The Results Are In…

Another Reed Awards post!

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I can’t help it – I love talking about the award-winning team we have at CHQ and all their successes they’ve had. I know many of them would say, while taking home trophies is fun, the biggest win of all is getting to help great candidates, campaigns and clients effectively deliver their message.

Here were some of the successes we had on behalf of our clients at this year’s Reed Awards:

Innovation in Phone Engagement: Not Your Grandma’s Telephone Townhall

As voters and campaign donors drop their cell phones at an increasing rate, we took what is perceived as an “old fashioned” method of voter contact and made it relevant, exciting and engaging fora  new generation. Sen. Ted Cruz invited campaign supporters via text, email, phone and tweet to jin his telephone townhall. While on the call, supporters could listen, ask questions, and transfer to a live operator to make a donation. After the call, we created an MP4 video to share via peer to peer text message, allowing even more people to hear his message.

Best Automated Phone Call: You Know…That Love Letters in the Sand Guy

The 60+ Association is the country’s leading organization advocating on behalf of conservative seniors. Each election season, their well-known national spokesman, Pat Boone, lets seniors know which candidates will best represent their values. In this case, we sent automated calls featuring Boone’s unmistakable voice to support Nick Freitas, a Republican running as a write-in candidate for the Virginia House of Delegates. Freitas defied the odds and won by a 56-42 margin.

Best Use of P2P on a Campaign: Partnered with Campaign Solutions

Campaign Solutions and CampaignHQ have worked with a high-profile candidate on building out a texting program. Using Campaign Solutions’ dynamic MMS feature, GIFs or video directed to personalized landing pages has been successful in raising money for the candidate.

It was an honor to win these awards and a testament to our great team at CHQ. Our aspiration of excellence is the best award we can give to our clients. We are not just a call center, we are conservative communicators with a mission to better the future.


Thanks for reading,

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Nicole Schlinger

Reed Awards, part 2

As I mentioned before, we had a great time attending this year’s Reed Awards. I was thrilled to join a really great panel of experts who spoke on, “Forecasting the New Political Landscape: How 2020 Will Impact Your Business and the Direction of the Industry.”


I also gave a presentation which you can check out below.

Feel free to always check out content on my YouTube page. 

I’d love to help get you started on your next project today.

Thanks for watching,

Nicole Schlinger, President of Campaign Headquarters

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More Fun With Phones – Services + Telephone Townhalls

Here are a few more of our Fun with Phones videos.

Maryls is chatting about the many services CHQ offers and how we do our jobs to make sure you’re getting the best value that you are spending.

And here’s me chatting about how telephone townhalls might be right for you. There’s a “fun” story about a telephone townhall we hosted for  the Tea Party Patriots.

You can always check our latest videos on my YouTube page.

Thanks for watching,

Nicole Schlinger, President of Campaign Headquarters

Nicole Schlinger


Fun Friday – Dogs, Politics and Throwbacks, what else is new?

Happy Friday, friends. I thought we could do a fun post to make you smile this weekend. Here are a few of my favorite things lately.


Great Buzzfeed article that throws it back to the 80s with these TV commercials. I didn’t even have to press play … I could repeat these commercials back to you verbatim while the video plays on mute. Hope too many don’t get stuck in your head.

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ICYMI: The Yang Gang had a pretty serious falling out after the #FITN states. Many of my political friends had some fun with this one over on my Facebook page. I can’t get enough of this guy. Maybe now is the time to explain MATH to his young staffers. #yanggangfoeva 

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Adorable GOP dogs with breakfast food names? YEP.

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Happy birthday Pancake!


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Um, who wants to tell him?

Also, you should give my friends over at The Committee to Defend the President a follow, if you’re not already.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Nicole Schlinger

Reed Awards – Before the Big Show

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Award season is upon us.

Ken and I recently attended the Reed Awards in Atlanta. The Reed Awards is hosted by Campaigns & Elections magazines as a way to recognize companies in the political world that are delivering exceptional content and products.

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We had some fun before the big event. Shane D’Aprile from Campaigns and Elections called our gift “major league swag!”

At my presentation, we may have slipped in some swag for the attendees. Oh, and I also talked about how your campaign can benefit from a great phone program.

We had a great time. More from the 2020 Reed Awards soon.

Thanks for checking in,


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Sharing Our Caucus Love

In case you missed it, the Iowa Caucuses are the greatest and now that they’re over we’re missing them.

Back in January, we had some students from Grinnell College stop by our office to talk all things caucuses.

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So many of our employees at CampaignHQ are veterans of several different Iowa Caucus Presidential campaigns, organizing from the precinct to national level. They have extensive years’ worth of experience consulting on high-level statewide, congressional and senate races.


Students from Barbara Trish’s class spent an afternoon at CampaignHQ to gain insights on the Caucus process, discuss issues taking center stage in this year’s presidential campaign and discuss strategies of the different campaigns.


We had a blast talking to these students who were bright and engaging students from Grinnell College to our office to discuss the Iowa Caucuses. We recognize how important Iowans’ voices are to kicking off the nominating process as a First in the Nation Caucus. It’s something we do not take for granted and love sharing caucus history with others, including students.

Thanks for checking in,

Nicole Schlinger


Flashback Friday – Good Reads for 2020

As we turn a new year it feels like a lot of people say, “this year I want to read more books.” If that was you, let’s do a check – we’re at the end of February now, how we doin’ on that goal? That’s what I thought.

I’m guessing your good intentions started you off well but as January and February wore on, the snow came, the ice, the cold, the hectic work schedule, kid events, church gatherings…your reading goals may have fallen off.  You’re not alone and it’s not too late!

Maybe you can jumpstart your reading goals again with a few good books. I thought I’d re-up my post from January 2019 with a couple of really great selections you should check out.

1. Conspiracy: Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and the Anatomy of Intrigue, by Ryan Holiday

Conspiracy: Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and the Anatomy of Intrigue
An NPR Book Concierge Best Book of 2018!A stunning story about how power works in the modern age–the book the New York…

2. Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou

Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup – Kindle edition by John Carreyrou. Download it once and read…
3. Sales Differentiation: 19 Powerful Strategies to Win More Deals at the Prices You Want by Lee B. Salz (Nicole Schlinger book review coming soon!)
Sales Differentiation: 19 Powerful Strategies to Win More Deals at the Prices You Want
“If we don’t drop our price, we will lose the deal.” That’s the desperate cry from salespeople as they try to win deals…

Happy Reading!
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Join the Family

We are looking for the industries best and brightest to join our professional staff.

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If you are looking for less than 40 hours a week, are not motivated by making bonuses and earning paid vacation time please don’t apply. If you expect the bare minimums in life this is not for you, if you get stressed out easy, can’t clear a back ground check, buckle under pressure or want snow days in July please don’t apply. If you are still reading this and looking for a challenging and rewarding career working with hardworking, competitive people like you please contact us at CampaignHQ.

We will have a record-setting 2020 election cycle at CHQ and we’re hoping you or someone you know will want to be a part of our success.  We’re looking for someone who loves the extremely fast pace of our business, is well organized, and detail oriented.

It’s hard work, but a whole lot of fun. In addition to being the Best Conservative Call Center in America, we’re quickly becoming the leader in P2P texting with our signature product: conTEXT. There’s never a dull moment, and you’ll be at the heart of it all. What’s the right fit for our team and culture? Someone who is serious about their mission, but will still take part in our practical jokes.

Regardless of age or experience, someone loves to learn new things and meet new people. Someone who isn’t hung up on bureaucracy and job titles. You can check out the job description here: Or feel free to call or email me.

What are you waiting for?

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