• A Guide to Budgeting for Your Digital Advocacy Campaign

    Jan 21, 2019

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    Digital Campaign Spending: What to Include in Your Digital Advocacy Budget

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  • Digital Advocacy Campaign Goals on Twitter

    Nov 02, 2017 by Shelley Rees

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    What Goal is Best for My Digital Advocacy Campaign on Twitter?

    When it comes to a digital advocacy campaign Twitter is a great platform. Unlike more traditional platforms, there aren’t budget minimums you need to worry about and you can reach a lot of people very quickly. There are also a lot of great targeting options based on Twitter’s user data. The first thing you should decide when you create a Twitter ad campaign is what objective you want to use. There are several options, so it’s important to consider them carefully, based on your end goals. Below, we’ll run through each objective and how you could use it in your digital advocacy campaign.

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  • Facebook and ActionSprout: Integration for Digital Advocacy

    Jul 06, 2017 by Sophie Thurber

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    Digital Advocacy Integration for Action

    Digital advocacy is about engagement and capacity building—likes are just a starting point. Over the last few years, Facebook’s algorithm has evolved, as has its advertising options, making it easier than ever to capitalize on the audience you’ll find there and turn likes into actions that advance your advocacy goals.

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  • Twitter for Your Next Advocacy Campaign

    Jul 03, 2017 by The Campaign Workshop

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    For Your Next Advocacy Campaign, Don’t Underestimate the Power of Twitter.

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  • Digital Advocacy Opportunities Under a Trump Presidency

    Jun 29, 2017 by Joe Fuld

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    Under a Trump Presidency, Take Advantage of Digital Advocacy Opportunities

    With Trump as president, nonprofit organizations have an opportunity to use digital advocacy to grow engagement and reach donors and constituencies. This doesn't make it any easier to get legislation passed, but it does present an opportunity for growth that may not have existed in the past for your organization.

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  • Digital Advocacy Tactics Advocacy Campaigns Can Learn from Political Campaigns

    Apr 24, 2017

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    Tips and Tactics Advocacy Campaigns Can Glean from 2016 Political Campaigns for Successful Digital Advocacy

    Digital Advocacy is on everyone's mind. Last month, I attended the Nonprofit Technology Conference in Washington, D.C. and one panel caught my eye: New Tools From the 2016 Elections That Nonprofit Techies Need to Know About. Given that our clients are both campaigns and nonprofits, it was a perfect fit. 

    There were some really valuable takeaways from the session that I wanted to share with you all. 

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  • Social Media Platform: Is Quantity or Quality Better?

    Apr 20, 2017 by The Campaign Workshop

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    Optimize Your Posting for Maximum Engagement on Any Social Media Platform

    It seems like every month there is a new social media platform taking off that those of us who do digital work hear about from our clients (Peach anyone?). While the instinct is to be on every channel to reach the most people, it can work against engagement. I know this goes against many “more is more!” pieces you’ve read about for your multiple social media platform, but allow me to explain.

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  • Get Out the Vote with Social Media: Digital GOTV

    Oct 06, 2016 by Shelley Rees

    How to Use Social Media for Get Out the Vote

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  • Digital Campaigns and the Googlization of American Politics

    May 02, 2016 by Joe Fuld

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    Digital Campaigns and the Googlization of American Politics

    Searching for answers on the web has become a fixture in our lives. Want to go to a movie? Search the time and showings. Buying a house? Search for listings. Interested in a candidate or a local issue? Ask Google.

    But when it comes to political and advocacy digital campaigns, why do many folks ignore tactics that drive search results for digital campaigns?  Why is the web relegated to an intern or volunteer instead of seen as a strategic tool?

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  • The Top 5 Reasons to Include Political Mailers in Your Communications Program

    Feb 29, 2016 by Sophie Thurber

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    Do Political Mailers Work for You?

    As I wrote a couple of years ago, political mailers haven’t gone the way of the dinosaurs – they’re still a very effective method of communication for both persuasion and GOTV efforts. Political mailers may not be as sexy as the world of digital, but here are a few reasons to hang onto mail a while longer.

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  • Content Marketing For Politics

    Feb 08, 2016 by Joe Fuld

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    Content Marketing in the World of Politics

    In my 20 years working in politics, I have seen a lot of things change. Technology in particular has done a lot to change the way that we communicate with voters. Yet somehow, we in politics have access to more information about our audience than ever before, but our audience engagement is at an all time low. 

    That’s because politics relies on the same tools we always have: TV, radio, door-to-door, mail and now digital ads. Campaigns are missing an important piece of the puzzle: content marketing.  

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  • Four Tips for Nonprofit Facebook Ads

    Dec 14, 2015 by Shelley Rees

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    Four Tips for Nonprofit Facebook Ads

    Choose the Right Image for Your Ad

    Your nonprofit facebook ad will need an image to display on users newsfeeds or right-hand rails. In a platform like Facebook, where viewers are accustomed to scrolling continuously, you’re going to need an image that is arresting enough to stop the scroll. Make sure the photo or illustration you use has a clear focal point that is either intriguing or easily recognizable and relevant to a viewer’s interests. If you sell shoes, pick your snazziest pair, put them on a clean background that shows them off. If you’re running for office, you could use an image of a local landmark or a picture of a well-known person who is endorsing you. Whatever image you choose, make sure it is arresting, and communicates something important about you, your cause, or your business.  

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