Media Relations with Paul Miller CW 16

Journalism design
This week Paul Miller joins me as a special guest to discuss media relations. Paul is the head of the political and media consulting group, The Paulie Group. As a respected authority on journalism, media relations, national politics, foreign policy and media accountability, Paul has been quoted and sourced by the New York Times, Fox News, Chicago Tribune and the Washington Times. Continue reading

Media Relations with Paul Miller CW 16 Transcript

Various microphones aligned at press conference isolated over aJohn Tsarpalas: My guest today on the Commonwealthy podcast is Paul Miller, head of the political and media consulting group, The Paulie Group. Paul and I met back in 1996 at the Iowa Caucuses for Forbes. We’ve worked together on many a campaign and for many an organization since.

Paul, you are really great at getting things in the press. How do people work with the media and get things published? Let’s bare in mind that we are talking about a guy or a gal who is going to be running for local office. Where do they start? When do they start?   Continue reading

Working with Volunteers in a Political Campaign

Volunteers on Red Road Sign.Never make a volunteer wait!! The volunteer is giving you the most precious thing anyone has – their time. If you waste it, they will not come back again.

If a volunteer calls or walks in, you should make him/her a priority. If you are on the phone, get off and talk to the volunteer. If you are working on another task, drop it and greet the volunteer. Treat him/her as the precious guest he/she is. Continue reading

Using Volunteers in a Political Campaign with Kristina Keats CW 15

Portrait Of Volunteer Group
This week Tina is back on the podcast with me to discuss the ins and outs of having volunteers in a political campaign. There’s nothing more valuable and precious in a campaign than a volunteer’s time. Having people who will come help you run for local office will save you a lot of time and money. The question is, how do you get and keep volunteers? Continue reading