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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!

Has Social Media Dethroned Email?

Is email dead? Here’s what the data says... Some people question the relevance of emails in 2021. They ask, “Can’t we just rely on social media to communicate with supporters?” To which my instinct is to rush...

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Is email dead? Here’s what the data says... Some people question the relevance of emails in 2021. They ask, “Can’t we just rely...

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How to Write CTAs Like a Boss

Whether you’re seeking donations or actions, the formula for writing an effective CTA is pretty simple. To persuade your supporter to drop everything and respond to ask, you need to convince them of two things:...

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Whether you’re seeking donations or actions, the formula for writing an effective CTA is pretty simple. To persuade your supporter to drop...

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Why You Need to Stop Talking about Yourself

Imagine you’re at a party. There are plenty of new people you could meet and talk to. There’s a guy talking himself up. You know—all the work he has to do; his accomplishments; how great everyone thinks...

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Imagine you’re at a party. There are plenty of new people you could meet and talk to. There’s a guy talking himself up...

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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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Say Thanks (and Mean It)

Great action pages will attract people via social media, search, traditional media, and even word of mouth. This means they’re ideal for list-building. It also means that action pages are often the first meaningful touchpoint for new...

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Great action pages will attract people via social media, search, traditional media, and even word of mouth. This means they’re ideal for list-building...

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What’s the Perfect Subject Line Length?

In 2021, more emails are being viewed on iPhones than any other device. The average iPhone affords us a measly 41 characters before subject lines are cropped. That’s roughly seven words. Anything beyond this and you...

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In 2021, more emails are being viewed on iPhones than any other device. The average iPhone affords us a measly 41 characters...

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