Any time the White House changes hands, especially between two different political parties, there are going to be some hurdles to overcome during transition. However, it appears that current federal digital properties are presenting some additional challenges that are more difficult for some to overcome.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s email woes continue to plague her campaign and Republican presidential candidates pulled no punches in attacking her on the issue during last night’s GOP Debate in Des Moines, Iowa. … Today, the U.S. intelligence community refused to release 22 emails in the State Department’s latest batch of Clinton messages claiming that the information contained within was deemed TOP SECRET and too sensitive to make public. If so, each one of those instances is a criminal violation.
A Twitter user was attempting to tweet out a link to a cover image of the upcoming November 11, 2013 edition of The New Yorker magazine and I was intrigued when a warning popped up after I attempted to click the link. The offense? It appears that the cover story dared to be critical of the Obama Administration’s botched rollout of Healthcare.gov and the Affordable Care Act.
Although traditional methods public affairs components are still valuable, social media channels have experienced a meteoric rise in their ability to shape and influence policy worldwide over the past year. Specifically, policymakers have shown a dramatic increase in their use of Twitter, Facebook and mobile technology which underscores the importance of social media and the Internet in educating policymakers and galvanizing them to support a policy issue.
Over the past couple weeks, the White House has been all about Twitter. The most recent activity of note is that the president himself is beginning to tweet. Last week the White House announced plans to host an inaugural Twitter Townhall on July 6, 2011 moderated by Twitter founder Jack Dorsey.
Edelman’s Public Affairs & StrategyOne teams interviewed senior legislative staffers around the globe in several capital cities including Berlin, Brussels, London, Paris and Washington to determine the role and influence of various communications channels both online and off.