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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Authentic Conversation

Here’s the final installment of a discussion I had with Campaigns & Elections Magazine last fall. I had a great time discussing how the use of phones is changing.

Essentially, where we communicate with you may have changed, but the way in which we have an authentic conversation, we’re keeping that the same.

Nicole Schlinger, president of CampaignHQ, discusses scripting with Campaigns & Elections

 

Nicole Schlinger, President of CampaignHQ, discusses how the uses of phones are changing in the political industry with Campaigns & Elections

Down Ballot + Non-Obvious Party Cues Chat

Last fall, I did some interviews with my favorite, Campaigns & Elections Magazine. We had a great discussion on a variety of topics. Here are a few clips:

Nicole Schlinger, president of CampaignHQ, discusses down ballot benefits of using phones for Campaigns & Elections Magazine

Nicole Schlinger, President of CampaignHQ, discusses non-obvious party cues for Campaigns & Elections.

Campaigns & Elections Lookback

In the fall of 2019, Campaigns & Elections magazine allowed me to write some articles discussing a variety of topics. Campaigns & Elections is a publication every campaign operative should be tracking. They constantly have insightful information and features from the very best in the business.

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Right around Thanksgiving, they published another one of my pieces, Will Relational Organizing Prove a Breakthrough Tactic for the GOP in 2020? 

Here’s a small clip:

Every cycle seems to bring about a fresh innovation that reaches voters differently or a new tech that helps a campaign run more efficiently. But one campaign principle that hasn’t seen much change over the years is how we utilize volunteers. I predict this is the next big thing for the GOP.

You can read the full article here

And don’t forget to subscribe to Campaigns & Elections to keep up on the biggest trends in politics.

 

Thanks for reading,

Nicole Schlinger and Chief Canine Officer Martha Waffles

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The 5 Books Every New Firm Owner Should Read

I’ve been doing quite a bit of work lately with the team over at Campaigns & Elections. If you’ve missed some of that, check out these posts here and here.

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In the world of politics and consulting, Campaigns & Elections is really unmatched in the information and networking opportunities that they provide in this field. They have countless experts on-hand and even more that lend their voices to the constantly evolving world of campaigns.

It’s been a lot of fun getting to have a deeper role in participating – I hope you’ll check out my latest post for them, “The 5 Books Every New Firm Owner Should Read.”

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If you’ve been here long, you know my love of books. If you’re new here, well time to catch up.

What are some books that you’ve found helpful in starting your journey?

 

Thanks for stopping by,

Nicole Schlinger

The Myth of Overnight Success

I’ve really been enjoying sharing some insights with my friends over at Campaigns & Elections lately. If you missed it, here are a few articles of mine they’ve shared with their readers.

They recently shared another, The Myth of Overnight Success in the Political Industry. 

Here’s a teaser for you:

Americans love overnight success. We believe this myth like we believe George Washington chopped down a cherry tree. That’s why shows like American Idol and The Voice are so popular year after year. But the truth is much less glamorous than the fantasy.

There are two kinds of overnight success in the political industry. You’re either a “Child Prodigy” or an “Iceberg.”

You can read the full article over here

Let me know what you think, I always enjoy feedback.

Thanks for reading,

Nicole Schlinger, President of Campaign Headquarters

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WHY THE BEST MANAGERS ARE (SOMETIMES) THE WORST POLITICAL BUSINESS OWNERS

I was so honored to recently submit and article to Campaigns & Elections .

Here’s a quick blurb:

Being a great campaign manager is much different from being a great business owner. As a consultant or vendor, your mission is aligned with your clients. (And if it’s not, you’d better stop and figure out why). However, your mission is not identical.

Check out the full post here . 

Also, Campaigns & Elections provides incredible tools, tactics, techniques and updates on everything that has to do with political campaigns, consulting and media. If you’re not already reading their materials, I highly recommend it!

Thanks for reading,

Nicole Schlinger, President of Campaign Headquarters

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Expo Follow – Up

A few posts back, I shared the exciting news –  I’m Goin’ to the Expo!

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This is actually the 38th Annual CampaignExpo, hosted by Campaigns & Elections as a way to bring people together to learn the newest techniques, strategies and technologies in the campaign world.

I’m thrilled to be attending as a panelist, discussing “Sustaining a Business in the Campaign Industry.” You can check the full agenda out here.

Oh, and how cool is this? I’m super official now and you can read my bio here. 

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I hope you’ll consider attending this great event or another where you can keep learning new skills. We should never stop learning.

Sidenote: I’m totally geeking out on this full list of speakers here . 

I’ll be sure to update you when I return. Thanks for following along on my journey.

Nicole Schlinger, President of Campaign Headquarters

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