Campaign Craft

Campaign Craft

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In 2008, Barack Obama's election team sent perhaps a billion emails to some 13 million addresses; the social networking site Facebook was deployed to get out the vote; and campaign operatives across the political spectrum were trying to figure out how they could qmicro-targetq persuadable voters in pursuit of victory. Political campaigning continues to reinvent itself at a furious pace and in fascinating ways, becoming more professional and more technologically driven with each election cycle. Updated for the Obama age of political campaigning, Campaign Craft: The Strategies, Tactics, and Art of Political Campaign Management, Fourth Edition remains mandatory reading for anyone interested in the electoral process---campaign professionals; activists at the local, state, and national levels; and scholars of American politics and communication. Campaign Craft, Fourth Edition begins with campaign planning and moves to resource and strategic considerations. This text covers contemporary campaign techniques from every angle, ranging from street-level voter contact to emerging trends in political technology. The Fourth Edition provides an in-depth illustration of campaign strategy, including the latest in netroots organizing and Web 2.0 outreach.A lively, comprehensive exploration of modern political campaign management in the Internet age, based on real-world practices and results of the 2006 and 2008 campaigns. * A complete chronology details the evolution of modern campaign ...

Title:Campaign Craft
Author:Michael John Burton, Daniel M. Shea
Publisher:Praeger Pub Text - 2010


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