How to grow your email list off-cycle

  • Mar 23, 2015

The off-year isn’t an easy time to build an email list. It’s when your campaign has little-to-no budget and most people aren’t yet paying attention to your candidate. Your list is important because it...

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Liz Mair and the digital dilemma facing consultants

  • Mar 18, 2015

Consultants, particularly digital experts, need to be active on social media. If they’re not using it aggressively, they’re mocked. Stuart Stevens was routinely criticized for not tweeting during the...

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6 tips for running a top-notch constituent service office

  • Mar 18, 2015

It may be considered an off-year for most political observers, but in reality 2015 is a huge year for local elections across the country. Some 24 states are holding municipal elections this November and...

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How San Francisco Republicans went extinct

  • Mar 16, 2015

The last Republican holding office in San Francisco, until recently, was James Fang, a 24-year incumbent of the powerful board that oversees the Bay Area’s regional public transit system. Fang was part...

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From the Publisher: A Digital-First Approach

  • Mar 16, 2015

Over the past two campaign cycles, Campaigns & Elections has chronicled a drastic shift in political campaigning. Campaigns have felt the transformative effect of technology, augmenting tried and tested...

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7 reasons your campaign should never stop polling

  • Mar 16, 2015

As a cavalry scout in the Army for many years, my tradecraft was reconnaissance. It was my team’s job to keep our commanders informed so they could make the best decisions to keep troops alive and win...

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Drones: The new must-have for campaigns?

  • Mar 13, 2015

What will drive traffic to campaign websites this cycle, according to digital consultants, is video. But they aren’t talking about B-roll of the candidate and his family strolling through a bucolic field...

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The secret to building a volunteer juggernaut

  • Mar 10, 2015

Looking at herself in the mirror, the young woman says, “You’re the best there is.” It comes out close to a whisper. “Tonight is about building support,” she continues. “Tonight, a new volunteer will walk through...

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Why Data-Driven Campaigns Should Think Like Facebook

  • Mar 04, 2015

Ask a dozen consultants to define big data and you’ll likely end up with a medley of responses. That’s because big data is a nebulous concept open to interpretation, which sometimes leads to misconceptions...

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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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