About John Wilson

John Wilson is an analytical communications professional, with a passion for sifting through data for compelling stories and insights. John started his career on Capitol Hill and chased his love of data and communications out of politics and into opinion research and public relations. John graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the George Washington University where he studied political science and statistics. Beyond work, John loves the mountains and can be found skiing or hiking in both the Sierras and the Rockies.
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Attack Ads Run Wild in 2014

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  As I hope many of you are aware, the midterm elections are fast approaching. And as we slog through the final month of the campaign, Americans across the country are being treated to countless political ads attempting to swing Independent voters and rally party bases against opponents. As we mentioned earlier this month, candidates,…
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Television Gets Personal Just In Time For Election Season

If you’ve browsed the Internet lately (which I assume you have if you’re reading this), you have probably realized that the ads that blink on the sides of the content you are trying to read or watch are getting a lot more personal. Everyday Internet advertising is starting to feel more and more like that…
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Two Years From 2016: Is Hillary Stoppable?

As we pointed out last fall, 1100 days before Election Day, the fight for the presidency in 2016 was already well underway. Now, as we enter the final weeks of the midterm election fight, the 2016 nomination battle–now already a couple years old–is finally getting ready to move out into the open. But two years…
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Prizes for Voting? Tackling Turnout in American Politics

Our right to vote is one of the most fundamental and important rights we have in this country, but it is also important to understand that while we have the right to vote in America, we are no obligated to. In the 2012 presidential election, over 125 million votes were cast for one of two presidential candidates. President…
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“Listening” Without Actually Listening: How New Technology May Turn Doritos Bags Into Recording Devices

Over the last few months, we have talked about several new technologies enabling incredible new ways to eavesdrop on secretly record conversations. These have included drones equipped with cameras and audio recorders, as well as wearable technologies like Google Glass, which help people surreptitiously record their surroundings. As we talked about back in March, users…
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