Archive for the ‘Technology’ Category

Obama’s first tweet? Then who the heck is @BarackObama?

Posted by Scott on January 19th, 2010 under Media, Politics, Technology  •  2 Comments

I was quoted in this CNN story by White House reporter Ed Henry (@edhenrycnn). My quote speaks for itself, but I would add that I think it is important for politicians, elected officials, CEOs and other public figures who have Twitter accounts to do the tweeting themselves. Barack Obama never tweeted from @BarackObama (despite the […]

White House email

Posted by Scott on December 15th, 2009 under Media, Politics, Technology  •  2 Comments

One of the most frustrating and often misreported stories during my time at the White House dealt with the archiving of official email messages in accordance with the Presidential Records Act. Washington is a breeding ground for misnamed interest groups like the liberal, GOP-targeting, professional litigation group CREW (Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, […]

2009: The Year of Twitter and Facebook

Posted by Scott on December 13th, 2009 under Media, Politics, Technology  •  No Comments

Chris Lefkow (@dclefkow), the technology reporter for Agence France-Presse (AFP), takes a look at the explosive growth and increasing impact of Twitter and Facebook in this story – 2009: The Year of Twitter and Facebook – from the French news agency. As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, AFP has extensive reach. It is the world’s […]

Cheney for President? Obama to the center?

Posted by Scott on December 11th, 2009 under Media, Politics, Technology  •  1 Comment

Last week, I spoke with Fox News reporter Judson Berger about the “Draft Cheney 2012” movement and the role of the former vice president in the GOP. While many Republicans around the country appreciate the leadership Dick Cheney has provided throughout the years, I told Judson that I believed the Veep when he said he […]

YouTube vs. Facebook – WMV Upload Audio Quality

Posted by Scott on December 3rd, 2009 under Media, Politics, Technology  •  1 Comment

Today, I recorded a two-minute video response to the Politico Arena question of the day. The question was about the losses Democrats can expect to suffer in the 2010 midterm elections. You can see my response on the Politico Arena site here. The primary reason I’m posting the video here is to demonstrate the audio […]

Stanzel Communications Facebook Page

Posted by Scott on December 1st, 2009 under Media, Technology, Varied  •  No Comments

As noted in yesterday’s post, I’ve created a Facebook fan page for Stanzel Communications, the public relations strategy, crisis communications and media training firm I formed this summer. I plan to use the Stanzel Communications Facebook page to post news stories, commentary and public relations insights. I hope you’ll become a fan!

Must read: McDonnell Online Strategy – People Matter

Posted by Scott on November 11th, 2009 under Media, Politics, Technology  •  No Comments

If you have any interest in how political campaigns work or how technology is changing the way candidates get elected, you must read this excellent blog post by Mindy Finn.

Dallas Visit

Posted by Scott on November 1st, 2009 under Technology, Varied  •  No Comments

I’m in Dallas, Texas, for a few days. I had the opportunity to go to the Cowboys-Seahawks game today at the brand new stadium in Arlington. Jerry Jones’ $1.2 billion extravaganza is really a sight to behold. It is impressive in just about every way. The retractable roof, open endzone areas, integrated marketing and the […]

Crisis Communications

Posted by Scott on October 22nd, 2009 under Media, Politics, Technology  •  No Comments

This afternoon, I’m going to head over to the University of Washington Communications Building to speak with Kathleen Fearn-Banks’ Crisis Communications 452 class. I look forward to the discussion with students. It’s hard to believe these students were just 13 or 14 years old, when the first major crisis of the Bush Administration – the […]

Thinkers and Doers – My Presentation at Waggener Edstrom

Posted by Scott on October 8th, 2009 under Media, Politics, Technology  •  No Comments

On September 23, I gave a presentation at the Bellevue headquarters of Waggener Edstrom Worldwide (a PR firm with global reach which does a great deal of work for Microsoft). I was invited to speak about my experiences in Washington, DC, and how technology has changed political communications. It was a great discussion, with about […]