Fun With Phones – Flashback Friday

In early 2020, we launched a fun way to provide real world examples of how our clients put us to work for them – we called it “Fun with Phones.”

You can watch all of our YouTube videos here, but here are two of my favorites.

Right now is a great time to host a telephone townhall. They’re not just for candidates, they’re useful for elected officials to discuss and update constituents as well as interest groups. Watch the video to hear a fun story about some of the telephone townhall work we’ve done in the past.


And what’s better than a blooper reel? You might be able to tell, we take the work seriously but not ourselves and we know how to have a good laugh.


Have a great weekend,

Nicole Schlinger


Build Your Grassroots Army

Flashback Friday post! Are you building your grassroots army? This post from last year, during the pandemic, was a great conversation about simple ways that candidates can start building their grassroots army.


Building your list or perfecting your list is great whether you’re a candidate or an issue organization.


Give us a call today and we’ll help you develop a plan to help you win.

 (888) 722-4704

#ReedAwardsFlashback Part 2

The CHQ team worked hard in the 2020 cycle to qualify in for the Reed Awards in multiple categories. And boy, did that CHQ team ever represent. Here’s the categories they were finalists in:

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And the CampaignHQ team really brought home the hardware in these categories:

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Happy #FlashbackFriday! The CampaignHQ team takes great pride in the work we do for our clients and I’m so proud of our CHQ experts for their dedication. Thank you to Campaigns & Elections for recognizing this incredible team with the Reed Awards.

Flashback Friday – Iowa Field Report


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Here’s a fun flashback post – hoping way back to March 2020 when we were first beginning to navigate the pandemic, I spoke to Luke Martz at the Iowa Field Report about how campaigns were shifting in the way they communicate with voters.


It’s interesting to look back at how we were first understanding the way this would change campaigning and then compare it to where we all ended up on Election Day.


The CHQ team will still help you deliver results, whether through traditional methods or being innovative in your approach.

As an aside, check out the Iowa Field Report for all kinds of great Iowa insider stories and features, all with a right-leaning take.


Flashback Friday

This is a fun #FlasbackFriday post from our HQ awards a couple of years ago. Working at CHQ can be a lot of fun and there is room for growth. And, what do you know, we’re hiring! 

CampaignHQ is seeking a Deputy Campaign Director. Our Deputy Campaign Director is a vital part of the team delivering text messages, live and automated calls on behalf of candidates and issue advocacy organizations nationwide. You’ll help with price quotes, project setup and execution, script writing, data handling, and many other important tasks. Your mission is to support our Campaign Directors and exceed our client’s expectations.If you are looking for an entry-level position with a nationally known firm, this is your dream job! If you’ve worked on a campaign for one or two cycles, that’s fantastic, but not required.This is a PERMANENT full time position at our HQ in Brooklyn, IA. It is the perfect fit for someone who loves campaigns and hates unemployment. Questions? Email, Senior Campaign Director for details.

CampaignHQ is the Best Conservative Call Center in America. Whether it’s fundraising, patch through calls, Get Out the Vote, or text messaging … our team of passionate people delivers amazing results. Learn more about our election-winning work at

Check us out!

Nicole Schlinger

Caucus Flashback

I’ve been spending some time recounting the history of CampaignHQ in my updates about selling our original building.

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I recently stumbled upon a couple of articles from The Des Moines Register, written by Jennifer Jacobs in 2011 that I thought would add more color to the storyline of what was happening for our organization during that time.

This article features Mitt Romney and his time in Iowa at that point. 

Many of my friends are featured in that article – like David Kochel, Christopher Rants, Jill Latham-Ryan, Doug Gross, Gentry Collins and the list goes on.

This is a write-up Jennifer Jacobs did when I signed on with the Time Pawlenty campaign.

Speaking of Jennifer Jacobs, she is now the Senior White House correspondent for Bloomberg News. She is always breaking news and continues to be a fair and dedicated reporter. You can follow her Twitter feed for many updates.


Thanks for reading,

Nicole Schlinger, President of Campaign Headquarters

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Flashback Friday – First Shift

Here’s another Flashback Friday post comin’ at ya. Eight years ago we ran our first shift in the new building.

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See how happy Chad is?

We were still young, and had no clue what we were in for…

Thanks to all of our #CHQ employees and clients who’ve made the past 8 years in our new space so great!

Have a great weekend,

Nicole Schlinger always hard at work for CHQ clients

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