January 20, 2016Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, DC


Mastering Multi-Screen Democracy

The power of digital marketing for political campaigns is no wonky secret anymore. And as unprecedented mountains of cash drive TV prices ever higher, every other available screen will become contested terrain in the coming political battle.  The question is not whether to work digital as hard as you can. On the eve of the first caucuses of the 2016 cycle, the key questions now are how best to organize your people around digital? How and where to allocate paid, owned and earned media across display, search and countless social platforms? How can you bring online precision and efficiency to offline efforts? How do you track and target your base and your prospects not only across screens but across their mail boxes, neighborhoods and front stoops? And how do you fact check the claims of vendors with all of those new and improved political marketing tools that have taken aim at your campaign budgets? 

At the 2016 edition of Mediapost’s annual Marketing Politics event we assess the tactics and strategies – red, blue, local, national, up and down ballot. What shape could and should digital democracy take?   

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Marketing: Politics 2016 Participants Include:


In the 2016 edition of Mediapost’s Marketing: Politics we focused on the key decision points political marketers would encounter in the coming election about how best to deploy the big data and nano-focused targeting technology that would power what may be the first digitally-powered election of our time.

We explored:

  • How did and will digital investments prove their ROI for campaigns compared to other channels?
  • How will 2016 campaign budgets accommodate data and digital ad projects?
  • Making the data matter. Best uses for the voter profiles and prioritizing data-driven projects.
  • Bridging the messaging gap: customizing content as precisely as the data and targeting parse the voter base
  • Leveraging digital to achieve the ultimate KPI – impacting turnout
  • Thinking beyond 2016 and the challenge of activating digital native Millennials


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Conference Content Programmer

Steve SmithSenior Editor, MediaPost

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