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Karen Nilsen

Hi I’m Karen. I want to share with you the tactics I’ve used to build digital power and engage a supporter base of millions. Are you ready? Let’s get started!

Do You Know Why You’re Building an Email List?

Serious question. Success is more than a number. It’s an outcome. An increase in list size isn’t an end-goal; 1,000 inactive contacts are worth less to your cause than one engaged supporter! Your aim...

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Serious question. Success is more than a number. It’s an outcome. An increase in list size isn’t an end-goal; 1,000...

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What’s a ‘Crisitunity’?

We have Homer Simpson to thank for the term that perfectly describes a communication model that turbocharges action requests with urgency. Because of this, it’s been adopted by all the most successful online action platforms...

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We have Homer Simpson to thank for the term that perfectly describes a communication model that turbocharges action requests with urgency. Because...

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Why We Need to Stop Thinking about Email as a ‘Broadcast’ Medium

Think of a radio tower. Broadcast signals beaming far and wide. Most people think about email broadcasts this way. Please don’t think about email broadcasts this way. Broadcast communication is, by default, impersonal. Because...

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Think of a radio tower. Broadcast signals beaming far and wide. Most people think about email broadcasts this way. Please don’t think...

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What Makes a Good ‘Hero Image’?

A ‘hero’ image is one that carries the most visual weight in your layout. Usually accompanying your headline, this is the image that greets your reader when they hit your page. If your page doesn’t have...

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A ‘hero’ image is one that carries the most visual weight in your layout. Usually accompanying your headline, this is the image...

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Choose the Right Messenger

Great communication is not just about what you say but how you say it. Who says it also matters. You won’t always be the best vehicle for your message. It helps to know when someone else...

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Great communication is not just about what you say but how you say it. Who says it also matters. You won’t always...

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Top 10 Ways to Turbocharge Your Digital Comms

Let’s be honest, this stuff is hard. Never in human history has there been a communication medium more competitive than the Internet. Never has our collective attention span been more fleeting. As much as...

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Let’s be honest, this stuff is hard. Never in human history has there been a communication medium more competitive than the Internet...

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