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Welcome New Members

We are excited to welcome the following new member to the SIPA community:

Access Intelligence Acquires AdExchanger

Access Intelligence has announced the acquisition of AdExchanger, an integrated media and events company focused on digital advertising and marketing, in a move that gives AI a dominant position in the fast-growing programmatic-ad market. The company already owns the AdMonsters brand, a leader in the ad-operations space.

By acquiring AdExchanger, Access Intelligence is looking to capitalize on the massive growth of programmatic advertising, expected to grow by 31% in 2017, faster than all other advertising formats. According to Zenith’s Programmatic Marketing Forecasts, programmatic will account for 58% of digital display advertising this year, up from just 13% in 2013.

“Our vision is to deliver best-in-class intelligence and connection points for our business communities, and AdExchanger does that in remarkable ways,” said AI CEO Don Pazour. Access Intelligence’s Media/Communications Group, led by SVP Diane Schwartz, includes AdMonsters, PR News, Cynopsis, Folio:, min, Cablefax, Studio Daily, and The Social Shake-Up. Founder John Ebbert will continue to serve as publisher of AdExchanger.

Ossoff Loses Congressional Race

Republican Karen Handel defeated Democrat Jon Ossoff in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District, retaining a seat that has been in GOP hands since 1979 after a grueling, four-month campaign that earned the distinction of being the most expensive House race in history.

Ossoff is the son of 2013 SIPA Hall of Fame inductee Richard Ossoff, president and CEO of longtime SIPA member Strafford, which helps attorneys and business professionals get the information they need to stay on the cutting edge.

SIPA Europe Schedules an Executive Roundtable

After successful events in December, March and May, SIPA Europe will continue its excellent programming with a half-day Summer Executive Roundtable, July 14, at the Press Association, 292 Vauxhall Bridge Rd., in London. Register here.

The recent SIPA Annual 2017 Conference drew many members from SIPA Europe including: Guido Ems and Helmut Graf of VNR Verlag fur die Deutsche Wirtschaft AG; Arno Langbehn, CEO of B. Behr`s Verlag GmbH & Co. KG; Robin Crumby, co-founder and managing director of Novatum Group; Julian Rose, director and co-founder of CW Research Ltd.; and Julian Turner, CEO of Electric Word plc.

BLR Releases the New Safety ToolBox Trainer

Business & Legal Resources (BLR), a leading provider of compliance and training solutions in the B2B arena, has announced the release of Safety ToolBox Trainer.

Safety ToolBox Trainer allows safety professionals to manage and train on the go, select from hundreds of safety topics, maintain safety training records, and record safety observations in one central location.

The new website is also accompanied by an app that allows users to easily manage meetings and safety observations anywhere, anytime, and from any device.

"The Safety ToolBox Trainer is another safety resource we offer that can help save our customers time. It’s especially helpful for supervisors and staff on the floor or in the field who may not have access to a computer but who still need to stay organized," said Rafael Cardoso, executive vice president of BLR’s Workforce Division.

CQ Roll Call Drills Down on Advocacy Planning and Skills

In their Connectivity blog, CQ Roll Call reports that they conducted 70 interviews with some of the leading minds in the worlds of government relations, nonprofit, advocacy, public policy, and fundraising, and asked them four pertinent questions:
  • What advocacy skill have I learned over time, or do I wish I had my first day on the job?
  • Having tried a bunch, the best advocacy strategy I rely on is …?
  • When I’m planning an advocacy campaign, the first thing I always do is … ?
  • What would be the most useful advocacy training?
It makes for great reading and there’s even an e-book to download.

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Ronn Levine began his career as a reporter for The Washington Post and has won numerous writing and publications awards since. Most recently, he spent 12 years at the Newspaper Association of America covering a variety of topics before joining SIPA in 2009 and SIIA in 2013 as editorial director…