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DIY 2012: Sunday FDL Member Town Hall with Josh Koster and Dan Ellsberg

Josh Koster
This Sunday the FDL Membership Group will be holding a DIY 2012 virtual town hall with Daniel Ellsberg of the Pentagon Papers fame, and Josh Koster of the digital media firm Chong and Koster.

Josh is an online advertising expert with extensive experience in “nanotargeting” online ads for political campaigns. I’ve worked with Josh before and he’s brilliant. Even in the political world, most people still aren’t aware of the way in which Facebook and Google ads can be inexpensively deployed to target specific audiences, and the impact you can have on an issue or a race with very little money when you reach the right audience with the right message. Josh recently wrote about nanotargeting for Campaigns and Elections magazine, and he will be giving a presentation to FDL members and answering their questions this Sunday starting at 3pm ET.

Following Josh’s presentation, Daniel Ellsberg will be talking about potential third party strategies. How do you run a third party race in a two-party dominated system? How can a third party avoid playing the role of spoiler and putting somebody even worse in office? I generally don’t hold much hope for 3rd party viability without systemic change, but I actually think Dan has come up with a very interesting long-term plan that is worthy of community discussion.

People who participate in the webinar will be able to ask questions of both Dan and Josh following their presentations. I am really looking forward to this town hall, and I think it’s going to stimulate a very pragmatic discussion of tactics and strategies that can benefit us all.

If you’re an FDL member you will be getting an invitation to the webinar tomorrow. If you don’t receive one let Ryan Cook know at (202) 506-3907, since we’re limited in how many people we can have on an individual webinar and they fill up fast.

If you’re not an FDL member, you can join for as little as $45 per year. Hope to see you there.

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Jane is the founder of Firedoglake.com. Her work has also appeared on the Huffington Post, Alternet and The American Prospect. She’s the author of the best selling book Killer Instinct and has produced such films Natural Born Killers and Permanent Midnight. She lives in Washington DC.
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