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Mark Pack

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Will it be the TikTok general election … or the Zoom general election?
Jan 12 2024
Will it be the TikTok general election … or the Zoom general election?
Professor Kate Dommett is one of the UK’s absolute top rank experts on political campaigning, data and the internet. So who better to have back on Never Mind The Bar Charts to talk about how parties use data and what the next general election might bring? Feedback very welcome, and do share this podcast with others who you think may enjoy it. Show notes Data-Driven Campaigning and Political Parties: Five Advanced Democracies Compared by Katharine Dommett, Glenn Kefford and Simon Kruschinski: available from Amazon, Waterstones and independent bookshops.*My previous scepticism about the impact of Cambridge Analytica.Using a Personality-Profiling Algorithm to Investigate Political Microtargeting: Assessing the Persuasion Effects of Personality-Tailored Ads on Social Media: an academic study showing how targeting people by personality type could work.The small effects of political advertising are small regardless of context, message, sender, or receiver: Evidence from 59 real-time randomized experiments: the limited impact of online advertising.Podcast with Florian Foos on the effects of different campaign tactics.Eitan Hersh on what data US campaigners really use.Ground Wars – Personalized Communications in Political Campaigns by Rasmus Kleis Nielsen: or what canvassers really do when they are on the doorstep.Ground Wars – Personalized Communications in Political Campaigns by Rasmus Kleis NielsenKate Dommett's previous appearance on this podcast: What really happens at the grassroots when political parties push new ways of campaigning?One of my early experiments with using Zoom for politics and how Pokémon GO was used by some Lib Dems.Kate Dommett and John Curtice talks for the Political Studies Association.Kate Dommett on X/Twitter.Theme tune by Hugo Lee.New to listening to podcasts? Here are some tips on how to listen to podcasts.Check out some of this show's most popular previous episodes. * Affiliate links which generate a commission for sales.
Values or the economy - what’s driving our politics? Podcast with Paula Surridge
Sep 21 2023
Values or the economy - what’s driving our politics? Podcast with Paula Surridge
The latest episode of Never Mind The Bar Charts features Paula Surridge once again, who since last time has been promoted to Professor - congratulations! We talk about what's driving British politics, whether the Conservatives can win next time - and what lessons she sees in the data for the Liberal Democrats. Feedback very welcome, and do share this podcast with others who you think may enjoy it. Show notes Some of Paula's previous appearances: on the role of values, the Lib Dem win in Tiverton & Honiton and how Boris Johnson won the 2019 general election.How the polls can be wrong - but why you should still pay attention to them.The British Social Attitudes Survey.The moderate pitch of Mrs Thatcher in 1979.Jonn Elledge on how Labour winning power would change the terms of British politics.What that reference to seven bins was about.The long-term liberalisation of Britain.The British General Election of 2019 by Rob Ford, Tim Bale, Will Jennings and Paula Surridge: Amazon / Waterstones / Bookshop.org.*Paula Surridge on Twitter/X.Theme tune by Hugo Lee.New to listening to podcasts? Here are some tips on how to listen to podcasts.Check out some of this show's most popular previous episodes.   * This list includes affiliate links which generate a commission for each sale made. Enjoy the show? Spread the word Follow the show on Twitter.Share the show's website, www.NeverMindTheBarCharts.com.