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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, role of online fundraising, digital and traditional means of persuasion and getting out the vote.  In this time of the COVID-19 Pandemic, changes in the behavior of voters, restrictions on candidates and the new normal for retail politics are all under the microscope.

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 on engaging supporters. 

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







Nov 30, 2022

Steve Alembik, Founder of SMA Communications, has extensive experience in mining voter data to derive predictive models for persuasion, fundraising, and voter turnout. Steve is an experienced data scientist who reflects on Florida politics, voter touchpoints for political and PAC campaigns, and following the money.


Jan 14, 2022

Poppy MacDonald is the President of USAFacts, a not-for-profit nonpartisan organization. Poppy has a broad vision of the importance of easy access to valid, timely government data for citizens to be well-informed. She points out that bringing publicly available data sources together and organizing the information is key...

Feb 5, 2021

Eric Wilson, Director, Center for Campaign innovation reports on the just released 2020 Post-Election National Campaign Technology Survey which confirms that the digital transformation of politics is well underway. Key findings include insights about persuadable voters and where they are going for information about...

Aug 15, 2019

Sean Duggan, VP Advertising, Pandora has just completed a Political Soundboard survey of over 2200 voting age listeners and he shares findings about the composition of their audience, popularity of the Democratic candidates running for president, issues of concern for Democrats and Republicans, and reaching the growing...

Mar 6, 2019

Shane D'Aprile, Co-Owner and Co-Publisher, Campaigns & Elections has just published the Inaugural C&E State of the Political Campaign Industry survey and he shares some insights from the findings:

  • Vast majority of consultants think it is likely one or both major party presidential candidates will be hacked during the...