Author Archives: Matthew Zablud


Bee Delivers a Whole Campaign of Valentine’s Day Love!

Thank you to the hundreds of you that participated in our Bee Mine Valentine’s Day contest. The three lucky Bee Mine contest winners are Katie Taylor of the American Heart Association, Sarah Nordstrom of Novo Nordisk, and Karen Metivier-Carreiro of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. Watch their priceless reactions to the Bee’s special Valentine’s delivery in the video below: So what does it take to get attention in today’s competitive online media landscape? Well, a life size bee certainly […]

The Bee Visits Miami – Top 10 Highlights from the 2012 PAC Grassroots Conference

Beekeeper Group was thrilled to be part of yet another first-rate Public Affairs Council Grassroots Conference last week in Miami Beach. It’s pretty tough to beat warm weather, a cool breeze, sandy beaches and of course, the top Public Affairs professionals in the country! Corporations, non-profits, trade associations and prominent vendors and consultants gathered from all over for a week of presentations, networking and professional development. Here are our top 10 highlights: Congressional Management Foundation’s Bradford Fitch gave an excellent […]

Full House at the Advocacy Leaders Network First Event

On Friday, December 9, the Advocacy Leaders Network event series kicked off at the Bloomberg Government offices. We were pleased to host a full house at the first of four advocacy-specific events hosted by the Congressional Management Foundation and produced by the Beekeeper Group. The event theme, “Breaking Through on Capitol Hill:  Making Noise vs. Making a Difference,” triggered a high-level of engagement and intense discussion between the panelists and the audience. The speakers’ advice on how to get Hill […]

Are You an Advocacy Leader?

Are you an Advocacy leader? This is a question you will likely hear from us pretty often from now on as we kick-off the first Advocacy Leaders Network event on December 9: Breaking Through on Capitol Hill: Making Noise vs. Making a Difference. From the initial response to this new conference series it is clear that there are a large number of advocacy leaders out there. Advocacy leaders have much in common. Aside from having a difficult time describing to friends […]

Advocacy Leaders Network Announces Speakers for Dec 9 Event

The Advocacy Leaders Network, an event series hosted by the Congressional Management Foundation and produced by the Beekeeper Group, is proud to announce the presenters for the first event on Dec 9th, 2011 at the offices of Bloomberg Government: Breaking through on Capitol Hill: Making Noise vs. Making a Difference. Hon. Dan Mica, Former U.S. Congressman and Former President and CEO, Credit Union National Association Thiago Antinori, Manager of Grassroots Advocacy, National Mining Association Bradford Fitch, President and CEO of the […]

New Advocacy Leaders Event Series Launched

Congressional Management Foundation to Host Education Series Produced by Beekeeper Group A new workshop series providing advanced level advocacy training, professional development, and networking opportunities for the public affairs community was launched today. The series will be hosted by the Congressional Management Foundation (CMF) and produced by Beekeeper Group. An “early-bird special” is currently being offered for $150 to attend all four (4) half day events (see below for topics). You can register here. The series of four half-day workshops […]

Beekeeper Group helps USCCB launch Virtual World Youth Day website and Facebook App

Beekeeper Group was proud to assist the U.S Conference of Catholic Bishops to produce and launch their Virtual World Youth Day website and Facebook App which went live earlier this week. This fun new tool allows people to create their own custom avatar and then join a ‘Virtual Pilgrimage’ to World Youth Day to be held in Madrid in August. World Youth Day is a huge celebration held every two to three years in different cities. Thousands of Catholic youth attend and […]

Airlines Beware of Pocket Video Production

With the release of the latest passenger produced video slamming an airline – this time Delta – for poor customer service (see the video below of U.S. soldiers returning from Afganistan forced to pay $200 out-of-pocket per person in extra bag costs), it made me recall a recent observation from my business partner, Mike Panetta: “Airlines must learn that passengers now have their own production, editing and distribution studios built into their mobile phones. With these tools, a documentary style […]
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Henri Makembe Featured in Campaigns & Elections Magazine

First it was National Journal, now a feature in Campaigns & Elections magazine (May edition). Beekeeper Group’s very own public affairs rock star, Henri Makembe, is setting the advocacy world on fire. Ok, ok, so maybe that’s a little too much hyperbole, but he is definitely a hugely positive influence around the Hive, helping us strategize so many more possibilities for engaging target online audiences. Check out the Campaigns & Elections write-up below: “Henri Makembe has joined the issue advocacy […]