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Digital Politics with Karen Jagoda

Welcome to the non-partisan Digital Politics Podcast with Karen Jagoda.  Since 2007, this show has highlighted impact of new technologies on the campaign landscape, how expectations of voters are changing, role of online fundraising, digital and traditional means of persuasion and getting out the vote.  In this time of the COVID-19 Pandemic, changes in the behavior of voters, restrictions on candidates and the new normal for retail politics are all under the microscope.

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. 

This weekly podcast includes interviews with political consultants, media strategists, journalists, advocates, candidates, elected officials, campaign managers, and solution providers.

 

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Aug 26, 2020

Dan Gerstein, CEO, Gotham Ghostwriters shares insights about the challenges of writing speeches which will be given in an empty room, advantages to the intimacy of talking directly to those tuning in online or on television, the relevance of background and positioning of the speaker, and intermixing of live and recorded...


Jul 23, 2020

Dan Gerstein, CEO, Gotham Ghostwriters reflects on the challenges and rewards of working with elected officials as a speechwriter and ghostwriter.  He points out how those clients who are themselves good writers are perhaps the most appreciative of the work of a ghostwriter.  Dan explains the different roles a...


Jan 29, 2020

Meredith Mattlin is running for Congress in the 5th District in Tennessee which includes Nashville and surrounding areas.  The seat is held by an incumbent who was a young upstart from a political family back in the 80's when he was first elected to Congress.  Meredith is a life-long activist, a Millennial, inspired by...


Sep 10, 2019

Colin Delany author and founder, ePolitics has been working with campaigns and non-profit organizations for over 15 years to best figure out how digital tools can help to build email lists, raise money, persuade constituents, and turnout the vote.  We talk about the unexpected and predictable challenges the 2020...


Apr 17, 2019

Mike Madrid, Principal, GrassrootsLab is focusing on the implications of the legalization of recreational marijuana for elected officials, political candidates, and government employees.  He provides an update on the rapidly changing view of voters on the use of cannabis for recreational and medicinal purposes and...