With the added expertise of Lindsey Mears, Chase Ramos and Emily Klein, S360 bolsters its ability to deliver valuable research for clients’ unique needs in 2020.
Seattle, WA – Strategies 360 has been expanding our research practice with the additions of Research Director Lindsey Mears and Research Analysts Chase Ramos and Emily Klein. Based across S360’s western footprint, the research team has been delivering important data throughout 2020 with the skilled insight of the firm’s newest research professionals. Our expert research team has made a difference for clients working on everything from policy initiatives to messaging strategy in a complex, ever-changing environment.
“This year has been a practice in quick changes that require incisive decisions,” said Ron Dotzauer, Founder and CEO of Strategies 360. “S360’s research professionals have been providing top-tier data-driven insights that help clients move their most important projects forward with confidence. The team has also been at the forefront of some of the most critical public conversations of the day – and they do so with professionalism and thoughtfulness.”
As Research Director, Lindsey Mears brings an audience-centered approach to client projects across the firm footprint. She is an insightful strategist who specializes in message development, audience identification and segmentation, and reputation management.
Lindsey started her career in political campaign polling and has since worked with businesses ranging from unions to large energy corporations to international financial institutions to regional transportation companies. Lindsey is a RIVA-trained focus group moderator, having moderated dozens of focus groups nationwide.
Chase Ramos joined S360 as a Research Analyst while living in California. There he worked to enhance voting access through research on city compliance of the California Voting Rights Act of 2001. His team’s findings confirmed that city compliance with the policy saw increases in racial representation on their city councils. This project underscored his belief in designing policy to ensure representative, democratic systems. Chase brings his passion for public policy into every research project he undertakes. Combining keen policy insights with campaign strategy, Chase helps lead research project logistics and quality assurance.
S360’s newest Research Analyst, Emily Klein joins the firm after serving as a summer intern for the past three years. In this role, she collaborates to deliver data that addresses clients’ pressing issues and strategic needs. She brings her background in literature to all aspects of her work, especially crafting effective messages, qualitative analysis and quality assurance. Emily was previously a Junior Analyst with S360, where she helped clients on an array of policy and initiative projects. Prior to S360, Emily worked in publications and was active with organizations that advocate for immigration reform and global poverty relief.
“Lindsey, Chase and Emily have grown our capacity to deliver winning insight for our clients,” said Kevin Ingham, Senior Vice President of Research. “They further bolster our very talented team of pollsters and every one of our clients will benefit from their addition to our ranks.”
This year, S360’s research team launched the new California Community Polls on behalf of The Center for Asian Americans United for Self Empowerment (CAUSE), Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE), and The Los Angeles Urban League, in consultation with the Los Angeles Times.
The polls, completed in February and July of this year, demonstrate a significant shift in attitudes on race and identity among Californians. They also examined Presidential primary preferences, and views on education, COVID-19 and policing.
“The California Community Polls are an example of the power of opinion research to contribute to the most important conversations taking place in our country,” said Drew Lieberman, Senior Vice President of Research. “The unique perspectives of our partners, crossed with our team’s commitment to helping our clients gain valuable insights, help advance these critical issues.”
S360’s research team consists of eight full time professionals located across the firm footprint. You can learn more about our research services and connect with the team at www.strategies360.com/services/research/.