting outcomes, including pre-workshop preparation, logistics and meeting support, onsite facilitation, and after-meeting report preparation. Our trained facilitators utilize a results-oriented approach and tailor the facilitation process to the unique needs of each situation, ensuring that meetings are focused, productive, and valuable. At the conclusion of these events, clients have clearly defined, mutually beneficial goals, as well as forward-looking strategies to achieve those goals.
BCS facilitation support areas include:
- Strategic planning
- Team Building
Government, state, academia, and other clients have turned to BCS to plan, organize, and execute their most important, high-profile events, including recognition ceremonies, annual conferences, state exchanges, reverse trade missions, technical workshops, and more. BCS event planners work with clients throughout every step of the event planning process, making certain that objectives are met on time and within budget, and ensuring that each event is unique, focused, and memorable.
BCS event planning services include:
- Logistical planning
- Vendor management
- Technical content development
- Registration and outreach
- Onsite management
Visit the BCS Events website for more information.
- Project Management Professional (PMP)®
- Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Associate
- Professional Facilitators