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More Voters Rely on Smartphones and Social Media

A recent Pew Research poll reported that Democrats, Republicans and Independents alike are using their phones and social media platforms to stay informed.

Multimedia Storytelling – Does Your Organization Have What It Takes?

Good content is not about simplicity – it’s about sophistication. Consumers want excellent, interactive content that tells a good story with today’s technology in mind.

#KStreetClicks: September 10

Content marketing growth ‘hacks’; a Call to Action feature on Facebook; tips to get influencers to see and share your content and more.

How Social Media Suppress Public Affairs Discourse

Most social media users are reluctant to share their views on politics and public affairs, particularly when they think their opinions differ from those of their friends.

Form Letters Are Still Relevant When Communicating with Congress

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.

Wikipedia Instates 10-Day Editing Ban on US House of Representatives

A group of anonymous individuals from within the US House of Representatives have posted a series of so-called ‘disruptive’ edits to various Wikipedia pages.

Beep-Beep, Click-Click: Driving Commuters To Political Action

Mobile gives commuters and other travelers the capacity to respond directly to ads while on the go, although preferably not while driving. And geo-targeting gives advertisers the opportunity to reach them according to where they happen to be at the moment.

Don’t Call It a Blog…

Blogs are one way to visibly organize content, but smart communicators recognize that there’s a much broader content marketing ecosystem at play. People are seeking and finding content differently than they used to; this means that how we categorize, organize and serve content must evolve as well.

How Wikipedia is Cracking Down on ‘Paid Advocacy Editing’

Wikipedia’s open editing system – the very concept on which it was built – is continually threatened by authors and editors who are paid to skew the content on behalf of their clients and/or special interest groups.

‘Personal Lobbying’ for Five Bucks?

Would you pay $4.95 for someone to call a lawmaker on your behalf? Amplify’d, a newly-launched startup, claims to offer “personal lobbyists” for less than five bucks a pop.