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November, 2009

Two Upcoming Events

If you’re in the DC area, here are two upcoming events of interest: my old friend Hank Dearden’s regular Second Tuesdays New Media Cocktails and Networking Night on August 8th and Alan Rosenblat’s next Internet Advocacy Roundtable on August 17th. Their invitations follow…...

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More on Political Microtargeting

Two LA Times reporters appeared on WAMU radio’s Diane Rehm show today to talk about GOP long-term plans for political dominance. They spent a lot of time talking about microtargeting, particularly for direct mail, a skill at which the Republicans have excelled over the past few election...

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Online Video and the Transforming of Public Opinion

Continuing today’s video theme, an article about YouTube video clips of the war in Lebanon in today’s Washington Post got me thinking: how soon before an online video changes American (or world) opinion in some fundamental way? Think about the televising of the 1960 presidential...

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Digital Editing and Campaign Trickery

A Micropersuasion post about digital editing made me wonder — will political campaigns try to use anonymous online videos as a dirty trick? I.e., using easily-available editing software to put their opponent in a compromising or unflattering position, posting the video on YouTube or some...

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Communicating With Congress: The 3-30-3-30 Rule

At a meeting a few weeks ago, Alex Treadway of National Journal’s Policy Council mentioned using the “3-30-3-30″ rule when communicating with Congress. It sounded like an excellent model, so I asked him to go into some detail for e.politics. I wish I could say that I invented...

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