ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following the recent historic elections, it is critical for newly elected officials to "remember and recognize that they are the voice for their constituents," according to media marketing experts Will Black and Kirsten Fedewa.
Black and Fedewa joined forces last spring to make a new software communications technology – called "Teleforum" – available to members of Congress, governors, candidates, trade associations, and other groups.
Black, who is president and C.E.O. of Oxford Communications LLC, said Teleforum is a "cost-effective and efficient way for officials to connect directly connect with their constituents using telephone technology. Oxford is a direct mail fundraising and voter contact firm with over 20 years of experience in the national political arena.
Teleforum uses custom software and a web-based interface to help bring individuals and groups of people together simultaneously over the telephone in a live, virtual "town hall meeting," he said.
Fedewa, who introduced the technology to the national political marketplace, said "it's important for new members of congress to continue to listen to the voters who elected them."
"Given the nature of this last election, we urge elected officials to use every resource available to communicate with their constituents. I'm looking forward to introducing this exciting technology to the new freshmen class of Congress and others who wish to be on the leading edge of communications technology," said Fedewa. Fedewa is president of Kirsten Fedewa and Associates, LLC, a public relations, media and special events firm.
Black said Fedewa's work on Capitol Hill, and in national political circles – most recently, as national communications director for Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee (R-AR) and her experience as general consultant for Broadnet Teleservices, complements his direct marketing expertise and is a valuable asset to the endeavor. Fedewa also previously served as a press secretary in the U.S. House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate, the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), and the Republican Governors Association.
Oxford currently offers Teleforum to a number of its clients, including but not limited to the National Republican Congressional Committee, the Kasich for Governor Campaign, and other top elected officials.
SOURCE Kirsten Fedewa and Associates