TellTale Social Media Monitoring

Here is a NEW fact of life for state government relations.

State legislators are Tweeting.

State legislators are posting on Facebook.

State legislators are using these social media platforms to reach constituents, the media and advocates.

Total number of State Legislators
State legislators with Twitter accounts
State legislators with Facebook accounts

The Stateside Associates Advantage

Through these channels legislators broadcast their opinions, plans, observations, concerns, frustrations and hopes – unfiltered and unedited.

The words “gold mine” come to mind.

But, as with mining for gold, mining for this information takes time, planning and knowing where to dig. With more than 7,300 state legislators, you need to have the infrastructure in place to capture quickly the relevant issue information.

Enter Stateside Associates and our unique social media monitoring service, TellTale. Designed to be flexible and scale from monitoring specific legislators and a single issue in one state to multiple issues in all fifty states, this service includes analysis of the platforms used, the sentiment expressed and the level of users’ influence. Additionally, we present the context in which the conversations are happening, the volume and trends over time.

Before long, no one will imagine conducting state bill tracking or state legislative monitoring without TellTale.

Combining our client, issue and jurisdiction expertise with a deep understanding of social media, we deliver reports that are targeted, timely and politically astute. We work with clients to understand these reports and execute on strategies to counter negatives and amplify positives.

For additional information and sample TellTale reports, please contact Tim Riordan at or call (703) 525-7466.


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Stateside Associates is the largest state and local government affairs firm. Since 1988, the Stateside team has worked across the 50 states and in many local governments on behalf of dozens of companies, trade associations and government and non-profit clients. Long regarded as the industry leader in State and Local Government Affairs, Stateside Associates helps its clients recognize more success from their programs by contributing experience, nationwide relationships and well-honed skills as issue managers.

The 54-person staff includes 25 former state legislature staff members, ten attorneys and ten issue managers with a combined 90 years of state and local government experience. From government affairs program design to execution, there are experienced Stateside professionals available to help. Whether the task is issue monitoring, retaining lobbyists, developing strategic plans, budgeting, working with Groups or integrating grasstops into your program, the experienced team at Stateside can assist.

For more information, please visit our Professionals and Case Studies pages.

Please contact Tim Riordan at to learn more about how Stateside Associates can be your State and Local Government Specialists.


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