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Bullock 2020

 

 

 

Sharing is Caring, but Boosting is Better.

Booster Overview:  Booster is THE technology platform that empowers supporters to donate to “Boost” (i.e., conduct a social media ad-buy) a Facebook or Instagram post. Booster works by a supporter clicking on a link within a post to donate — at which point Booster conducts a targeted ad-buy to reach many more people with that post or tweet.

Step 1

Link your Facebook Account

Step 2

Create a Post on your Facebook Page

Step 3

Fans Boost your Post

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2020 Presidential Social Spend Tracker Report

Booster delivers weekly and quarterly reports tracking the social spending of the 2020 presidential candidates on Facebook.

Spending Amounts

Spending Amounts

We track overall spending amounts week over week and spending by candidate. Spending is compared to previous time periods to gauge spending trends over time as a reflection of the health of the campaigns and insights into their overall strategy.

Geography

Geography

We report on spending by state, and isolate spending in the early primary states, as well as key battleground and swing states.

Gender

Gender

We report how much each candidate is spending by gender.

Age

Age

We also report how much each candidate is spending by traditional media age demographics (18-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-54, 55-64 and 65+).

Ad Units

Ad Units

We report on the most representative social media ad units of each candidate.

Is 2020 the “OK Boomer” Democratic Primary, like “Soccer Moms” was to the 1996 Election?   The battle for the Democratic Primary (and arguably the soul of the Democratic party) seems to be lining up along generational lines based on the latest @quinnipiacpoll and Boo...
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HawkEyes on Iowa (February 3) Democrats are watching Iowa like a Hawk, as Iowa was in the top two in spending of most every Democratic candidate, except Steyer.  Buttigieg is looking to connect with his fellow Midwesterns to break through with a high finish as he is the #...
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Iowa continues to generate much more FB ad spending compared to NH with Iowa generating 5.18% of the overall spend compared to 1.73% for NH.   A few candidates are spending over 60% of their budget against Millennials and Gen Z as they represent 37% of the electorate...
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Leadership Team

Jamie Tedford

Jamie Tedford

Founder, Chief Executive Officer

Hi, I’m Jamie Tedford. Bootstrappy and scrappy entrepreneur.

I was a Political Science major at the University of New Hampshire so upon graduation, I applied my talents and savings to returning constituent mail and surfing the free food happy hour circuit on Capitol Hill. Finding myself disenchanted with the two party system and mainstream candidates for the 1992 Presidential Elections, I answered a Meet the Press shout out from a straight talking, chart drawing Texas billionaire, organized 200 volunteers and got candidate H. Ross Perot on the ballot in the District of Columbia in 24 hours. I became an early Perot staffer and so began my love/hate relationship with policy, personalities and politics.

Seeking refuge from the DC’s swampy environs and the echoing words of Admiral Stockdale “who am I, why am I here?” I moved back to Boston where I quickly got swept up in the “dot-com bubble” and it was glorious. A group of us 20-somethings built college loyalty startup Student Advantage to a $1Billion valuation and a high flying IPO. Then a funny thing happened while waiting out the lockup of my fortunes, the bubble burst and I was broke again. Easy come…
Again looking for safe harbor, I joined Arnold Worldwide to make ads for some great brands like VW, Jack Daniels, and Ocean Spray. The irony in spending seven years here was that I didn’t really believe ads, at least the kind we were making, actually worked. There had to be a better, more honest and transparent way to influence people’s decisions, right? With visions of scaling water-cooler conversations, I became a founding board member of the Word of Mouth Marketing Association. I couldn’t have known then that word of mouth marketing would be my gateway drug to a full social media addiction served up just across the river in Cambridge at a new startup called The Facebook.

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Aaron Earls

Aaron Earls

Co-Founder, Chief Commercial Officer

At my core I would like to think that I am a mission driven person who chooses opportunities where I can “do well by doing good,” by my community, my country and my family. This is Booster.

I set off after graduating from Hamilton College in 1994 with a desire to make a difference and saw politics as a means to do so, with my first job after college as a staff member on a Governor’s campaign in my home state of Massachusetts. The experience was invigorating, inspiring and eye opening. I worked tirelessly including two jobs initially to pay Boston rent (my parents graciously paid for my student loans in the meantime…), and realized my mission of gaining invaluable campaign experience, but not an ongoing job in politics or government (campaigns end after the election and my candidate lost). My mission driven ethos continued as I joined the Clinton-Gore 1996 re-election campaign where I worked in five states over twelve months. Upon re-election I moved to Washington DC to work for their administration at the Department of Defense working on the highly politicized “landmine” issue and then on relations with Japan whom houses the most U.S. military personnel outside of the United States, and some of the most gracious people in the world. These experiences were definitely “beyond my pay grade” (I made very little…) as I represented the government at the United Nations in New York and Geneva, traveled to Japan frequently to meet senior Japanese government officials, and had many incredible and meaningful work and life experiences. I even happened to be in France around the time of Princess Diana’s tragic passing leading to a viewing of the impromptu shrine for her in Paris as I was working on the humanitarian cause she was dedicated to, landmines.

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Mike Garsin

Mike Garsin

Co-Founder, Chief Product Officer

Mike has spent the last two decades founding, innovating and growing internet and technology media companies. He has been at the forefront of developing numerous industry leading technology platforms to increase marketing effectiveness and measurement by identifying, designing, and implementing innovative products and services.

Mike was formerly a founding partner and CTO of Brand Networks where he primarily focused on growth through new product development, engineering services, and technology partnerships.

Brand Networks was responsible for delivering social advertising and content for half of the Fortune 100 and 17 of Ad Age’s 25 Most Advertised Brands. Mike was a Founding member of the team and helped grow the company to $45M+ in revenue, employing 250 full-time employees across 10 offices. Mike and his partner, Jamie Tedford, sold a minority stake to AEA Investors in 2013 at a $170M enterprise value.

Press

Democratic presidential candidates care a lot about the New Hampshire primary, but they only targeted 2.6 percent of their total Facebook ad spending at New Hampshire in the last quarter of 2019 according to data compiled by Booster Media, Inc. Among Democratic Primary ca...
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Barack Obama was the first candidate to leverage social media to great effect in his 2008 campaign for president, revolutionizing the way politicians advertise to voters. By the 2016 presidential election, the practice had become so popular that Donald Trump and Hillary C...
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The 2020 Iowa Democratic primary caucuses are less than two months away. One Boston startup is ready to capitalize on the political mayhem. Booster, a software company that enables political campaigns to crowdfund their social media advertising efforts, launched from stea...
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Client Testimonial

Booster helped my brand reach my supporters and entirely new audiences – leading to incredible engagement – all through donations from my supporters who wanted to help me share my story.

Vote Like a Mother Founder, Sara Berliner

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