August 15th, 2008
It’s been a little crazy here in the e.politics bunker the past couple of days, with heavy incoming fire (i.e., clients) requiring the sternest of all possible responses (i.e., large invoices), but we can’t possibly let Wednesday’s IPDI book discussion get away without notice. What a terrific group! And a good mix, too — a couple of professors, some grad students, several nonprofit advocacy types, some communications consultants, at least one political advertising dude and even a random intern or two.
The questions were terrific, the back-and-forth kicked ass, and overall we turned it into a real discussion, ranging from why political ads suck to the demographics of nonprofit advocacy groups to the enduring power of cute kittens on the internet. Not bad for lazy August afternoon! I think we raised the bar for future IPDI book discussions — Julie, consider the gauntlet thrown down most decisively.