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Fear and Loathing on the Internet

Only one-third of Americans believe the Internet is a safe place to express one’s opinions, according to a BBC poll. These attitudes could have huge implications for both government policies and business practices.

Broadcast TV Weighs Heavily on Face-to-Face Political Conversations

As advocacy professionals, we spend a lot of time deliberating how to craft and position messages that will resonate with our target audiences. What we tend to think less about, however, is what happens to these messages once they have been received; more specifically, how people converse with one another about the issues they hear and learn about

Your Email Marketing Strategy Probably Needs a Refresh

Too many marketers rely on email best practices without taking their audiences into account.

#KStreetClicks: March 20

A new era of “lean content”; four tools to help you follow legislation; how to use social media to build your email list & more.

#KStreetClicks: March 13

FDR-style crisis communications; what makes a good native ad; online advocacy trends to watch in 2014 & more.

Twitter Tests “Click-to-Call” Function in Ads

Twitter is beta-testing a “click-to-call” function in sponsored ads, which means that users accessing Twitter from a smartphone could actually make a phone call by tapping on a tweet.

Telling Great Stories with Long-Form, Interactive Media

Online storytelling is maturing, and you don’t have to be an award-winning journalist at the New York Times to reap the benefits of this trend. Non-media organizations, too, can use the long-form format in concert with interactive components to powerfully communicate their messages.

3 Ways to Revive Your Email Advocacy Strategy

Email is still one of the most effective means of communication, if used smartly, strategically and in concert with social media. So how can you improve your organization’s email advocacy strategy? Here are three actionable, top line tips.

Pandora Targets Political Ads Based on Your Playlist

Pandora thinks it can accurately guess your political preferences based on your playlist choice – and they may be on to something. Though the more eclectic your taste, the less likely you’ll be targeted accurately.

Communications in 2014: What (and Who) to Watch

Introducing the Adfero Eight: a list of the top people, things and trends that will affect the communications landscape in the year to come.