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Digital Politics with Karen Jagoda

Welcome to the non-partisan Digital Politics Podcast with Karen Jagoda.  Since 2007, this show has highlighted impact of new technologies on the campaign landscape, how expectations of voters are changing, fundraising, persuasion and getting out the vote. 

Popular topics on the show include best practices for political and advocacy campaigns, ground game strategies, cross-media advertising, social media trends and impact of mobile. 

This weekly podcast includes interviews with political consultants, media strategists, journalists, advocates, candidates, elected officials, campaign managers, and solution providers.



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Feb 21, 2018

Shaun Dakin, Dakin Associates, is a digital communications consultant and teacher and talks about how Gen Z is using social media particularly Facebook and Instagram, best practices for gaining followers of all ages, quality versus quantity of constituent lists, who is actually using Twitter, and best practices...

Dec 18, 2017

Steven Alembik, Founder, SMA Communications says that Twitter is the only real time actionable social media channel. He is excited about using tone analyzer algorithms to understand the emotional response of people to tweets and to help figure out what ads can best address those emotional hot buttons.  Steven also gives...

Oct 11, 2017

Andrew Stanley, VP Product, Phone2Action sheds light on how advocates, organizations, and elected officials are using social media.  He emphasizes how important it is to harness the energy of voters at any time making it easy to post an opinion, send an email, or receive a call to action.  With a variety of screens...

Jan 22, 2017

Rob Shenk, Senior Vice President for Visitor Engagement, Mount Vernon, home of our first president George Washington, talks about how our founding fathers would have used social media, the impact of the Broadway hit Hamilton on interest in colonial history, and the ways in which Mount Vernon is creating immersive,...

Oct 19, 2016

Brian Ross Adams, Trusted Messenger Marketing, points out the differences between social media activities and boots on the ground for GOTV including early voting, finding effective ways to connect with voters, and how negative ads might backfire when posted on social sites. 


Trusted Messenger...