“In the eight states where the spending is focused, only 13% of the electorate in the states might be targeted, so you are really talking more than a billion in spending aimed at a few million voters in a handful of states,” explains DSG’s Jill Alper in her column this week in the Detroit Free Press. “Advertising will be done at the block level, not by media market.” A veteran presidential campaign strategist, Alper heads DSG’s national campaign and Michigan practices as well as the full service advertising agency DSGMedia. Read Alper’s take on the advent of billion dollar campaigns. Click here to get the full story.
Talking Points Memo released its new poll tracking app for iPhone earlier this morning. The app was designed by Dewey Digital and is being labeled as the best polling app for following the 2012 election cycle. Read more about the app here.
DSG’s Jill Alper joined former Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm on The War Room on Current TV to discuss the recently announced Presidential Debates and talk about what format will most benefit President Barack Obama. Gov. Granholm helped prep Vice President Joe Biden to debate Sarah Palin in the 2008 Vice Presidential Debate. Click here to watch the segment.
“With a limited number of days between now and the convention, a big decision awaits Mitt Romney,” Democratic Strategist Jill Alper explains in the Detroit Free Press this week. Click here to read the full article on what matters when selecting a running mate.
THE WASHINGTON GOVERNMENT RELATIONS GROUP SALUTES SENATOR BOB MENENDEZ, CONGRESSWOMAN MAXINE WATERS AND AFRICAN-AMERICAN GOVERNMENT RELATIONS PROFESSIONALS AT THE THIRD ANNUAL TIN CUP AWARDS ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 18, 2012
The Washington Government Relations Group (WGRG), the nation’s oldest organization for African American government relations professionals, will honor leaders in the government affairs community at its Second Annual Tin Cup Awards Dinner. This Second Annual Tin Cup Awards Dinner builds on the success of the inaugural event and will honor individuals with a proven commitment to the enrichment of African-American government relations professionals.
The votes have been tallied and we are pleased to announce the following award recipients~
Adam Clayton Powell Award (Leadership in Diversity – Member of Congress)
The Honorable Robert “Bob” Menendez, U.S. Senate (NJ)
The Honorable Maxine Waters (CA) , Chief Deputy Democratic Whip & Member of the House Financial Services Committee
Augustus F. Hawkins Award (Leadership in Diversity – Organization)
Honorable Marc Morial & The National Urban League
Lucile Harris Bluford Spotlight Award (Journalism Highlighting Efforts in Diversity)
Soledad O’Brien, CNN
Reginald “Reg” Gilliam Award (Formerly the Atlas Award)
Lobbyist of the Year│ Yvonne McIntire, Calpine Corporation
Lifetime Achievement│ Larry Lucas, PHRMA (retired)
The President’s Award (Career Achievement – Leadership & Excellence)
Minyon Moore, Dewey Square Group