Democracy Sausage: The Digital Age of Political Advertising

On this episode of sausage of democracyEd Coper joins Mark Kenny and Marija Taflaga to discuss how teals have disrupted mainstream media and the political machine.

What are the secrets of teal communication success? How is digital and creative messaging disrupting the media machine? And what can major parties learn from the way the Teal candidates ran their campaigns? Communications strategist and director of the Populares media agency, Ed Coper joins Professor Mark Kenny and Dr Marija Taflaga to discuss these questions and more on this episode of sausage of democracy. Listen here:

Ed Coper is director of Popular, the communication agency in charge of digital advertising for major independent teal campaigns. He is also the author of Facts and Other Lies: Welcome to the Age of Misinformation.

Marija Taflaga is Director of the ANU Center for the Study of Australian Politics and Lecturer in the ANU School of Politics and International Relations.

Mark Kenny is a professor at the ANU Australian Studies Institute. He came to the university after a high-profile journalistic career, including six years as chief political correspondent and national affairs editor for The Sydney Morning Herald, ageand Canberra time.

View Notes | The following publications and articles were mentioned in this episode:

Teal’s Digital War Room Secrets: We created a direct line to voters and now TV political ads are dead, Ed Coper, (2022)

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