XPLANE created visual story of Obama’s social networking strategy

PORTLAND, Ore. (June 20, 2008) — XPLANE, a global consulting and information design firm that clarifies the complex through visual communication, has developed an infographic detailing how Barack Obama is the first major candidate to decline participation in the public funding system because of the support he has garnered through online social networks. The work, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License, can be downloaded at http://www.xplane.com/obama.

Recognized for its visual communication pieces, XPLANE won a bronze medal in 2008 at the 16th Malofiej International Infographics Awards, which is known as the most important and respected infographic contest in the world. This marked XPLANE’s first time entering an infographic into the competition.

With an innovative, multidisciplinary methodology, XPLANE is unique because it focuses on visual thinking and information-driven communication to develop clarity, convey key messages to its clients’ target audiences, and generate the desired results faster and more efficiently. Companies have hired XPLANE to motivate employees, drive sales, convince decision makers and integrate with partners and vendors.


Founded in 1993, XPLANE is a global consulting and information design firm that drives results for many of the world’s leading corporations including Intel, Microsoft, U.S. Marine Corps, Department of National Intelligence, Autodesk and BP by using a visual-thinking methodology to achieve business alignment. Ranked by Inc. magazine as one of the country’s fastest growing privately held companies, XPLANE offers clients unique and personalized service through its employees’ diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise, including journalism, consulting, technology, marketing, training, illustration, interaction, process improvement, information design and architecture. XPLANE is based in Portland, Ore. with additional offices in St. Louis, Mo. and Madrid, Spain. For more information about XPLANE, visit www.xplane.com or call (866) 750-6467.

For more information contact:

  • Parker Lee
  • 503 467 7756
  • plee@xplane.com