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PostHeaderIcon Corporate bigwigs give major boost to SME marketing

Corporate bigwigs give major boost to SME marketing
The campaign also runs on various social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr where consumers are encouraged to pledge their support for SMEs. According to Titus Yong, vice president, business sales, global enterprise group, Singtel …
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Technology improvements make Nebraska State Fair among best interactive fairs
"Our marketing budget would be far too fragmented if we tried to promote every event through the standard marketing methods," Jungck added. "So social media, our website and our mobile app have stepped in to assist in the promotion of our events and …
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PostHeaderIcon Does it bother Republicans that the chief organizer of the “Tea Party” protests are Corporate lobbyists?

Question by gitrdoneobama: Does it bother Republicans that the chief organizer of the “Tea Party” protests are Corporate lobbyists?
Despite these attempts to make the “movement” appear organic, the principle organizers of the local events are actually the lobbyist-run think tanks Americans for Prosperity and Freedom Works. The two groups are heavily staffed and well funded, and are providing all the logistical and public relations work necessary for planning coast-to-coast protests:

– Freedom Works staffers coordinate conference calls among protesters, contacting conservative activists to give them “sign ideas, sample press releases, and a map of events around the country.”

– Freedom Works staffers apparently moved to “take over” the planning of local events in Florida.

– Freedom Works provides how-to guides for delivering a “clear message” to the public and media.

– Freedom Works has several domain addresses — some of them made to look like they were set up by amateurs — to promote the protests.

– Americans for Prosperity is writing press releases and planning the events in New Jersey, Arizona, New Hampshire, Missouri, Kansas, and several other states.

This type of corporate ‘astroturfing‘ is nothing new to either organization. While working to promote Social Security privatization, Freedom Works was caught planting one of its operatives as a “single mom” to ask questions to President Bush in a town hall on the subject. Last year, the Wall Street Journal exposed Freedom Works for similarly building “amateur-looking” websites to promote the lobbying interests of Dick Armey, the former Republican Majority Leader who now leads Freedom Works and is a lobbyist for the firm DLA Piper.

Americans for Prosperity is run by Tim Phillips, who was Ralph Reed’s former partner in the lobbying firm Century Strategies. The group is funded by Koch family foundations — a family whose wealth is derived from the oil industry. Indeed Americans for Prosperity has coordinated pro-drilling ‘grassroots‘ events around the country.

This afternoon, former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich, leader of the corporate-funded American Solutions for Winning the Futures (ASWF), blasted an e-mail to his supporters with a reminder to attend the protests, along with a “Toolkit” of talking points. Gingrich’s ASWF is funded by polluters and helped orchestrate the “Drill Here, Drill Now” campaign last summer. ASWF has been an official “partner” in the tea party effort since at least March.

http://thinkprogress.org/
A direct link to the article: http://thinkprogress.org/2009/04/09/lobbyists-planning-teaparties/

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Answer by OBAMA Cheerleader! GOBAMA!
Damn, I cant read all that.

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PostHeaderIcon Does it bother Republicans that the chief organizer of the “Tea Party” protests are Corporate lobbyists?

Question by gitrdoneobama: Does it bother Republicans that the chief organizer of the “Tea Party” protests are Corporate lobbyists?
Despite these attempts to make the “movement” appear organic, the principle organizers of the local events are actually the lobbyist-run think tanks Americans for Prosperity and Freedom Works. The two groups are heavily staffed and well funded, and are providing all the logistical and public relations work necessary for planning coast-to-coast protests:

– Freedom Works staffers coordinate conference calls among protesters, contacting conservative activists to give them “sign ideas, sample press releases, and a map of events around the country.”

– Freedom Works staffers apparently moved to “take over” the planning of local events in Florida.

– Freedom Works provides how-to guides for delivering a “clear message” to the public and media.

– Freedom Works has several domain addresses — some of them made to look like they were set up by amateurs — to promote the protests.

– Americans for Prosperity is writing press releases and planning the events in New Jersey, Arizona, New Hampshire, Missouri, Kansas, and several other states.

This type of corporate ‘astroturfing‘ is nothing new to either organization. While working to promote Social Security privatization, Freedom Works was caught planting one of its operatives as a “single mom” to ask questions to President Bush in a town hall on the subject. Last year, the Wall Street Journal exposed Freedom Works for similarly building “amateur-looking” websites to promote the lobbying interests of Dick Armey, the former Republican Majority Leader who now leads Freedom Works and is a lobbyist for the firm DLA Piper.

Americans for Prosperity is run by Tim Phillips, who was Ralph Reed’s former partner in the lobbying firm Century Strategies. The group is funded by Koch family foundations — a family whose wealth is derived from the oil industry. Indeed Americans for Prosperity has coordinated pro-drilling ‘grassroots‘ events around the country.

This afternoon, former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich, leader of the corporate-funded American Solutions for Winning the Futures (ASWF), blasted an e-mail to his supporters with a reminder to attend the protests, along with a “Toolkit” of talking points. Gingrich’s ASWF is funded by polluters and helped orchestrate the “Drill Here, Drill Now” campaign last summer. ASWF has been an official “partner” in the tea party effort since at least March.

http://thinkprogress.org/2009/04/09/lobbyists-planning-teaparties/
At least the protests on the left don’t need to be heavily promoted on tv, lol. People just show up because their angry.

By the way….where the heck were these Tea protests when President Bush was doubling our national debt???

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Answer by Ya heard me
I’m neither Dem nor Rep. uck, but didn’t it bother you some when everyone Obama wanted in his cabinet were law breakers….just curious.

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