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Her Sister

(6,444 posts)
Tue Mar 22, 2016, 08:56 AM Mar 2016

Buying the Revolution ~ Revolution Messaging (RM)

Buying the Revolution


"What is all that money buying? In simplest terms, the answer is a digital presence. Revolution Messaging is pricey but it offers everything from the all-important fundraising (online and off) to technical know-how to fast response applications. It bills itself as a full service digital campaign workhorse and details its services as such:

Revolution Messaging develops fully responsive custom technology. These new technologies provide our clients with tools to message thousands of supporters instantly and to more effectively engage them. Our development team designs and builds websites, landing pages and custom applications that work on all mobile phones, tablets and desktops. (SOURCE: Revolution Messaging)

With the preponderance of Bernie supporters clogging social media, the company is obviously effective in creating visibility. One hopes they are not also skilled in the development of troll accounts.

The Sanders campaign is paying big bucks for this internet campaign machine yet there is one thing it cannot do – scratch a box on a ballot. The next set of primaries is just around the corner. Will Revolution Messaging be worth its millions to the Sanders campaign?"


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Buying the Revolution ~ Revolution Messaging (RM) (Original Post) Her Sister Mar 2016 OP
look they are hiring!!! Her Sister Mar 2016 #1
smells like a troll in training! Her Sister Mar 2016 #8
"Sanders has accumulated $96,311,423 in “Receipts” (contributions). upaloopa Mar 2016 #2
Am just not buying the purity spiel! Her Sister Mar 2016 #4
Me neither shenmue Mar 2016 #6
viva la revolucion's big bucks upaloopa Mar 2016 #7
No wonder his top staff does not want him to suspend his campaign pandr32 Mar 2016 #15
$96,311,423 in “Receipts”...$81,649,471 in “Disbursements” Surya Gayatri Apr 2016 #35
https://revolutionmessaging.com Her Sister Mar 2016 #3
They fucking lie! Obama did this shit in 2008 and 2012. I texted my monthly donations this way. Liberal_Stalwart71 Apr 2016 #33
It is Tad Devine and Jeff Weaver's "revolution" cosmicone Mar 2016 #5
Just read Devine's group made over 800k in one month Rose Siding Mar 2016 #12
That explains all the low post Bernie fanatics redstateblues Mar 2016 #9
yeah makes me suspicious! Her Sister Mar 2016 #10
ding ding ding n/t cosmicone Mar 2016 #13
um...you probably are right. Not just on Du--but all over the net--including riversedge Mar 2016 #23
Yeah but constant whining doesn't convert voters. savalez Apr 2016 #32
Viva Trolls Cha Mar 2016 #11
Revolution, guess I am not interested Thinkingabout Mar 2016 #14
K&R Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Mar 2016 #16
Throwing good money after bad. :-) Alfresco Mar 2016 #17
KNR Lucinda Mar 2016 #18
K&R fleabiscuit Mar 2016 #19
Bernie Sanders pays 16+ millions to internet supporters, KitSileya Mar 2016 #20
This is very interesting, but... LAS14 Mar 2016 #21
Honest Question? I really don't know? CajunBlazer Mar 2016 #22
Yeah, honest question. I'm a firm Hillary supporter. LAS14 Mar 2016 #24
client page DemonGoddess Mar 2016 #25
OK, but it shows the DSCC and MoveOn.org, LAS14 Mar 2016 #27
Went through her expenditures via FEC's website DemonGoddess Mar 2016 #28
Right, but a budget item, using a different vendor? LAS14 Mar 2016 #29
I'm sure she's using someone DemonGoddess Mar 2016 #30
I wonder who the group "Friends of Bernie Sanders" are? KewlKat Mar 2016 #26
KnR Her Sister Apr 2016 #31
I can't wait until their fucking clogging the net is Done. Cha Apr 2016 #34
Is this still going on? RM expensive! BS money down! Her Sister May 2016 #36

Her Sister

(6,444 posts)
1. look they are hiring!!!
Tue Mar 22, 2016, 09:06 AM
Mar 2016
Advertising Intern – Summer 2016
You: hard working, highly motivated, fascinated by digital advertising, don’t mind campaign hours, and are seeking the opportunity to work with leaders in the lefty community using innovative targeting tools. You are a great writer, a creative thinker, detail oriented, organized, and enjoy figuring out how things work then thinking outside the box to make them better. You take initiative and can work independently or as part of a team. You want to work for a place that has clients you can be excited about and are proud to work for. You have a passion for progressive political issues/causes and don’t feel weird wearing jeans to work. A background in advertising and marketing is great, but not strictly required.

The gig: You will work directly with Revolution Messaging staff to assist clients in shaping, maintaining and evolving their online presence in a niche technology market during an election year
. Interns will get direct, hands-on experience with cutting edge digital targeting tools that are vital in the campaigns of today and tomorrow in a fast-paced political environment. This is a paid internship.

Interns will likely be cross-trained in multiple areas and will have the chance to work on fun and exciting digital advertising projects, including message development, ad placement, and industry research.

To Apply: If you think this sounds like a great learning experience, please send a cover letter explaining your qualifications and highlighting why you would be a great fit, along with a one-page resume to [email protected].


(11,417 posts)
2. "Sanders has accumulated $96,311,423 in “Receipts” (contributions).
Tue Mar 22, 2016, 09:09 AM
Mar 2016

However, running for the president’s job is costly – Bernie 2016 reports a whopping $81,649,471 in “Disbursements” (expenses)."

Since he doesn't have a path to the nomination Bernie could help some of the middle class by not taking any more of their money.

Here is one place there can be savings.

Tad Devine was paid $810,000 alone for the month of March from Sanders campaign.....


(11,417 posts)
7. viva la revolucion's big bucks
Tue Mar 22, 2016, 09:19 AM
Mar 2016

And not one cent for other Democrats

Bernie has large contributions that don't turn into wins

and large rallies that don't turn into votes


(11,817 posts)
15. No wonder his top staff does not want him to suspend his campaign
Tue Mar 22, 2016, 10:54 AM
Mar 2016

$810,000 for a single month's pay, and $23,000,000 of unaccounted for expenses looked into by the FEC.


Surya Gayatri

(15,445 posts)
35. $96,311,423 in “Receipts”...$81,649,471 in “Disbursements”
Tue Apr 19, 2016, 06:58 AM
Apr 2016

Perfect modus operandi of a massive con game and manipulation.

Where the hell has all that money gone? The FEC is going to be VERY busy, I suspect.


Her Sister

(6,444 posts)
3. https://revolutionmessaging.com
Tue Mar 22, 2016, 09:11 AM
Mar 2016

Revolution Messaging Launches First of Its Kind “Text-to-Donate” technology for Bernie Sanders’ Presidential Campaign
First Presidential Campaign to Integrate Text Messaging with ActBlue Express to Allow Quicker Rapid Response Donations

Washington, DC — Today, full service digital firm Revolution Messaging is pleased to announce the launch of an innovative text-to-donate technology for the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign. Powered by Revolution’s Revere Mobile platform, this integration enables supporters with ActBlue Express accounts to quickly donate to the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign via text messaging. With an increasing number of small-dollar contributions being made via a mobile device, and a large list of mobile subscribers, the Sanders campaign is now in a better position than any other campaign to take advantage of high leverage moments for fundraising.

Revolution Messaging’s integration with ActBlue Express drastically simplifies the mobile donation process to a simple text message asking if you would like to donate via your Express Account. This integration ties the supporter’s cell phone with their Express Pay account. Prior to this integration, SMS contributions were prohibitively expensive for campaigns because of exorbitant charges to the wireless bill. This technology cuts out extra steps, carriers costs, and pricey percentages not going to the campaign. Now, with just a few keystrokes, a donor can quickly contribute from their phone using their payment information already stored within ActBlue.

Already, Revolution Messaging and the Bernie Sanders campaign are deploying creative strategies to raise record contributions without a traditional fundraising team. This new technology will make it easier than ever for supporters to make quick, event-driven donations such as during debates or rallies. The campaign will now be able to quickly text supporters breaking news alerts and invite them to reply to donate.

“Our new ‘Text-to-donate’ technology will make it easier than ever for supporters to donate from their mobile phones,” said Revolution Messaging CEO Scott Goodstein. “We are proud to be changing the traditional political campaign playbook with the Bernie Sanders campaign — and we’re excited to add this first of its kind technology.”

The technology was launched last night with a text during the Republican debate.


(20,450 posts)
33. They fucking lie! Obama did this shit in 2008 and 2012. I texted my monthly donations this way.
Tue Apr 19, 2016, 12:24 AM
Apr 2016

Lying muthafucka!



(11,014 posts)
5. It is Tad Devine and Jeff Weaver's "revolution"
Tue Mar 22, 2016, 09:18 AM
Mar 2016

They have pocketed about $10 million from salaries and 15% on ad buys by the Sanders' campaign while poor people have donated their children's milk money to the "revolution"

That is their "Trickle Up" economics.

Rose Siding

(32,623 posts)
12. Just read Devine's group made over 800k in one month
Tue Mar 22, 2016, 09:38 AM
Mar 2016

That ought to cloud up someone's rose colored glasses


(71,222 posts)
23. um...you probably are right. Not just on Du--but all over the net--including
Mon Mar 28, 2016, 07:40 PM
Mar 2016

comment posts. Many papers have just shut off the comment sections--to many newbies coming on with vile comments


(3,517 posts)
32. Yeah but constant whining doesn't convert voters.
Mon Apr 18, 2016, 08:54 PM
Apr 2016

Does it? I don't know. I fail to see what they gain from being annoying.


(4,035 posts)
20. Bernie Sanders pays 16+ millions to internet supporters,
Mon Mar 28, 2016, 06:10 PM
Mar 2016

Yet the faithful claim that Elizabeth Warren's harassers on Facebook are Clinton operatives. Projection: it's not just a Republican sport anymore. Karl Rove must be so proud.


(13,915 posts)
21. This is very interesting, but...
Mon Mar 28, 2016, 06:38 PM
Mar 2016

... I think, since Obama used this company in 2008 (to good effect), we should find out how much the Clinton campaign has spent on this kind of effort. I'm sure a lot. It must be a necessity in this day and age. Does anyone know how to find that out?


(13,915 posts)
24. Yeah, honest question. I'm a firm Hillary supporter.
Mon Mar 28, 2016, 07:40 PM
Mar 2016

But I do want us to stay away from unfair attacks. Don't know yet whether this if fair or unfair.


(13,915 posts)
27. OK, but it shows the DSCC and MoveOn.org,
Mon Mar 28, 2016, 08:45 PM
Mar 2016

and several other respectable groups that I recognize, so I think we should hold off until we know what expected campaign costs in this area are. I'm sure Hillary's campaign has the same sort of budget item.

Don't get me wrong. I'd love to find out that Bernie's surpassed normal expectations.


(4,640 posts)
28. Went through her expenditures via FEC's website
Mon Mar 28, 2016, 08:53 PM
Mar 2016

nothing about this group in her expenditures anywhere.


(13,915 posts)
29. Right, but a budget item, using a different vendor?
Mon Mar 28, 2016, 09:59 PM
Mar 2016

The campaign has got to have this kind of activity. It's not necessarily bad. They manage the online funding, etc.


(4,640 posts)
30. I'm sure she's using someone
Mon Mar 28, 2016, 10:20 PM
Mar 2016

that link was to expenditures. I was looking SPECIFICALLY for revolution messaging. They are not a digital arm for HRC


(5,625 posts)
26. I wonder who the group "Friends of Bernie Sanders" are?
Mon Mar 28, 2016, 08:45 PM
Mar 2016

they gave him 1.5 M last June. special interest?


I didn't think he had any large donors?

What are Unitemized Individual Contributions? There are $92,598,033 in this category.

I'm going to go check out Hills and see how they compare.

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