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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.


Digital Politics Podcast with Karen Jagoda has been included in the Feedspot 70 Best Non Partisan Podcasts worth listening to in 2023.      Check out the list here







Dec 15, 2022

Matthew Hedberg, VP General Manager, Professional Services, at Semcasting shares what he expected to happen in the 2002 midterms  and what really happened in the roll-out and targeting of political digital ad campaigns. 

We talk about:

  • Hesitancy of campaigns to buy digital ads early in the campaign cycle
  • How campaigns factored in early voting audiences when determining digital ad spends
  • The continuing reliance on traditional television ad campaigns 
  • Pros and cons of nationalization of campaigns to drive fundraising
  • Early interest from down-ballot races in 2023 and national campaigns in 2024

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