Political Campaign Tips
Ensure you Hire the Right Political Campaign Manager
Whether you're running for city council or congress, hiring a skilled political campaign manager is an essential part of your electoral success. From brainstorming campaign strategies and managing budgets to prepping a candidate for public appearances, the political campaign manager is the backbone of every campaign.
Which Tactics Belong in Your Political Campaign Budget?
You’ve decided you’re ready to run for office and now it’s time to budget for a winning political campaign—where to begin?
Learn the Dos and Don’ts of Political Scheduling, as Well as Why It’s Such a Tough Profession
For any brave souls that have dared to take on scheduling for a political candidate or even on a professional level, you’ll truly appreciate this post. Political Scheduling isn’t easy—it’s an art form and not for the faint of heart or the disorganized. Most people think, “Well all you do is just put events on a calendar, so it can’t be too hard.” Well truth is, it is way more complex than it appears.
Our Favorite GOTV Resources
Looking for Get Out the Vote/ GOTV resources? As we get deep into Get Out The Vote season, you may be up late at night looking for phone scripts or a 1-800 number on voter protection. Have no fear we are here to help. Here are all of our favorite get out the vote/ GOTV resources all in one place. Also be sure to read our other GOTV blog posts for tips as well as our GOTV infographics.
Political Campaign Tips: #Winning
One of my favorite political campaign tips is, that campaign fundamentals can be the difference between winning and losing. No matter what level of race you are running, campaign fundamentals are core to winning. Good political campaign advice can help give a campaign a good start. If you need a campaign team you can always reach out and talk with us about consulting on your campaign.
Here are 9 essential political campaign tips to get your campaign moving in the right direction with a couple of essential bonus tips at the end:
Don’t run unless you have a chance to win. There is a political campaign legend that if you run enough times, you will build name recognition and get elected. In the majority of races, this is not an accurate presumption. It is the reverse that is true: the more times you run, the less likely you are to win. Most folks who run the second or third time do not win.
Know how many votes you need to win. Every year I see candidates who chose the wrong race to run in. Vote goals don’t need to be that complicated, but any political campaign worth its salt needs a vote goal. Often, the biggest mistake people make is not calculating a vote goal at all. The simple act of creating a vote goal can save you a lot of time campaigning for a race you might not have had a shot at.