As the European Union (EU) considers a new online privacy bill, which would expand consumer’s rights and further limit online profiling, Brussels has become home to hordes of lobbyists.
For advocacy organizations, it is critical to understand two misconceptions: first, handwritten letters do not wield more influence on a member than email letters; and second, “form” emails and letters are not necessarily inferior to personalized ones, particularly when message volume is taken into consideration.
The 2014 Public Affairs Pulse survey found an increase in Americans’ acceptance of lobbying interests, though the general attitude toward corporate lobbies remains conflicted.
AARP gathered as much statistical information as possible about its constituency — and especially about its social media habits. Then, around January 2013, Reeves says, the association convened representatives of every department that plays a role in developing social media content.
A handful of Washington’s lobbying firms are undergoing major changes, as reported by The Washington Post’s Catherine Ho.