Matt Mahan: 'Tech and politics definitely need each'

  • Jul 22, 2014

Political technology start ups face hurdles ranging from reluctant investors to stiff-armed government regulation but there’s a growing demand for their services, experts say. “Tech and politics definitely...

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Audience Partners patents what it calls 'holy grail' of political advertising

  • Jul 01, 2014

Audience Partners has received a patent on its cookie-voter file matching technology. The patent, which the company filed for in August 2011, could have major financial implications for Audience Partners...

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Greenberg Quinlan Rosner launches in Canada

  • Jun 29, 2014

Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research, the Democratic research and consulting firm, which has advised political leaders from former President Bill Clinton to the late Nelson Mandela, announced Monday that...

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Advocacy Marketing targets Sacramento firms 

  • Jun 27, 2014

Three strategists from Sacramento’s public affairs and marketing worlds have joined forces to hawk digital services to West Coast consultants and lobbyists.  Joe Camicia, Ken Knecht and Kyle Cassano recently...

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Report: Democratic campaign spending overlooks minority consultants

  • Jun 24, 2014

The major national Democratic Party committees have spent the overwhelming majority of their dollars on white political consultants over the past two election cycles. That’s according to a report released...

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The Power of Personalization

  • Jun 22, 2014

A campaign can often feel like a numbers game. It’s easy to get caught up on the number of votes you need to win, the number of donations you receive, or the number of volunteers you draft. But numbers...

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How not to get burned by the press 

  • Jun 16, 2014

The relationship between candidate and journalist doesn’t have to be antagonistic. Bad blood often stems from the campaign failing to reach out to reporters early in the race. “The first call [to a reporter...

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Ending a campaign the right way 

  • Jun 16, 2014

Winding down a campaign should be one of the first things a candidate thinks about. If left to the days after the election, a frantic wrap up could misplace valuable resources, or antagonize supporters...

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Romney pollster: Cantor 'lost touch' 

  • Jun 15, 2014

Virginia Rep. Eric Cantor’s recent defeat could be summed up as “an incumbent who lost touch with the district,” according to GOP pollster Neil Newhouse. The House majority leader’s loss is still reverberating...

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How to make your consultants happy...and win

  • Jun 15, 2014

Vanquished candidates make the best clients, according to a bipartisan group of consultants. After they lose, said Liz Chadderdon, head of the Chadderdon Group, "then they come back and say, ‘turns out...

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