Campaigns

Simon Lancaster wonders: Kony 2012 or Phony 2012?

by Simon Lancaster / 05 Jun 2012

Simon Lancaster unpicks the persuasive elements that went into the making of the propaganda film Kony 2012, and shows how the film’s maker took so many of us in

Donations on the doorstep

Donations on the doorstep

by Melanie Batley / 10 May 2012

Melanie Batley discovers new smartphone technology that could revolutionise and democratise fundraising

MPs like getting 38 Degrees’ emails

by Amber Elliott / 11 Apr 2012

The campaigns director for 38 Degrees chats to Amber Elliott about the value of a petition

Drinks with... Emma Boon

by Caroline Crampton / 14 Mar 2012

Caroline Crampton grabs a drink with Emma Boon, campaign director of the TaxPayers’ Alliance

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Drinks with... Owen Jones

by Shane Greer / 15 Feb 2012

Shane Greer takes the left-wing campaigner and author of Chavs out for cocktails and beer in Piccadilly

Into the blue

Into the blue

by Paul Richards / 30 Jan 2012

Paul Richards provides advice for those who fancy stepping up to the thin blue line and putting themselves forward as prospective police commissioners

Drinks with... Dylan Sharpe

Drinks with... Dylan Sharpe

by Shane Greer / 11 Jan 2012

Shane Greer takes out the Countryside Alliance’s Dylan Sharpe, formerly of the No to AV campaign

A winning formula

by David Torrance / 30 Dec 2011

David Torrance looks at the strategies employed by the SNP that lead to its successful election campaign

Public access politics

by Dan Jellinek / 13 Dec 2011

Dan Jellinek looks at new online innovations from two different countries that allow voters to judge election candidates

Friends, romans, commoners

Friends, romans, commoners

by Simon Lancaster / 05 Dec 2011

Simon Lancaster charts the history of success through the gentle arts of scintillating soundbiting and speech

Campaign doctor

16 Nov 2011

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Drinks with... Gregor Poynton

Drinks with... Gregor Poynton

by Shane Greer / 07 Nov 2011

Shane Greer takes the UK political director of Blue State Digital for cocktails

Drinks with… Ruth Hunt

by Shane Greer / 16 May 2012

Shane Greer takes Ruth Hunt, director of public affairs for the LGB charity Stonewall, for a tipple

Who are the best and worst government speechmakers?

Who are the best and worst government speechmakers?

by Simon Lancaster / 13 Apr 2012

Who has saying what, about whom and how? Simon Lancaster analyses the best and worst parliamentary speechmakers

Campaign hints from No to Scot independence

Campaign hints from No to Scot independence

by David Torrance / 27 Mar 2012

The campaign to halt the SNP starts now. David Torrance examines how the ‘No’ camp are preparing to defeat the nationalists in the Scottish independence referendum

Public services at the click of a mouse

Public services at the click of a mouse

by Charlotte Henry / 28 Feb 2012

Charlotte Henry heralds the arrival of the Government Digital Service

While UKIP, I march

While UKIP, I march

by Gawain Towler / 02 Feb 2012

A former outsider has been slowly, silently gaining ground on the major parties in the opinion polls, says Gawain Towler. Watch out, here comes UKIP

Extending your reach

by Dane Strother / 12 Jan 2012

It is now easier to disseminate a negative message about your opponents, thanks to internet campaigning, says Dane Strother, but it’s also easier to target voters

Online, on target

Online, on target

by Melanie Batley / 10 Jan 2012

Don’t forget that social networking is now the biggest tool in your campaigning box of tricks, says Melanie Batley

Campaign doctor

14 Dec 2011

Got a political problem? The campaign doctor can help

An aye or nay for gay rights in Scotland

by Julia Rampen / 09 Dec 2011

The SNP’s plan to legalise same-sex marriage has created a national debate. Julia Rampen explores the controversy

Drinks with... Aaron Peters

Drinks with... Aaron Peters

by Amber Elliott / 25 Nov 2011

Amber Elliott took the St Paul’s activist and campaigner for a soothing sip

Labour's 'best campaign ad in ages'?

Labour's 'best campaign ad in ages'?

by Caroline Crampton / 11 Nov 2011

A new tv advert from Ken Livingstone's campaign confirms that he intends to fight Boris for control of London's suburbs

Putting voters back in charge

Putting voters back in charge

by Chris Bruni-Lowe / 25 Oct 2011

The People’s Pledge is a cross-party EU referendum  campaign. Co-founder, Chris Bruni-Lowe, outlines its aims and methods. Does it give people real power?