Posted April 21, 2005 12:00 p.m.
Site Tracks Leading Edge of Political Communications
Washington, DC - April 21, 2005 - As we belatedly celebrate our first birthday, julianmulvey.com is proud to announce that our very own ataridemocrat editor Dan Myers has just been awarded a full ride to Princeton’s Ph.D. program for Politics. “It’s a spectacular honor to be accepted,” said Myers. “The way we communicate in politics, especially in campaigns, has a huge impact on the quality of our democracy.”
Launched last summer, ataridemocrat.com tracks the leading edge of political communications and has built a dedicated following amongst media consultants and communications specialists. “AtariDan is an Army of One,” states James Ratchford of Westhill Partners, “and read by many.”
“It’s a great way to keep up with the latest innovations in political communications,” said AAPC Executive Director Kevin O’Neill, “whether you’re a Republican or a Democrat.”
As part of the celebration, ataridemocrat has been re-designed and made over by Online Creative Director, Rich Leland. “We wanted to keep the beautiful simplicity of the old site, but smooth down a couple of rough edges,” said Leland.
“We launched ataridemocrat to help Democrats and progressives to think differently about political communication, and consider new ways and new ideas to get the word out,” said Julian Mulvey. “Dan’s done an absolutely tremendous job of finding and tracking the next big thing in media and messaging. It doesn’t surprise me he got competing offers from Stanford and Princeton.”
“Poli-Sci programs tend to lag 10 years behind politics. And politics lags about 10 years behind commercial marketing,” observes Myers. “ataridemocrat attempts to close those gaps.”
If all that wasn’t enough, interested parties can now advertise on the site by contacting Michelle Coyle. “It reaches an audience that’s pushing the envelope of creative political communication,” says Coyle, “Happy reading!”