SMC-DC May Event: Politics @ Policy
Thu. May 17 2012
6:00pm - 8:00pm
The 2008 Presidential Elections fundamentally changed the way that political campaigns are run at the grassroots level. Going into this year’s elections, our panel will discuss the impact and importance that social media will play in the election process. We’re talking about methods, best practises and trends rather than partisan ideology. How will social media be leveraged to influence voters and which platforms will rise to the forefront? Join us and find out as we get into politics at Policy!
Ethan Klapper is the politics social media editor at The Huffington Post, where he manages the social media presence of the site's popular politics section. Previously, Klapper was an online editor at National Journal and a contributor to 10,000 Words, a blog about journalism and technology. He graduated cum laude from American University in 2011. During college, Klapper interned at National Journal, The Washington Post, BNA, The (Westchester, N.Y.) Journal News and mediabistro.com. He is a native of Rye Brook, N.Y.
As political director, Paul Winn brings extensive media buying expertise to Smart Media Group. During his time at Smart Media, the agency has grown to be the highest billing Republican buying agency and boasts the largest staff of any Republican firm. Known for sophisticated research, fast responsiveness and tenacious negotiation, Smart Media Group delivers Madison Avenue media buying to Republican candidates and conservative causes.