Pulse Pod

The Cygnal Pulse Pod entertains and helps conservative politicos, operatives, and people who are just interested in politics learn more about polling and other aspects of campaigning.

Sean Walsh–Pulse Pod 24

May 3, 2021
On this week’s episode of the Pulse Pod, Brent and Chris Lane, one of our newest Directors of Client Strategy, Brent discuss Chris’ early political experiences in Massachusetts and his later collaborations in some remarkable campaigns, including Scott Brown for US senate and Charlie Baker’s run for Governor for the second time. Chris shares some ...
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Fount Holland–Pulse Pod 23

April 19, 2021
On this week’s episode of the Pulse Pod, Chris and Brent discuss the key takeaways from a recent Cygnal poll of likely voters in Florida. They overwhelmingly approve of Governor DeSantis’ handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and vaccine distribution and they do not trust the media to report it fairly. Also – Floridians love Publix. ...
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Tab Berg–Pulse Pod 22

April 5, 2021
On this week’s episode of the Pulse Pod, Chris and Brent talk about what they do outside of Cygnal and politics and the importance of being well-rounded. Yes, they do have personal lives! It’s important to have a variety of interests and hobbies. What we do outside of work can be beneficial not only in ...
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Nicole Schlinger–Pulse Pod 21

March 21, 2021
On this week’s episode of the Pulse Pod and Chris and Brent begin with a discussion on campaigns and digital targeting. How can they reach and persuade the right people? Cygnal has developed a digital profiling tool that can help.
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Sean Spicer–Pulse Pod 20

March 8, 2021
Our guest this week on the Cygnal Pulse Pod (Ep. 20) is Sean Spicer. He served as the 28th White House press secretary and is the author of the bestselling book The Briefing. Mr. Spicer is the host of Spicer & Co. which airs weeknights at 6 p.m. ET on Newsmax TV. He is ...
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Wesley Donehue–Pulse Pod 19

February 22, 2021
Our guest this week on the Cygnal Pulse Pod (Ep. 19) is Wesley Donehue, CEO of Push Digital. A difficult childhood led him into the world of politics seeking a way to change things for the good. A political consultant, digital marketer, and investor, Wesley has served as a digital advisor for numerous campaigns including ...
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Eric Wilson–Pulse Pod 18

February 8, 2021
Our guest this week on the Cygnal Pulse Pod (Ep. 18) is Eric Wilson, managing partner of the Startup Caucus, an incubator and investment fund for Republican campaign technology. As a part of the Startup Caucus, he is involved in the Center of Campaign Innovation. In 2016, Eric led Marco Rubio’s digital team during his ...
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Jay Walker–Pulse Pod 17

January 25, 2021
Our guest this week on the Cygnal Pulse Pod (Ep. 17) is Jay Walker, Executive Director of the Georgia House Republican Caucus and political consultant. In 2020, Republicans kept their majority for the Georgia House of Representatives with all 180 seats in the chamber up for election in 2020. Ceding only two seats, the Republican ...
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Parker Poling–Pulse Pod 16

January 11, 2021
On our very first Pulse Pod of the year, Brent Buchanan and Chris Kratzer discuss what they see changing for lobbyists and public affairs practitioners as their interactions with legislatures this year will be significantly limited due to the on-going pandemic. Polling will be more important than ever during this year’s legislative sessions.
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Eric Hollander–Pulse Pod 15

December 21, 2020
This week on the Cygnal Pulse Pod (Ep. 15), Brent Buchanan and Chris Kratzer take a break from talking about politics. Instead, they discuss the importance of reflecting on the past year and planning for the year ahead.
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