Release Party/Panel Discussion: ‘How to Use the Internet to Change the World – and Win Elections’

It's a Celebration!

Hey gang! Time for a [slightly belated] book-release party for the 2019 edition of “How to Use the Internet to Change the World – and Win Elections”. Even more better: a party with a panel of digital politics experts to teach us a few things. Check it out:

Book Release Party: “How to Use the Internet to Change the World – and Win Elections”, with author Colin Delany

9/29/2019, 7 pm
Marx Cafe, 3203 Mt Pleasant St NW, Washington, DC 20010

The latest edition of THE comprehensive digital campaigning ebook is out on the streets and it’s time to celebrate. Join author Colin Delany and a host of digital politics practitioners, journalists, advocates and friends for two hours of conversation, drinks and hor d’oevres at Marx Cafe starting at 7 pm on Sunday, September 29th. The highlight? A 45-minute panel featuring top several of the top digital politics experts in the world, with Delany serving as moderator and instigator. Don’t miss the discussion — or Marx Cafe’s drink specials when we’re done.

About the Book:

“How to Use the Internet to Change the World – and Win Elections” (now in its 6th edition) shows campaigns, activists and advocacy organizations how digital tools can elect candidates and create change. With an emphasis on putting social media, online fundraising, political data and other tools to work in the real world, the book’s 15+ chapters cover everything from top-level campaign strategy down to the nitty-gritting of creating Facebook advertising campaigns. It’s an essential resource for anyone doing politics today — or studying it.

Digital Politics in 2020: The State of the Art [Panel Discussion]

Going into the 2020 elections, how are campaigns and advocacy organizations using digital tools to mobilize supporters, raise money and present their ideas to voters? What tools and tactics seem to be working, and which ones are busts? Do new platforms threaten to overturn old assumptions about how digital politics works? Are the two major political parties adopting different tools or tactics, or are they converging around common approaches? What can the rest of us learn from the candidates, from outside organizations and from the millions of activists working to change their own communities every day?


  • Colin Delany (Moderator) – Author; editor; Digital consultant for political and advocacy campaigns
  • Heather Holdridge – National Director of Digital Content and Campaigns at Planned Parenthood Federation of America
  • Henri Makembe – Partner, LPS Campaigns; Digital consultant for political and advocacy campaigns
  • David Karpf – Author; George Washington University Associate Professor of Media & Public Affairs


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