Process

Solutions structured in alignment with your needs and budget.

It all begins with a discovery call between a key decision-maker from your organization and a senior Tangent Civic team member. It’s our way of gaining a thousand-foot view of your goals and challenges, and it’s your opportunity to talk to a seasoned and impartial public-sector communications expert.

Deliverables can range from a one-off website to a year-long engagement and everything in between. Regardless of the challenge, our team will develop an effective, affordable solution designed to help you prosper.

 


We structure communications programs in alignment with different client needs.

It all begins with a discovery call between a key decision-maker from your organization and a senior Tangent Civic team member. It’s our way of gaining a thousand-foot view of your goals and challenges, and it’s your opportunity to talk to a seasoned and impartial public-sector communications expert.

Deliverables can range from a one-off website to a year-long engagement and everything in between. Regardless of the challenge, our team will develop an effective, affordable solution designed to help you prosper.

 

SCHEDULE A DISCOVERY CALL

Based on the outcome of our discovery call, we can propose a solution that includes timelines, fees and deliverables. Each engagement will differ, but some general price points and services are listed below for reference.

COMPREHENSIVE ENGAGEMENT

Starting at $3,750/month


Ideal for rural municipalities with limited in-house capabilities and a pressing need to engage constituents. One flat retainer fee covers a spectrum of deliverables such as:

  • Strategic counsel & media planning
  • Public engagement planning & execution
  • Brand audit, refinement & management
  • Print/interactive document design
  • Website design refresh commitment
  • Hosting, security & support
  • Cross-channel content management
  • Social media setup and management
  • Crisis communications support

SELECTIVE ENGAGEMENT

Starting at $1,900/month


Often, organizations just need professional focus on a few areas, or medium-term creative muscle for a specific initiative. Pay one manageable monthly rate for resource-capped services like:

  • Strategic counsel & media planning
  • Print/interactive document design
  • Speech writing & editing
  • Cross-channel content management
  • Social media setup and management
  • Crisis communications support

PER-PROJECT SERVICES

Starting at $65/hour


Use Tangent Civic to extend the breadth and professionalism of your in-house resources for special projects. We’ll deliver the goods at a price point that makes sense.

  • Forms, reports and business collateral
  • Brochures, booklets & publications
  • Banners, flags & display graphics
  • Website design & content development
  • Public signage & wayfinding
  • Branded merchandise design
  • Mobile/web app development
  • Systems integration
  • Project scoping & recommendations

A delicious assortment of deep expertise.

Reap the rewards of having a multi-skilled municipal communications department at your disposal for a modest, manageable monthly cost. Talk to us today about how we can help you do more for less.

 

LET’S GET STARTED

How does Tangent Civic differ from all the others?

Most vendors will deliver on one-off projects and ride off into the sunset, leaving your team to populate and manage the shiny, expensive new thing you just bought. Tangent Civic delivers consistent value at a known cost by meeting your communications needs on an ongoing basis. We’ll give you a flat-fee budget and a year-at-a-glance communications schedule. And we won’t leave you hanging.

What does it cost?

You can engage Tangent Civic for a specific project like a website or public engagement piece. You can also subscribe to the level of ongoing service your organization requires. Typically, the term of engagement is one year. At the end of the term, you can choose to keep the services ongoing, modify the engagement, or cancel services altogether. In the event of cancellation, all assets developed to that point will be turned over and we will assist in
Migrating you to another service provider.

What can I save?

With our capped-rate retainers, costs are amortized over the course of the engagement rather than invested up front. Our goal is to provide a consistent service level within a known budget, which allows us to remain engaged and responsive to your needs — usually on a daily basis. In addition to having a known communications spend each month, our amortized rate is less than our per-project fees.