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Topic: Politics

Mark Sanford Is Latest Victim of an AshleyMadison Billboard Attack

Ex-South Carolina governor gets punked

AshleyMadison.com doesn't get political unless there's a sex scandal to exploit, so of course they jumped all over Mark Sanford. Wait, that came out wrong. The extramarital dating website is…

CQ Roll Call Continues Digital Expansion With New Blogs

David M. Drucker, Mort Kondracke among contributors

Since Economist Group properties CQ and Roll Call merged in November 2012, slashing staff and tearing down its online paywall, RollCall.com claims a 67 percent increase in unique visitors. Now,…

Obama's 'Fireside' Shows Google's Still Into Hangouts

Prez follows Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson on social video feature

Less than 48 hours after his State of the Union address, President Obama will participate in a question-and-answer Google+ Hangouts session dubbed "Fireside Hangout." The online session starts at 4:45…

State of the Union: One Huge Online Branding War

Politicians, marketers wage mini battles to capitalize on exposure

It's become standard practice during widely broadcasted social events (especially political ones) for interested persons and groups to wage a quiet social media war to grab real estate in front…

Obama Gets Tweet Heat Before State of the Union

Orgs zero in on #SOTU chatter

President Obama's State of the Union address has politically minded marketers trying their hand at real-time ad buying on Twitter today. The mostly nonprofit brands are calling on the president…

Data Points: Generation Gap

Study shows millennials could learn a thing or two from their parents about manners

Baby boomers may have screwed a lot of things up for the next generations, saddling them with debt and holding on tight to their wealth while their childrens' prospects have…

First Mover: McKay Coppins

The BuzzFeed editor on getting out of the campaign bubble

Specs Age 25 New gig Political editor, BuzzFeed Old gig Political reporter, BuzzFeed What’s your role as BuzzFeed’s political editor? It’s to build on the momentum the politics section gained in 2012. Which is…

Pentagram Redesigns NYC's Parking Signs Into Twitter-Size Bites

Streamlining a notorious mess

New York City hired design firm Pentagram to create new parking signs. That seems appropriate, as the pentagram is the sign of the devil, and parking in Manhattan can be…

White House Declines to Build a Death Star in Best Response to a Petition Yet

Obama 'does not support blowing up planets'

In Adweek this week, Charlie Warzel writes about We the People, the online petition site that lets anyone propose an idea to the White House—which is obliged to respond to…

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