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Keeping the Crowds Engaged: Sean Bartley Plugged Into the Audience at the RNC Aug 12, 2016

A lot went on behind the scenes to make this year’s Republican National Convention a success, and one particular Ashlander took part in leading those efforts.

For political consultant Sean Bartley, it was an opportunity to help make the convention run smoothly from the inside out.

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Phone Calls: Annoying or Effective? Jun 23, 2016

Almost every time I suggest any type of grassroots phone calling, no matter if they are automated, paid live calls, volunteer calls or candidate phone calls, I am met with groans, puzzling looks or outright hostility towards the idea.

The “statements of fact” start immediately.

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Wayne Laugesen on Newspaper Editorial Pages: Part 2 Nov 24, 2015

 

Editor of the Editorial Pages at the Colorado Springs Gazette reveals how candidates and issue advocacy groups can ace their Newspaper Editorial Board interviews

“THE BEST WAY TO SELL YOUR PRODUCT, YOUR IDEA IS WITH INFORMED ENTHUSIASM… BE PREPARED. BE HONEST. AND I CANNOT...

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Josh Kraushaar: How Campaigns Can Better Handle the Media Nov 17, 2015

Josh Kraushaar, Political Editor at the National Journal with a National Political Reporter’s perspective on how campaigns could better handle the media

“THE WORST THING A FLACK CAN DO IS SPIN ALL THE TIME. IF YOU SAY THE SKY IS RED AND IT’S CLEARLY BLUE YOU’RE GONNA LOSE...

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Wayne Laugesen on Newspaper Editorial Pages: Part 1 Nov 11, 2015

Wayne Laugesen, award-winning journalist & Editorial Pages Editor at the Colorado Springs Gazette reveals the inner-workings of Newspapers and their Editorial Pages

“IF THEY [Reporters] ARE GOOD AT OBTAINING INFORMATION, THE WRITING SORT OF TAKES CARE OF ITSELF; SO LONG AS THEY HAVE A...

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MVP: How Pro-Football Quarterback Jack Kemp Changed America Oct 08, 2015

Morton Kondracke, respected reporter & co-author of “Jack Kemp: The Bleeding-Heart Conservative Who Changed America” explains how the famed quarterback, congressman, and father of supply-side economics can serve as a model for today’s politicians

“THE PURPOSE OF...

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Rule of 7: Returns on Repetition Sep 30, 2015

One key to effective campaigning is repetition.

Far too many campaigns think that if they have knocked on someone’s door once, called a voter a couple times, run one radio or newspaper ad and sent a mail piece they have done enough to win.

As I’ve said before, what does it take to win...

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Answering Listener Questions w/ Sean Bartley 'show political questions Sep 04, 2015

Republican General Consultant and Political Trade Secrets Contributor, Sean Bartley, joins Dustin Olson to answer questions submitted by listeners and fans of Political Trade Secrets

 

In today’s episode, my business partner, Sean Bartley and I tackle your campaign questions from...

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Why Grassroots Matters Aug 28, 2015

As you can tell from the title, I believe grassroots campaigning matters.

To begin, we must define grassroots.

I consider grassroots to be all local or person-to-person efforts of a campaign. Typical elements of grassroots include but are not limited to phone banking and door-to-door activity.

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David Flaherty on Polling 101: Part 2 Aug 26, 2015

Republican Pollster and President of Magellan Strategies presents great insight into how to plan your polling, get the best results for your campaign’s strategy, and the challenges facing pollsters in the 2016 GOP Primary

 

This week we continue our conversation with Republican...

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TJ Walker on Media Training & Debate Prep Aug 19, 2015

Democrat Media Trainer and CEO of Media Training Worldwide uses the 1st 2016 GOP Presidential Primary Debate to explain how to prepare for debates, look good on camera, and be an effective communicator in the media

 This week, we take a look at the first 2016 GOP Presidential Primary Debate...

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David Flaherty on Polling 101: Part 1 Aug 13, 2015

Republican Pollster and President of Magellan Strategies presents great insight into how to effectively use polling, how polls are conducted, and the future of polling

 

This week, we present Part 1 of our Polling 101 series with Republican Pollster, David Flaherty, President of the Polling...

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