Echelon Insights Co-Founder Forecasts the Future


Republican political strategist Patrick Ruffini has a way with timing. The tech guru entered the field in 2002, when Internet campaigning was still kind of a novelty. Nowadays, the Internet is a fixture, and so is Ruffini. He heads two political firms — digital strategy shop Engage and research analytics firm Echelon Insights — and… Continue reading


Startup Hopes to Use FCC Database to Predict Ad Future


At this particular moment in the Denver media market, Republicans are winning the ad war more — in terms of dollars spent at any rate. Fifty-eight percent of spending on political ads currently running are from Republicans and Republican-associated groups. It’s a key detail in a heated race as Republicans try to unseat Democratic incumbent… Continue reading


Social Media Pioneer and Disruptor Capital CEO Pete Snyder Steps Down from Fox News


ALEXANDRIA, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Disruptor Capital CEO and Founder of New Media Strategies Peter Snyder is stepping down as a conservative on-air contributor to the Fox News Team where he made appearances several times a week on a variety of the network’s news programs. A technology entrepreneur, Snyder has spent over 20 years in the private sector… Continue reading


Disruptor Capital Announces Investment In Potomac Research Group


Disruptor Capital CEO Pete Snyder today announced the company’s lead investment in Potomac Research Group (PRG). “PRG is a innovator and market leader in the rapidly growing policy research industry,” said Snyder. “In a day and age when Washington, Wall Street and Main Street often don’t speak the same language, Potomac Research Group is effectively… Continue reading


New Media Strategies Founder Departs to Launch Fund


Washington Business Journal by Bill Flook Staff Reporter Pete Snyder, a communications guru who founded New Media Strategies more than a decade ago, is departing the Rosslyn-based social media marketing consultancy to launch an early-stage investment fund. The creation of Disruptor Capital adds to a growing roster of new seed-stage investors in the D.C. area.… Continue reading