5 Ways Political Candidates Can Reach Early Voters

Election Day is roughly a month away, but with many voters in many states now being allowed to vote early, actually voting is getting ready to start. With early voters making up a larger and larger share of the electorate, you can’t afford to ignore these voters. In many races, especially close contests, the votes […]

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Should Political Candidates Be Sending Mass Text Messages to Voters?

Candidates for elected office should definitely be making live phone calls and sending emails to the voters. With nearly everyone having a mobile phone these days, live calls and emails will likely connect you directly with a voter. And so will text messages. Mass text messaging is now a service phone vendors, including my own […]

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Why Winning Candidates Always Personalize Letters and Emails

One of the best way for a candidate to connect with a voter is through a personalized letter or thank you card. But if you fail to personalize these voter contact tools, you could be hurting your campaign far more than you are helping it when you send them. Voters today are very skeptical of […]

Why Political Candidates Need to Start Doing Facebook Live

The so-called Facebook Apocalypse is upon us. But despair not. If you want to continue using Facebook as a viable voter contact tool then you need to turn your attention to Facebook Live. I spent half of last week at Social Media Marketing World and I walked away with three key insights for political candidates. […]

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A Winning Strategy for Candidates Mailing to Early Voters

Early voting has become much more prominent in elections than it has ever been. As a candidate, it is essential that you factor this into your winning mail program. When Should You Start Mailing to Early Voters? There is no longer one Election Day in politics these days. There are two. You should view the […]

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Why Winning Candidates Don’t Actively Campaign on Super Bowl Sunday

If you’re thinking of actively campaigning on Super Bowl Sunday I only have one thing to say to you:  Don’t! Super Bowl Sunday is a de facto holiday observed by millions of Americans. It is a day for high caloric food, cold beer, sometimes entertaining commercials, a dazzling musical halftime number, and yes even a […]

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3 Ways Candidates Blow it When Communicating with Voters

And what you can do to not be one of them

The essence of a successful political campaign is communicating with the voters in a way that connects with them. But candidates often undermine their messaging and blow it with voters in one of the three following ways. 1. The Voters Don’t Care About What the Candidate is Talking About Whatever you’re talking about in your […]

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The Power of Candidates Sending Letters Before & After Walking Precincts

One of the best ways you can win a local election is by walking precincts and knocking on doors. You can also increase the impact of this by sending letters both before and after you go door to door. All things being equal in a political contest, a solid ground game can elevate your campaign […]

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How Personal Introduction Letters Help Candidates Win Elections

As a candidate for office, you need to introduce yourself to the highly likely voters in your area fast. The best way to do this is with personal introduction letters. Direct mail is the most effective way to communicate with the voters in a local contest. You can target your mail specifically at the voters […]

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The Top Political Campaign Advice of 2017

With 2017 winding down, I decided to take a look and see what articles were being read the most here at The Campaign School.  As five of the most read articles contain important campaign fundamentals, they are definitely worth sharing with you. How to Write a Winning Campaign Press Release Press releases are one of […]

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