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Meet The Company Behind Capitol Hill’s Facebook Ads

http://www.allfacebook.com/facebook-ads-politics-2011-09

 

Did you know that there’s a company that specializes in Facebook promotions for members of Congress?

 Meet iConstituent, of Washington, D.C. We…

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Added by Andrew Foxwell on September 9, 2011 at 11:33am — No Comments

How Do We Get More People to Interact with Their Representatives? Social Media and the Future of Democracy: Part Four

By Andrew Foxwell, Director of Marketing / New Media

In the last installation of this four-part series, I'd like to cover the final — and pressing — question we face. As modes of communications change, let's look at how we can use available technology toward our ultimate goal: increasing communications, which ultimately promotes our democracy.

Increasing the Quantity of Impact

Currently, as an aggigate, Congress has a rate of 10% of…

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Added by Andrew Foxwell on July 21, 2011 at 2:48pm — 1 Comment

Social Media and the Future of Democracy Part Three: Can Technology Turn the Tide of Partisanship?

In the last blog in this series on technology and the future, I talked about how trust is moving away from large institutions. Moving right along, here’s my next point:

 

Technology Can Lead to Greater Civility in Politics

Every day, people tell me that we need to be more civil in our politics. So what can we do to change the tone in Washington? It’s a big question. Some believe…

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Added by Andrew Foxwell on July 19, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

Social Media and the Future of Democracy Part Two: The Movement of trust away from large institutions and toward social networks

By Andrew Foxwell, Director of Marketing and New Media

 

The future is now.  In my last blog, I talked about how people are more important than brands, based on what I learned from the recent session I attended at the Brookings Institute, “How Social Networking Can Reinvigorate Democracy and Civic Participation.”  Here’s the next takeaway from that thought-provoking event:

 

Trust is moving away from large institutions and…

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Added by Andrew Foxwell on July 14, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

Social Media and the Future of Democracy Part One: Brands Aren't About People – Democracy Is

Recently, I attended a session at the Brookings Institution called “How Social Networking Can Reinvigorate American Democracy and Civic Participation.”  It was an interesting panel made up of campaign consultants, academics and a representative from The White House.  From the discussion, it was obvious that all of these stakeholders have thought extremely in-depth about what technology can and is doing to change the…

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Added by Andrew Foxwell on July 13, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

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