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Obama Veterans Partner Up To Enable Long-Tail Media Campaigns

BY Sarah Lai Stirland | Thursday, November 21 2013

This map from GMMB and Civis Analytics displays patterns of the percentages of uninsured populations in the U.S.

The Democratically-oriented GMMB advertising communications company is partnering with Civis Analytics to offer clients the same "Optimizer" tool that the Obama campaign used to more efficiently target its television advertising and messaging at voters that its analysts had determined were persuadable. Read More

Going Beyond the Boundaries of the Obama Digital Model in Virginia

BY Miranda Neubauer | Monday, November 11 2013

(McAuliffe Campaign/Facebook)

A key element in the Democratic win in Virginia this week was the ability to adapt Obama campaign capabilities to integrate historic voter file data and recent data from field organizers and partner groups with analytics capabilities to develop targeting models, representatives from NGP VAN, Blue Labs and the Virginia Democratic Party said in a press call Friday. Read More

First POST: Transitions

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, November 7 2013

Which political technology firms came out on top in this week's elections; Al Gore's outspoken views on Edward Snowden; Google's director of charitable giving explains its "moon shots"; and much, much more. Read More

Bully Pulpit Interactive and NGP VAN Help Shape Democratic Victories

BY Miranda Neubauer | Wednesday, November 6 2013

NYC Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio meets with outgoing Mayor Bloomberg (NYC Mayor's Office/Flickr)

Yesterday's state and local elections kept a number of major Democratic and Republican political technology vendors busy, and some of them are taking a victory lap today. Miranda Neubauer covers the horizon. Read More

First POST: Smorgasbord

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, September 23 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: New details on how the NSA's public review panel is being managed by the people its supposed to oversee; Ecuador wants to reimagine itself as a peer-to-peer network; Kate Losse accuses Dave Eggers of appropriating her Facebook memoir; a nifty new Twitter search tool from the Knight Lab at Northwestern; and much, much more. Read More

Elizabeth Warren's Digital Director Joins Bully Pulpit Interactive

BY Sarah Lai Stirland | Thursday, March 14 2013

Lauren Miller, who served as Elizabeth Warren's new media director during the then-Democratic candidate's 2012 bid for the Massachusetts' senate seat, has joined Bully Pulpit Interactive in Washington, DC as a senior ... Read More

From TXTMob to Twitter: How an Activist Tool Took Over the Conventions

BY Micah L. Sifry | Saturday, August 25 2012

The journo-political industrial complex is headed for the national party conventions this weekend, with more than 15,000 journalists along with thousands more Republican delegates, activists, party operatives and outside ... Read More

Favorite Videos: Fist Bumps "Of Hope"?

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, June 6 2008

t's Friday, which means it's time for our favorite new political videos the week. From Kosovo minefields to lobbyist lollypops to "fist bumps of hope," we've got it all. Read More

The Clinton-Obama Money Chase Continues [UPDATED]

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, April 24 2008

So now the Clinton campaign is walking back has clarified its post-PA fundraising numbers (and I'm clarifying my initial post as well). As I noted yesterday, the campaign's finance co-chair Hassan Nemazee left the ... Read More

Show Us Some Real Money, Hillary!

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, April 23 2008

As I suspected, the "Hillary raised $10 million online overnight"<?a> report that the Washington Post ran with earlier today was too good to be true. I don't know if the mistake is the reporter's or if someone at ... Read More