Advocacy

5 Ways to Find Your Best Brand Advocates

ArtsyBee / Pixabay<p>Finding individuals, customers and non-customers alike, to refer your product or service may come quick — and even easy! However, …

Marketing

Social Media Advocacy: How to Build a Brand Advocate Program

While you can boast about your own product and service, social media advocacy is a better way to spread the word. It involves using third-party …

Social Media Marketing

Addressing Homelessness: When Did Our Social Sensitivities Take Precedence Over Our Sense of Justice?

As a society, we have truly passed through the ethical looking glass when lawmakers are more concerned with reducing the <i>visibility</i> of homelessness …

Homelessness

Lobbyists know which way the Washington winds are blowing

DONALD TRUMP came to Washington vowing to “drain the swamp” of influence-peddling. Such a promise would be hard to keep even if he meant it. Spending …

Lobbying

Health Care, Tax Overhauls Drive Lobbying in Trump Era

“We’re feeling really confident going into the second half of the year”<p>During the turbulent first six months of the Trump administration, some of the …

Lobbying

Tech giants spend record amounts on lobbying under Trump

The tech industry is spending big in President Trump's Washington.<p>Google (GOOGL, Tech30), Apple (AAPL, Tech30), Amazon and Uber all spent record amounts lobbying federal officials during the three months that ended in June, according to new lobbying disclosures.<p>Google, typically one of the top …

Lobbying

How to Advocate for Singles in Your Church

Read as Single PagePage 1 of 4<p>Image: iStock<p>Based on the messaging in many evangelical churches today, one might think that Christians believe that …

Trudeau won’t recuse himself from hiring of new lobbying watchdog despite ongoing investigations

Print<p>Justin Trudeau will not recuse himself from the hiring process for the next lobbying commissioner, even though the current one is investigating …

Lobbying

Apple Confirms Pride Band Sales Support LGBTQ Advocacy

Apple confirmed this week that a portion of the profits from its Pride Edition Woven Nylon Apple Watch band will go toward supporting LGBTQ advocacy …

LGBTQ

As several Bulls' staffers have noted here at the Advocate Center -- "Fans wanted a direction -- now they've got one."

As several Bulls' staffers have noted here at the Advocate Center -- "Fans wanted a direction -- now they've got one."

Basketball

Data-Backed Insights On The Value Of Advocacy from SiriusDecisions

On your never-ending to-do list, generating more customer stories may seem like a “nice-to-have” item, not a “need-to-have.” Maybe you need a …

Customer Experience

Housing advocate: 'It's ridiculous to ask these families to pay this much.'

Six out of the seven least affordable metropolitan areas across the U.S. are in California. They are Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Jose, San Diego, …

Housing

Casinos And Energy Dominate Lobbying Spending At The Capitol

Businesses, nonprofits and cities and towns spent more than $25 millionthis legislative session trying to win favor with lawmakers and the Malloy …

Lobbying

Happy 7th Birthday To An LGBTQ Advocate – My Daughter.

That her birthday will always be one day after the observance of Pulse is what reminds me that in a world of evil, hope is born again.<p>As a transgender advocate, there’s a lot of people who question my parenting – though most are nice/wise enough to keep their opinions to themselves. Most.<p>One …

Parenting

Uber slapped with fine for underreporting lobbying

Uber took state regulators for a ride — and now it’s paying a hefty price.<p>The ride-sharing service has agreed to pay a $98,000 fine for …

Lobbying

The Advocacy Starter Kit

Over the past several months, I have served as an Influence Leader for ASCD. This program helps to sharpen the skills of both new and veteran …

K-12

Holistic Advocacy, or The Case of the Annoyingly-Optimistic Librarian

<i>ACRLog welcomes a guest post from Courtney Block, Instruction, Reference, and User Engagement Librarian at Indiana University Southeast.</i>Storytellers. …

UX Design

With H-1B under threat, Alphabet is the only big tech company to ramp up immigration lobbying

The tech industry was quick to voice its opposition to US president Donald Trump’s first executive order on immigration in January, which banned travelers from seven majority-Muslim nations from entering the country. Companies penned scathing letters and signed amicus briefs. Their employees staged …

Lobbying

Wall Street’s 'Solution' To Every Problem: Cut Social Security

Their solution is always the same, even though the problem keeps changing.<p>Wall Street, anti-government ideologues, and others determined to cut Social Security have their solution. They just need to find the right problem. There is a dead giveaway that this is what is going on: Their solution is …

Social Security

Lobbying Spending Database - PDVSA, 2016

Loading Chart<p><b>Client Profile: Summary, 2016</b><p>A special interest's lobbying activity may go up or down over time, depending on how much attention the …

Lobbying

Top Tips from Congressional Action Teams on Advocacy Day

UNICEF USA’s Advocacy Day on April 4 was one for history books! With 176 scheduled meetings encompassing 35 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands, …

UNICEF

Growing life span inequality has given the rich an extra $130,000 in government benefits

A powerhouse new study’s surprising revelations about inequality.<p>The federal government spends a large amount of money to support the living standards of elderly people — primarily through Social Security and Medicare but with significant helping hands from Medicaid and disability insurance. That …

Why Brexit will bring a boom in lobbying

With the Brexit countdown underway, the UK has a huge amount to negotiate with the EU. While numerous issues ranging from immigration to trade have …

Lobbying

Target, Other Retailers Boost Lobbying in Border-Tax Battle

Three top U.S. retailers almost quadrupled their combined spending on lobbying in Washington during the first quarter of 2017, as they work to defeat …

Lobbying

Lobbying Spending Database - Federation for Amer Immigration Reform, 2017

Loading Chart<p><b>Client Profile: Summary, 2017</b><p>A special interest's lobbying activity may go up or down over time, depending on how much attention the …

Lobbying

Meet the fixer: This housing advocate is rebuilding Buffalo.

When 8-year-old Rahwa Ghirmatzion moved to a small, rural town in western New York, she wondered where all the people of color were. As a refugee who …

Housing

6 Key Features to Look for When Choosing an Employee Advocacy Platform

Employee advocacy has become a buzzword in today’s digital workplace. Due to the proliferation of digital technologies, employees have an umpteen …

Social Business

Ex-Trump Aides Seek Foreign Lobbying Clients

“Some of President Donald Trump’s former campaign hands are rushing to sign lucrative deals with foreign clients, shrugging off their own pledges to …

Lobbying

Flynn Never Signed Ethics Pledge on Lobbying

Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn “did not sign an ethics pledge ostensibly required of all Trump administration appointees barring them …

Lobbying

How to Use Employee Feedback to Build Better Marketing Campaigns

If there is truth in clichés, the well-worn phrase "we're all in marketing now" has something to teach companies. What your employees say about your …

Marketing