November 9, 2015

Getting the most out of foreign aid

No wonder Americans are skeptical about foreign aid. They think we spend 25 times more than we actually do, they don’t know what it has accomplished, and they are fed a steady diet of reports about waste, fraud and corruption. This puts members of Congress in an awkward position. Most of them know that diplomacy and development help create jobs…
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October 5, 2015

A Swiss in America on 9/11

The 9/11 Pentagon Memorial in Washington, DC on the 14th anniversary of the attack.  Photo by Mattia Bütikofer. On 9/11 2001, at the time those hijacked airplanes were smashing into the World Trade Center, I was 8 years old and had just started my 3rd year of primary school; much more interested in toys than politics.  I could never have…
September 22, 2015

turner4D’s Alan Rosenblatt Among Experts Featured on Front Page of USA Today

With Scott Walker’s exit from the GOP presidential race, USA Today chose to feature its four-week-old GOP Power Rankings on the front page. The rankings, as we have reported earlier, comprises the votes of 30 political experts, among them turner4D’s own SVP of Digital Strategy Alan Rosenblatt, Ph.D. Alan has been basing his votes each week, to a large degree,…
August 26, 2015

Climate Takes Center Stage

Obama & Biden tour a solar energy facility in Nevada.  Image from With Pope Francis’ recent Encyclical on climate change and President Obama’s fresh focus on the environment, turner4D finds itself back on familiar territory for some new clients. Our new work includes: The Wilderness Society is a leading American conservation organization working to protect public lands across the…
August 3, 2015

turner4D Supports Hamptons YogaFest

“Healthy plants and trees yield abundant flowers and fruits. Similarly, from a healthy person, smiles and happiness shine forth like the rays of the sun.”  – B.K. S Iyengar As part of our business in the holistic health field, Suzanne Turner and I are leading a project to promote the inaugural Hamptons YogaFest 2015 being held September 18-20 on a cozy…
June 23, 2015

Early Warning Systems Warn You Early

Central to any communications strategy is setting up the capacity to identify opportunities and crises in the media as early as possible. Being able to get out ahead of the pack on an issue requires knowing when that issue is breaking in the media. In recent years, social media has become the harbinger of breaking news, often outpacing mainstream news…
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June 19, 2015

The Art of Stories with Big Data at the Internet Advocacy Roundtable

Dr. Alan Rosenblatt of turner4D (Host); Nathaniel Pearlman of Graphicacy; Brandon Kramer of Meridian Hill Pictures; Mike Bonifer and Jeremi Karnell of bigSTORY at the Internet Advocacy Roundtable 6/18. The Internet Advocacy Roundtable hosted a great discussion this week at turner4D on the art of telling stories using big data. “Big data” is a big buzz word these days, but the…