Obama campaign finds success in SMS fundraising

Obama campaign finds success in SMS fundraising
Love him or hate him, one of the indisputable successes of the 44th President of the United States is his use of social networking and mobile media platforms. In his journey to the Whitehouse a few years ago, Barack Obama used MySpace, Facebook, and Twitter to drum up millions of supports from key demographics that most politicians have trouble reaching.

Now as the President’s team looks to raise money for his re-election campaign, they turn to mobile technology to make fundraising fast, convenient, and effective. Using the same technique that was used to raise money for relief in the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti, the Obama campaign sent out a text message on Wednesday to tens of thousands of previous donors.

The message read: “Support Pres Obama in less than a minute. Using our new secure system: just reply with the amount you want to give and we’ll charge your saved credit card.”

Those that wanted to participate simply had to reply back with the number of dollars they wished to send and their saved credit card was charged with the donation. An individual close to the campaign said the response rate was more than 20 times greater than any text message solicitation the Obama campaign has previously sent out.

Based on the success of this campaign, we expect to see more politicians leveraging their campaigns with mobile technology. As for Obama, who knows what his team is cooking up? A few days ago he signed up for Pinterest, so we’re guessing that the campaign team will be pulling out all the stops this year. Honestly though, we hope to see less presidential dessert recipes and more integration of phones and technology.

source: TIME



1. ZEUS.the.thunder.god unregistered

well executed..

2. drahmad

Posts: 480; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

i have just edited my comment because truth hurts

3. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

hopefully thats the only thing he finds success this year. Here's to starting 2013.. with a different president! woot! freaking socialist scum

5. thnkthru3

Posts: 73; Member since: Dec 25, 2011

Remix....I respect your technical savvy but your politics are f****n ugly! Politically you don"t know what your talking about.

8. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

not agreeing with me and not knowing what I'm talking about are completely different things. If you dont think I know what I'm talking about than I encourage you to converse with me with facts from nonpartisan sources and prove me wrong.

33. apocalypsebc

Posts: 148; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

That would be a waist of time. Some people get the facts and still choose to be blind. I agree withThnkthru3 about you being tech savvy. Everybody have their opinions about politics and with that, lets agree to disagree.

6. cellphonator

Posts: 298; Member since: Oct 29, 2011

Remix....I often disagree with your technical savvy but your politics are f****n GREAT! Politically you know exactly what you're talking about. ...and that's the memo.

9. greathero1

Posts: 584; Member since: Jun 13, 2008

Too bad you are really going to be pissed off come Jan because considering the alternatives, he's damn near guaranteed another term lol. Have you seen the competition? Romney lol? Sanatorium lol? Gingrich even bigger lol? It should have been Paul.

43. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

I would have loved to vote Ron Paul

11. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

What's funny is that your politics clash with your Apple hatred. Apple is the pinnacle of capitalist success, but you want them regulated (socialism). You also complain Apple is greedy and have over priced products. Again that's what capitalism is based on. Making money. Oh the irony.

16. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

when did i ever say regulate apple, taco? I want them to have some corporate responsibly and to do things better, but never ever once did I say the government should step in and tell them what to do. If your going to continue to obsessively attack me, at least have enough brain cells to back it up with something.

52. jamrockjones

Posts: 345; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I agree! President Obama was a bad idea.

4. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

I knew this was going to get ugly!

35. apocalypsebc

Posts: 148; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

Agreed! :-D

7. Borrie69

Posts: 32; Member since: Jan 14, 2012

I am with you on that one Remix. Obama's time in has been a horrible/turbulent time for the USA as a whole. He supports unconstitutional laws, passes a plan that got rejected, and just a horrible president in general. The military was tough but it flourished under the Bush time, under the Obama time the USN,USAF,USA and USM all started shrinking thus leaving US open for any and all attacks. He policies are whack and we are slowly becoming like China under him. He isn't really even american, freaking socialist cunt

12. Phoenix83

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 01, 2012

Our military is still tough. And we were attacked during Bush's time, and have yet to be attacked during Obama's time. The PATRIOT ACT was just as unconstitutional as NDAA and that was passed during Bush's time. He is American, and you are a bitch. A little, whiny, crying, bitch. Waah Waaah WAaaaaaah.

13. cellphonator

Posts: 298; Member since: Oct 29, 2011

Yeah, we were attacked during his first 6 months, come on dude, be serious, nothing happened on our soil for the 8 years. A lot happened somewhere else and they've made mistakes.

14. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Its possible we would have never been attacked if someone had read their security reports like they were supposed to.

15. cellphonator

Posts: 298; Member since: Oct 29, 2011

If you only knew what kind of security reports all Presidents get to see you would declare war to Switzerland. Clinton many years before had security reports about Bin Laden being a serious threat to US and yet nobody moved a finger, because they had to filter the crap from the truth, just an example. Do you know how many years of testing and training it took to organize 9/11? Have you an idea of how many flights they took to observe our airports weaknesses?

17. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

oh, you mean how Osama was arrested and offered to clinton 3 times during his presidency for the bombing of the USS Cole and other terrorist acts, and clinton refused to touch him because it was a political hot spot? It was clinton that put his personal glory above US security, not Bush. And phoenix, you can thank bush for the fact that we havent been attacked again. If we hadnt gone off and chased them back to their foxholes and commenced blowing them out of there, we would have been attacked many times. They never stopped trying, they just had to divert resources back home. And we caught them every time they tried since. Thanks to guantanimo and waterboarding the terrorists for information. Clinton refused to act, and neither would Obama. It was Bush era info that lead the military to Osama's hideout, it was only luck for Obama that he was 100% found during his presidency and got to pull the trigger. The only thing that americans overwhelmingly thing positive for obama about is killing Osama. And if it wasnt for Bush's decisions the military would have never been there to find him. Bush was no angel, but military wise he was leagues ahead of Obama.

18. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

No, I mean the report that said "Terrorist plan to attack using airplanes". That's the one I was referring to. Bush didn't keep anyone safe, and it's funny how anything that good that happens under Bush, you give him full credit for but when something bad happens under Bush you blame Obama. And it's just the opposite for Obama. Bad economy that started under Bush is Obamas fault but Osama is caught and shot in the face...oh that goes to Bush? Democrats do a lot that makes me SMH, but the hipocrates on the right just keep me voting for them. All I see from Republicans are lies and hatred.

20. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

that intel was gathered under clinton and passed to Bush... again, clinton wanted nothing to do with it. If clinton wouldnt have been such a spineless and self serving politician, Osama would have been locked away in the 90's and never heard from again. If you ask me if i think bush was kind of a moron, I'd say yes. But unlike the democrat before and after him, he isnt afraid to act. He got a lot of crap for not being afraid to act, some deserved and some not.. but at least he acted. Yes, Obama was handed a crap economy. A crap economy brought on by the housing crisis that was penned by Pelosi and Dodd and signed by Bush under the fair housing act or whatever it was called that forced banks to do all that sub prime lending. Do you think banks just all of a sudden one day all went "man, we should really take on a s**t ton of high risk loans that could sink us!". No, it was because they were forced to by the point of the legislative gun. Coincidentally, do you know which lawyer trained Acorn and other "social activist" groups into harrasing banks to comply with that law? I'll give you a hint.. hes our current president. Its funny how things come full circle. So while he might not have been president during the crash, he did have a part to play. He has also trippled the debt in 3 years that took 200+ to get to the levels that he took over at. And what do we have for it? People are now unable to claim more unemployment, so the "weekly unemployment numbers" are going down. Those numbers Obama is trying to tout dont measure true unemployment, they only measure how much of the population is on unemployment compensation AND actively looking for a job. True unemployment has been resting around 17%+. Thats nearly 1/5th of the people still out of work. Yet my kids got another 40k worth of government debt on their heads to show for it. I havent been impressed with any president in quite some time. The american people are at fault. We nominate these jokers. If more people actually payed attention and educating themselves on the issues instead of making 1 sided snap decisions, or decisions based on coolness, looks, or race.. we would be 10000x better off. These Jokers would never run for office if people actually vetted them first.

19. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Too bad all the facts are against you. The biggest terrorist attack on US soil happened under Bush and it was Obama that killed Osama. Man you just don't care about facts at all do you?

24. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Thank you taco! I have no problem admitting Clinton missed a golden opportunity to get Osama. If I recall correctly, I'm not 100% sure, but the whole "Blackhawk down" tragedy somewhat weakened Clinton's clout with congress. He couldn't have gotten anything approved at that time, but he still should have tried! The housing debacle...we have thirty years of deregulations, greedy banks, and both sides turning a blind eye because they were all getting paid to. There's plenty of blame to go around. This didn't start with Palosi, Bush, or Obama. Obama is just the one who was left holding the bag. He is the one who is turning things around for this country, but he'll never get credit from a Republican for it.

25. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

lol, obviously we are just going to go around and around. ive pointed to very specific facts that are easily looked up. you have only given liberal mantras, vague statements, and not a shred of verifiable fact. there hasnt been 30 years of deregulation that lead to the housing bubble. there was a very specific bill that FORCED banks to take risky sub prime loans. There were very specific people involved in that bill. Banks do not take high risk loans without being forced to. they are not in the business of high risk. to even think that banks would go sub prime crazy without a government gun to their head shows a complete lack of understanding about banking and financials. WEM, you should know by now that any time you agree with taco, you have a 98% chance of being wrong. Taco has no idea what he is saying, he is just disagreeing with me because he is obsessed with me.

27. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

So 9/11 didn't happen when Bush was president and Obama wasn't president when Osama was killed? I've proved you wrong so many times it's not even funny. BTW don't forget Q1 bet of who wins in smartphone sales. It's looking good for Apple.

31. cellphonator

Posts: 298; Member since: Oct 29, 2011

Taco, I'm one of the most optimistic persons on earth, but you're really hopeless, I give up.

34. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

How's that exactly I just pointed out a couple of facts. Bush didn't get Osama for 8 years Obama did.

38. apocalypsebc

Posts: 148; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

Don't waist your time with Remixfa when it comes to politics because he is a genius. LOL! In his eyes this is all Obama fault and he is not cleaning it up but making it worst. what a joke! Obama hasn't did a thing in office and bush did America great good! Don't make me laugh!

29. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Taco and I have disagred and faught more than any two users on this site. But what does that have to do with the truth? The plain truth is Obama is taking this country into a much better direction than any of the idiots that you would vote for. He's not perfect, but he's ten times the president we had four years ago! Obama is killing dictators and pirates left and right. Our last president was a joke, so much that the current republican candidates are still avoiding his endorsement. He a war criminal and BTW, about 90% of all the military experts say waterboarding didn't get them any useful information. And they even said the victims of waterboarding would make stuff up just to make it stop. Why should I believe your comments as opposed to those in the military who have done it and had it done to them and said that it's ineffective? The people who use to do it don't even agree with you!

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