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Revolution Messaging: Dems on FEC 'have no sense'

by Sean J. Miller / Feb 27 2014

Revolution Messaging blasted the Democratic commissioners on the FEC Thursday after they voted against lifting a federal requirement for mobile advertising disclaimers.

The Democratic mobile advertising firm, which employs many Obama campaign alumni, had asked the Commission to treat cellphone ads the same as bumper stickers or campaign buttons and make them exempt from federal disclaimer requirements. In opposition, they had groups such the Campaign Legal Center and Democracy 21 --

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Watchdogs to FEC: Keep mobile disclaimers 

Watchdogs to FEC: Keep mobile disclaimers 

by Sean J. Miller / Feb 26 2014

The battle lines over disclaimer requirements for mobile advertising are coming into focus ahead of the Federal Election Commission's Feb. 27 meeting.

Last fall, Revolution Messaging, a mobile advertising firm, asked the Commission to treat cellphone ads the same as bumper stickers or campaign buttons and make them exempt from federal disclaimer requirements. Keegan Goudiss, the company’s head of digital advertising, said at the time that the disclaimer requirement made the

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Rally.org is called crowdfunding because of the crowds

Rally.org is called crowdfunding because of the crowds

by Tom Serres  / Sep 24 2013

When I first heard that CMDI’s Erik Nilsson was taking to C&E to launch a broadside against Rally.org and was lumping us in with one of the biggest brands in the world (PayPal), I smiled. Then I read his piece, and found myself perplexed and exasperated.   

Erik’s piece was so full of inaccuracies and misleading half-truths, Factcheck.org would have a field day. I’m surprised that someone from a company

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Why PayPal, Rally.org and Square are bad for campaigns

Why PayPal, Rally.org and Square are bad for campaigns

by Erik Nilsson / Sep 24 2013

Processing political donations through PayPal, Google Shopping Cart, Square, Amazon or Rally.org can seem like the perfect solution for campaigns trying to raise a quick buck. All you need to do is give them your email address and bank information and they send you your money. Right?

Not so fast. These companies, called “aggregators” by the likes of Visa and MasterCard, set up a single credit card merchant account that they share among

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