Winning Elections with Political Marketing

Winning Elections with Political Marketing

by Philip J Davies, Bruce Newman
     
 

Find out the real impact political marketing has on the democratic process

Winning Elections with Political Marketing is a unique look at the election process on both sides of the Atlantic, providing rare insight into how modern political communication and marketing strategies are used in the United States and the United Kingdom. The leading political

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Find out the real impact political marketing has on the democratic process

Winning Elections with Political Marketing is a unique look at the election process on both sides of the Atlantic, providing rare insight into how modern political communication and marketing strategies are used in the United States and the United Kingdom. The leading political researchers present a cross-section of their latest findings, augmented with easy-to-read tables, charts, and figures, and reinforced with extensive references and bibliographies. The book addresses the key issues that define the interplay between political marketing and the electorate in both countries, including advertising, research methods and cross-cultural research results, political choice behavior, imagery management, the integration of business and social science theory, and the impact of political marketing on democracy.

While the national election cycles of the two countries may be fundamentally different, their election processes share one thing in common-a trend toward "permanent campaigning" through embedded marketing tactics that’s becoming standard practice in the United States and the United Kingdom. Winning Elections with Political Marketing examines the theoretical underpinnings of policy development, the characteristics of a successful political candidate, political marketing from the perspective of the voters, campaign finance regulations, and the effects of technological changes on political communication.

Winning Elections with Political Marketing looks at:

  • The Political Triangle
  • determining market intelligence
  • class, rhetoric, and candidate portrayal
  • voter perceptions
  • the role of President as party leader
  • lobbying
  • constituent communication
  • voter behavior
  • grass roots campaigns
  • political consulting
  • the Internet and e-newsletters
  • the advantages of public funding
  • and a study of the United States presidential primaries from 1976 to 2004
Winning Elections with Political Marketing is an essential resource for political practitioners, researchers, and scholars, candidates seeking political office, lobbyists, political action groups, public relations professionals, journalists, fundraisers, advertising specialists, and anyone with an interest in the political process.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789033697
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/28/2006
Pages:
254
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : political marketing as elections approach in the United States and the United Kingdom1
Sect. IMarket contexts and developing policy
Ch. 1Voter research and market positioning : triangulation and its implications for policy development11
Ch. 2Mapping a market orientation : can we detect political marketing only through the lens of hindsight?33
Sect. IIPolitical marketing for elites and masses
Ch. 3Not as rich as you think : class, rhetoric, and candidate portrayal during national elections in the United States and the United Kingdom59
Ch. 4Marketing parties in a candidate-centered polity : the republican party and George W. Bush81
Ch. 5Grass roots lobbying : marketing politics and policy "beyond the beltway"105
Ch. 6Political consulting and the market : who lobbies for the poor?131
Sect. IIIPolitical developments and the contexts for marketing
Ch. 7Political parties, their E-newsletters and subscribers : "one-night stand" or a "marriage made in heaven"?149
Ch. 8First hurdles : the evolution of the pre-primary and primary stages of American presidential elections177
Ch. 9Running clean in the American states : experience with public funding of elections211

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