Colin Delany: #Winning! (Using the Internet for Campaigns in 2014)

I recently had the opportunity to read Colin Delany’s e-book How to Use the Internet to Win in 2014. Since I’m a digital consultant myself, I didn’t expect to learn a lot, but I did pick up a few things along the way because Colin’s a smart guy and we all have different perspectives and […]

2016 Presidential Contenders on Twitter

Recently, the Republican National Committee launched an online straw poll with no fewer than 32 potential GOP candidates for the White House in 2016. That inspired me to create a Twitter list with those names. And, if I was going to do that, I thought I might as well add a list of potential Democratic […]

How to Overcome the Erosion of Email as an Effective Advocacy Tool

In the “old days” when I started out on Capitol Hill 20+ years ago, we would be inundated with letters, postcards, and phone calls on important issues. We would have to manually type in the names of all of the constituents who contacted us to register their point of view and send them a letter […]

Words Matter. Learn to Write Good.

Public affairs and political pros understand that words matter. They convince. They alienate. They might lead to victory, but they also run the risk of causing almost immediate defeat. Unfortunately, many folks publish absolute drivel that’s hard to read and understand. Others get so wrapped up in the latest Google algorithm that they focus more […]

Franeo Announces Expansion

Establishes Presence in Washington, D.C. as Brian F. Keane Named Chair of Advisory Council CONCORD, N.H., June 15, 2012 – Franeo, a New Hampshire-based integrated communications agency, announced it will open a Washington, D.C. office and Brian F. Keane will join the leadership team. Keane, President of SmartPower, the nation’s leading non-profit marketing firm, will […]

Maximize Resources with a Digital Communications & Advocacy Audit

Have you taken the time to step back and take a good look at what you’re doing with your online and mobile communications efforts? Do you know what tools are available and how to leverage them most effectively? How well-integrated are your traditional and digital efforts? Are you getting the most out of your new […]