Relief for Keir Starmer as Labour retains seat in what was billed as a referendum on his leadership.
How do you run a political campaign in a pandemic? From data brokers to advertising firms to voter registration volunteers, the players in campaigns are making adjustments, large and mostly small.
Mobile phones across the country are buzzing nonstop with text notifications from both presidential campaigns. A scholar of campaign communications explains why.
The technical qualifications for presidential candidates are the same, but how people seek the nation’s highest office has shifted over the centuries.
For many years, political operatives have been perfecting their use of the internet’s vast array of social media platforms, websites and digital tools.
Everything is political. And that includes typefaces, write two scholars who found that people see one group of typeface styles as liberal, another group of styles as conservative.
When an election looms, some politicians reach for the easy ‘crackdown’ on Travellers and Gypsies to win over core voters.
South African voters felt that mobile political campaigns were intrusive, violated their privacy and made them feel disillusioned with the political process.
They can be summed up, thus: ignore your people at your peril.
Politicians have been using memes to appear cool, plugged in, even ‘lit.’ Here’s why that’s not necessarily a smart idea.
Health care dominated 2018’s political ads. Digital advertising grew, but hasn’t yet killed TV’s share. And dark money favored Democrats, say scholars studying the volume and content of campaign ads.
Effective political campaigns use three main online strategies; research identifies which of them is most effective.
How data-driven behavioural sciences are being road tested in the political sphere.
The history of widespread advocacy campaigns shows that the ‘No’ campaign has many unfair advantages in the marriage equality debate.
Why is the PM constantly repeating this phrase and what impact is it really having on her campaign?
The prime minister knows how to use the element of surprise to her advantage.
Businesses were top dog when it came to branding but popular politics show there’s a new player in town.
The gambling lobby’s failure to seriously influence the 2016 ACT election should embolden governments around Australia that have a mind to deal with gambling reform.
We now find ourselves in a ‘post-truth’ environment, trying to find meaning in dumbed-down democracy. How did we get here?
The narrative Donald Trump has played during the campaign is that the elites who have abandoned him or disagree with him are all part of the establishment he seeks to destroy.