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APEP Call-in Breakfast / Twitter Town Hall Revisited / Election Year Advocacy

December 9, 2011

Breakfast to Go
We’re excited to be hosting an advocacy evaluation breakfast with folks from the United Nations Foundation on the Foundation’s cool internal advocacy evaluation systems next Thursday, Dec. 15th, from 8:15 to 9:45am. For those who can’t make it in person, we have a conference line for you to call in and listen to the presentation: dial 877-810-5695 and use passcode 7365812. Join the dialogue—even in your pajamas.

Tweet for a Cause
Back in July, we wrote about Obama’s first presidential tweet at what was then dubbed the president’s “Twitter Town Hall.” Recently, blogger Alan Rosenblatt has disputed this claim: it can’t be considered a real “Twitter Town Hall” at all because the president responded via video, not online. Rosenblatt offers tips to help advocates maximize and measure the effectiveness of the social media site for audience engagement, one tweet at a time.

Election Year Advocacy
Election year madness is almost upon us (or already here, depending on whom you ask). Next Wednesday, our friends at InterAction are hosting an event with Brendan Daly, Ogilvy Washington’s Executive Vice President and National Director of Public Affairs, on getting your voice heard above the din.