Fun Friday: “Life is Not Fair, Get Used to It”

Well here we are, almost at the finish line. I know as we get closer to Election Day, things get more and more stressful, particularly this year.


I thought I’d brighten your day – take 3 minutes and 41 seconds, have a chuckle and then give us a call and let us know if we can help with your last minute GOTV calls or texts.


Nicole Schlinger

Fun Flashback Friday – CMDI

Nicole Schlinger CMDI

It’s been two years since I wrote this guest blog post for CMDI – “Communicate in a Way that Someone Can’t Ignore.”

It was a great experience getting to weigh in on this topic, and I think it’s still relevant today – which is saying something considering the world we’re currently living in.

I’m often asked why patch through campaigns are so effective. The answer is simple. The one thing politicians fear most is losing re-election. Hearing from one constituent after another on a particular issue strikes at the very heart of this fear. Most elected officials are good people who want to do right by their constituents. When a loud and clear message is delivered, they will respond accordingly.

You can read the full piece over here. 


Thanks for reading,

Nicole Schlinger always hard at work for CHQ clients

Nicole Schlinger

Fun Flashback Friday – The End of Political Campaigns?

We have a great, brilliant team at CampaignHQ – have you heard me mention that before?

Nicole Schlinger CampaignHQ

For today’s Fun Flashback Friday post, I’m sharing this expert analysis from Walter Haynie, CHQ’s Chief Information Officer.

A lot of buzz has been generated by the recent study on the persuasive effects of campaign contact, authored by UC Berkeley political scientist, Joshua Kalla and Stanford professor David Broockman. If you haven’t seen it, here is the full 166 page study including data on 49 field experiments. Below is a more lunch-time digestible summary.

The media went nuts on this one, with headlines like, “The End of Political Campaigns As We Know Them?” and “Traditional Campaign Tactics Are Basically A Waste Of Time.”  Not surprisingly, the headlines ignore large swaths of the authors’ findings: voter contact works to persuade voters, but only when it’s done right.  

You can read the full post with Walter’s great insights here. 


Have a great weekend,

Nicole Schlinger

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Flashback Friday – Campaigns & Elections

I thought it would be fun this Friday to revisit a couple old Campaigns & Elections articles I shared over the past year or so.

I’ve always been a huge fan of Campaigns & Elections and it’s been fun getting the opportunity to share insights for their great publication.


Back to Basics with Campaigns & Elections:

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

AI Gets Top Billing in New GOP Incubator Investments

Happy reading!

Martha Waffles and Nicole Schlinger at another event.

Nicole Schlinger

Fun Friday – HQ Awards Throwback

I thought we’d keep it light this Friday and do a fun throwback to a recap of last year’s HQ Awards.


Our CampaignHQ employees are known across the country for their legendary
customer service. We love to set aside one night to really showcase all the hard work this team has done over the course the year.


Fun Friday – The Main Event


Have a fun weekend!

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Nicole Schlinger


Fun Friday – Social Media Favs

A recent article in Forbes breaks down the “Best of Social Media: the Pros and Cons of each outlet.”


Here are a couple highlights from the article:

Due to its extensive appeal and reach, Facebook allows you to turn your client base into a community. You can create a Facebook page for your business and post appealing behind-the-scenes images of your company.

One of the biggest benefits of Twitter is that while its audience isn’t as broad as that of Facebook, the platform is among the most accessible. Twitter allows you to be concise, informative and engaging in just one tweet. As people retweet what you’ve written, you appeal to a broader audience.

Of all the social media platforms, LinkedIn is by far the best when it comes to professional contacts and netoworking.

You can read the full article here.


I am mostly active on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter. and Pinterest. This makes me wonder, which do you find to be the best outlet for pushing your message? Interacting with colleagues? Catching up with old friends? Advertising for a job opening?


Have a good weekend,

Nicole Schlinger GOP Fundraiser

Nicole Schlinger