How Political Campaigns Leverage Location Data in an Era of Virtual Events

Political ad spending is expected to reach record highs this cycle, topping $6.89 billion in the 2019/2020 election period. This cycle’s spending is 63% higher than spending in the 2015/2016 season. Tapping into location data to make that advertising more relevant has taken a bit more creativity than usual.

Rocket Fuel’s Medici: Within Two Election Cycles, Everything is Going to Be Done Programmatically

“In politics, advertising is definitely still a TV-centric world. But we’re moving in a direction where the voter is going to be a 360-degree touchpoint, and the media accessibility is going to be very easy. Everything is going to be done programmatically, and I think you’ll see that shift within two election cycles,” said Rocket Fuel national director of politics and advocacy JC Medici.

Street Fight Daily: Ebay’s Same-Day Delivery, Google Localizes Political Spend

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.EBay Debuts Same-day Delivery Service from Local Retailers, ‘eBay Now’ (Venture Beat)… Google Takes Political Online Ads Local, Allows Campaigns To Target Congressional Districts (TechCrunch)… LivingSocial’s Tim O’Shaughnessy on the Power of Decisions (Entrepreneur)…

Weather Channel Partners With Jumptap to Host Mobile Campaign Ads

As the Obama and Romney campaigns gear up for November, The Weather Channel is trying to take advantage of election fever — partnering with targeted mobile ad provider Jumptap to host political ads on its mobile and tablet platforms.