Consulting & Speaking

Precise advice.

Whether you’re doing your daily due-diligence, launching a product, managing a crisis, fencing with an opponent, or proactively implementing a program, you have a hotline for precise advice and a sounding board with no bias. We work with you to keep you in control of your unpredictable and fast-moving marketplaces.

Risk Management  Is a rival’s play an innocent check on you and your position? Or is it a prelude to a full-blown offensive. Playmaker expands the traditional reach of risk management from the physical to the intangible. By breaking down the blurred processes of sales, marketing and PR, we help you see more precisely the movements, consequences and results of these un-structured functions.

Crisis Management  Everyone’s an expert when a crisis comes calling. But none can illustrate with such precision the influence plays that created the crisis and those that will bail you out. Combined with our one-of-a-kind simulations, Playmaker helps you recognize, solve and move beyond your biggest problems because we accelerate your ability to play the game.

Reputation Management  The most admired organizations don’t manage their reputations, they prosecute them. And they do so through the plays they run for mutual and competitive advantage. Reputations, after all, aren’t won and lost on sentiment and likability scores. They’re won and lost on good and bad plays.

Provocative Presentations.

Looking for a speaker your team will remember? Looking for content they’ll put to work? Playmaker CEO Alan Kelly is a proven provocateur of the status quo. His seminars, talks and lectures to the most respected companies and universities consistently receive the highest ratings from professional and academic audiences. Below are favorite subjects of Kelly’s wit and wisdom and their companion op-eds:

Decoding Donald

Rx for Trump Haters: Help Him

It’s Counter-Intuitive: Four Plays to Stop the Donald

How to Beat The Donald: Encourage Him

Decoding Spin

Fake News: PR’s Little Monster

Protecting Our Fourth Estate: The Plunder of Politics and PR

We Need a Language for Spin, Believe Me

Trust Me, I’ve Got a Barometer

Honestly, PR is Dishonest