Data Services

About CBIS GR Data - At its roots, Columbia Books & Information Services (CBIS) is a data provider with over 50 years of experience gathering, normalizing and enhancing government, political and lobbying data. CBIS has extensive experience working with clients across the media, government relations, PAC fundraising, nonprofit and association industries to provide them access with large scale datasets and performing data services such as matching, appending, and licensing datasets. CBIS is uniquely positioned to be able to provide our clients with government relations data as CBIS has unquestionably the most comprehensive and up-to-date source of government relations contacts with over 44,000 lobbyists and government relations professionals included in the database. No other source currently captures the depth of data fields that CBIS captures and maintains for the government relations industry.

Choose from over 44,000 contacts segmented by org type, title, geography, party affiliation, legislative focus and more! Looking to reach the government relations community? Need to get your message in the right hands quickly and easily? We can help. With WashingtonRepresentatives.com, you will be able to reach the perfect audience, save time and resources, and get a better return on your investment. From custom email lists to design, delivery, and tracking, the team at WashingtonRepresentatives.com takes care of it all to ensure a successful email campaign. If you have any questions or if you would like to request a quote, please contact Matthew Barnes at 240-235-0277 or mbarnes@columbiabooks.com

Eblast Form Example

The process is simple:

  1. Build a custom list that you can target by location, issue area, title, and more.
  2. Send us your email design or have our professional design team create something for you.
  3. Approve your test email and we take care of the rest.

Why Use WashingtonRepresentatives.com?

WashingtonRepresentatives.com is home to Lobbyists.info, an online database of lobbyists (both registered and unregistered), legislative contacts at associations and corporations, Congressional members, and Congressional staffers.

All data is gathered by our professional researchers and managed by our team of editors who coordinate and schedule updates year-round to maintain a high standard and quality of data.

Email Delivery Service Policy

Full payment is required prior to email transmission and is non-refundable. All information has been obtained from sources believed to be accurate and reliable but is provided “as is” without warranty of any kind. WashingtonRepresentatives.com is not responsible for any errors or omissions nor does WashingtonRepresentatives.com guarantee the accuracy, quality, completeness, currency, or validity of any information contained in the List. If more than five percent of the email list is undeliverable due to a hard bounce, WashingtonRepresentatives.com agrees to either replace or reimburse the customer for those email addresses.

In no event shall customers use the delivery or information for any competitive purpose. We reserve the right to refuse the delivery entirely and terminate this Agreement for any reason, including but not limited to misuse.

WashingtonRepresentatives.com will send the email marketing campaign on the customer’s behalf. The customer may collect email addresses of prospects that respond to the email blast.

Your email delivery service includes the following:

  • Use of custom WR email list identified by client
  • Set-up and activation of email using client provided artwork. Design services are available for an additional cost
  • Test email sends for client approval
  • Email sending and delivery to specified lists
  • Open and delivery reporting

Most campaigns can be completed in 2-5 days. However, delays in any of the necessary steps—list building, design, and email approval—can negatively affect the project’s timeframe. All email content must be received at least 5 business days prior to the email deployment date. A report detailing the open and click-through rates will be available 48 hours after campaign deployment. Columbia Books, Inc. has the right to refuse to send an email if the content contains inappropriate material or if the offer is not clearly understood.

The following items are required prior to email sending:

  • HTML (.html or .htm format): please make sure the images are hosted on your end and your physical postal address is present in the creative copy. Our designers can create an HTML version of your email at a rate of $200/hour. The average time to do so is 1–2 hours
  • Subject Line
  • From Line
  • Suppression file (if applicable) *** A suppression file is a collection of opt-outs from previous email campaigns

Phone and Postal List Rental Policy:

Full payment is required prior to delivery of the List and is non-returnable or non-refundable. All information has been obtained from sources believed to be accurate and reliable but is provided “as is” without warranty of any kind. WashingtonRepresentatives.com is not responsible for any errors or omissions nor does WashingtonRepresentatives.com guarantee the accuracy, quality, completeness, currency, or validity of any information contained in the List.

In using the List, Licensee agrees not to duplicate, load into other applications, reproduce or copy the List in any form or by any means, not to transfer, sell, loan or otherwise provide the List to any other person or entity except as necessary to carry out the use for which the List is being licensed (to exclusively promote their own services and products).

In the event, WashingtonRepresentatives.com determines that the List has been used additional times beyond those authorized, the Licensee agrees, once notified to immediately cease, and to pay for those additional usages at the same rate charged under the agreement. The Licensee authorizes WashingtonRepresentatives.com to charge any credit card on file accordingly.

If you have any questions or if you would like to request a quote, please contact Matthew Barnes at 240-235-0277 or mbarnes@columbiabooks.com

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