Democratic Candidates Podcast
By Andy Millard
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Strategy, tools and inspiration for Democratic candidates and the people who support them. Guest candidates, consultants and campaign professionals offer helpful insights and tips to help you win your race. Hosted by Andy Millard, former congressional candidate and founder of the Democratic Candidates Conference (DemCanCon.org).
||CleanSecrets of a Powerful Message with Jon Summers||Messaging expert Jon Summers tells Democratic candidates how to develop a powerful message that is simple and repeatable, and he introduces Campaign KickStarter, a service that allows down-ballot candidates to get their messaging up and running with th.||4/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAn App to Help Volunteers Contact Voters Easily||Eric Hogenson of Ten More Votes joins Andy to describe Ten More Votes, a new campaign app that allows volunteers to call, text, and canvass easily. He also describes the ways campaigns use consultants, compares the various sources of voter data and tal.||2/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEarned Media with Josh Habursky||What is earned media, how can it help your campaign - and how exactly can you earn it? Advocacy and media expert Joshua Habursky answers all these questions and more.||1/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYour Campaign's Voter File: You Have a Choice||Andy talks with Paul Westcott of L2 Political, a company that provides campaigns with a beefed-up version of the voter file in their race. Along with the voter data you're used to, L2 can provide information about the lifestyle and habits of each voter.||12/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDirect Mail Strategies with John Michael Moore||When it comes to campaign outreach, nothing is more tried-and-true than direct mail. But it's expensive and involves multiple steps. John Michael Moore of JM2 helps you understand it and describes how to make direct mail affordable.||12/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBuilding Your Digital Campaign with Stefan Walker||Stefan Walker of the Politics Store talks about how campaigns can make use of low-cost but highly effective tools: Facebook Custom Audiences, Twitter Custom Audiences, text messaging systems, peer-to-peer persuasion and more.||12/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStump Speech Basics with Josh Nanberg||If the stump speech is the heart of your campaign, what should be at the heart of your stump speech? The answer is deceptively simple: YOUR heart. Communications expert, professional campaigner and speechwriter Josh Nanberg talks about why creating a g.||11/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUsing Voter Data to Power Your Campaign with Emily Zahn of PDI National||There is a ton of potential in the voter file, but how can you access it and put it to work in your campaign? Emily Zahn of PDI National Software joins Andy to talk about a new tool that brings the power of information to bear in your campaign. It's ha.||11/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPolling Strategies and Options with Russ Swindell of PPP||Andy talks with Russ Swindell of Public Policy Polling about the different types of polling firms, ways to utilize polling at different stages in the campaign, and how to get a good baseline poll for $2,500.||11/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStraight Talk About Building Your Campaign||No guest this week, just straight talk about what candidates can and cannot expect from the national party, the realities of running in a deeply red district, the profusion of new low-cost campaign tools, and how DemCanCon can help you put it all t...||11/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOnline Advertising with Mark Jablonowski of DSPolitical||Digital advertising is an effective and affordable way to spread your message to a wide but targeted audience of voters. In this episode, Andy explores the exciting possibilities with Mark Jablonowski of DSPolitical.||10/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCall Time Tips with Jonas Courey of MyDonorConnect.com||The most effective way to raise money is still the the good old-fashioned phone call. In this episode, Democratic fundraising expert Jonas Courey gives invaluable advice on best practices and pitfalls to avoid.||9/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Seasoned Campaigner Shares Common Campaign Mistakes||Mario Piscatella has crisscrossed the continental U.S. working on dozens of Democratic campaigns. He shares the most common mistakes he sees candidates make.||9/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPowerful Phone Calling Tool for Campaigns on a Budget||We learn about Call Hub, a powerful and affordable phone calling tool, from founder and CEO Augustus Franklin. Andy met Gus at Netroots Nation in Atlanta and just had to share this information.||8/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMust-Know Info About Campaign Websites and CRMs||Must-have characteristics of a good campaign website. Plus: the best CRMs for your campaign, and why you need one. This is the second half of Andy's interview with digital expert Beth Becker.||8/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean8 Facebook Pro Tips From Social Media Expert Beth Becker||Direct from NetRoots Nation 2017 in Atlanta, Andy talks with digital strategist and social media expert Beth Becker. She talks about how to save money and reach voters through Facebook. By our count she shares 8 important tips, but she's a whirlwind of.||8/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFighting — Literally — for the People in West Virginia||Two days before his primary election in May 2016, West Virginia State Senator Richard Ojeda was brutally attacked and beaten at a political cookout. He spent several days in the hospital with eight bone fractures in his face. Yet he won the primary as .||8/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAdvice for Candidates + a Special Offer + Learning From Professor Barack Obama||Dan Johnson has had a remarkable career as a Democrat, starting as a law student of Professor Barack Obama, going on to work on the future president’s campaigns, working as a professional lobbyist and co-founding a new service that makes it easier for||7/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNew Tools for Dem Candidates with Colin Delany of ePolitics.com||This episode comes to you direct from the Campaigns & Elections CampaignEXPO 2017 conference in Washington, DC. In my interview with Colin Delany of ePolitics.com, we talk about the latest developments in digital marketing for Democratic campaigns, inc.||7/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Podcast for Democratic Candidates||Running for office can be a challenging and sometimes thankless task. But Democratic candidates deserve all the thanks and support we can give them. In this first episode of the Democratic Candidates Podcast, host Andy Millard describes some of the cha.||6/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Running for Office, Or Know Someone Who Is?
If you've ever considered running for office, working on a campaign, or just volunteering for a campaign or political organization, the information found in these episodes is solid gold.
A Must Have!
This is an amazing tool to have for anyone thinking about running for office! The information is priceless!!
Way to go!
Andy, you are a man of many talents, and I admire your resourcefulness and determination to make a difference!
Way to go!