Martyn Griffen and Christopher Arroyo, Technology Practice, Phone2Action predict we will see protests related to the proposed rule changes for net neutrality. We have entered the Age of Advocacy and Martyn and Chris reflect on how earlier protests to resist SOPA/PIPA in 2012 and to get net neutrality passed in 2015 might be indicators of how all the different stakeholders will have their voices heard in the age of President Trump.
Sangeeth Peruri, Founder and CEO, VoterCircle talks about his own experience running for and winning a local school board seat by using a strategy of depending on friends and friends of friends to spread the word about his candidacy. Sang explains why tapping into trusted networks of friends is a multiplier for traditional activities and can be a guide to what type of campaign messaging is most effective.
Jeb Ory, CEO and Co-Founder, Phone2Action reminds us that people have always protested in the town square but now everyone has a megaphone. We talk about how movements come together, which ones become sustainable, and what counts as a successful protest or demonstration of disapproval, anger or support.
Liam Speden, COO, Organizer.com on the use of mobile devices for field organizing, best practices for field surveys, and using real time field data to monitor sentiment and validate polls.
Seth Bannon, founder and CEO, Amicus talks about using digital tools to accomplish traditional organizing objectives by encouraging peer to peer communication. With both a postcard and phone bank solution, Seth sees smarter ways to attract and engage volunteers.
Kerry Nelson, Data Integrity Manager, Liberal Party of Canada on challenges to fundraising in emerging democracies, why peer-to-peer is the most trusted form of communication in places where mass media is suspect and building strong team organizers to mobilize neighbors to get out to vote.
Josh Cohen and Brad Bauman co-founders, The Pastorum Group reflect on expectations for authenticity from political candidates, reach/frequency of political ads across multiple screens, and using Snapchat and other social tools to turn supporters into ambassadors.
Mike Moschella, Founder and CEO, Organizing Center, talks about the changing landscape of political and advocacy campaigns where television ads are not as effective and voters expect to interact with a campaign, no gate-keepers empower voters to share and engage, and moving from organizing to building leadership.