CMDI and eventbrite team for data syncing app

  • Feb 27, 2015

CMDI has teamed with Eventbrite to create a new campaign fundraising data app. The third-part app, called Crimson Market, is designed to make FEC compliance easier by allowing campaigns to “seamlessly...

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Shop Talk: Mail and broadcast still pack a punch

  • Feb 19, 2015

This issue's Shoptalkers: Fred Davis, CEO of Strategic Perception; Eric Hogensen, president of HSG Campaigns; Douglas Herman, partner at The Strategy Group; and Vince Monaco, owner of the Monaco Group....

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GOP consultant admits to illegal coordination

  • Feb 12, 2015

A Republican consultant has pleaded guilty to illegally coordinating ad spending between a super PAC and a congressional campaign committee. While it’s the first U.S. criminal prosecution based on this...

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Getting voters to the polls with social pressure

  • Feb 12, 2015

If you type “Marty Stone” into Google you’ll find at the top of the search results, much to my chagrin, professional bass fisherman Marty Stone. I always say, if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. So recently we...

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Why Republicans haven't closed the gap on targeting and tactics

  • Feb 05, 2015

Republicans are happy and optimistic for the first time since 2010. After President Obama’s reelection in 2012 and the loss of Virginia’s governor’s mansion in 2013, it seemed to many conservatives the game...

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Picking an online fundraising platform

  • Feb 05, 2015

Some two-thirds of the U.S. population now has a smart phone with Internet access and increasingly we’re using them to make campaign contributions. That means online donation platforms are vital to a successful...

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Is the gold rush on for consultants in California?

  • Jan 30, 2015

The retirement of California Sen. Barbara Boxer (D) and the anticipated departure of Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D) and the term-limited Gov. Jerry Brown (D) has created what some consultants are calling the...

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Movers & Shakers: Gail Gitcho

  • Jan 26, 2015

Gail Gitcho is a partner at McKay-Gitcho Strategies, a firm she co-founded with Ken McKay. C&E: You got your start with the late Florida Rep. Clay Shaw. Tell us about that. Gail Gitcho: Clay Shaw...

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2015 Reed Award Winners

  • Jan 24, 2015

Congratulations to the 2015 Reed Award Winners!    2015 Reed Awards Winners Gallery Best Automated Phone Call for County, Local, Mayoral, or Judicial...

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Purple Strategies hires Griffin

  • Jan 22, 2015

The bipartisan firm Purple Strategies has unveiled former Rep. Tim Griffin as a senior advisor for “communications and growth strategies.” Griffin, who is currently lieutenant governor of Arkansas, retired...

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