November 2020 Newsletter

November 2, 2020

Politics, politics, and more politics! In this election-themed newsletter, we highlight a variety of our political projects and related blog posts. Subscribe to our newsletter for more updates like this one, and check out our newsletter archives to see what we've sent out in the past. 


Hello Friends!

We’re certainly keeping busy this fall, and we hope that you are too. Between website projects, we’ve brought home new pets, new plants, and plenty of new hobbies. And NMC’s Shannon tied the knot! 

With the Election coming up tomorrow, we hope that you've already taken the time to vote or are heading to the polls in the morning. 

As many know, NMC started 14 years ago with a focus on politics, and while we've diversified quite a bit since then, we still do our fair share of work in the space.  So, given the timing, we've focused this newsletter on highlighting some of that work from this cycle.

Read on for an overview of some of our featured political work and content that we think you'll enjoy. We'll go back to showing our broader work next month, but we're proud of the work we've done towards a brighter future and wanted to take this moment to share some of it with you. And as always, feel free to reach out to us with questions, comments, or your next great website idea. We’d love to hear from you!


NCAJ Vote Your Court

The North Carolina Advocates for Justice is a nonpartisan association of legal professionals, and they go through a rigorous review and interview process to endorse judges across the state.  This year is the first where they focused on rolling those out digitally.  We designed and built a fun and informative site that places an emphasis on quickly highlighting their endorsements and encouraging sharing and taking action.

Public Policy Polling

It's hard to read a story about an important election or issue without also seeing a poll attributed to PPP, gauging sentiment on the subject.  We partnered with PPP to design and build a site while also migrating over hundreds of archival polls and news, and unearthing them in an intuitive, filterable database to let them serve as a public resource for years to come.  The site acts as a hub for the constant polls and news they're breaking or contributing to while also serving as a new business tool.  

IWMF Courage in Journalism Awards

While not a traditional campaign, there's a reason journalism is considered the Fourth Estate and plays an essential role in politics and elections.  We were extremely proud to partner with our client the International Women's Media Foundation to design and build a microsite for their annual Courage event that spotlights brave women journalists from around the world.  This year's event is (obviously) virtual and is a Washington Post Live Event; there is still space and time left to register to attend!


Xochitl Torres Small for Congress

Tom O'Halleran for Congress

Cheri Beasley for Supreme Court

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Josh Stein for Attorney General

Brad Schneider for for Congress

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Graig Meyer for NC House

Kumar Barve for MD Delegate

N.C. Counts Coalition

Cal Cunningham for US Senate

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Vote Fearless NC

Piper Griffin for Louisiana Supreme Court



2020 Political Web Design Trends

Each election cycle, candidates employ new techniques to help their campaign stand out online. Read our take on popular trends and design features. 


Using Stripe and Wufoo for Donation Forms

For many campaigns, collecting donations is a big part of a successful website. However, choosing the right donation management setup can be tricky. In this post, we explain the how and why behind a custom combination that worked for one of our clients. 


Using the Ladder of Engagement

In order to transform casual supporters into fierce advocates, political candidates often use a progressive approach called the Ladder of Engagement. Learn about the Ladder and how it's used on our blog.

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