The year dawned with optimism. In Congress, Republicans and Democrats found common ground on gun control and long-awaited immigration reform. A triumphant President Obama had won reelection and his signature law would soon take effect. As 2013 closes, it’s hard to even remember those heady days. It was one of the least productive years in history on Capitol Hill. The Obama Administration was buffeted by a surveillance scandal and its own failure to smoothly implement the Affordable Care Act. Yet the year was far from inconsequential. Here are 2013’s biggest stories in politics.
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9. Your tweets have a 12x higher chance of being retweeted if you ask for it, and 23x higher if you actually spell out the word “retweet”
Many more pearls of advice at Fast Company
See who was spotted at our IC2013 Cocktail Party! #TheDataOverthrow
The Data Overthrow starts today! Tune in to watch #PaleyIC as the greatest minds in media and entertainment convene for a two-day summit to explore and debate the new business, advertising, and distribution models in this age of unprecedented access to information about consumers and the way they interact with content.
WATCH LIVE at 9:00am ET on 11/21 and join the conversation on Twitter!
Don’t Miss Out!
The Data Overthrow - a conference focusing on the impact of data on the media industry, featuring Google’s Eric Schmidt, ESPN’s John Skipper and Nate Silver, Microsoft’s Nancy Tellem, The New Republic's Chris Hughes, Disney India’s Ronnie Screwvala, and Accel Partners’ Hilary Mason - will stream LIVE on 11/21-11/22 beginning at 9am ET.
Also watch for us on CNBC as they will be reporting live from the conference with Julia Boorstin.
ICYMI: Tomorrow, at 8:00 am the Media Council in New York will be presenting a Paley Dialogue with Gracia C. Martore, President and Chief Executive Officer, Gannett Co.
In 2012, Martore was named one of the “50 Most Powerful Women in Business” by Fortune Magazine and she also was named to Forbes’ “100 Most Powerful Women” list. Earlier, following her selection as CEO in 2011, Martore was cited by Forbes in a review of the world’s most powerful women. She was also named one of Washington’s 100 Most Powerful Women by Washingtonian Magazine.
ICYMI: Join us tomorrow at 8 am for a Paley Dialogue with Beth Comstock, Senior Vice President and CMO, GE.
Beth Comstock leads GE’s growth and market innovation initiatives, including three company-wide platforms: GE Ventures, which partners start-ups with GE capabilities, and ecomagination and healthymagination, which harness innovation for better environmental and health outcomes.
ICYMI: Tomorrow at 6:00 pm, the Media Council, in partnership with Nielsen, will present the Next Big Thing in Hispanic Media.
Prepare for an evening of key insights, high-level discussion, and dynamic presentations on what media and marketing executives need to know about reaching one of the most sought-after—and often misunderstood—demographics.
This event will be streamed live for Media Council members.
ICYMI: Tomorrow, October 17th, the Paley Center’s Media Council presents a dialogue with Esther Dyson, Chairman of EDventure Holdings, at 8:00 am in New York.
Esther Dyson is a former journalist and Wall Street technology analyst who is a leading angel investor, philanthropist, and commentator focused on breakthrough efficacy in healthcare, government transparency, digital technology, biotechnology, and space.