• National and State Political Blogs We Like!

    Nov 09, 2020 by Joe Fuld

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    What Political Blogs should you read? We have you covered.

    Finding local and specific perspectives on politics and communications matters. Try reading political blogs. Here at The Campaign Workshop, we enjoy reading national and state-based political blogs to learn about local politics in states across the country and stay up to date on cutting edge campaign innovation. 

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  • How to Grow Your Email List for a Political Campaign

    Sep 14, 2020 by Shelley Rees

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    Grow Your Email List if You Want to Win

    If you’re running for office, you need to grow your email list, no matter how small the race. Building your list will take a long time, so it’s important to start as early as possible. If you’ve run for office before, you can start by reengaging your old list. If you’re new to campaigns, you can start with your friends and family, but where do you go from there? 

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  • Email Campaign Management Quick Tips

    Jan 08, 2018 by Elena Veatch

    Email Campaign Management Quick Tips

    A strong email campaign management strategy makes for a winning email campaign 

    There’s no one-size-fits-all approach for an email campaign, but a solid email campaign management strategy can make all the difference for your organization or political campaign. Cultivating a fruitful relationship with your supporters takes time, planning, and strategy. Check out our email campaign management tips below to get the process started! 

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  • Digital Advocacy: Advertising Campaign Goal Setting Part II

    Jan 30, 2017 by Sophie Thurber

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    Digital Advocacy Advertising: Making the Most of My Campaign.

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  • 5 Tips to Find a Political Job in DC

    Jul 21, 2016 by The Campaign Workshop

    Authors note: As campaign season comes to a close, the grand game of musical chairs that is searching for a political job has commenced. While it can certainly be scary to look for a job in a new city, a little faith and lot of know-how will get you through. Check out Margo's post on finding a political job in DC! 

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    Political Job Search: So Many Happy Hours, So Little Time

    Here at TCW, we are fortunate enough to work with some really fantastic folks across the country. From campaign managers to photographers to data people and more, we partner with other supporting players to help our clients win. At the end of the cycle, and during an odd year, we often get asked by some of these folks for help in a DC-based political job search. Here are a few tips I often give people who are looking to land a political job in our nation’s capital:

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  • Advocacy Email Campaigns: Don't Ignore Email For Advocacy

    Jun 06, 2016

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    Put advocacy email strategy to work for your advocacy campaign

    Advocacy email is a powerful tool.  For many groups and organizations advocacy email can amplify their message in a positive way. As you are probably well aware, these days everyone uses email for both work and personal use, so communicating with your supporters this way is a logical choice. Email is fast, efficient and relatively cheap. You are also able to link your supporters to their legislators and other influential people as well as provide them with an easy way to take action and donate.

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  • Canvassing Campaigns Still Matter

    Apr 07, 2016 by Joe Fuld

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    Don't knock door-to-door canvassing

    Canvassing is special to me. I love knocking on doors. I think it is still a vastly underrated form of communication. Why do I think canvassing is so special? Because of the connection direct contact makes with targeted voters in a personal and systematic way. With any paid medium you need repetition over a condensed period of time.

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  • Political Email Surrogates

    Feb 22, 2016

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    Does Your Sender Matter in Your Political Emails?

    Much has been said about political email, especially as it grows in popularity. Email is certainly not going anywhere and political email has proven to be an effective tool in both recruiting supporters and raising money for your campaign. It’s important to pay attention to all aspects of your email, but how much attention should be paid to the sender?

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  • Finding Political Jobs in DC

    Jan 25, 2016 by The Campaign Workshop

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    Learn How to Find Political Jobs in DC

    Anyone with a love of Washington D.C. who works in politics, has been here before: you are stuck in the never-ending vortex of finding political jobs in DC. This post is not going to be liked by everyone, but it lays out the experiences I’ve had through the job-hunting process. Also, if you don’t work in the political world, you may have a different experience in finding political jobs in DC.

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  • Digital Political Advertising for 2016 and Beyond

    Jan 19, 2016 by Joe Fuld

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    Digital Political Advertising Plans Are a Must for 2016

    As we move into the heart of the 2016 election cycle, more folks are spending time and resources on digital political advertising. We have been involved in digital political ads since 2003, and the focus on digital political advertising has been slow but growing.

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  • How to Land Your First DC Political Internship

    Jan 07, 2016 by The Campaign Workshop

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    Your Guide to Finding a Political Internship in Washington, D.C.

    Are you a college student interested in pursuing a career in politics? Do you have absolutely no experience in the field and not a clue where to get it? Fear not! I’m going to walk you through how to begin your journey into politics. The first step is getting a political internship.

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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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