This was eerily fitting. You have to put yourself in the position that Epictetus said we must be in—the only position that lets you greet adversity with the expression, “You are precisely what I trained for.”
I first heard Ted Cruz speak on a telephone townhall in 2013.
He said, “In conclusion, let me leave you with the following 9 points.” My immediate reaction was “There’s no way this guy is going to deliver 9 points.” Well … he did. And I was sold. This is Ted Cruz at his very best.
I thought it might be fun to take a look at one of our award-winning campaigns.
With Beto O’Rourke out-raising Ted Cruz nearly 3-to-1, Senator Cruz needed to find new ways to reach his current and prospective donors with an urgent appeal to fight back.
For most of the summer months and on through September, too many donors were complacent about the threat posed by Beto O’Rourke. Nearly 100,000 Presidential campaign donors still had not renewed support for the 2018 Senate run. After seeing positive results (300-400% ROI) on renewing lapsed donors using P2P text messaging, the campaign kicked into full gear using this new communication tool to raise money from the house file. From the first P2P text message / fundraising solicitation sent by the Cruz campaign in late August through Election Day, the campaign raised $876,000. Results increased when using MMS and GIF’s. This house file appeal – the first to include a picture – was sent to just over 80,000 current donors with cell phones.
The success of this message prompted the campaign to double the number of P2P text messages sent in the final 7 days.
So, what can our award-winning team do for you today?
This is one of my Top 5 business books – Pitch Anything: An Innovative Method for Presenting, Persuading, and Winning the Deal by Oren Klaff. I like my business books with a strong dose of action and adventure, and this does not disappoint. You can read my full book review too.
One of my favorite encounters this year was this display on phones. We all know how far phones have come as technology has increased. Here are a few that gave me a good laugh:
It’s fun to look back on where we’ve been and even more exciting to think about where we’re going in the future. Don’t worry – CampaignHQ will be leading the way, quickly changing and updating with technology. Let us know if we can help you get with the times.