How to Supercharge Your Voter Contact: Part 2 – Drew Ryun and Kris Shafer
This week we’re airing the second half of a two-part interview with Drew Ryun and Kris Shafer. They’re partners in Campaign Sidekick and have nearly 4 decades of political experience between them. Drew hired me to my first full-time political job and Kris is my younger brother. I’ve worked in the trenches with these guys for years and they’ve each got some fantastic advice to share.
In this, as the first half of our interview last week, you’re going to hear some exciting news about the evolution of Campaign Sidekick, learn proven strategies and tactics for voter contact you can deploy in the last few weeks of this election and find out how these guys got involved in politics. Their stories are unique but very similar in theme to many of the folks we’ve talked to on the podcast: they involve a lot of hard work.
This was a really fun interview for me to do with the guys and I think y’all will really enjoy it!
What You’ll Learn about Campaign Sidekick In This Episode:
[00:00] Podcast Introduction
[01:53] What Canvassing Management tips do you wish you’d known when you got started?
[11:55] How can campaigns keep their voter contact data clean?
[20:11] Where should campaigns get their voter data and does consumer data matter for targeting?
[27:12] How can campaigns avoid fear of failure and what does that mean?
[30:43] What matters MOST in a canvassing interaction with a voter?
[34:49] Final tips for campaigns and how to finish strong in the final weeks of the campaign
[37:53] Conclusion and outro