• Solving Digital Era Problems With Industrial Economy Tools
    Fake news is a complex issue that may exceed government's capacity and, perhaps, feasibility, to regulate it. During the 'Regulation, Fake News, Transparency' panel, Randall Rothenberg, IAB's Chief Executive Officer has come at that problem with the supply chain concept.
  • Tapping Into the Potential of SMS
    Direct mail and email were once the undisputed frontrunners of fund-raising campaign. But the integration of new channels like SMS, messenger apps and bots will allow much more targeted and substantive conversations between campaigns and supporters. At the Marketing: Politics conference last week panelists suggested that they are just starting to define the new limits and uses of these channels.
  • Hillary's 'Woman Card' Dealt In Donors, Raised Millions, Trumped Trump
    In the Spring of 2016, candidate Trump told supporters at the rally in Spokane, Wash. that Hillary Clinton was playing the woman's card. Clinton used Trump's remark to drive her most successful fundraising effort to that point in the campaign and develop a unique engagement tool - a literal "woman card."
  • How Vote.gop Helped Sway the Swing States
    Can digital channels really drive turnout? Well, maybe enough to swing an election like 2016's reflects the RNC's Doug Hochberg, Chief Digital Officer. At last week's Marketing Politics in DC he ran the math on how turnout in key swing states was impacted by visits to their Vote.gop online tool in 2016.
  • Political Advertising Embraces the Influencers: People-Driven Content
    When it comes to digital ad spending in politics, where do marketers invest resources? Like their counterparts in product marketing political marketers are embracing user-generated content and the power of the grassroots influencer.
  • 85% of Spend in The Next Election Cycle Will Be Like The Last One
    Digital video, OTT, and programmatic TV may be seeping into TV and digital, but they don't fundamentally alter political media buying, says a veteran of many elections. During the 'The TV Everywhere Strategy' panel discussion at Marketing: Politics conference, National Media SVP Will Feltus stated that 85% of spend in the next cycle will likely remain the same as in the last one. For political media buying, TV still remains King.
  • Plain Text, The Next Email Secret Sauce?
    While everyone else is throwing video, audio, and animation into the new multimedia in-box, custom footwear startup Shoes of Prey impressed the Email Insider Summit this month with her retro tactic. Text. Yes, plain text, when used sparingly, can bring a new (or old) authenticity to certain messages, said their Chloe Dutschke.
  • What Do Customers Want? Ask Them
    When outdoor gear retailer Cabela's asks their customers what they want, the brand listens...and follows. The basic brand proposition for the company - "It's in your nature." The brand identity came directly from focus groups the retailer held with customers.
  • Got Data Fatigue? Try Starting With Just A Few Points
    The "390-degree" view of the customer should be considered more of a North Star than a benchmark, says Total Wine & More's Bart Thornberg. Don't get distracted by the bits of data you don't really need to know. You can start with just two or three points and see big returns.
  • AARP: Customer Experience Is The North Star
    Email does not live in a vacuum. As Director of Email Julie Witsken explained at the Email Insider Summit earlier this month, all messages have to be understood as part of a multi-channel experience the consumer has with the brand. The organization laid out principles, a North Star, all aspects of the company had to reflect.
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