Our Achieve Great Things podcast shares cutting-edge insights and ideas for creating impact through communications.

Episode 16: Sara-Jayne Terp, The Credit Junction

A data scientist talks money in politics, disinformation, and why local engagement is key to progress.

Episode 15: Founders of FutureShift

In 2017, political narratives have taken hold that aren’t based in reality. Can great fiction like Wonder Woman, Star Trek and Harry Potter show us how to change them?

Episode 14: Emily Norman, Global Strategy Group

Traditional polling and analytics largely missed the mark in 2016. How can tactics evolve to more accurately gauge what people care about?

Episode 13: Lanae Erickson Hatalsky, Third Way

How can liberals create messages that don’t make people feel left out? It starts with a lot of listening—and a healthy dose of humility.

Episode 12: Founders of Starthatching

How can nonprofits access the communications expertise they need to advance their causes? Three social entrepreneurs created a new platform to help.

Episode 11: Brad Jenkins, Funny or Die (Part 2)

Viral comedy, unburdened by taking misinformation seriously, is a disruptive form that Democrats need to emulate if they’re going to turn grassroots energy into electoral wins.

Episode 10: Brad Jenkins, Funny or Die (Part 1)

An outdated focus on television hamstrings Democratic candidates. To reach crucial voters, strategists have to invest in the quality of digital content—not just where and how it appears.

Episode 9: Hattaway Directors Roundtable

To mobilize a national constituency, progressives have to focus on what affects people—not just what offends them.

Episode 8: Sean Gibbons, The Communications Network

Amid an unceasing flow of ideas and information, how can foundations and nonprofits find their way into people’s hearts and minds?

Episode 7: Joel Payne, Qorvis MSL Group

To get back on track, progressives must resist the urge to paint all Trump supporters with the same broad brush.

Episode 6: Anna Greenberg, Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research

To craft compelling messages, Democrats have to first take a step back and listen.

Episode 5: Michael Breen, Truman Center and Truman National Security Project

Do progressives have to embrace fear as a political tactic? No, but they do have to acknowledge it.

Episode 4: Susan Markham, Smash Strategies

In the new political landscape, communicators shouldn’t be afraid of showing their passion.

Episode 3: Patrick Hickey, West Virginia University

Communicators may find Donald Trump’s use of technology to connect directly with voters shallow—but they can’t afford to ignore his methods.

Episode 2: Jim Williams, Public Policy Polling

Why facts alone aren’t enough, and the importance of talking to people directly about the things that impact their lives.

Episode 1: Doug Hattaway, Hattaway Communications

How appealing to people’s aspirations can help change the narrative on controversial issues.

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