Entries by Alyson Chwatek

Agenda: 12/10/17

By S-3 Public Affairs Fact of the Week: We’ve shared a lot about the trend toward video – and shorter video at that. AdWeek this weekend shared YouTube’s top 10 watched videos of 2017, “which amassed 633 million views, an 83-million increase from 2016’s top clips.” In the Media: AdWeek reports, “Three months after ESPN transitioned to Nielsen’s total […]

Agenda: 12/3/17

By S-3 Public Affairs Fact of the Week: Recode reports, “Three quarters of all mobile traffic will be used for video in 2023, according to a new report by telecommunications equipment company Ericsson. That’s up from just over half of all traffic today. Not only will that be a bigger share but also a bigger pie, as more […]

S-3 Public Affairs | December Look-Ahead

Congress currently has a target adjournment date of December 15. Neither chamber will adjourn on that date, likely remaining in session until December 22.   In addition to a tax reform conference report, there are a number of policy matters that could be acted upon. These include government funding bills (short term CR from Dec 8 – 22; […]

S-3 Continues To Expand Bipartisan Public Affairs Practice

Andrea Riccio Brings Years of House Democratic Communications Experience to the Growing Firm Washington, DC – S-3 Public Affairs announced today the addition of Andrea Riccio as a vice president, where she will work closely with the firm’s public affairs and communications team. “The collaborative approach S-3 Public Affairs takes on behalf of its clients is […]

Agenda: 11/26/17

By S-3 Public Affairs Fact of the Week: TechCrunch reports, “The final figures for Black Friday online sales are in, and it’s another record-breaking day for e-commerce in the U.S. Adobe says that shoppers spent $5.03 billion online,” with an increasing number of purchases made on mobile. “Purchases made on mobile devices have so far totaled a record 36.9 […]

Agenda: 11/19/17

By S-3 Public Affairs Fact of the Week: CNN shares the story of how Square technology has helped small, struggling cities, recover. Webster City, Iowa – population 8,000 – is home to more than 40 businesses that use Square. The idea is “to cater to travelers passing through town often without cash. (Webster City is right off […]

Agenda: 11/12/17

By S-3 Public Affairs Fact of the Week: More proof on the power of video: TechCrunch reports on how Instagram Stories and videos generally have helped to grow the social media platform. “As of June, video watch-time on Instagram is up 80 percent year-over-year and the number of videos shared is up 4x. From June 2016 to April […]

Top Lobbyists 2017

The S-3 team was again recognized in The Hill’s Top Lobbyist list for our deep reach throughout Congress and Washington, DC. Learn more about our growing team here. The Hill Top Lobbyists 2017: Hired Guns  November 2, 2017 Rob Collins and Mike Ference, S-3 Group “With close ties to House and Senate leadership, S-3 is well-positioned to […]

Agenda: 10/29/17

By S-3 Public Affairs Fact of the Week: For the first time in 14 years, McDonald’s is taking a step back and reviewing how it’s $2 billion annual global advertising budget is being used. The Wall Street Journal reports, “McDonald’s Corp. is conducting a review of its ad-buying account, as the fast-food company seeks to find more […]

Agenda: 10/22/17

By S-3 Public Affairs Fact of the Week: FastCompany reports, “Venmo, the PayPal-owned mobile app best known for peer-to-peer money transfer, is morphing into a full-fledged digital wallet. As of yesterday, any mobile website that accepts PayPal will also accept Venmo as a form of payment. That makes Venmo a viable checkout option at over 2 million U.S. […]