Thursday, 29 August 2019
The Network for Social Democracy in Asia (Socdem Asia) trained communication and campaign officers from all over the region on political communications, polling, and data analysis from July 26-28 in Makati City, Philippines.
The Academy of Progressive Politics- Executive Course program gathered party officers from Indonesia, Malaysia, Timor Leste, Burma, Thailand, and the Philippines where they discussed with political campaign experts and reported on their experiences and accomplishments.
The course invited Kent Rowe of the Australian Labour International and Josel Gonzales, the chief of staff of Dinagat Island Gov. Kaka Bag-ao to discuss about winning campaign strategies in a panel on the first day.
Oya Arriola of public relations company Wise Owl talked to the participants about messaging and branding development. The participants were taught about how new political movements and actors have young, dynamic, and diverse messaging.
Kantar TNS head JV Villabroza shared about the latest strategies on polling and data analysis, including the new tools that political parties can use to harness data for effective campaigning strategies.
Gemma Mendoza, the research head of social news site Rappler, presented the case studies of disinformation in the Philippines and how political parties in Asia can combat fake news during election campaigns.
The Executive Course training also assists political parties with policies and education work to promote social democracy in the region.
The next course will tackle Political Strategy Development. ###