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October 6, 2008 | By

Corporate Blogs on the Economic Crisis: “What Crisis?” (BlogWrite for CEOs) Debbie Weil takes a brief look at how many big name companies might have missed an opportunity by not saying anything in response to the bailout legislation. With bailout passed, lobbyists look to get in the game (The Hill) With all the reports that […]

Grassroots Role in 2nd Bailout Vote – The Secret to Success

October 5, 2008 | By

After the first House bailout vote went down in flames, I posted a K Street Cafe entry suggesting that it was ideology – not the flood of emails and phone calls to congressional offices – that determined the outcome. I noted that it was not fear of voter backlash that motivated legislators, as 77% of […]

The Powerful “Soup Kitchen” Lobby Takes Over

October 2, 2008 | By

Crossposted on Mediafuturenow.com. My colleague Brad Fitch writes in the K Street Café about the bailout plan, “What’s Driving Citizen Outrage?”.  Fitch takes a smart look at the factors underlying the passion, and recognizes a true “grassroots” advocacy campaign when he sees one.  In fact, the bailout may be one of those seminal – and […]

Daily Specials

October 1, 2008 | By

Find Out Who Is Looking for You Online (Brand Curve) With more people using the internet everyday, watching your brand has never been so important. Ziggs.com offers users the chance to know instantly when their organization or name is being searched for. Why Aren’t Americans Buying the Bailout? (Time) Can the lack of success in […]

Ideology — Not Grassroots Pressure — Perhaps Key to Bailout Vote

October 1, 2008 | By

“The Hill” reports today that the bailout vote in the House this week was a “Crushing Failure for Lobbyists.” Hill offices are reporting a huge surge in constituent communications.    Even earlier this week, I posted a blog that showed an increase in constituent communications as a result of free media coverage of the story.  However, […]

A Viral Video on the Financial Bailout: What Caused Our Economic Crisis?

September 27, 2008 | By

It seems like everyone in Washington is focused on one thing: the financial bailout. Over the course of the past week, conservatives and liberals have done battle to shape the message. Think tanks, non-profits and other interest groups have debated policy proposals in hopes of finding a solution — or preventing one. Then yesterday came […]