Digital Politics

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Digital Politics

Welcome to the non-partisan Digital Politics Podcast with Karen Jagoda. Popular topics on the show include best practices for political and advocacy campaigns, ground game strategies, cross-media advertising, social media trends and impact of mobile on engaging supporters.

  • Peer-to-Peer Video Texting Driving Voter Engagment with Josh Justice Peerly
    on May 20, 2022 by Karen Jagoda

    Josh Justice is the President of Peerly, extending the capabilities of peer-to-peer texting and the effectiveness of campaign video messages sent to mobile devices. Josh points out the rapid growth of MMS technology and how it is being deployed to engage in two-way conversations directly with voters in real-time. We talk about: The capabilities of the Peerly TruHD Video texting How text is changing political campaigns Disrupting the media distribution model for reaching voters Driving down costs of getting messages directly to a voter with conversion tracking Expectations of voters and advantages of sending and replying to campaign messages using text @PeerlyInc #P2PTexting #PeertoPeerTexting #PolitcalTech #PoliticalMessaging #PoliticalTools #VoterEngagment

  • Driving Civic Engagement and Turning Out the Vote in the Midterms with Richard Greene The Civics Dean
    on May 4, 2022 by Karen Jagoda, Richard Goode

    Richard Greene, ¨The Civics Dean¨ is a political communication strategist, civics educator, attorney, and author. Richard sees opportunities and challenges in midterm elections which stimulated him to write the book WTF are The Midterms, and he has new concerns as we kick off the 2022 midterm season. We talk about: the changing nature of public service need to micro-target messages, particularly to younger people, to encourage them to vote turning out single-issue voters using micro-engagement billification giving them specific reasons to vote need to teach civics literacy who doesn't vote in mid-terms and why not @TheCivicsDean #Midterms #Civics #GOTV #PoliticalAds Recent post on Medium

  • Voter Suppression Florida Politics and Follow the Money with Deepak Puri The Democracy Labs
    on April 29, 2022 by Karen Jagoda

    Deepak Puri is the Co-Founder and CEO of San Francisco-based The Democracy Labs and an enthusiastic investigator of threats and challenges to our political process.  He is also a fan of data and visualization technology that produces compelling maps and supports tracking relationships and connections, and keeping track of the sources of campaign donations.  We talk about: Activities in Florida that disenfranchise voters What gerrymandering really means for minority voters The growing cast of characters and relationships in the January 6 insurrection investigation The sources of disinformation and the role of traditional and social media Connecting the dots of donors and campaigns to see the reach of influence using the relationship map app @TheDemLabs #VoterSuppression #Gerrymandering #FLPolitics #Fundraising #Election2022

  • Fighting Unreason with Reason with Seth David Radwell Author American Schism
    on March 25, 2022 by Karen Jagoda

    Seth David Radwell is the author of the Amazon bestselling book, American Schism: How the Two Enlightenments Hold the Secret to Healing Our Nation. He discusses his experience as a marketing executive and student of public policy and what concerns him about the strength of our democracy.  He shares insights from his research around fighting unreason with reason with a historical view back to the Enlightenment and how those earlier divisions in our history are still part of the US political landscape. We talk about: The conflicting views of the Moderates and the Radicals during Enlightenment that are still influencing the discussions and laws regarding the role of government and the rights of citizens What role do private-sector business leaders have in helping heal the American Schism and how should they decide which public policy issues to confront? How risky is it for them to stay silent? The counter-Enlightenment and the age of Trumpism How technology and digital media has changed the power of the government  Whether highly partisan elected officials accurately represent the values of their constituents The impact of the pandemic and war in Ukraine on partisanship in the US What can be done to bring the reasonable exchange of ideas back to political discourse and how we talk to each other #SethDavidRadwell #AmericanSchism #FUWR #FightingUnreasonWithReason

  • Modern Political Campaigns with Michael D. Cohen CEO Cohen Research Group
    on March 18, 2022 by Karen Jagoda

    Michael D. Cohen Ph.D. is the CEO of the Cohen Research Group, a political, public affairs and corporate research firm    He is also the author of the book Modern Political Campaigns: How Professionalism, Technology and Speed Have Revolutionized Elections.  Based on his own experience as a Republican party and campaign advisor, pollster, teacher, and researcher, this book connects many of the campaign and advocacy activities that are changing as a result of the move to a digital campaign environment. We talk about: The broad audience for a book about political campaigns Transitioning from a traditional campaign to a digital approach for political and advocacy activities Value of data-driven targeting to efficiently find voters Building coalitions and tools that are driving GOTV Electronic campaigning and fundraising in the age of COVID-19 How the Congress in your Pocket app is being deployed to enable voters to reach out directly to their members of Congress about Ukraine @MichaelCohen @MPCampaigns @CiyP #PoliticalCampaigns #DigitalPolitics #Fundraising #COVID #GOTV #ElectronicCampaigning #StandWithUkraine

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