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Embracing the Swing State, Let’s Keep Disagreeing

Embracing the Swing State, Let’s Keep Disagreeing

Nov 9, 2012

Some of us were winners this week, some of us were runner’s-up.  Regardless of the outcome each of our respective parties were out to achieve, I think all of us in Des Moines won the popularity contest. It was tough not to catch a national newsfeed last weekend coming from within 10 minutes of my house.  When it came down to the Obama and Romney...

Beyond Youtube: Scott Siepker & Paul Benedict on the Success of “Iowa Nice”

Beyond Youtube: Scott Siepker & Paul Benedict on the Success of “Iowa Nice”

Jan 6, 2012

Taking advantage of an opportunity, that’s exactly what these guys did while the world spotlight was on Iowa this week.  Monday night, 24 hours to go until the Iowa Caucus and IowaFilmMakers‘ Scott Siepker and Paul Benedict were at the top of Desmoinesregister.com with a link to the new “Iowa Nice” Youtube video.  Within a couple hours...

Social Czar Take Over

Social Czar Take Over

Dec 16, 2011

The Faux Caucus quickly turned into a campaign Iowa has never seen before.  After launching on Monday, voting throughout Des Moines for the selected group of Social Czars grew to 1,300 votes total by Thursday afternoon!  This is most likely the best organized popularity contest you have ever seen and it’s simple.  Anyone is welcome to vote for the...

Des Moines: A City of International Influence?

Des Moines: A City of International Influence?

Jun 17, 2010

Please find the Friday Guest Blog below, this was written by Shawn Harrington Who would’ve thought our city could be such a big host this week?  Actually, none of us should be too surprised; within a 3 week span we’ve had many of the world’s best golfers, international athletes competing in the top triathlon and then there’s this...

Why the fiber aren’t we working together?

Why the fiber aren’t we working together?

Mar 18, 2010

I think it is safe to assume most of us have read a new article or two about the campaigns by West Des Moines and Des Moines to attract Google Fiber. If you haven’t there is some good information here and here. Now that we have the background covered, I wanted to take a quick look into the impact of Google Fiber. Imagine what the fastest internet connection...