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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.


Digital Politics Podcast with Karen Jagoda has been included in the Feedspot 70 Best Non Partisan Podcasts worth listening to in 2023.      Check out the list here







Feb 6, 2024

Ray Kingman, Founder and CEO of Semcasting, is focused on bringing a deeper understanding of the media habits of voters to campaigns. The shift from traditional linear TV advertising to Connected TV and other digital ad options is being accelerated thanks to the ability to target messages and measure the delivery and...

Jul 27, 2023

Beth Dwyer, Vice President of Sales at Dotdash Meredith's MNI Targeted Media, worked for the Washington Post and Politico on the corporate side. Beth came to political adverting in 2017 when she realized the role digital advertising could play in political campaigns. She notes the changes since 2020 in the amount of...

Dec 15, 2022

Matthew Hedberg, VP General Manager, Professional Services, at Semcasting shares what he expected to happen in the 2002 midterms  and what really happened in the roll-out and targeting of political digital ad campaigns. 

We talk about:

  • Hesitancy of campaigns to buy digital ads early in the campaign cycle
  • How campaigns...

Jun 17, 2022

Sean Duggan VP of Advertising SXM Media reflects on the advertising trends he sees playing out in the early primaries. While there was a slow start to ad buying for 2022 primary campaigns, interest is picking up for using audio ads to reach and persuade base voters as well as those not likely to vote in a mid-term...

Dec 3, 2020

Sean Duggan, VP Advertising, Pandora is enthusiastic about the growing value of audio political ads particularly to reach multi-cultural audiences.  With the growing choices for ad-free streaming content, the competition for attention is shifting to ad-based media that is accessible on a variety of devices. Digital...