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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.







Jul 15, 2021

Mike Nellis is the CEO and Founder of Authentic, a digital consulting and fundraising company working with top-level Democratic and Progressive campaigns.  Mike is deeply concerned about the fundraising malpractices and scams used by Republican and Democratic campaigns to confuse seniors, low-information low-tech...

Jun 18, 2021

Ben Katz is a political internet pioneer and Chief Architect ISPolitical and concerned about getting beyond the hyper-partisanship when dealing with questions about how to make sure elections are safe and secure.

We also talk about:

  • Need to return to expertise in political campaigns. Ben says the traditional...

Aug 6, 2020

Deepak Puri, Co-Founder and CEO, DemLabs talks about the value of GIS data for planning, identifying trouble spots and empowering voters, innovations in organizing apps, lessons fundraisers can learn from infomercials, and informing people about how they can become poll workers. 

#DemLabs #Fundraising #2020Election

Oct 29, 2019

Jonathan Moakes, Vice President, Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research works with international opposition parties to help candidates raise money, organize and motivate voters new to democracy.  He talks about the cultural differences between the US and other countries in fundraising to run political campaigns, connection...

May 23, 2019

Nate Shutman, Finance Director, Re-elect Mike Levin for Congress talks about challenges and opportunities for getting contributions early in the campaign cycle, engaging big dollar donors as well as low figure donors, limitations of bundler programs, and value of direct relationship between an elected official and a...