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  • 10 Questions Your Campaign Plan Should Address

    Posted on February 18, 2018 by Joe Fuld

    10 Questions Your Campaign Plan Should Answer

    It is campaign plan time. If you are running a campaign, start writing a plan now. Here are our 10 tips on 10 questions a political campaign plan should answer.

     

  • Use These Winning Field Strategies for Campaign Success

    Posted on November 16, 2017 by Joe Fuld

    How to Get Results From Field Strategies

    Field strategies don’t always get the yield you were hoping for, especially if you don’t have the right planning behind them. Here are our tips for getting the most out of your field strategies for your political campaign. 

    Plan first: 

    Having a real campaign plan matters. Whether you are running an advocacy, accountability, or political campaign - a real plan will make sure your field strategies have the yield you want. 

    Have a budget:

  • Set Up Your Twitter Fast!

    Posted on October 19, 2017 by LaTwyla Mathias

    Twitter Account Set Up for Dummies

    If you have never set up a Twitter account, consider this to be your crash course! Twitter is becoming increasingly important to both political and advocacy campaigns, but with its ever evolving features and unique vocabulary specifically for the Twitter Platform, it can be hard for some to jump on the bandwagon. Here is a simple guide to a fast twitter account set up:

  • 4 Signs of a Winning Campaign

    Posted on October 02, 2017 by Ben Holse

    4 Qualities Winning Campaigns Share:   

    After working with a few campaigns, you really do get a sense of what it’s like to work on a winning campaign. These campaigns share a few key qualities that ultimately contribute to their success. Below are four of the qualities that winning campaigns almost always share:   

    Willingness to delegate responsibilities

  • Online Video Platform Spotlight: Wistia Vs. Youtube

    Online Video Platforms: Top 5 Reasons We Love Wistia instead of YOUTube

  • Here’s Exactly What Happened When We Checked Out the Hemingway Editor

    Is It Possible to Write Better Political Mail with an App? We tried Hemingway Editor.

  • How to Find a Political Campaign Job

    Posted on March 27, 2017 by Joe Fuld
     
     

     

     

    Please! Get out on the Road and Find a Political Campaign Job!

    When I started on the campaign trail, I was lucky enough to go through the Campaign Management Institute, where I became focused on  political campaigns and encountered great mentors like Peter Fenn, Richard Smolka, Bill Sweeney and Peter Lindstrom through college programs and internships. Meeting folks who had made careers out of politics encouraged me to set aside my mom’s vision of me becoming  a professional chef and instead, pursue a career in politics and find a political campaign job.

  • Should I have an Event for My Campaign Kickoff?

    Posted on February 03, 2017 by Joe Fuld

    Should I have an event for my campaign kickoff?

    No matter how much we all like a fun party, a campaign kickoff can be a big undertaking. 

    More importantly, if the party or event is a campaign kickoff, it can be hard to calculate the return on investment (ROI). Take it from someone who has learned this the hard way- planning events is tough.

  • So You Lost Your Political Campaign

    Posted on November 10, 2016 by Joe Fuld
    what to do after you lose or win your political campaign

    So Your Political Campaign Lost, Now What?

    If you were a Democrat running for office, working on a political campaign or a voter, Tuesday was a tough night.  Electorally speaking probably the toughest in a long time.  Sure there were a few bright spots but many folks are just depressed by the outcome of the election.  So what do you do now?

     You have spent months running for office or managing a political campaign and now the political campaign is over.  Even though you worked your butt off, you fell short.

    Here are some tips for candidates and campaign managers from those of us who have been through many a political campaign and understand it is not easy.

    Thank Folks. You might have lost, but it does not mean that people did not work hard. Make sure you take the time to call, email and personally thank volunteers, endorsers, donors and your friends and family.

    Be Gracious. Don't be the candidate who tells everyone to jump in a lake after the campaign ends. A candidate’s reaction to losing can often be a bigger sign of whether they can do something in the future than the outcome of the race itself. You have a lot of folks who supported you, and you owe it to them and to yourself to treat this in a respectful manner.

  • Inside the Campaign Studio with Political Consultant Madalene Mielke

    Posted on September 06, 2016 by Joe Fuld

    Political Consultant of the Week: Madalene Mielke

    This week we go Inside the Campaign Studio with political consultant Madalene Mielke. She is the Founder and Principal of the Arum Group, LLC.  She has over 20 years of experience working in political campaigns.  Madalene specializes in political and non-profit fundraising and political training.  

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