Skip to comments.White House Reveals Identity of Firm That Sent Unsolicited E-Mails on Health Reform
Posted on 08/22/2009 8:30:35 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants
The White House hired a private communications company based in Minnesota to distribute mass e-mails, helping to shed light on how some recipients received e-mails in support of President Obama's health care plan without signing up for them, FOX News has learned.
The company, Govdelivery, describes itself as the world's leading provider of government-to-citizen communication solutions and says its e-mail service provides a fully-automated on-demand public communication system.
The confirmation comes after the White House acknowledged this week that people were receiving unsolicited e-mails from the administration about health care reform and suggested the problem was with third-party groups that placed the recipients' names on the distribution list.
(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...
Need to check donor records — bet this group was a huge donor to ZERO! Follow the money should be the first thing anyone looks at with this Administration when facts come out.
Alexrod is still digging, I see.
Who owns this company?
Cue the spam song!
Not too far away from your tv or computer turning itself on and “zero” appearing to calm your fears with his soothing voice.
O throws the firm under the bus. No surprise here.
The St. Paul company also provides services to numerous city and state governments, many of which will see budget pressures partly relieved by stimulus funds.
To top it off, Burns is now in talks with the White House, which is led by a tech-savvy president and has a new-media team.
Were really at the convergence of a few different trends, Burns said.
Among those trends are the federal governments more-active role in areas such as banking regulation, and the Obama administrations promotion of transparency in government. Also, infusions of capital to federal agencies handling major projects, such as the U.S. Department of Transportation, could bring the company more business.
GovDelivery was already on track to post record revenue this year. The firm met quarterly sales goals by the end of February and expects annual revenue for 2009 to range between $9 million and $10 million. Thats up from just less than $7 million in 2008. Burns has hired 10 employees in the past 90 days, bringing his staff to 52; he still has five open positions.
Its like we woke up and were in the only growing market in the world right now: government spending, he said.
Well, well, well, mentioned in a contract signed with Alameda, California is a gentleman named Zach Stabenow. me sound familiar?
Al Franken’s company?
Good grief. Good times in St. Paul as well as in DC, as jobs expand with the federal bureaucracy. Millions of unionized in-it-for-life bureaucrats aren’t sufficient. They have to hire outside help as well.
A friend of Axelrod perhaps? Or maybe a heavy donor to Bambi’s 2008 campaign?
This sounds very, very fishy. Who do we send this to?
his voice would give me convulsions having to listen to it.
Scott Burns - CEO & Co-Founder
Scott has actively participated in government affairs throughout his life. Prior to co-founding GovDelivery, Inc., Scott was the Director of Marketing at SafeRent, Inc., which was the leading provider of web-based tenant screening services to apartment managers. Before SafeRent, Scott was a consultant at McKinsey and Company where he worked on new product launches and operational effectiveness for several multinational corporations. He is an active member of the Minnesota Citizens League and regularly advises GovDelivery clients on e-government related issues. Scott has received several awards for his business accomplishments and community contributions. In May, he was honored with the 2006 “Forty Under 40” award from the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. In the Spring of 2006, he was recognized as an “Emerging Leader” by Twin Cities Business magazine. Most recently, Scott was named to Federal Computer Week’s (FCW) Federal 100 list recognizing individuals those who significantly influence how federal government uses information technology. Scott graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in Economics.
I trust no outfit that purports to offer "solutions." There is rarely any deficiency or problem needing a solution, only a manufactured notion of one.