Less Than 600 Days Away

It’s less than 600 days until Election Day! (aren’t you glad I’m keeping track for you?)

Never fear! The talented and experienced staff at CampaignHQ are here to help.

conTEXT Two-Way Text Messaging

Engage members of your target audience in a two-way conversation with peer-to-peer text messaging. Our talented conTEXT agents send personalized messages, pictures, and GIFs. You can identify and persuade voters, increase turnout, mobilize activists, and even raise money.

Voter ID & Advocacy

The experts at CampaignHQ know how to identify voters and advocate your message through a smart combination of live and automated calling. Our persistent, knowledgeable, and effective campaign representatives can (and do) provide the margin of victory.

Telephone Townhalls

Telephone Townhalls are a powerful, effective way to communicate your message to an audience of thousands, over the phone and online. At CampaignHQ, we specialize in turning communication into action through training, scripting, and real-time feedback. Once the event is over, we’ll help you make the best use of your valuable data.

Telephone Fundraising

We are award-winning telephone fundraisers. Our fundraising team offers unique opportunities to engage and maintain relationships with your donors including specialized calls to major donors and monthly sustainers. Telephone fundraising is not meant for everyone. But if your campaign or organization is a good fit, we will maximize your long term investment.
And so, so much more. Give us a call today so we can get started working for you.

Spring Break – Iowa Style

It’s that time of year where schools are quiet and students have escaped for tropical locations to celebrate spring break.


If you’re not interested in sunshine and palm trees, maybe I can convince you there is plenty to do in Iowa over your spring break.

Photo courtesy of Catch Des Moines

Maybe you should start with a tour of our beautiful state capitol. This remarkable building is constantly ranked on the most beauitful state capitol buildings lists.

Better yet, the governor and Iowa Legislature will be in session, so maybe you can catch some debate!

You should definitely get outside of the Des Moines metro area and take in some small town charm and lovely sights. Might I suggest Brooklyn? No, not Brooklyn, NY. I’m talking about Brooklyn, Iowa – home of CampaignHQ. There’s plenty to do besides swinging by our office to say hi. You should absolutely check out the flag display. 


All this fresh air is likely to make you ready to eat. And let me tell you, nothing beats small town Iowa food. If you want a change of scenery, you should “pop” on over to Just a Small Town Grill in Montezuma for the very best jalapeno  poppers on the planet.

In all seriousness, Iowa is beautiful and full of exciting adventures, great food, wholesome fun and amazing people. You should do some exploring this spring break.  #ThisIsIowa

Where is your favorite Iowa stop?



Summer Reading List, Comin In Hot

If you’re new here, you might not know how much I love books. You can read more about that here and here oh, and here.

Everyone needs a plan and I’ve outlined a few of my summer wish list books over on my Medium page. 

I’ve been waiting for Daisy Jones & the Six for nearly a year now. It’s almost time until we had back to the 70s…

Even though it turns out Beatriz Williams is a left-wing liberal, I cannot make myself love her books any less. This one features action, adventure and espionage surrounding Wallis Simpson and Edward in Nassau after the abdication.

And yes, there’s something new coming from Fiona Davis, too! It’s The Chelsea Girls.

This book was originally slated to come out last year. Not sure what’s taking Simon Sinek so long. Maybe his game is too infinite.

Head over to my Medium page to read the full post. 

What’s on your reading list this summer?

Nicole Schlinger and Chief Canine Officer Martha Waffles

Fun Friday – CPAC Recap

If you’ve been following along, you know that recently Walter and I recently attended the Conservative Political Action Committee or CPAC.


As always, it was a great event and we really enjoyed making new connections, even on the plane ride there.


And catching up with old friends too.


This is Marjorie Dannenfesler, president of the Susan B. Anthony List , a longtime client of CampaignHQ. It was great catching up with Marjorie and it’s such a privilege to be a part of their team.


Marjorie was a featured speaker at CPAC this year, and she did a tremendous job talking about abortion, human dignity and what makes America great. You can check it out below.


Needless to say, we’re already looking forward to attending next year’s event.


Have a great weekend,


What I’m Into

Here are a few articles and things I’m into these days.

I have been tracking the newest GOP congressman from Texas for awhile now. A former NAVY Seal, touts his conservative approach and snappy Twitter responses – what’s not to love?


Take Heed. You are not as logical as you think you are. These are just the first 24 reasons why …


I know what I’ll be doing on March 18th….

What things should be on my radar?


Thanks for reading,


Way Back Wednesday

Normally I save the light and fun posts for Friday but I thought I’d do a little reminiscing today. It’s fun to look back at where I’ve been – the campaigns I’ve been a part of, the people I’ve met and the candidates I’ve worked for.

With now Gov. Kim Reynolds and Ambassador to China Terry Branstad

These experiences have certainly shaped my outlook and the direction CampaignHQ has taken over the years.

With Ganske for Senate campaign alumn William Armistead

I’m proud of the work we’ve done and the conservatives we’ve worked so hard for. Looking back is fun, but looking forward to new and exciting adventures is thrilling.

With U.S. Senator and former presidential candidate Ted Cruz

Can we be part of your next big adventure? Give us a call today. (888) 722-4704


Thanks for reading,

Nicole Schlinger, President of Campaign Headquarters


Unbreak Your Brain

Time to “Unbreak your Brain,” my friends.

I read this interesting article from the New York Times and had to share. Here’s a snippet:

Mostly, I became aware of how profoundly uncomfortable I am with stillness. For years, I’ve used my phone every time I’ve had a spare moment in an elevator or a boring meeting. I listen to podcasts and write emails on the subway. I watch YouTube videos while folding laundry. I even use an app to pretend to meditate.

If I was going to repair my brain, I needed to practice doing nothing. So during my morning walk to the office, I looked up at the buildings around me, spotting architectural details I’d never noticed before. On the subway, I kept my phone in my pocket and people-watched — noticing the nattily dressed man in the yellow hat, the teens eating hot Takis and laughing, the kid with Velcro shoes. When a friend ran late for our lunch, I sat still and stared out the window instead of checking Twitter.

You can read the full article here

Maybe it’s not cool in the land of politics or business to say it, but it’s time for some digital minimalism. 

Another take from Bill Maher:


I’m curious your thoughts on all of this.

Thanks for commenting,

Nicole Schlinger, President of Campaign Headquarters