Quick Tips for Independent Expenditure Planning

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Here Are a Few Tips to Avoid Common Mistakes and Make Smart Choices When Planning a Successful Independent Expenditure

An independent expenditure is an effort that expressly advocates for or against a candidate which is not made in coordination with any candidate campaign by a third party entity. When planning an independent expenditure campaign for or against a particular candidate it’s important not to make these three common mistakes.

 

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Video Buying Options for Independent Expenditure Campaigns

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Understanding the Different Terms and Tactics for Incorporating Video Into Your Independent Expenditure Campaign

It’s 2019, so by now you’re probably well aware that television extends beyond traditional broadcast and that your independent expenditure campaign’s paid media plan probably should as well. But what is the difference between all these different video buying terms and which tactic is the best for your campaign? We’re here to break it down for you.

 

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To Parody or Not to Parody: Direct Mail IE Edition

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Tips for Using Parody in Your IE Direct Mail

When it comes to making memorable direct mail for your independent expenditure campaign, the use of parody can be your best friend. Parodying (or even just dropping casual references to) a TV show, movie, book, or song to show that a candidate isn’t fit for office can make for a great IE contrast piece. The question is, how far can you go without putting your political campaign at risk of violating copyright laws?

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How to Use Earned Media to Improve the Credibility of Your IE

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Earned Media Can Help You Gain the Trust of the General Public

When it comes to your independent expenditure strategy, earned media doesn’t need to be your enemy, it can be your friend. Earned media can actually help you raise awareness for your independent expenditure campaign and improve engagement with your campaign amongst the general public. Whether you attract positive or negative attention, well, that’s on you!

 

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Digital Targeting and Messaging Tactics for Independent Expenditure Campaigns

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Tips You Can Use as You’re Setting Up Your Digital Targeting and Messaging for Your Independent Expenditure Campaign

Independent expenditure campaigns play a unique role in an election, largely by filling gaps campaigns have. These gaps are often caused by resources being directed elsewhere and independent expenditures can help bolster a campaign by targeting audiences with messaging that candidate campaigns either can’t or won’t reach.

 

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