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Research and Information Services

What Sets Content First Apart is our unique process which melds solid research and analysis with presentation and communication. With these components, we bring data to life. Without effective presentation and communication, research alone is like a tree falling in the forest with no one to hear it.

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  • Research and Analysis (SAMPLE)
    We analyze economic, industry, and business data to identify trends and patterns to meet the needs of our clients. We perform exhaustive searches of all available sources to produce the most reliable research for you.
  • Presentation (SAMPLE)
    We provide comprehensive analysis and can present the points that matter most. Your results will be represented clearly to make the message manifestly obvious. Examples include comprehensive reports, state-by-state reports, white papers, fact sheets, and PowerPoint presentations using tables, graphs, side-by-sides, and summaries.
  • Communication
    We are able to take customized content and translate it into plain English. We work with our clients to articulate and deliver a clear message for different audiences.

The Content First team has more than 40 years of experience in presenting industry research and public policy issues to government officials, business leaders, and the press.

Content First's founder and president, Michaela Platzer, has more than 20 years of experience in developing public policy research, industry statistics, and advocacy data for the public affairs community.  We have produced acclaimed industry research and public policy reports aimed at educating the U.S. Congress, the Administration, and state government officials.  Over the last two decades, Michaela has authored dozens of acclaimed policy studies, industry analyses, and economic reports for leading international and national trade associations.  

Select Reports Authored by Michaela Platzer

 

International

 

  • EC 1992:  A Practical Guide for U.S. Business
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • The Future of Transatlantic Trade Relations:  Recommendations for the Transatlantic Business Dialogue
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Product Standards in Europe's Internal Market Program
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Transatlantic Business Dialogue (TABD)
Representative of German Industry and Trade (RGIT)

National

 

Organization for International Investment (OFII)
National Venture Capital Association (NVCA)
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
National Venture Capital Association (NVCA)
National Venture Capital Association (NVCA)

High-Technology Industry Analysis

 

  • Cybernation:  The Importance of the High-Technology Industry to the American Economy
American Electronics Association
  • Cyberstates:  A State-by-State Overview of the High-Technology Industry
American Electronics Association
  • Cybercities:  A City-by-City Overview of the High-Technology Industry
American Electronics Association
  • CyberEducation:  U.S. Education and the High-Technology Industry
American Electronics Association