January 24, 2007

Lighter Blogging Ahead

As some of you know, I recently departed Dittus Communications and accepted a new position as Google's Washington, D.C. spokesman.  I start next week and couldn't be more excited.

My new position will mean some changes for Potomac Flacks.  This blog started as an outgrowth of my work at Dittus to help clients understand and participate in the blogosphere. It's developed a life and a following all its own, drawing an average of 400 visits a day.  The response from readers has been extremely gratifying, and this site has turned into something of a gathering spot for communicators all around town.

But in order to give my new job the attention it deserves, I'm going to have to cut back on time spent blogging.  For the time being at least, my hope is to post a few times a week (rather than my current pace of 3-5 new posts a day).  That will mean less dogged tracking of every new D.C. flack personnel move, but I still hope to highlight the most interesting happenings from the Washington PR world, and as always, I invite readers to help by sharing tips.

Thanks for all your great feedback so far, and for making my initial foray into the blogosphere so much fun.

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    Matt Mackowiak is a Washington, D.C. and Austin,TX-based Republican strategist and communications consultant and President of Potomac Strategy Group, LLC. In his career he has managed a winning Congressional campaign and worked in the U.S. Senate, at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, at a leading international PR firm, on a presidential campaign in Iowa and in White House presidential advance. Follow him on Twitter - @MattMackowiak

    Laura Gross - Contributor
    Laura Gross is currently president of Scott Circle Communications. She has served as deputy director of communications at the DNC, was Gov. Howard Dean's Communications Director and she worked in the press office at USAID during the Clinton administration. Her experience also includes time in the PR department of National Public Radio and she was part of Vice President Gore's advance team when he was in The White House.
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    Blain K. Rethmeier - Contributor
    Blain K. Rethmeier is currently the Senior Vice President for Public Affairs for the American Insurance Association (AIA). Rethmeier joined AIA from the White House where he served as Special Assistant to the President for Communications and directed communications for the National Economic Council and Homeland Security Council. Prior to joining the White House, Rethmeier served as Press Secretary for the Senate Judiciary Committee.
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