Parades, town festivals, backyard BBQs, local fairs - there is nothing more authentic than campaigning in the summertime. Large crowds of local voters and lots of hands to shake make for easy and fun campaign work.
But what happens during a global pandemic where crowds are forbidden and handshaking is frowned upon?
How do you connect with voters when summer is cancelled?
With the COVID19 pandemic showing no signs of letting up, candidates up and down the ballot are unable to communicate with 2020 General Election voters.
So, with the future of the country at stake, how can you spread your message, but not your germs with voters? CampaignHQ can help!
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; our employees truly are what set us above all the rest. We set forth high standards and it shows in our work.
Sam Stern recently joined the CampaignHQ family as a Data Management Specialist.
He has already adapted to our fast-paced, flexible, and fun work environment. He’s even made us homemade pickles!
In 1999, what started in the extra bedroom of my place, moved into a shed-like building in a 1,400-person community in the middle of Iowa. While we sat on Pleasant Street, the first few years were anything but.
As luck would have it, just three short years after getting this thing off the ground, it turned out to be about the worst cycle in Iowa Republican political history – in other words, a terrible time to own a small business focused on GOP campaigns. Our candidates at the top of the ticket went down in flames, infighting was fierce, and a new firm started picking off my clients one-by-one. At one point, I answered a help wanted ad looking for “event organizers.” Turns out they wanted people to do supermarket demonstrations for Listerine Pocket Packs. It paid $100 a day and the lights on Pleasant Street didn’t just keep themselves on, so I did it.
As the country continues opening up, news headlines tell the story of an ongoing spike in Covid cases. This continues to be a challenge for traditional campaign ground-games and has led many to rethink how door-to-door and in-person events will be received.
If you have a July or August primary – you need a telephone townhall strategy.
To truly maximize a telephone townhall event there are 4 easy steps:
Hello everyone, "howl" ya doin'?
Everything over here at CampaignHQ remains "pawsative." I wanted to give you a few updates on what I have been up to the last 6 months - I think you'll see, I haven't just been "rolling" over!
I have been "sitting" (good girl) in on several meetings where we have discussed the advancement of our conTEXT messaging. My employees and I have worked our fingers to the "bone" - making sure we live up to our slogan as the "Best Conservative Call Center in America."
Just like the "pup-arazzi," I’ve been making my employees include images and videos in their peer-to-to-peer text messages. In fact, I asked them to make you a sample below to see how much more attention you can get with an image.
It's almost primary day.
While it's too late to place new TV ads or drop another direct mail piece, there is still plenty of time to reach your target voters with high quality, interactive phone calls and peer to peer text messages.
Now is the time to make sure you're reaching out to your identified supporters and likely voters, leaving nothing to chance. If they're not hearing from you, your voters may stay home, or even worse, switch their vote to your opponent.
Don’t wake up on the day after the primary, wishing you had done more! Give us a call and let’s plan your victory!
This long campaign now boils down to the last 24 hours. How do you make it count?
It is now too late for any direct mail piece or television advertisement. But there's still time for CampaignHQ to help you affordably and quickly reach each your voters.
Let us send automated calls to your supporters and undecided voters. Not everyone remembers it's Election Day like those of us in the political world.
How do politicians get away with it?
If you have ever wondered why politicians can campaign one way on an issue, and then vote exactly the opposite, the answer is simple. Voters stopped paying attention.
Understandably, GOP voters are frustrated when the Republicans they supported vote for a tax increase, more regulation on private enterprise, or even a pro-abortion judge.
Here at CampaignHQ, we take great pride in helping to elect candidates and then holding them accountable once they are in office.
One of the best ways to apply significant pressure to politicians on both sides of the aisle is with patch through calls.
Can you imagine waking up the morning after your Primary Election, only to discover you lost by a few dozen votes?
Your supporters MEANT to vote for you. They liked your campaign and your issues, but the ballot was confusing, the rules were unclear, and they had no idea when the ballot had to be in the mail.
If you want to avoid this sad state of affairs, then let’s talk!
June primaries are approaching quickly! Not only is this an unprecedented time in our daily lives, but we are in a whole new territory when it comes to absentee voting.
Many states are changing absentee ballot regulations and requirements! Some states have mailed an absentee ballot request to EVERY voter. Others have changed the rules on who may vote by mail and changed deadlines.
Newsflash: phones are having a moment.
The #1 challenge campaigns are facing is how to have meaningful conversations with voters when they cannot campaign in person.
These past few months have been full of uncertainty. You may be wondering... How will you get your name on the ballot if you can't door knock for petitions? How can you express your views on the economy to your voters? Will the election be held on the same day or postponed?
Voters are just as full of questions... Where do I vote? How do I vote? Who is even on the ballot?
One thing is for certain, if your primary is scheduled for June 2 or later, your election is not cancelled!
With door-knocking and events out of the question, now is the time to re-open and jump start your campaign, starting those crucial conversations with voters in new ways.
This is Marlys Popma, Senior Campaign Director here at CampaignHQ. I often speak with Campaign Managers who believe robocalls are no longer a viable option to reach Senior Citizens, the voters most likely to cast a ballot in their election.
If you do not take the opportunity to reach Senior voters on their landline phones, particularly using AFFORDABLE and EFFECTIVE recorded messages, you are leaving votes on the table. In a close race, this can be the margin between victory and defeat.
Thank you to those of us who joined us for our recent Webinar – How to Effectively Communicate During a Pandemic. We hope you found the information helpful.
We have posted the full Webinar on YouTube, in case you missed it or want to go back and reference a few points. But we also posted a few short clips below for you to check out.
I wanted to provide you with a brief recap, starting with the Four Ways to Make the Most of the Opportunity.
"Awards season" is coming to an end as we close out on the 2020 Pollie Awards, which some say is the biggest award honor that an organization in politics can achieve.
Here at CampaignHQ we agree, winning a Pollie Award does mean that you are the best of the best, but we believe the biggest award we can win is on election day when we see our candidates and campaigns WIN!
This year alone we have helped a write in candidate win at the state level in Virginia, changed the narrative on a state Senate candidate and helped him climb from second to a 10 point win in the runoff, and shared thousands of advocacy and GOTV messages!
Please join us in putting our clients in the spotlight with the amazing achievements we have accomplished as a TEAM!
We are living through times you will speak about with your children and grandchildren.
People are starved for human interaction. Unable to go to church or school, they are searching for new ways to gather, connect, and communicate.
Candidates and organizations who never considered a Telephone Townhall are scrambling to set up events at a record pace.
But some of our friends have been using Telephone Townhalls and Microforums for years.
As Americans enter week two of COVID-19 lockdown, what seemed like a new adventure last week has turned into impatience and unrest. Posts of happy parents working alongside their kids have been replaced with angry rants about lack of toilet paper.
At this moment, your audience is thinking about what kind of world they expect and demand when this is over.
Do you want them to form these opinions while reading dubious posts on social media, or while hearing straight from you?
With door-knocking and in-person events off the table, here are four ways you can make a difference right now…