Simon Sidi, Founder and Executive Producer Politicon, an unconventional convention for political junkies scheduled for October 9 and 10 in Los Angeles talks about the convergence of politics and entertainment and his plans for a new event for people across the political spectrum who want to have fun and learn about the changes in the real political process as well as how politics is being portrayed in popular culture.
Shaun Dakin, Dakin Associates on why email still matters for political and advocacy campaigns and why we aren't seeing any email from Donald Trump.
Shaun Dakin, Dakin Associates on introduction of a new button on Facebook that shows dislike or empathy for bad news and tips for driving traffic to a Facebook page.
Paul Westcott, Director of Marketing and Business Development, L2 Political talks about the value of mapping and visualization of voter data to reveal unexpected patterns of voting, which variables are most predictive of voting behavior and value of mobile app to create smart walk lists.
Shaun Dakin, Dakin Associates on whether the Twitter partnership with Square will bring in new donors for political campaigns as voters watch events in real time.
David Mermin, Partner, Lake Research Partners shares insights about polling primary voters, who votes by mail, making sense of the Trump poll results and finding swing voters.
Matthew McMillan, President of Buzzmaker and head of the International Division at DSPolitical talks about plans for the Africa Political Summit and Diamond Awards. This new conference is taking place in early January 2016 in Cape Town South Africa and will be bringing together global political strategists, pollsters and targeting experts along with grassroots organzers and community leaders from many African countries.
Digital pioneer Nicco Mele, Senior Vice President and Deputy Publisher, The Los Angeles Times reports on newspaper readers, value of online ads for persuasion and reflects on how campaigns have changed since his days working as the webmaster of the Howard Dean 2004 presidential campaign.
Josh Ginsberg, CEO, Zignal Labs talks about using data from social media, television viewership and other traditional media to identify important indicators of voter sentiment and how journalists are using this kind of data analysis to inform about potential stories.