A full service SMS firm that plans and
implements P2P texting campaigns at scale
We Are A Full Service SMS Firm That Plans And
Implements P2P Texting Campaigns At Scale
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.
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?
Determine your use cases
Target and segment your universe on budget
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)
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.
Woman of color
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.
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.
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).
Derek Eadon has worked on four presidential campaigns, worked on campaigns in 29 states, and has served as a Democratic Party State Chair.
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.
Business Development Representative
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.
Director of Project Mobilization
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.
Director of Client Success
As a Special Projects Manager, Rachel handles research and building processes in preparation for texting campaigns. Prior to joining the team in April 2020, she held positions in the U.S. Senate, served as a research assistant, and provided policy and strategy support to a healthcare consulting firm. Rachel is a senior at American University, where she is studying Justice and Law and Public Health.
Special Projects Manager
Sam Jones is a progressive political and corporate consultant with nearly 15 years experience in management, marketing, and fundraising operations for local, state and federal entities throughout the United States. Prior to joining Text Surge, Sam worked with hundreds of campaigns, non profits, and corporations to improve their sales, fundraising, marketing, and management. For the first half of his career, Sam served as the President of a national fundraising firm before being tapped to serve on multiple Presidential Committees in 2015-2016. Sam is a graduate of the University of North Texas with a degree in Political Science. He resides near Dallas with his wife Victoria, of 13 years, and their two sons.
Vice President of Sales
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.