Tag Archives: SOPA/PIPA


Advocacy Professionals Still Learning from SOPA/PIPA Campaign

Recently, the Congressional Management Foundation hosted a webinar as part of their Partnership for a More Perfect Union. CMF recently completed a 5 month study on the campaign to defeat the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA). The purpose of the study and subsequent webinar was to identify the differences in strategy between the battle against SOPA/PIPA and other high profile issues. What  Three points made in the webinar stood out in particular: 1) CONNECT […]

Is it Time to Leave Lobbyists Behind? A Look Into Social Lobbying

A recent article by POLITICO’s Anna Palmer entitled “K Street’s boom goes bust” describes how many DC lobbying firms reported stagnant or negative revenues in 2011.  Their sluggish year is attributed to the slow economy and, perhaps more significantly, major shifts occurring in the public affairs industry.  The article describes how a few new kids on the advocacy block are starting to rival the traditional lobbying establishment: “Fights are no longer just about which side has the most — or […]