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10 takeaways from the 2020 USA Marathon event

If you only had 5 minutes to pitch about the US Presidential elections, what would you say?

On Tuesday, Ideograma invited 20 professionals on political communication to share main ideas on a 100 minutes marathon. From guessing who will be the winning candidate, the current use of social media, women candidates racing to the White house to a short bio of each politician, all speakers shared different insights from these upcoming elections.

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Below 10 takeaways that you might find useful if you have little knowledge on next year’s elections:

1. It’s not new that the current president is quite polemic. With Trump chasing re-election, the number of politicians aiming to replace him is pretty high (compared to former elections). This is what U.S. Consul General in Barcelona shared on the introduction of this event:

2. We need to understand the public opinion and don’t rely only on surveys. How can we do that? Below 6 must-to-know activities:

3. Politicians are shifting their language to be more warlike and abusive. The alt-right for instance is using the language of political incorrectness. Do you want to get a master’s in it? Read the decalogue below:

4. Yes, image counts:

5. Elizabeth Warren has been sometimes criticised for being a Wine Track Candidate. In the US, choosing wine or beer means elections:

5. Can a woman be elected president? Here money and power are more important than gender:

6. If you want to know who will win, ask the American Catholics. Since 1932, they have voted for the winning candidate:

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7. Facebook is trying to regain its leadership on transparency while candidates are using Facebook ads:

8. Find the ghost candidate that might win the 2028 Elections. Her profile is pretty similar to Trump’s:

9.Politicians now generate information and news rather than just being part or protagonist of it:

10. Elizabeth Warren was the top bet from the speakers to run the race with Trump. However, it is not clear that she will be the winner:

 

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