International Tips for American Campaigns – Vaclav Platenik

Podcast Interview with Vaclav Platenik

Vaclav Platenik shares international tips and campaign strategies that work in the US as well as the Czech Republic!

Our first international guest is Vaclav Platenik, a Czech native and experienced European political strategist. His international tips for campaigns highlight strategies that work in any country!

Vaclav has worked throughout Europe in political public relations, campaigns and elections. Most of his time has been spent in the UK and his homeland of the Czech Republic.

His current occupation is working as a Campaign Manager for the Christian Democrat party, a center-right party placed on Christian values and principles. He is also the co-founder of the Women’s Campaign School where he helps prepare Czech women to run for office through campaign, communication and leadership training.

It’s really easy to forget that campaigns occur outside the united states but I think there’s a lot we can learn by knowing more about the differences and similarities between how different countries and parties approach elections.

Vaclav is our first international guest and I really appreciate him being willing to come on the podcast!

Links from the Podcast:

Connect with Vaclav Platenik on TwitterFacebook or LinkedIn. He’s also named as one of this year’s Rising Stars by www.campaignsandelections.com.

What You’ll Learn from Vaclav Platenik In This Episode:

[00:00] Podcast Introduction

[01:45] How Vaclav Platenik became involved in politics

[05:35] What do Grassroots International Campaigns look like in the Czech Republic?

[16:12] Tell us about what motivated you to start the Women’s Campaign School and where you focus instruction?

[22:43] Major campaign lessons for international campaigns, from the US to the Czech Republic

[25:12] Campaign Finance rules in the Czech Republic

[29:14] Rules for crafting a winning message strategy

[33:05] Vaclav’s observations and insights about American campaigns

[37:57] Podcast closing and outro

Raz Shafer

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