Kate Kaye

ClickZ at The RNC: Day One Photo Gallery

  |  August 27, 2012   |  Comments

buttonIt was a low-key day at the Republican National Convention on Monday, as scheduled events were called off due to the threat from Hurricane Isaac. But, there was still activity as the weather turned from sunny and balmy to downpour. Highlights included a visit by Geraldo Rivera to the Twitter space in the Tampa Convention Center.



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Kate Kaye

Kate Kaye was Managing Editor at ClickZ News until October 2012. As a daily reporter and editor for the original news source, she covered beats including digital political campaigns and government regulation of the online ad industry. Kate is the author of Campaign '08: A Turning Point for Digital Media, the only book focused on the paid digital media efforts of the 2008 presidential campaigns. Kate created ClickZ's Politics & Advocacy section, and is the primary contributor to the one-of-a-kind section. She began reporting on the interactive ad industry in 1999 and has spoken at several events and in interviews for television, radio, print, and digital media outlets. You can follow Kate on Twitter at @LowbrowKate.

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It was a balmy, sunny late morning in Tampa as the threat of Hurricane Isaac moved west. Inside the Tampa Bay Times Forum, a few delegates and members of the media milled around despite cancellation of this, the first planned day of events.

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Longtime talk show host and media icon Geraldo Rivera swung by the Twitter booth at the Tampa Convention Center, adjacent to the Times Forum where the main convention events are being held. Rivera is broadcasting his radio show, "Geraldo," live from the RNC this week.

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Geraldo Rivera took a break from Radio Row at the RNC to swing by the Twitter booth and learn a bit about how Twitter hashtags help spread messages quickly.

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Andrew Noyes, manager of public policy communications, left, and George Alfagonis, who handles client partnerships at Facebook, right, in the Facebook space at the RNC.

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Here's the poster that Facebook is giving away at its booth at the RNC.

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Facebook and Twitter are sharing a space at the RNC.

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Facebook and Twitter each have political swag to give away at the RNC.

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Rep. Darrell Issa of California chats with the press in the elaborate Google space at the RNC. Google's photo booth, which automatically sends a photo via email and can upload it to an RNC photo collection, can be seen behind him to his right.

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