Keeping Track Following the public policy media

The Wall Street Journal is expanding their political team with a series of hires including POLITICO’s Reid Epstein, who will lead the Washington Wire blog. The Journal also announced the hires of Autumn Brewington and Natalie Wardel. More »

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In Case You Missed It Trends in public affairs and strategic communications

New Twitter Design Adds More Narrative Options

Notice anything different about Twitter profiles? New features give companies and organizations another way to tell their stories and share information while still maintaining the trademark conversation format. Posted by Chasity Cooper More »

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The Selfie Shot Heard 'Round Red Sox Nation

It was the #selfie shot heard all around Red Sox Nation. But the iconic moment also revealed savvy new ways manufacturers are leveraging social media to move their products. We’re sure to see more of this kind of marketing. Posted by David Di Martino. More »

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Blue Engine Message & Media


Online language has become as expressive and easy to digest as images in our social media feeds, but at the expense of complete thoughts. Read more on these dramatic “fragment” posts, because I can’t even. Posted by Jacob Sittig, @jacobsittig. More »

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The 8 Reasons Why We Love Twitter

Today is Twitter's 8th #birthday. While the traditional anniversary list calls for #pottery or #bronze, we thought we'd share 8 reasons we love the social media service. Read more by David Di Martino (@ddimartino1) – it's #awesomesquared. More »

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Jimmy Kimmel’s Hilarious Lessons for Building an Online Community

In today’s changing media landscape, we could all learn a thing or two from late-night host Jimmy Kimmel. Kimmel is proving that striking the right balance between old and new media can help grow your audience and build an online community. More »

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