Do the Research!

posted in: Internet, public relations | 4

Some people really thrive on the excitement of aggressively securing a new lead, while others are uncomfortable with the pursuit. In either case, there’s no excuse — especially with all the information available on the Internet these days — for not performing even the most basic research before reaching out to a prospect.

Grading WhiteHouse.gov

posted in: E-Gov, social media, White House | 5

Back in March, Jose Antonio Vargas from The Washington Post assembled a bipartisan group of five panelists to periodically review President Obama’s White House Website in a feature called “Grading WhiteHouse.gov.”

White House Wireside Chats

posted in: E-Gov, social media, White House | 2

According to Mike Allen, who writes Politico.com’s Playbook, the Obama-Biden transition stated on Friday that “No President-elect or President has ever turned the radio address into a multi-media opportunity before.” Actually, that’s not true. All of President George W. Bush’s radio addresses have been available on WhiteHouse.gov, published weekly on the White House Radio page, since January 27, 2001. In addition, President Bush has delivered several LIVE radio addresses, many of which included a webcast, audio, photos and on demand video post event.

Call to Service

posted in: White House | 1

Last night, Sen. Barack Obama and Sen. John McCain participated in a forum on volunteerism and public service in conjuction with the ServiceNation summit at Columbia University in New York. Clearly, given McCain’s military service and Obama’s background as a … Continued

Defending Dot Govs

posted in: Campaign 2008, E-Gov, White House | 4

This week, a few hundred convened to attend the 2-day Politics Online Conference 2008 hosted by the  Institute for Politics Democracy and the Internet (IPDI) at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, DC.  On Day 2, I had the pleasure of participating on the Morning Plenary panel sponsored by … Continued

Senate’s E-Gov Technical Difficulties

posted in: E-Gov, White House | 0

In preparation for an upcoming speaking engagement, I was doing some research on Sen. Lieberman’s (Independent-CT) past comments during a U.S. Senate hearing on E-Gov reauthorization.  So, I went to Google and searched for “lieberman egov” which yielded the following top organic … Continued

Sir Bob Geldof on Africa

posted in: government, White House | 1

As President Bush wraps up his weeklong trip to Africa today, there is some discussion as whether he has been given due credit for his strong commitment to the people of the region during his tenure.  Under President Bush, the United States has developed extensive progams and initiatives … Continued