Advocacy Day Assistant App Honored at SIPAwards

Contact: Maggie Aland
Phone: 202-739-9765

Washington, DC (June 7, 2016) – Today the Advocacy Day Assistant app was awarded second place in the Best Mobile Smartphone App (Native) category of the SIPAwards, presented this week at the Specialized Information Publishers Association annual conference in Washington.

Columbia Books & Information Services’ Government Relations and Advocacy division, partnered with with developers at NWYC and fly-in expert Stephanie Vance of Advocacy Associates to launch the Advocacy Day Assistant (ADA) app in 2015. The fully-customizable smartphone app allows association and corporate government relations staff to schedule, coordinate and update Hill meetings with ease. Each advocate receives a custom schedule and in-depth detail on Members and their meetings that can be updated throughout the fly-in. Fly-in planners can upload talking points, communicate with advocates and get real-time feedback throughout a fly-in. Each app is also customized with the user organization’s branding.

“After years of working with clients to create custom branded advocacy tools with our line of US Congress Handbooks, the natural next step was to develop an app,” stated Joel Poznansky, CEO of Columbia Books & Information Services. “Winning a SIPAward is great validation for all of the hard work we have put into the app.”

To learn more about the Advocacy Day Assistant app, visit For more information on the SIPAwards, go to

About the Columbia Books & Information Services Government Relations & Advocacy Division
The Columbia Books & Information Services Government Relations & Advocacy Division is home to a family of brands including, the Original US Congress Handbook, the Almanac of American Politics, and the Advocacy Day Assistant App. Our products and services include compliance tools, custom industry data and studies, and training and advocacy tools.