The Progressive
Texting Experts

A full service SMS firm that plans and
implements P2P texting campaigns at scale


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    We Are A Full Service SMS Firm That Plans And
    Implements P2P Texting Campaigns At Scale

    As a full service SMS firm, we understand that every campaign and organization
    is different. With a flexible model, we are able to offer either a full service option
    or tailor our offerings to ensure our clients get exactly what they need to run a
    successful P2P program.

    Our Inclusive
    Approach

    At Text Surge, we believe in walking the walk when it comes to our progressive values. We manage texting platforms, provide trained paid texters, write A/B-tested scripting, and offer high quality, targeted data–all at a deeply affordable rate for our clients.

    Simultaneously, we believe that paying workers a fair wage is non-negotiable, which is why our texters all earn at least $15 per hour. Not only does this result in higher quality conversations, but it’s the right thing to do.

    We are also the only bilingual texting firm of our kind, allowing us to help our clients have thoughtful conversations with their audiences in Spanish.

    Why Choose Us?

    We believe that running a successful P2P campaign starts at the foundation. At Text Surge, we know that you have to put in the work before the first message is sent.
    That’s why we have personalized campaign planning programs and have developed our reporting and analytics processes to quantify the results of P2P.

    Campaign Planning

    Determine your use cases

    Acquire data

    Target and segment your universe on budget

    Message development

    Thoughtfully written scripts

    Spanish translation available

    Trained Texting Team

    Fully trained texting team

    Spanish-speaking texters available

    Fairly paid employees

    Real time monitoring for all campaigns

    Texters in all time zones

    Reporting & Analytics

    VAN integration setup (if applicable)

    Regular reporting

    A/B testing-driven strategy

    TextSurge By The Numbers

    Text Surge is focused on staying true to our values while ensuring that our clients have the guidance they need to be successful, and the results speak for themselves.

    Founded in early 2020, we have raised over $1 million and sent over 210 million messages within our first year of business. We have served a broad range of clients, from local progressive champions to national PACs and state parties.

    100%

    Minority
    owned

    50%

    Immigrant
    owned

    50%

    Woman of color
    owned

    50%

    Veteran
    owned

    70%

    Female
    staff

    45%

    BIPOC
    staff

    Over 500 texters trained and employed

    12,000+ P2P campaigns

    Raised $1 million for democratic campaigns and organizations

    210 million texts sent

    Meet Our Team

    We are one of the few 100% Black and Brown-owned firms on the left, and we ensure that our experiences and perspectives allow us to look at every client and project through an inclusive lens.

    From being the only bilingual texting firm in the space to innovating how texting can activate more BIPOC and marginalized communities, diversity and inclusion are cornerstones of our values.

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    Will is a political professional with over 15 years of experience in campaigning. Having worked for Hustle, the industry leader for P2P texting, during the 2018 Midterm Cycle, his extensive campaign background and technical product knowledge give him a unique expertise in P2P texting. Will is best known for the Draft Biden 2016 effort where he used technology and targeting to increase Biden’s polling by double digits.

    Will has been featured on CNN, MSNBC, BBC, and numerous publications. Notable clients include: Vice-President Joe Biden, Senator Bernie Sanders, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA), Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (RI), Governor J.B Pritzker (IL), and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot.administration’s partnership portfolio to include over 50 local and national organizations, including the White House Council on Women and Girls.

    WILL
    PIERCE

    Partner

    (HE/HIM)

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    Krishna Ghodiwala is a political professional with over ten years of experience in managing outreach and communications programs across diverse communities. Through her career, she worked for President Obama’s reelection campaign in North Carolina, the 2013 Boston Mayoral race, and Mayor Muriel Bowser’s Administration in Washington, DC. In her role in Mayor Bowser’s administration, Krishna oversaw women’s outreach and advocacy in the District, launching a number of notable programs and expanding the administration’s partnership portfolio to include over 50 local and national organizations, including the White House Council on Women and Girls.

    Krishna worked at Hustle during the 2018 Midterm Cycle, where she guided 21 State Democratic Parties and hundreds of campaigns up and down the ballot to implement large scale distributed texting operations. Some of her notable clients included: Stacey Abrams for Governor (GA), Andrew Gillum for Governor (FL), Tim Kaine for Senate (VA), Gavin Newsom for Governor (CA), Jared Polis for Governor (CO).

    KRISHNA
    GHODIWALA

    Partner

    (SHE/HER)

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    Derek Eadon has worked on four presidential campaigns, worked on campaigns in 29 states, and has served as a Democratic Party State Chair.

    DEREK
    EADON

    Senior Advisor

    (HE/HIM)

    x

    Haley is a senior Politics & International Affairs major at Furman University in Greenville, SC on the pre-law track. She has spent the past few summers working for a variety of local governmental officials, including interning for a New York State Assembly Member and the mayor of Greenville, SC. She discovered a passion for nonprofit work after spending a summer interning for CORO Leadership in New York City. Haley joined the team in May of 2020 and works as a business development Representative for Text Surge.

    HALEY
    HORN

    Business Development Representative

    (SHE/HER)

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    Kiersten is originally from Atlanta, Georgia but is currently based in Madrid, Spain. She is a proud graduate of Howard University. She has spent her time working in the organizing, educational non-profit and ed-tech space, and is excited to combine her passion for people, politics, and technology as a member of the Text Surge team.

    KIERSTEN
    BYRD

    Director of Project Mobilization

    (SHE/HER)

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    Lauren Wheeler (she/her) is Director of Client Success. She is an organizer at heart, getting her start at the Kentucky Democratic Party, then working for Democratic campaigns and organizations like Joe Biden for President, NextGen America and the Tennessee Democratic Party. Lauren loves dogs, dad jokes, road trips, and listening to Taylor Swift.

    LAUREN
    WHEELER

    Director of Client Success

    (SHE/HER)

    TESTIMONIALS

    What Our Clients Think About Us

    New Blue Interactive

    It has been a pleasure working with Team Text Surge. With their quick turnaround, high quality of work, and constant professionalism, they've become one of our closest partners. We highly recommend them for any of your P2P fundraising, voter contact, and data needs.

    Arielle Einstein

    Vice President of Advertising & Media Planning

    Make Progress South Carolina

    We absolutely loved working with Text Surge. Their responsiveness was timely, and the messaging became a collaborative effort. These ladies quickly became a part of the team, and we knew we could depend on them to help get our candidates’ messages out even on short notice. Their professionalism and cost-efficient services as well as their fantastic follow-up made working with them super easy and pleasant. Our candidates were always impressed with the outcome of the text campaign whether it resulted in a boost in fundraising or show of voter support on certain issues. We highly recommend them!

    Amber Allen & Jillian Hollingsworth

    Co-Founders

    United Forward PAC

    Text Surge did a fantastic job of managing every component of United Forward PAC’s p2p texting program. They ensured we had high quality cell phone data, A/B tested all of our messaging, and had trained texters send out our messages on schedule. We raised a record amount of money through their fundraising program and reached tens of thousands of last minute voters on Election Day thanks to their expertise and quick turnaround. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for a partner in the texting space!

    John Todd

    United Forward PAC

    The Strategy Division

    Working with the team at Textsurge was a delight. They were able to not only meet tight deadlines, but do so with stellar work. I'd happily recommend them for your next texting program.

    Peter Brown

    Chief Strategist

    Flytedesk

    We stood up SMS mid-cycle last year and had to hit the ground running. TextSurge was a great strategic partner in getting our processes down and even better when it came to the live fire of campaigns. Definitely recommend!

    Alex Kronman

    CEO & Founder

    Survey160

    TextSurge's team of distributed texters enabled Survey 160 to scale up our live interviewer SMS surveys even in the peak of the campaign season. Their professionalism and responsiveness is first class, and we look forward to continued work with them in the future.

    Kevin Collins

    Co-Founder & Chief Research Officer

    VoteAmerica

    The Team at Text Surge was brilliant. From day one, they were committed to making our program a success. Thanks to their diligence and hard work, VoteAmerica was able to run one of the largest text-out-the-vote operations of the 2020 cycle.

    William O'Malley

    National SMS Program Manager

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    TESTIMONIALS

    What Our Texters Think About Us

    I like working for Text Surge because I enjoy being a part of a team of texters that is passionate about advocating for the change that this country desperately needs. In an age where almost everyone has a cellphone, Text Surge’s strategy for reaching Americans across the country is truly innovative and one that I’ve been proud to help implement over the the last few months. It’s amazing to know that the texts that I send are influencing average everyday people to contribute to noble causes, and it wouldn’t have been possible without Text Surge!

    Andrew Khalaj

    I have been working with TextSurge since September and have loved the job since. It’s a very flexible way to be involved in getting progressive reforms. Not only is the job satisfactory but the people at TextSurge are super approachable and offer help when needed. I really value my TextSurge family and can’t wait to see it grow in the future.

    Habiba Sayma

    Working with Text Surge has been a wonderful experience! I love the team’s energy and I love being able to contribute to such important and exciting work. As a recent graduate, I really appreciate the flexibility, the fair pay, and the ability to do meaningful work from home. I’ve loved my time working with Text Surge!

    Morgan Kaenzig de Denus

    Working at Text Surge has provided me with ample opportunity for professional and personal development. The team and community promote flexibility and allow for me to maintain a great work life balance. Text Surge maintains a great company culture of equity and inclusivity that stems from its partners down.

    Tatiana Perez

    I love the flexibility I have working with Text Surge, as a student, a part time job that offers a decent income is not easy to find, especially from home. I really enjoy the work I do. This has been a perfect opportunity to learn and see more perspectives of relevant topics for the country.

    Natalia Jimenez

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