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September 15, 2015
Experts in Residence

Campaign Solutions President and Founder Becki Donatelli recently had the honor of creating a new program called the Donatelli Experts-In-Residence at USC’s prestigious Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism.

August 6, 2015
Latest “Debate Bingo” Online Game Isn’t Actually All That New

We’re excited by so many of the innovations our team members have brought to the table, especially those that have stood the test of time, like Debate Bingo.

July 22, 2015
Republicans Close The Digital Gap As Web Gurus Go Head-To-Head

Campaign Solutions Founder and President Becki Donatelli was profiled by Reuters. Take a moment to read how we are helping to shape the digital environment.

April 29, 2015
Welcoming Two New Team Members

Election Day 2016 may still be about 18 months away, but for us, it feels right around the corner. As we get prepared for what will surely be an exciting cycle, we’re adding members to our team to make sure the most innovative digital and social strategies, fundraising advice, and advertising campaigns are part of our client’s arsenal of tools. Just in the first few months of the year, we’ve welcomed two new team members to the Campaign Solutions family: Dustin Call and Matthew Hurtt.

March 20, 2015
Campaign Solutions Team Takes Home Five Awards at the 2015 Pollie Awards

Our amazing clients inspire us to do great work every day, and we’re proud this work has led to an amazing honor – a total of five Pollie Awards presented by the American Association of Political Consultants at the 2015 Pollie Awards and Conference.

March 19, 2015
The 40 Under 40

Setting trends and being the first to break new ground is something members of the Campaign Solutions team have been doing for over seventeen years. Today, we’re happy to announce that team member Christian Curto has accomplished yet another “first” – being part of the AAPC’s inaugural “40 Under 40” class of talented and innovative young political professionals.

January 28, 2015
Campaign Solutions/Connell Donatelli Wins Reed Award for Best Online Display Advertising 2014

On January 23rd, 2015, Campaign Solutions/Connell Donatelli won the 2014 Reed Award for Best Online Display Advertising in recognition of our work done for John Bolton Super PAC.

January 6, 2015
Our 2015 Doritos Crash the Super Bowl Finalist

We are proud to announce that Jason Johnson, our Creative Director, is a top 10 finalist in the Doritos Crash the Super Bowl commercial contest!

August 7, 2014
Mike Alm Joins Campaign Solutions

The Campaign Solutions team is proud to welcome political and fundraising strategist Mike Alm to our expanding team of 20 digital communications professionals.

June 17, 2014
Congratulations to Christian Curto, our newest Rising Star!

Many congratulations go out to Campaign Solutions team member Christian Curto, who has been honored as a Rising Star of Politics by Campaigns and Elections Magazine.

September 20, 2013
Political Communications Experts Join Our Team

We’re proud to announce two new additions to the Campaign Solutions team. Recently, Camm Tyler and Matt Lenell joined our firm to bolster an award-winning team of political communications strategists.

June 17, 2013
Pairing of Online and Offline Efforts Yields Success for National Memorial Day Parade

One of the ventures between Campaign Solutions and Prism Strategy Group was the American Veterans Center’s National Memorial Day Parade and was a huge success. Our teams worked closely together to promote the parade and its online counterpart – Virtual Boots on the Ground – nationwide through email, online advertising, and earned media.

May 8, 2013
Boston Marathon Tragedy Reminds Us Of Fundraising Best Practices

What happens when a national tragedy occurs? Whether it’s a terror attack, a deadly explosion, a tornado leveling a town, or a tragic hurricane, the best practice is – in almost all cases – to halt all fundraising immediately.

April 24, 2013
A New Mobile App for the Federation for American Immigration Reform

Several months ago, we were approached by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (or FAIR) to design and develop a new iPhone and Android app. Having worked with the FAIR team before on several innovative social media and advertising projects, we were very excited to work with them again on a mobile app.

April 8, 2013
Pollie Award Honors and a “Rookie of The Year”

Campaign Solutions Team Member James Barnes, who directs social media innovation, has been honored as the “Rookie of the Year” by the American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC), while the entire Campaign Solutions/Connell Donatelli team received 12 Pollies awards from the AAPC for excellence in online fundraising, advertising, social media, viral marketing, and web development on behalf of clients during the 2012 cycle.

March 20, 2013
Campaign Solutions Partners With Political & Public Affairs Firm Prism Group

R. Rebecca Donatelli, veteran political consultant and president of digital company Campaign Solutions and digital ad agency Connell Donatelli Inc., aligns with public affairs firm Prism Group to jointly offer a full-spectrum of public affairs services. The Prism Group – Campaign Solutions partnership will work with corporate and political clients to develop and execute targeted campaigns at the local and national levels.

March 12, 2013
A Fantastic User Experience from Litmus

User experience (UX) and satisfaction is a key to many levels of success across the digital sphere. It crucial to keep the human being as priority number one when designing products in order to achieve an idyllic experience on websites, within emails, on social media, and on contribution and payment forms.

February 20, 2013
End of Saturday Mail Delivery Means Big Changes for Campaigns

Earlier this month, the U.S. Postal Service announced it will end Saturday delivery of first class mail in August making voters unreachable for the first time ever by mail on the Saturday and Sunday prior to a traditional general election.

December 20, 2012
Campaign Solutions Helps Colbert Super PAC Raise $773,000 for Charity

Campaigns Solutions is proud to have worked closely with Colbert Super PAC in raising the $773,704.83 that will now benefit the Superstorm Sandy recovery efforts, wounded veterans, and campaign finance transparency groups who focus on the influence of outside money in political campaigns.

November 9, 2012
Winning With Campaign Solutions

Campaign Solutions would like to congratulate all of the candidates, initiatives, and organizations triumphant in this week’s elections. We are proud to have served many campaigns during this hard-fought election cycle.

October 11, 2012
The first ad, about you.

Today we’re proudly unveiling an application we’ve been working for Ending Spending Action Fund, the first truly personalized ad spot in politics. It’s called “The Ad About You”, and is a first-of-its-kind online application utilizing a Facebook user’s photos of family and friends to deliver and enhance a personalized political message.

August 2, 2012
Anything You Can Do Offline, Must Be Done Online

In the wake of Ted Cruz’s win in Texas’ run-off, pundits and politicos alike have begun to attribute the campaign’s dedication to social media as one key to their “grassroots victory.” Inevitably, the remaining candidates of the season will try to learn from their achievements and strive to “do what Ted Cruz did online” – similar to the way those same people said “Let’s learn from what Barack Obama did online” in the aftermath after the 2008 campaign cycle. 

July 10, 2012
Welcoming Another Member of the Team

It’s always an exciting day when we get to welcome a new member to the Campaign Solutions family. Recently, Guy Short became part of our team and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have him on board. Guy brings a wealth of experience to Campaign Solutions – as a chief of staff on Capitol Hill, as a senior adviser and political director for a presidential campaign, and as a general consultant to scores of campaigns throughout the country.

April 5, 2012
A Priceless Peer Review

Campaign Solutions is always proud of the work we do for our clients, but we’re doubly so when it’s recognized by our peers as the best in the business.

March 30, 2012
A new digital convention center

Our team had the honor of launching a redesigned GOPConvention2012.com for this year’s Republican National Convention.

March 9, 2012
Buying the World a Coke in the 21st Century

Google and original advertising “Mad Man” Harvey Gabor re-imagined the “Buy the World a Coke” campaign, and the result was simply breathtaking.

February 23, 2012
The Lost Art of Changing the Environment

It’s not fun being the Republican candidate running in a Democrat majority district, or vice versa. So what’s the solution?

February 22, 2012
3 things to expect from Facebook’s inaugural marketing conference

According to Ad Age and other sources, Timeline for Pages will make its debut next week in New York. What does this mean for you?

February 15, 2012
Sharing Success

Here at Campaign Solutions, we’re proud of the work we do, but more than that, we’re grateful. We know we’re lucky to have the opportunity to work with great clients.

February 13, 2012
10 Pointers for Raising Money Online

Write a plan and stick to it! Successful online fundraising takes careful thought and a realistic strategy. Those who raise the most money online have an aggressive plan that is carefully followed.

January 18, 2012
Google strikes while SOPA and PIPA are hot

With an estimated 1 billion unique visitors per month, Google did exactly what any political campaign or group should do: they capitalized on a hot news issue and are capturing information from all petition signors.

January 13, 2012
I’ve Been Everywhere, Man

In the 3 weeks leading up to the Iowa caucuses, a few members of the Campaign Solutions team packed up and headed out to Iowa to work with Michele Bachmann’s presidential campaign to project images, video and stories of the 99 country tour online.

June 13, 2011
Two Rising Stars on Our Team

Congratulations to Jackie Huelbig and Jen Stolp from the Campaign Solutions & Connell Donatelli team! In case you missed it, these two political pros were just honored as “Rising Stars” by Campaign & Elections Magazine.

June 6, 2011
What’s a Message?

Does your campaign have a message or is it sneaking by with only a slogan? Can you define your message in 2-3 short sentences and know who it’s targeting? Is it values-based or just laundry-listing? Does it offer a clear, compelling, emotional choice?

May 23, 2011
5 Online Fundraising Lessons of 2010

Find out the 5 online fundraising lessons of 2010 from two of the best in the business – our own Eric Frenchman and Jen Stolp.

May 18, 2011
Think Twice Before Dismissing Media Bias

You probably already know that Soros gave National Public Radio $1.8 million and spent $27 million trying to defeat George W. Bush in 2004. But did you know that he has ties, both financial and personal, to more than 30 major news organizations?

May 17, 2011
Playing The Trump Card

His popularity rise had a lot to do with the fact that Trump, a master of modern media, was doing everything and anything he could to engage in relevant debate with direct, frank communication tactics with the American people.

May 10, 2011
Early Voting Trends Reveal How Elections Are Changing

If you’re not obsessing over EV trends, should you be worried? Are EV trends actually changing elections to the point that campaigns have to evolve their strategies to accommodate new voting patterns? Is it a permanent shift or just a short term anomaly from the normal patterns of voting?

April 29, 2011
The Antidote to Generational Apathy

The antidote to our generational apathy is already part of our daily routine. My voice resonates on each of my friend’s walls and my follower’s twitter feeds, so when I choose to actively embrace the potential of my impact I also choose to combat the apathy that has strangled our generation from translating our thoughts to our actions. Now is the time to prove the medium’s true value to the 2012 equation…

April 26, 2011
Friendster Finds A New Friend

Yesterday, Friendster, the grandfather of social networking, announced that it would be deleting the majority of its users’ information and shifting focus entirely. The site, undergoing a realignment after being passed around through a few purchases, will abandon its ambitions in the traditional social networking space in favor of social gaming and entertainment. The most interesting part? The new Friendster will reportedly be built on Facebook.

April 20, 2011
Becki Donatelli comments on new media & 2012 elections on NPR

Today, president and founder Becki Donatelli was featured in an NPR story, “Digital Media Could Make Or Break Presidential Race,” commenting on the 2012 presidential campaign cycle and the use of new media tools and techniques.

March 9, 2011
America’s Mood Judged Through Twitter

Harvard and Northwestern have a new study out examining the twitter traffic of over three million Americans to illustrate the mood of the country. They’ve animated it for our enjoyment. Notice New York is always negative…

February 28, 2011
California, the next budget battle. It doesn’t take a Prophet.

They say predicting an earthquake is impossible, California geologists are always warning of “The Big One”. The citizens of California may not be soothsayers, but the foresight of the pending financial disaster doesn’t require a Richter scale. The foreshock in Wisconsin, Indiana, and Ohio has forced Republican Governors to win back their parties reputation of being financial conservatives, only to be swayed by a bunch of elected officials who don’t want to “sit in the circle”. They have ignored their sworn duty to represent their constituents on the floor, for fear of losing the financial security of their Union backers (and funding for their next election).

February 27, 2011
Stalker apps offer glimpse of Facebook future

The social media blogosphere has been abuzz in the past week about a new Facebook app called “Waiting Room,” the cousin of Breakup Notifier, which was recently blocked by Facebook. Beyond the frivolity (and admitted creepiness) of it all, I think it’s a creative idea, and gives those of us who do this for a living a couple lessons on how to best capitalize on the Facebook platform.

February 10, 2011
Peter Amen Joins Campaign Solutions

“Campaign Solutions and Connell Donatelli are the premiere online team in Republican politics and public affairs. I look forward to helping elect more Republicans…”

September 2, 2010
Campaign Solutions / Connell Donatelli Pioneer the Mobile Ad “Surge” for Online Campaigns

It’s called the “Mobile Surge” and it looks like something straight out of the movie Minority Report. On behalf of the Michele Bachmann for Congress campaign, Campaign Solutions and Connell Donatelli unleashed the latest weapon in their online arsenal. Think of it as a Google “Surge” – this time, it’s for mobile devices only. And the experiment was highly successful. The Bachmann campaign had produced a television ad highlighting opponent Tarryl Clark’s record of taxing State Fair food. The challenge was to leverage this spot for persuasion on mobile devices.

April 19, 2009
Campaign Solutions and Connell Donatelli Receive Top Honors From American Association of Political Consultants

Campaign Solutions and sister company Connell Donatelli, Inc. have received top honors from the American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC). The “Pollie Awards” are the official awards of the political communications industry and are considered “The Oscars” of political consulting. In total, Campaign Solutions and Connell Donatelli received a record-breaking 44 awards – more than any other Democrat or Republican firm in AAPC history. Connell Donatelli also received the prestigious AAPC Campaign Excellence Award for “Best Use Of New Technology.” This special award was presented for the firm’s groundbreaking search marketing work on behalf of McCain-Palin 2008.