“A full service communications

company with its heart in education.”

Manatee Referendum Makes Six Straight Victories

With a whopping 70% voter approval on Nov. 2, 2021, Manatee County Schools renewed a 1 mill tax, bringing $45 million a year to raise teacher and support staff salaries, increase instructional time and improve career, technical and art programs. It was the sixth straight victory in the past five years aided by the consulting services of Voss & Associates to communicate the needs and conduct the campaigns. The Manatee renewal was especially gratifying, given the fact that the referendum passed with just over 51% three years earlier. In 2020, Voss & Associates helped two districts pass voter-approved initiatives, bringing $2 billion over 15 years to Duval County schools with the passage of a half-penny sales tax, and increasing teacher salaries and safety equipment in Hernando County with 62% approving a 1 mill increase in property taxes. Read about all six victories on the Case Studies page.

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Communications Consulting, Media Campaigns and Training for Educators.
Marketing Plans, Consulting and Opening Doors for Education Providers.

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Cut through. Be heard.

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RESULTS

  • We build public support and improve efficiency.
  • We tie our results directly to student achievement.
  • We elevate your personal performance as a leader.
  • We enhance reputations and increase bottom lines.

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SERVICES

  • Market research, branding and communication plans for schools.
  • Multimedia campaigns for voter
    approval and parent involvement.
  • Communication professional
    development for school leaders,
    online or live.
  • Marketing Plans, training and
    door-opening for education companies.
  • Affordable, creative video production services to “tell your story.”

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TRAINING

  • MediaTalk — the famed media relations course, 30 years in the making.
  • Power Behind the Podium – dynamic
    public speaking and presentations
  • Social Media for Educators – learning to reach audiences where they are
  • Winning at the Polls – gaining voter
    approval of bonds and referendums
  • Crisis Communications – policies,
    plans and practices during tough times
  • Branding and Marketing Schools –
    operating in today’s competitive world
  • Leveraging Your Communication Tools – maximizing today’s technology

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Crisis Readinesslearn strategies, practice skills and create your own Crisis Communications Plan

MediaTalk prepare educators for media interviews and gaining positive press

Power Behind the Podiummake dynamic public speeches and presentations

Social Media for Educators — learn to leverage, respond, engage and manage school sites

We are the premiere authority on communicating with and within the education community.

ABOUT US

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Voss & Associates has been communicating education since 1999, representing school districts, education associations, non-profit organizations and for-profit companies.

We provide personal communications fitness training. We cut through the clutter for attention, creating focus on the cause. We teach clients how to deliver the message, regardless of the medium.

Our service is personal. It helps the leaders lead, volunteers serve and company executives profit. It leverages existing resources – the media, government, employees, other organizations – for powerful, cost-effective activity.

Our specialty is education…pre-K-12, higher education, private and charter…and companies who offer products and services to this unique niche market. We know the field and its policies, procedures and politics. We merge this knowledge with current communication trends to create solid solutions.

David R. Voss and his son, Kellen Voss, lead the company.

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