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July 9, 2020

How to Show Activists Social Love

With Valentine’s Day approaching, I was recently asked to share some insights about showing social love to your activists for Attentive.ly. Check it out: Showing a little bit of social love to your activists is the secret sauce to keeping them engaged and likely to keep them doing more for your campaign. While sometimes that may mean a retweet or…
Digital Strategy
March 4, 2020

FROM THE DIGITAL ATTIC OF DRDIGIPOL: Don’t Confuse Number of Facebook Fans with Success: Mitt Romney, Herman Cain and Rick Perry

Editor’s Note 2019.05.22: Insert bots. Editor’s note 2011.10.11: With Rick Perry, Mitt Romney, Herman Cain and the rest of the Republican field set to meet tonight for the Bloomberg/Washington Post debate, now is the perfect time to inaugurate Backchannel, what we hope will become an ongoing conversation between practitioners and close observers at the intersection of technology and politics, hosted on…
May 22, 2018

FROM THE DIGITAL ATTIC OF DRDIGIPOL: Don’t Confuse Number of Facebook Fans with Success: Mitt Romney, Herman Cain and Rick Perry

Editor’s Note 2019.05.22: Insert bots. Editor’s note 2011.10.11: With Rick Perry, Mitt Romney, Herman Cain and the rest of the Republican field set to meet tonight for the Bloomberg/Washington Post debate, now is the perfect time to inaugurate Backchannel, what we hope will become an ongoing conversation between practitioners and close observers at the intersection of technology and politics, hosted on…
March 29, 2017

Facebook Buzz Predicts Bernie’s Rise

In my latest SocialMediaToday.com column I show how Bernie Sander’s Facebook buzz is a predictor for his primary and caucus successes. On March 8, while still trailing Hillary Clinton on buzz, he was rising and she was falling. Subsequent delegate tallies in primaries and caucuses showed a narrowing of Clinton’s lead. Then, from March 22-28, Sanders outperformed Clinton on Facebook…
Digital Strategy
March 13, 2017

DrDigiPol Digs into Breitbart, Trump & the Rise of Hate-Driven Populism in the US & Europe

The Dr. DigiPol Show has been digging into how Breitbart and Steve Bannon have been deeply involved in shaping politics in Britain, the US and now across Europe. First, Alan and Suzanne explored how Breitbart.com provides a good signal to see where the Trump Administration is going:Then Alan interviews Criminal Justice Professor Paul Leighton about the rise of hate crimes and the Director…
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January 29, 2017

PT Barnum Runs For President: the Queen of Snark Talks Back

Trump’s masterful move to shun the Fox’s broadcast of Thursday’s Republican debate grabbed headlines and sound bites.What are we political communicators to make of this? Trump is a tyrant and a showman, using his exceptional publicity skills to dominate the spotlight. This delights bad boys and girls everywhere. But was that his real goal? Or was he stupid like a…
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January 26, 2017

It’s Academic, But Is It Social: @DrDigiPol Talks About @turner4D’s University #SocialMedia Package

In the tradition of turner4D’s work building enterprise-level social media programs for news media outlets, think tanks and advocacy groups, we now have a fully developed service offering for universities, colleges and large academic units within them. Our services include introductory and advanced social media training for faculty and strategic training for the school’s marketing team, as well as a…