Planning Your Political Campaign Digital Strategy - National Democratic Training Committee

Planning Your Political Campaign Digital Strategy

By Emily Gittleman
2 hours

Before You Start

This course is the culmination of the Digital track. We highly recommend taking the related courses below prior to diving into this content. At a minimum, you will need an understanding of how to create great content, what to ask your universe to do, and how to track and analyze digital analytics.

What You’ll Learn

  • How to use social media and email data to determine digital goals for a political campaign
  • How to explain and advocate for your political campaign digital strategy goals to colleagues or stakeholders
  • How to create a digital plan that advances your campaign’s goals and helps you win

Why This Is Important

By using the data available to you in a campaign setting, you can determine the goals your campaign needs to achieve on digital platforms and use proven methods to explain why your strategies are the right ones. The digital plan is the culmination of all your work. In this course, you’ll take what you’ve learned throughout the digital curriculum and bring it together into a cohesive form — your campaign’s digital plan.

Key Resources

  • Digital Plan Template to structure and build out the digital strategy for your campaign

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Emily Gittleman


Emily Gittleman currently serves as Digital Director for Michael Bennet on his re-election campaign to help hold onto our Senate majority. Previously, Emily joined 50+1 in February of 2016 as a fundraiser, helping local and state level candidates like City College Trustee Alex Randolph and State Assembly member David Chiu fundraise for their successful re-election campaigns.

Following the 2016 election, Emily transitioned from fundraising into the world of digital and spent the ensuing months building out 50+1's brand new digital shop. Emily led all digital strategy for 50+1 candidates, campaigns, and special projects, including (but not limited to) content creation, email campaigns, digital advertising, social media strategy, and analytics.

Emily graduated from Trinity College in Hartford, CT with a degree in International Studies and a minor in Photography. In her spare time, she enjoys biking around the city, hiking with her friends, taking cool pictures, re-watching episodes of The West Wing, and convincing her friends and Lyft drivers to take a more active interest in politics.