Hosts Broadband Breakfast Club Event ‘The Internet Presidential Campaign 2012′ on Tuesday, June 19th, 2012 in Washington, DC

Events, Press Releases June 8th, 2012

, Director of Marketing and Events,

WASHINGTON, Friday, June 8th, 2012 – The internet policy news and events service will hold its June 2012 Broadband Breakfast Club event “The Internet Presidential Campaign 2012” on Tuesday, June 19th, 2012 at Clyde’s of Gallery Place, 707 7th St. NW, Washington, DC 20001 from 8 am – 10 am.

American and Continental breakfasts are included. The program begins shortly after 8:30 a.m. Tickets to the event are $45.00 plus a small online fee. Registration is available at

The Broadband Breakfast Club is sponsored by Comcast, Google, ICF International (ICFI), The National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) and US Telecom.

The Broadband Breakfast Club series meets on the third Tuesday of each month (except for August and December).

The Broadband Breakfast Club schedule can be viewed at

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Videos of our previous events are available at:

Event Description:

This year marks the fifth presidential cycle that the internet has played a role in the campaign. In 1996, Bob Dole flubbed the name of his web site during a presidential debate. A side-drama in 2000 concerned whether Al Gore took the lead in inventing the internet. Think of 2004 as the year of the blogger. And in 2008, Barack Obama used social media to revolutionize the race for the presidency. What will this campaign cycle bring


Stephen Geer



Stephen Geer is a partner at OMP, a Washington, DC based communications and direct marketing firm.  He leads the firm’s digital strategy work, and his clients include the ACLU, American Bridge 21st Century, LIVESTRONG, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the USO and Wikipedia.  Prior to joining OMP, Stephen was Director of Email and Online Fundraising for President Obama’s historic 2008 campaign.  He also led online organizing at the Center for American Progress.

Kate Kaye

Senior Editor


Few people can say they’ve followed digital political advertising since 2002, but Kate Kaye is one. Today Kate is a trusted source on the topic, discussing it at speaking engagements and in interviews for television, radio, print, and digital media outlets. Kate is the author of “Campaign ’08: A Turning Point for Digital Media,” the only book focused on the paid digital media efforts of the 2008 presidential campaigns. In her current role as Managing Editor at ClickZ, Kate created the publication’s Politics & Advocacy section and is quite possibly the only reporter regularly tracking online ad spending by campaigns and super PACs. In 2005, Kate was associate editor and contributing writer for Personal Democracy Forum, which follows the convergence of politics and technology.


Rob Saliterman

Senior Account Executive

Elections and Issues Advocacy


Rob Saliterman heads the Google advertising team’s sales and outreach efforts to Republican political campaigns, building relationships with campaign managers, digital agencies, and issue advocacy groups to drive adoption of online advertising.  He previously served as Communications Director to former President George W. Bush in Dallas, Texas.  From 2008 to 2009, he was Spokesman for International Affairs at the U.S. Department of the Treasury and earlier served as Director of Rapid Response in the White House Office of Communications.  He has also worked at the Republican National Committee and on the Bush-Cheney ’04 Presidential Campaign.  Saliterman is originally from Minnesota and received a BA from Columbia University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.


Jamie Smolski

Global Marketing Solutions

Elections and Issues




This event will be moderated by Alexis Simendinger, White House

A native of Washington, D.C., Alexis Simendinger has been a reporter in the capital since 1986.  She joined RealClearPolitics as White House correspondent in May 2011, shortly after completing a six-month investigative project with the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission to help write the best-selling official account of the 2008 financial meltdown, published early in 2011. Alexis previously covered the White House, national affairs and presidential politics for National Journal magazine, reporting on the administrations of Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, as well as Senate action during Barack Obama’s first two years in office. For “sustained excellence in White House coverage, Alexis in 2008 won the respected Aldo Beckman journalism award administered by the White House Correspondents’ Association for her 2007 National Journal reporting about the Bush White House. She earlier reported for news and information publisher BNA (the Bureau of National Affairs Inc.), in Washington, covering the White House (and the final year in office of President George H.W. Bush), Congress, executive branch departments, and the Supreme Court.  In Florida, she began her reporting career at The Tampa Tribune. Alexis earned a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and her B.A. from New College in Sarasota, Fla.

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