SOURCE: Government Executive Media Group

Government Executive Media Group

November 06, 2014 09:00 ET

Government Executive Media Group Launches Leading Brands in Government

Marketing Intelligence Program to Deliver Insights on Purchasers' Decision-Making Priorities and Perceptions of Contractor Brands

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - November 06, 2014) - Atlantic Media's public sector division, Government Executive Media Group (GEMG), today introduced Leading Brands in Government, a major initiative designed to deliver insights to marketers on the decision-making priorities of government purchase influencers as well as their perceptions of contractor brands. 

The initiative, supported by a large-scale annual research study, will address the challenges marketers to government face, including:

  • Understanding which attributes purchase influencers care about most when they select a vendor
  • Evaluating a company's brand against the most important attributes
  • Benchmarking against competitors in specific sectors
  • Measuring performance over time
  • Staying current on shifting trends and insights

Details on the program are available at

"This initiative is designed to help contractors identify critical gaps in their brand marketing performance and respond rapidly to address them," said Will Colston, Vice President, Marketing and Operations for Government Executive Media Group. "In one program, marketers can obtain insights into purchasers' priorities in selecting vendors, an assessment of their own brand's performance against high-priority attributes, and metrics on how they perform against their competitors."

GEMG's dedicated research division, Government Business Council (GBC), will conduct the study by leveraging GEMG's subscriber database of over 300,000 federal civilian and defense executives.

Government Executive Media Group will preview the Leading Brands program at a breakfast briefing on December 10th at the Ritz Carlton in Tysons Corner, VA. The agenda will feature an overview of the methodology and an exclusive look at early results from the initial component of the three phased study, including data on which attributes are most important to government buyers when selecting contractors. Additional information on the preview event and registration is available at

"I couldn't be more excited about the value we are able to offer through this initiative," said Hilery Sirpis, Vice President, Custom Strategies and Business Development for Government Executive Media Group. "Leading Brands will be an exceptional tool for providing our clients with a competitive advantage in their marketing."

In addition to the anchor research study, the Leading Brands program includes services and tools such as custom study questions, extended customizable interviews with purchase influencers, brand marketing and content audits, and quarterly marketing briefings from GEMG experts. The program includes a rapid response component through which GEMG will assess a company's competitive gaps, audit their marketing content library, and then create new content assets designed to address those gaps.

Companies interested in learning more and/or participating in Leading Brands in Government should contact Hilery Sirpis at

About Government Executive Media Group

The public sector division of Atlantic Media, Government Executive Media Group (GEMG) is dedicated to providing government and national security leaders with trusted and useful insights and best practices to help them advance their organizations' missions. Through its market leading Government Executive, Nextgov and Defense One brands, GEMG reaches over 1,000,000 government influencers nationwide each month across digital, print and events offerings. Visit

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