Top Digital Talent

Top Digital Talent

Party Name
Twitter Followers Avg. Tweets Per Day
Current Job
Party Name
R Matt Lira 3248 3.40 Connect

Digital Experience:

  • Fellow, Harvard University Institute of Politics
  • Deputy Executive Director, NRSC
  • Senior Advisor, Majority Leader Eric Cantor
  • Digital Director for the VP Nominee, Mitt Romney for President

Career Highlights:

  • Transformed NRSC digital operation, helped flip the U.S. Senate back to the Republicans
  • Built entire Cantor digital operation, led communications efforts
  • Played leading role in helping the House of Reps become more transparent with its data
  • Launched the Citizen Co-Sponsor and YouCut platforms to improve the ability of House Republicans to engage directly with the public

What Others Are Saying:

“Lira is the biggest get out of the entire list of digital free agents. Whoever lands Lira will quickly find themselves on top of the polls.” – Josh Shultz

Other Tidbits:

Matt organized and held the first Congressional Hackathon to bring stakeholders together to discuss improvements to the legislative process.

Technical Experience
84
Digital Marketing
91
Reach
88
Innovation
97
Leadership / Experience
87
About the Numbers
R Wesley Donehue 10866 11.20 Connect

Digital Experience:

CEO, Push Digital
Political Strategist, South Carolina Senate Republican Caucus
Tech Director, SCGOP

Career Highlights:

Has helped build the SC GOP digital operation via innovative campaign tools, candidate branding and raising cash.

Other Tidbits:

Wesley straight hustles and has an exceptional winning track record.

Technical Experience
65
Digital Marketing
85
Reach
82
Innovation
82
Leadership / Experience
86
About the Numbers
R John Randall 528 0.38 Connect

Digital Experience:

  • Vice President of Digital, CRAFT
  • Director of Political Advertising, AOL
  • eCampaign Director, National Republican Congressional Committee

Career Highlights:

  • Adjunct Faculty, Graduate School of Political Management – Digital Strategy | George Washington University
  • Currently leads a team of advertisers, developers and designers to ensure CRAFT remains a leader in the digital space by providing clients with creative and innovative solutions.

Other Tidbits:

John’s been playing in the big leagues for a while, including building a digital ad team at AOL, and knows his digital stuff.

Technical Experience
70
Digital Marketing
85
Reach
60
Innovation
70
Leadership / Experience
78
About the Numbers
R Peter Pasi 1117 1.32 Connect

Digital Experience:

Vice President, Political | Collective
Executive Vice President | emotive, llc
Senior Advisor & Vice President of Business Development | The Lukens Company

Career Highlights:

Responsible for helping to launch Collective Political
While at emotive, developed new business, managed key client relationships, and built strategic partnerships

Other Tidbits:

Political marketer with a proven track record of success in fundraising, persuading voters, and increasing turnout using traditional and new media.

Technical Experience
78
Digital Marketing
89
Reach
86
Innovation
87
Leadership / Experience
84
About the Numbers
I Phillip Herndon 808 1.48 Connect

Digital Experience:

  • Vice President, Strategy | NJI Media
  • Senior Strategist, New Media Strategies
  • Associate Managing Editor, Bulletin News Network

Career Highlights:

  • Has led large issue advocacy efforts for leading associations
  • Building a first-in-class strategy department for NJI Media

Other Tidbits:

Phill has experience working with some of the biggest organizations in town, including the Business Roundtable, American Gaming Association, National Association of Manufacturers, and the American Medical Association; corporations including Hilton Worldwide, Disney and US Steel; and federal institutions including the White House, HHS and the Office of the Speaker of the House.

Technical Experience
57
Digital Marketing
85
Reach
65
Innovation
82
Leadership / Experience
75
About the Numbers
D Ken Strasma 260 0.04 Connect

Digital Experience:

  • CEO, HaystaqDNA
  • President, Strategic Telemetry
  • Targeting Director, Obama for America
  • Targeting consultant, John Kerry for President
Technical Experience
80
Digital Marketing
70
Reach
50
Innovation
75
Leadership / Experience
92
About the Numbers
D Matt Ortega 11544 14.94 Connect

Digital Experience:

  • Digital Director for Communications, Hillary for America
  • Digital Director, New Partners
  • Web Specialist Democratic National Committee
Technical Experience
70
Digital Marketing
80
Reach
65
Innovation
85
Leadership / Experience
70
About the Numbers
D Elan Kriegel 371 0.01 Connect

Digital Experience:

  • Co-founder, BlueLabs: Analytics, Data, Technology
  • Battleground States Analytics Director, Obama for America
  • Senior Modeling Analyst, Democratic National Committee
Technical Experience
88
Digital Marketing
60
Reach
70
Innovation
80
Leadership / Experience
70
About the Numbers
D Lauren Miller 4397 3.68 Connect

Digital Experience:

  • Digital Director, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren
  • Digital Director, Elizabeth Warren for Massachusetts
  • Senior Director, Bully Pulpit Interactive
  • Digital Director, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren
  • Director of Email & Online Communications, Blue State Digital
  • Senior Strategist, Blue State Digital

Career Highlights:

  • If you subscribe to progressive or nonprofit e-mail lists, chances are you’ve read Lauren Miller’s work.
  • In 2013 Lauren led BPI’s work on Marty Walsh’s mayoral campaign in Boston and served as the campaign’s digital director both during the preliminary and general elections.
  • Lauren spent more than six years at Blue State Digital, the political technology and consulting firm best known for its work on BarackObama.com.
Technical Experience
50
Digital Marketing
85
Reach
70
Innovation
80
Leadership / Experience
85
About the Numbers
D Haley Van Dyck 8299 0.24 Connect

Digital Experience:

  • United States Digital Service, The White House
  • Senior Technology Advisor, The White House
  • Director of Digital Strategy & Engagement, USAID
  • Digital Strategy, Director of User Experience & Online Engagement, Federal Communications Commission
  • Technology, Innovation & Government Reform Committee Advisor, Obama Presidential Transition Team
  • Deputy Director of Mobile Platforms, Obama for America

Career Highlights:

Tasked with helping to launch U.S. Digital Service – a new start up inside the White House working to unleash 21st-century technology in support of a more open, accessible, and citizen-centric government.

What Others Are Saying:

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Other Tidbits:

There are few folks more qualified to build unique platforms that help large-scale problems than Haley.

Technical Experience
80
Digital Marketing
65
Reach
70
Innovation
92
Leadership / Experience
85
About the Numbers
D Ryan Panchadsaram

3559

1.24

Connect

Digital Experience:

  • U.S. Deputy Chief Technology Officer, White House
  • Senior Advisor, White House
  • Presidential Innovation Fellow, US Department of Health and Human Services
  • Co-Founder & CEO, Pipette
  • Outlook for Mac, Microsoft
  • Online Services Division, Microsoft
  • Media Experiences, Microsoft

Career Highlights:

  • Part of the inaugural class of Presidential Innovation Fellows, where he worked with the Office of the National Coordinator of Health IT and the Department of Veterans Affairs on Blue Button
  • Filed multiple patents for innovations in geolocation, user interfaces, and large datasets while at Microsoft
  • Sits on the board of SeventyK, a young adult cancer advocacy group.
Technical Experience
80
Digital Marketing
75
Reach
70
Innovation
90
Leadership / Experience
80
About the Numbers
D Katie Dowd

8027

0.99

Connect

Digital Experience:

  • Director of Digital Strategy for the Office of Hillary Clinton, Clinton Foundation
  • Innovation Advisor, U.S. Department of State
  • Senior Advisor to the US Chief Technology Officer at the White House, The White House
  • New Media Director, U.S. Department of State
  • New Media Director, HillPAC/Friends of Hillary
  • New Media Director, Hillary Clinton for President

Career Highlights:

  • 2011 Emerging Leader, Government Executive Magazine

What Others Are Saying:

“From our first interactions a little over a year ago as we redesigned www.state.gov, to dealing with the Haiti earthquake, Pakistan floods, and most recently QDDR, she is always at the forefront of whatever the current priority is for the State Department. What others in my office and I may appreciate most is how reasonable she is. She’s an absolute pleasure to work with.”
– Janice Clark, Director, Website Management

“Katie is a strategic results-driven individual whose political instincts have taken her far in the direct marketing arena. She has helped to raise millions for the DCCC through phones, mail and online and understands the critical importance of tracking results and making critical adjustments on the fly when needed.”
– Taryn Rosenkranz, CEO/Founder at New Blue Interactive, LLC

Technical Experience
56
Digital Marketing
90
Reach
75
Innovation
80
Leadership / Experience
68
About the Numbers
D Catherine Algeri

1384

0.33

Connect

Digital Experience:

  • Digital Director, Michelle Nunn for U.S. Senate
  • Digital Director, U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse
  • Digital Director, Whitehouse for Senate
  • New Media Director, U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse
  • Online and New Media Director, Blumenthal for Senate

What Others Are Saying:

“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working with Catherine these past several years. She’s a great account manager: extremely conscientious and responsive, as well as personable and bright. She is particularly wonderful at bringing everyone on the team together and making sure we’re all on the same page. I recommend her highly.”
– Martina White

“Catherine has an extremely positive attitude and embraces challenges no matter the size. I worked with Catherine in a long distance capacity, and her work was seamless making the distance a non issue. She has a diligent and thorough approach to her work and will serve any organization very well.”
– Nicola Bach, Senior Consultant at Target Analysis Group

“No matter how difficult the problem, Catherine never fails to bring sound advice, creative ideas and clever solutions to the table. She is the kind of person you wished could be in on all of your brainstorm sessions.”
– Milo Sybrant, Vice President at M+R

Technical Experience
55
Digital Marketing
75
Reach
56
Innovation
80
Leadership / Experience
85
About the Numbers
D Ben Coffey Clark

456

0.65

Connect

Digital Experience:

  • Partner, Bully Pulpit Interactive
  • Digital, Fleishman-Hillard
  • Editorial Director, Washingtonian.com

What Others Are Saying:

“Ben is a visionary, strategic thinker with a passion for new media and emerging technology. In his role at Washingtonian.com, Ben skillfully managed our website redesign and successfully coached a staff of traditional print journalists on how to transfer their writing skills to the web. Ben’s work paid off immediately in the form of increased page views and visitors to the site. In addition to his more tangible skill set, Ben’s appetite for information and overall knowledge of the industry would be a huge asset to any organization.”
– Sarah Romer, Head of Market Development, Central Region at PayPal

“Ben’s a big thinker, always full of ideas and relentlessly tracking new things to do and experiment with. He helped to manage successfully a top-to-bottom front-end and back-end redesign of the site in an incredibly tight timeframe. In terms of the web, he’s particularly adept at imagining the features and navigation that a user would want and require.”
– Garrett M. Graff, Editor, POLITICO Magazine at POLITICO

“Ben is eminently scalable, able to handle communications extremely well at a one-to-one level but also expert in managing messages in a public forum. Flexible and responsive under deadline pressures, and well-organized day-to-day, Ben’s writing and relationship-building skills make him an asset in pretty much any situation.”
– Jacob Kramer-Duffield, Consultant, Digital Analytics and Content Strategy

Technical Experience
60
Digital Marketing
70
Reach
70
Innovation
85
Leadership / Experience
75
About the Numbers
D Matt Compton 4981 2.53 Connect

Digital Experience:

  • Digital Director, Democratic National Committee
  • Deputy Director of Digital Content, The White House
  • Director of New Media Campaigns, Democratic National Committee
  • Communications Director, Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee
  • Contributing Editor, The Democratic Strategist

What Others Are Saying:

“Matt has been an extremely supportive, enrichingly insightful and genuinely enthusiast leader who fully opened up and made his expertise available toward the construction of an EU-wide petitioning web-portal. In so doing Matt engendered perfectly the job-title had at the time and the Institution he represented. Eye for detail and project-oriented he tirelessly provided food for thought which eventually helped pushing the envelope on our side. I would love to work directly with him and I think he would be a very effective leader in many a business-scenario where precision and effectiveness need to walk hand in hand!”

-Francesco Calazzo

“I worked with Matt in two capacities at the DNC: First as his junior colleague on the e-mail team and then as his employee on the campaigns team. He was a great colleague, a great boss, and a good friend, and I would be excited to work for him again.

“Although Matt has many skills, his strongest is his ability to correctly read and adapt to any situation. As a team member, he could be a partisan fire-breather urging our team to try new things and push the envelope – but as a supervisor, he suddenly showed an extraordinarily strong diplomatic side that I had not seen before, deftly navigating internal politics, acting as an excellent liason to senior staff, and bringing diverse sides together on various projects. He is also one of the best writers and editors you could hire for your team, and is a wonderfully kind and humble person. Just don’t talk to him after a Tar Heels loss!”

– Nathan Empsall

“Matt is project-oriented, with a great eye for detail. On projects that really matter, he is the guy coming up with new ideas, shepherding pieces through the process, and taking responsibility for getting things done. Matt has a great talent for ensuring sure that end products reflect the ideas and passion that went into making them.”

– Austin Bonner, Associate at Hogan Lovells

Technical Experience
55
Digital Marketing
75
Reach
80
Innovation
70
Leadership / Experience
82
About the Numbers
D Matt Kehres

385

0.19

Connect

Digital Experience:

  • Digital Director, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
  • Deputy Digital Director, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
  • Web Manager, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
  • Internet Production Associate, Hillary Clinton for President
  • Web Developer, Michigan State University
  • Web/Media Coordinator, Marcinkowski For Congress
Technical Experience
50
Digital Marketing
80
Reach
70
Innovation
80
Leadership / Experience
65
About the Numbers
D Melissa Ryan

7828

8.97

Connect

Digital Experience:

  • Senior Strategist, Trilogy Interactive
  • Digital Director, EMILY’s List
  • Blog and Progressive Media Outreach, Obama for America
  • New Media Director, New Organizing Institute
  • Director of Online Outreach, State Labor Table, Wisconsin
  • New Media Director, Feingold Senate Committee
  • Manager of Online Fundraising and Marketing, Progressive Patriots Fund
  • Netroots Coordinator, ActBlue

Career Highlights:

  • Engaged 3 million EMILY’s List members on email and social media.
  • Handled blog and progressive media outreach for the Obama 2012 campaign.
  • Online outreach director in the fight against Governor Scott Walker’s union-busting budget bill in Wisconsin
  • The Washington Post’s Fix Blog has twice named her a top political tweeter of Wisconsin politics.
  • 2014 Rising Star Award, Campaigns and Elections Magazine
Technical Experience
60
Digital Marketing
88
Reach
80
Innovation
90
Leadership / Experience
75
About the Numbers
D J.D. Schlough

466

1.24

Connect

Digital Experience:

  • Founder, Well & Lighthouse, LLC
  • Founder, Schlough Strategic Consulting
  • Director, Interactive, Al Franken for Senate
  • Business Development, Code 42 Software, Inc
  • Software Engineer, Code 42 Software, Inc
  • Principal, Boognish Rising Consulting Services
  • Systems Engineer, TTS-Innovations, Target Corporation
  • Technical Lead, Web Production, Target.com

What Others Are Saying:

“JD enthusiastically and passionately attacks projects. When he has to wear multiple hats: technologist, marketer, educator, etc; He effortlessly moves from one ‘hat’ to another modifying the delivery of material based on the needs of the group. He easily works with engineers as well as business managers. JD acted as an intrepreneur, an entrepreneur within a big corporation, in Target. He thinks like and artist, with one of his tools being technology. He loves to apply technology as an enabler to business needs. Plus he keeps his home well stocked with micro-brew.”
– Elwin Loomis, Director Engineering

Technical Experience
88
Digital Marketing
70
Reach
65
Innovation
80
Leadership / Experience
90
About the Numbers
D Jen Nedeau

10779

1.13

Connect

Digital Experience:

Owner, Nedeau Strategies LLC
Director of Strategic Communications, Bully Pulpit Interactive
Chief Technology Officer, New Leaders Council
Director of Digital Strategy, Air America Media
Project Manager, New Media Strategies

What Others Are Saying:

“Jen brings unparalleled intensity, connections, ideas and organization to her work and, as a result, delivers innovative, effective and insightful products to our clients and internal working groups at NMS. She has helped inspire new thinking, develop new products and fundamentally changed the way her group does business for the better.

“Outside of NMS, she is doubly active as a writer, mentor, speaker and activist. I have had the pleasure of interacting with her in each of these arenas and continue to be impressed.”

– Leslie Bradshaw

“Jennifer is a talented social media expert with a thirst for learning and a drive for excellence. She is an accomplished writer and juggles multiple balls in the air with grace and ease. I’m lucky to have her on my team.”

– Jenni Brand

“Jen is hands down the best social media strategist I know. She has a unique set of skills that enable her to navigate the complex world of blogs and social media with ease. Most of all, she’s an inspirational leader who’s smart, passionate, positive and pleasure to work with.”

-Michael Bassik, President, Global Digital Operations; EVP & MD at MDC Partners

Technical Experience
65
Digital Marketing
84
Reach
70
Innovation
86
Leadership / Experience
80
About the Numbers
D Jenna Lowenstein

12182

4.10

Connect

Digital Experience:

  • Deputy Digital Director, Hillary for America
  • VP, Digital, EMILY’s List
  • Deputy Digital Director, Democratic National Committee
  • Coordinated Campaign Digital Director, McAuliffe for Governor
  • Senior Campaigner, Innovation, Change.org
  • New Media Director, Lee Fisher for Ohio
  • Director of Communications and Online Organizing, National Stonewall Democrats
Technical Experience
74
Digital Marketing
90
Reach
75
Innovation
85
Leadership / Experience
85
About the Numbers
D Crystal Patterson

1101

0.37

Connect

Digital Experience:

  • Government & Politics Outreach Manager, Facebook
  • Communications Director, Center for American Progress
  • Communications Director, U.S. Congress
  • Strategic Communications Specialist, American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees
  • Online Communications, Hillary for President
  • Online Operations Manager, Kennedy for Senate
Technical Experience
65
Digital Marketing
80
Reach
70
Innovation
90
Leadership / Experience
90
About the Numbers
D Josh Koster

925

0.27

Connect

Digital Experience:

Managing Partner, Chong + Koster LLC for the past 7 years

What Others Are Saying:

“Josh is a great project manager whose done an exceptional job on each web design project we’ve thrown Chong Design’s way.”
– T. Neil Sroka, Communications Director at Democracy for America

“While a lot of professionals and entrepreneurs claim to think outside of the box, Josh’s ideas is truly forward-thinking and innovative. As Managing Partner at Chong Designs, he is on the cutting edge of new media marketing, web design, and marketing. His successes are evident in the rapid growth Chong Designs has experienced under his guidance.

I worked with Josh when he contracted my company, ATM Entertainment, to produce original music for several of his projects, including his company’s website. Josh is passionate about his work; indeed, it shows in the services Chong Designs provides to its clients.”
– Jeff Vaughn, Director of A&R, Artist Partners / Atlantic Records, Artist Publishing Group

“I have had the pleasure of knowing Josh for several years through Renaissance — a rather exclusive organization whose members include former U.S. presidents.

I have hired Josh on several projects — political and commercial projects– and think the world of his abilities. He is a true self starter, thinks outside of the box, adheres to deadlines (even unreasonable ones) and delivers more than he promises.

If and when I have an opportunity to work with him again, I most certainly will.”

-Melinda Ballard, President of Policyholders of America

Technical Experience
75
Digital Marketing
90
Reach
65
Innovation
80
Leadership / Experience
89
About the Numbers
D Brandon English 3063 3.50 Connect

Digital Experience:

  • Digital Director, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee for nearly a decade

Career Highlights:

  • Responsible for transforming the DCCC’s digital presence online

What Others Are Saying:

“Brandon is highly skilled at networking between various state-level online activists and members of the DCCC. Open to new concepts and very apt to implementing multiple strategies, Brandon’s a great resource for any group of progressive activists looking to maximize the most out of their online outreach efforts.” – Julielyn Gibbons

Other Tidbits:

This guy knows digital and can do it better than anyone in the business.

Technical Experience
80
Digital Marketing
90
Reach
65
Innovation
72
Leadership / Experience
84
About the Numbers
R Ericka Andersen

19318

14.23

Connect

Digital Experience:

  • Digital Director, National Review
  • Manager, Digital Strategy, The Daily Signal
  • Manager, Digital Strategy, The Heritage Foundation
  • Communications Director, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Director of Online Media Outreach, House Republican Conference

Career Highlights:

Creates online strategy, content promotion campaigns, social media management as the Digital Director at National Review

Managed and supervised all digital and social media platforms and devised communications strategy for the organization as a whole as Manager of Digital Strategy at the Heritage Foundation and The Daily Signal

Served as the Director of Online Media Outreach for the House Republican Conference, specializing in blogger relations as a resource to national and local bloggers and online personalities, additionally operating the new media aspects of the House Republican Conference.

Other Tidbits:

When Ericka isn’t busy leading digital efforts around the city, you can catch up with her on her blog, The Sweet Life.

Technical Experience
50
Digital Marketing
70
Reach
90
Innovation
65
Leadership / Experience
65
About the Numbers
R Justin LoFranco 3180 6.71 Connect

Digital Experience:

  • Creative Director, Republican National Committee
  • Digital Director, Office of Rep. Darrell Issa & House Oversight Committee
  • Digital Director, Office of the Majority Whip
  • Digital Consultant, Romney for President
  • Video Editor, Republican National Convention 2012
  • Deputy Director of Digital Strategy, U.S. House of Representatives

Career Highlights:

Part of the reason as to why Rep. Darrell Issa & the House Oversight Committee are such power players online.

What Others Are Saying:

This guy moves fast, innovates in his sleep and loves a good challenge.

Technical Experience
74
Digital Marketing
80
Reach
60
Innovation
85
Leadership / Experience
74
About the Numbers
R Kevin Hickson

748

3.19

Connect

Digital Experience:

  • Vice President, Upstream Communications
  • Senior Account Executive, Upstream Communications

Career Highlights:

  • Designed and managed a targeted digital advertising campaign using Facebook custom audiences to reach and engage Republican primary voters in Texas on the issues most important to them.
Technical Experience
50
Digital Marketing
80
Reach
40
Innovation
60
Leadership / Experience
50
About the Numbers
R Jamie Smolski

284

0.06

Connect

Digital Experience:

  • Client Partner, Consumer Packaged Goods, Facebook
  • Product Marketing Partner, Facebook
  • Global Marketing Solutions, Elections and Issues, Facebook
  • Client Representative, General Business, IBM

Career Highlights:

Helped clients in DC and beyond make a difference in campaigns and elections world with Facebook marketing

Technical Experience
60
Digital Marketing
76
Reach
65
Innovation
70
Leadership / Experience
80
About the Numbers
I Amanda Bloom

331

0.17

Connect

Digital Experience:

  • Digital Media Director, BASK Digital Media, Inc
  • Senior Account Manager, Bask Digital Media, Inc
  • Senior Digital Account Manager, Target Interactive
  • Digital Media Coordinator, Target Interactive
Technical Experience
50
Digital Marketing
75
Reach
50
Innovation
65
Leadership / Experience
55
About the Numbers
R Steven E. Johnston

2113

5.49

Connect

Digital Experience:

  • Account Executive, Google
  • Business Analyst, Sweetgreen
  • Product Marketing Analyst, Quora
  • Deputy Digital Director, Office of the House Majority Leader
  • Deputy Digital Director, Office of the House Minority Whip
  • Associate Digital Director, Office of the House Minority Whip

Career Highlights:

  • Developed scalable, sustainable analytical models and presented a framework for a company smart growth strategy at Sweetgreen
  • Analyzed user data to produce website growth reports for Quora, generating positive tech press coverage during a successful Series B fundraising round
  • Named a “digital guru” by Politico for work on the team that developed WhipCast, Congress’ first smartphone application, and YouCut, an online engagement product that generated over 3,000,000 citizen votes on bills that subsequently passed Congress and became law
  • Earned both his A.B. at Harvard and M.B.A. at Wharton

 

Technical Experience
75
Digital Marketing
80
Reach
65
Innovation
85
Leadership / Experience
65
About the Numbers
R Anton Vuljaj

1877

4.47

Connect

Digital Experience:

  • Chief Revenue Officer, Media Group of America
  • Director, IMGE
  • Elections and Issue Advocacy, Google

Career Highlights:

Spent three years with Google’s Elections and Issue Advocacy team where he helped oversee Republican advertising outreach to government officials, candidates, campaigns and issue organizations

Engaged third party organizations on the benefits of natural gas in local communities at America’s Natural Gas Alliance

Lead IMGE’s advertising and business development teams.

Technical Experience
60
Digital Marketing
80
Reach
82
Innovation
70
Leadership / Experience
75
About the Numbers
I Archie Smart 907 2.03 Connect

Digital Experience:

  • EVP, Social / Digital Qorvis MSLGROUP, Qorvis MSLGROUP
  • Partner, Social / Digital, Qorvis Communications
  • Chief Technology Officer, Targeted Victory
  • Director of Interactive, NJI Media
  • Director of Technology, ID Society
  • Director of Systems, ID Society
  • Principal Consultant, Dormin Consulting
  • Chief Technology Officer, StarMedia

Career Highlights:

  • Archie Smart is an EVP at Qorvis/MSLGROUP, responsible for leading digital and interactive services.
  • One of the pioneers of the digital marketing revolution, Archie was the first online producer (back when they were called that) for Young & Rubicam where he developed digital solutions for leading international brands including Cadbury Schweppes, The United States Army, Phillip Morris and others.
  • Archie led the digital and social media teams for Mitt Romney for President, The Republican National Committee and American Crossroads in his role as CTO at Targeted Victory, a full service interactive media and technology organization.

What Others Are Saying:

“Archie cut his teeth working with some of the world’s largest brands on Madison Ave., so it’s no surprise that he’s one of the bright minds pushing the digital envelope in DC.” -Josh Shultz, President | NJI Media

Technical Experience
80
Digital Marketing
85
Reach
60
Innovation
80
Leadership / Experience
85
About the Numbers
R Connor Walsh

2044

1.75

Connect

Digital Experience:

  • Founder & Managing Director, Build Digital
  • Digital Director, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor
  • Account Executive, CRAFT | Media / Digital

Career Highlights:

  • Working to release Congressional data in open, machine-readable formats, in near real-time.
  • Working in the House to help revolutionize the way Members and Committees use technology to interact with their constituents.
  • Launch and Product Management of CoSponsor.gov.
Technical Experience
72
Digital Marketing
80
Reach
60
Innovation
80
Leadership / Experience
82
About the Numbers
D Chris Golden

4605

25.04

Connect

Digital Experience:

  • Digital Analytics Manager, FWD.us
  • Digital Campaign Manager, NextGen Climate
  • Associate, Joe Trippi and Associates
  • Co-Founder, myImpact.org

Career Highlights:

  • Worked with NextGen Climate, Tom Steyer’s political Super PAC, on managing outbound digital and social content in 3 battleground states — Colorado, Michigan & New Hampshire — during 2014 midterm election
  • Working with political strategist Joe Trippi, led development and execution of social & paid online strategy for the 2013 March for Innovation during Senate immigration debate – at the time resulting in the largest political ‘thunderclap’ and earning national media attention
  • Have been involved with several side projects, including for 4 years serving as ‘social media correspondent’ to the National Conference on Citizenship. Had the opportunity to ask Justice Samuel Alito & Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg their first questions, from Twitter, ever
Technical Experience
60
Digital Marketing
80
Reach
55
Innovation
65
Leadership / Experience
55
About the Numbers
D Jessica Morales Rocketto

10193

14.05

Connect

Digital Experience:

  • Senior New Media Strategist, AFL-CIO
  • Digital Trainer and Strategist
  • Engagement Program Manager, Obama for America
  • Online Activist Manager, OFA/DNC

Career Highlights:

  • Created, managed, and executed national digital campaign strategy, including political, election, policy, and mobilization work for AFL-CIO.
  • Trained over a thousand organizers/practitioners at conferences and trainings.
  • Conceptualized, implemented, and managed online tools, especially the Events program for the 2012 Obama campaign.
  • Part the team that developed Dashboard, the Obama 2012 campaign’s volunteer online organizing tool.
Technical Experience
40
Digital Marketing
75
Reach
60
Innovation
60
Leadership / Experience
50
About the Numbers
R Timothy Cameron

2500

1.82

Connect

Digital Experience:

  • Chief Digital Strategist, National Republican Senatorial Committee
  • Digital Director, National Republican Senatorial Committee
  • Director of Digital Media, House Republican Conference
  • Director of Digital, CRAFT | Media/Digital
  • Director of Digital Operations, American Solutions for Winning the Future
  • Digital Consultant, American Solutions PAC
  • eCampaign Consultant, First Tuesday Strategies

Career Highlights:

  • Helping Republicans take back the Senate and gain a net of nine seats during the 2014 election cycle while serving as Digital Director at the NRSC
  • Building an email list of 2.3 million opt-in subscribers over three years while working for former House Speaker Newt Gingrich at American Solutions for Winning the Future
  • Launching the Digital Training Academy at the NRSC in 2014

What Others Are Saying:

“Tim Cameron is an extremely talented and creative individual, who understands how to use new media to grow organizations and companies. He is capable of managing large scale projects and leading groups of employees to achieve high level results. When he was first hired at American Solutions, he hit the ground running by helping lead the famous “Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less” petition effort that collected over 1.5 million email address and transformed American Solutions into one of leading online organizations in politics.”

Dave Ryan, DS-IQ

Technical Experience
60
Digital Marketing
82
Reach
64
Innovation
80
Leadership / Experience
70
About the Numbers
R Matthew D. Dybwad

1354

0.91

Connect

Digital Experience:

  • Co Founder, CRAFT | Media/Digital
  • Senior Director of Internet Strategy, emotive, llc
  • Director of Creative Strategy, emotive, llc
  • TSE Creative Director, DCI Group
  • e.Director, Interactive Internet and Multimedia Designer, New Media Communications
  • Web Designer/Product Developer, Capitol Advantage

Career Highlights:

  • Building an agency trading desk that brought the best of targeted programmatic advertising used by global brands to the world of politics.
  • Designing and building an award winning and nationally recognized web presence, advertising and fundraising campaign that netted over $1M for Mia Love.
  • Designing and building websites for Governor John Kasich, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Senator Mitch McConnell, Senator Pat Toomey, Senator Chuck Grassley, Senator George Allen, Senator Elizabeth Dole, Speaker John Boehner, and Congressman George Nethercutt, as well as organizations including The Heritage Foundation, Americans for Prosperity, Club for Growth, the Pickens Plan, the Republican National Committee, the National Republican Congressional Committee, the Republican State Leadership Committee, and various GOP state parties.

What Others Are Saying:

“Matthew is expert at making technology achieve real results for his clients in the realm of politics.”
– David Schild, Manager of Government Relations – Raytheon

Technical Experience
60
Digital Marketing
85
Reach
64
Innovation
80
Leadership / Experience
92
About the Numbers
R Zack Condry

521

3.22

Connect

Digital Experience:

  • Vice President – Digital Crisis, Edelman
  • Strategist, The Prosper Group
  • Campaign Manager, Campaign Professional

 

Career Highlights:

  • Served as digital strategist for Governor Chris Christie’s 2013 reelection campaign
  • Oversaw digital strategy pertaining to labor negotiations for a Fortune 10 company
  • Digital lead for industy-leading financial organization under regulatory and labor scrutiny

 

What Others Are Saying:

“Zack is about as politically savvy as they come. In short, he just gets it. Any campaign would be served well to have his strategic mind at their table and tactical approach within their arsenal.” -Nick Meads, Managing Director at DCI Group

Technical Experience
60
Digital Marketing
80
Reach
65
Innovation
70
Leadership / Experience
85
About the Numbers
D Amelia Showalter

3582

1.50

Connect

Digital Experience:

  • Quantitative Political Consultant, Amelia Showalter LLC
  • Director of Digital Analytics, Obama for America
  • Director of Media Strategies, Changing Targets Media

 

Career Highlights:

  • Director of Digital Analytics, 2012 Obama Campaign
  • Digital Analytics consultant and trainer, 2013 to present
  • TEDxAthens 2013 speaker

 

Other Tidbits:

First she moved up the ladder until she worked on analytics for the 2008 campaign, now she has her own shop. Who’s to say what’s next for this unstoppable force?

Technical Experience
40
Digital Marketing
72
Reach
60
Innovation
78
Leadership / Experience
55
About the Numbers
R Chris O. Brooks

1700

2.30

Connect

Digital Experience:

  • Senior Manager Digital Engagement, Global Corporate Communications, Hilton Worldwide
  • Manager Global Corporate Communications & Social Engagement, Hilton Worldwide
  • Senior Account Executive – Digital, Levick Strategic Communications
  • Deputy Director of Online Communications, 2008 GOP Convention
  • McCain ’08 Online Communications Campaign, Campaign Solutions

 

Career Highlights:

  • Created John McCain’s Presidential Facebook page and initial social presence
  • Deputy Director of Online Communications for 2008 Republican National Convention
  • Established the global online voice and digital footprint for Hilton Worldwide

What Others Are Saying:

“He’s an asset to Hilton Worldwide, but he’s even more valuable to a candidate, even at the advisory role level.”

Technical Experience
60
Digital Marketing
64
Reach
70
Innovation
68
Leadership / Experience
50
About the Numbers
R Michael Marinaccio 1392 3.33 Connect

Digital Experience:

  • Creative Director, National Republican Senatorial Committee
  • Digital Director, Republican Communications Association
  • Digital Director, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Digital Communications Director, Thom Tillis for Senate

Career Highlights:

  • Rebranded the @Transport Committee across platforms, creating a new logo, website and digital outreach program
  • Helped facilitate landslide victory of H.R. 3080 WRRDA, using strategic digital marketing and a White Board Video to explain the complex issue.
  • Deployed to North Carolina to create a digital program for Thom Tillis for Senate, raising $1.3 million online in 41 days.
Technical Experience
64
Digital Marketing
70
Reach
50
Innovation
70
Leadership / Experience
60
About the Numbers
D Eli Kaplan 79 0.01 Connect

Digital Experience:

  • Founding Partner, Rising Tide Interactive
  • Founding Partner, DSPolitical
  • Proprietor, Net Benefits Media
  • New Media Strategist, Creigh Deeds for Governor
  • New Media Director – Terry McAuliffe, Mark Warner, Richard Moore
  • Deputy Internet Director, Bob Casey for Senate

Career Highlights:

  • Served as the chief digital media strategist for Senator Tim Kaine’s 2012 campaign, a race that Politico repeatedly ranked as the “most competitive” in the country; raised $3.5 million online and spent nearly $1 million in hyper-targeted online video, banner, and social media advertisements.
  • Served as the chief online advertising strategist for Ready for Hillary; beginning in April, 2013 implemented a paid media strategy that exponentially grew the Super PAC’s email list and yielded more than 130,000 donors.
  • Served as the chief online advertising strategist for the Democratic Governors Association over the past two election cycles; managed persuasion advertising for winning independent expenditure campaigns in West Virginia in 2011, New Hampshire and Washington in 2012, and Colorado, Connecticut, and Hawaii in 2014.
Technical Experience
60
Digital Marketing
80
Reach
65
Innovation
82
Leadership / Experience
88
About the Numbers
R Chuck DeFeo 1959 0.43 Connect

Digital Experience:

  • Vice President of Products, i360 LLC
  • Deputy Chief of Staff and Chief Digital Officer, Republican National Committee
  • Digital Strategist, American Center for Law and Justice
  • President and CEO, Campaign Solutions and Connell Donatelli
  • General Manager of Interactive and Social Media, The Washington Times
  • eCampaign Manager, Bush Cheney ’04
  • eCampaign Manager, Republican National Committee
  • Technology Advisor, U.S. Senate

Career Highlights:

  • Established and grew Salem Communications News/Talk Online the network became the largest conservative online community of its time
  • Wrote the strategic plan and managed the digital operations for President George W. Bush’s re-election campaign, tactics that have become standard in candidate digital efforts
  • Designed and built the first online advertising buy that used voter and consumer data to target online advertising to voters, a groundbreaking effort conducted with AOL and Yahoo, which contributed to Election Day victories & helped build the six million person email list used by the RNC and Bush-Cheney ’04

Other Tidbits:

This guy has experience. He was doing digital well before it was called digital.

Technical Experience
70
Digital Marketing
85
Reach
60
Innovation
82
Leadership / Experience
92
About the Numbers
R Nick Marcelli

20

0.04

Connect

Digital Experience:

Creative Director, National Republican Congressional Committee Independent Expenditure Team
Deputy Digital Director, Office of the Majority Leader, The Honorable Eric Cantor
Digital Press Secretary, National Republican Congressional Committee
Digital Coordinator, National Republican Congressional Committee

Career Highlights:

Managed the Leader’s online communications strategy and advised him on the latest tech and digital trends as Deputy Digital Director for Majority Leader Eric Cantor
Helped promote Congress’s citizen engagement platform, Cosponsor.gov, which allowed citizens to track and voice their support legislation introduced to Congress
Served as Creative Director for NRCC’s Independent Expenditure team during 2014 election cycle
On the digital team that implemented sophisticated online advertising efforts in 20 of the most competitive races in the country
Oversaw the creative direction of one of the largest online ad budgets in politics, which played a key role in helping Republicans secure their largest Congressional Majority since WWII

Other Tidbits:

It’s hard to follow in the wake of Matt Lira, but Nick certainly knows how to blaze his own trail.

Technical Experience
75
Digital Marketing
80
Reach
50
Innovation
80
Leadership / Experience
70
About the Numbers
R Nika Nour

1117

0.80

Connect

Digital Experience:

Director Communications and Creative Strategies, Internet Association
Digital Director, Internet Association
New Media Specialist, House Committee on Energy and Commerce

Career Highlights:

Getting members of Congress to care about the Internet.
Winning the 2014 Webby Awards for Best Trade Association Website
Teaming up with Adam Carolla (podcast and comedian) to discuss patent reform.

Other Tidbits:

Nika earned the Internet Associationa Webby, and she’s worked with top House committees and members – watch out for her the political and digital savvy next year.

Technical Experience
65
Digital Marketing
80
Reach
60
Innovation
80
Leadership / Experience
40
About the Numbers
R Amanda Carpenter

106267

12.24

Connect

Digital Experience:

Communications Director, Senator Ted Cruz
Speechwriter and Senior Communications Advisor, Senator Jim DeMint
Columnist, reporter, and blogger | The Washington Times

Career Highlights:

Working with the Cruz Team to bring #MakeDCListen to life during his historic filibuster was thrilling. Nothing beats being in the heat of the moment and coming up with the on-target response that drives to the heart of the matter, whether it’s about Obamacare, net neutrality, or just nailing an issue with a really great joke.

Named one of five “Best New Pundits” by Politico

Described as “Twitter’s Most Popular Congressional Staffer” by Roll Call, featured in a front-page profile

Other Tidbits:

Known by many to be one of the hardest workers on Capitol Hill.

Technical Experience
60
Digital Marketing
90
Reach
90
Innovation
80
Leadership / Experience
84
About the Numbers
D Andrew Brown

297

0.05

Connect

Digital Experience:

  • Technology Director, Democratic National Committee
  • National Data Director, Democratic National Committee
  • COO, ISSI
  • Technology Director – Iowa, Hillary Clinton for President
  • Technology Director, Tom Vilsack for President
  • Technology Director, Iowa Democratic Party

Career Highlights:

If you’re the National Data Director at the DNC, this is your career highlight. You’d be hard pressed to find someone better with data.

Other Tidbits:

An Iowa guy, which means he’s one of the nicest people you’ll meet.

Technical Experience
94
Digital Marketing
86
Reach
65
Innovation
88
Leadership / Experience
88
About the Numbers
R Andrew H. Clark

6535

4.18

Connect

Digital Experience:

Contributor Content Manager, Independent Journal Review
Digital Press Secretary, National Republican Congressional Committee
Account Executive, Hynes Communications

Career Highlights:

Responsible for helping manage the many content trains at IJR and much of their growth
Helped shape the digital rapid response team for Romney

Other Tidbits:

Most folks don’t know this, but Andrew cut his teeth by working in the War Room for Presidential candidate John McCain.

Technical Experience
60
Digital Marketing
70
Reach
68
Innovation
72
Leadership / Experience
62
About the Numbers
D Andrew Bleeker

2260

0.36

Connect

Digital Experience:

Worldwide Practice Leader, Digital at Hill & Knowlton
President, Bully Pulpit Interactive
Digital Director, Presidential Inaugural Committee
Internet Advertising Director, Obama for America

Career Highlights:

Helped shape the groundbreaking digital advertising efforts for Obama in 2008
Runs Bully Pulpit, one of the top digital firms in the country

Other Tidbits:

Another heavy hitter in the Democratic lineup, the founder of Bully Pulpit Interactive is sure to throw more than a few digital campaign winners in 2016.

Technical Experience
65
Digital Marketing
88
Reach
74
Innovation
88
Leadership / Experience
90
About the Numbers
D Joe Rospars

8150

0.61

Connect

Digital Experience:

Founder & CEO, Blue State Digital
Chief Digital Strategist, Obama for America
New Media Director, Obama for America
Internet Director, Democratic National Committee

Career Highlights:

For both the 2008 and 2012 campaigns, Joe was Barack Obama’s principal digital strategist and adviser, overseeing the digital integration of the unprecedented fundraising, communications, and grassroots mobilization effort.
Joe has been named to the Advertising Age “Digital A-List,” and Rolling Stone included him among “100 People Who Are Changing America.”

Other Tidbits:

The founder of Blue State Digital is the Tom Brady of digital political tactics – sure to be called in, sure to win.

Technical Experience
86
Digital Marketing
94
Reach
90
Innovation
94
Leadership / Experience
94
About the Numbers
D Teddy Goff

19824

1.82

Connect

Digital Experience:

Partner, Precision Strategies
Digital Director, Obama for America
Associate Vice President, Blue State Digital
WhiteHouse.gov Lead, Obama-Biden Presidential Transition

Career Highlights:

Oversaw the team of more than 200 people nationwide while Digital Director for Obama
Raised more than $690 million, registered more than a million voters online, built Facebook and Twitter followings of more than 45 and 33 million people respectively
On the original Obama digital team which revolutionized presidential campaigns

Other Tidbits:

Teddy is the best of the best. His work on campaigns has been featured in Time, Bloomberg Businessweek, Rolling Stone, New York Magazine, and elsewhere.

Technical Experience
85
Digital Marketing
92
Reach
92
Innovation
94
Leadership / Experience
94
About the Numbers
R Seamus Kraft

2629

4.77

Connect

Digital Experience:

Executive Director & Co-Founder, OpenGov Foundation
Director of Digital Strategy and Press Secretary, U.S. House of Representatives

Career Highlights:

Launched OpenGov whose goal is to make it easier for people to access and use as much government information as possible
Revolutionized digital marketing efforts for the House of Representatives while working for Rep. Issa

Other Tidbits:

Seamus works non-stop, but in his spare time you can find him in the woods looking for lost golf balls or following Phish around the United States.

Technical Experience
70
Digital Marketing
80
Reach
80
Innovation
85
Leadership / Experience
84
About the Numbers
R Michael Beach

1979

1.88

Connect

Digital Experience:

Co-Founder at Targeted Victory
National Victory Director, Republican National Committee
Political/72 Hour Director, Nevada Republican Party

Career Highlights:

Co-Founded Target Victory, the leading Republican digital firm in the nation
Responsible for helping build Targeted Engagement, the first self serve programmatic advertising platform
Helped transform the RNC victory program

Other Tidbits:

Smart dude with deep roots in Ohio – love his Buckeyes.

Technical Experience
40
Digital Marketing
88
Reach
64
Innovation
87
Leadership / Experience
90
About the Numbers
R Zac Moffatt

15273

2.89

Connect

Digital Experience:

Co-Founder at Targeted Victory
Digital Director, Romney for President
Political Education Director, Republican National Committee

Career Highlights:

Helped build a team of 100+ employees at Target Victory
On Romney’s campaign, managed a department of over 150 with a budget of over $100 million
Zac is a frequent contributor to The Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch, The New York Times, The Washington Post, C-SPAN, Forbes and more. In 2012, he was named one of The Adweek 50

Other Tidbits:

Before building an audience driven technology company focusing on programmatic media buying across all screens, what some people don’t know is that Zac served as the Associate Chief of Staff for Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York City, following the Mayor’s successful election in 2001.

Technical Experience
46
Digital Marketing
89
Reach
87
Innovation
89
Leadership / Experience
95
About the Numbers
R Bryant Avondoglio

951

0.50

Connect

Digital Experience:

Director of Operations & Advance at The Political Office of Speaker John Boehner
Director of Digital Production, Government | NJI Media
Director of Information Technology, Perona Farms Food Specialties

Career Highlights:

Built a first-in-class digital production team for Speaker Boehner
Helped shape the Republican Conference’s digital team for over three years

Other Tidbits:

Bryant specializes in building and executing high profile events. Additionally, he also specializes in photography and digital production.

Technical Experience
65
Digital Marketing
70
Reach
65
Innovation
75
Leadership / Experience
65
About the Numbers
R David Almacy

8248

5.26

Connect

Digital Experience:

Senior Vice President, Edelman
Vice President, Digital Strategies, Waggener Edstrom Worldwide
Internet & E-Communications Director | The Bush White House

Career Highlights:

Helped build a complete digital team and client roster for Edelman in DC
The original e-communications director for any presidential administration via the Bush White House
Cut his teeth at C-SPAN and worked there over 4 years

Other Tidbits:

With over 15 years of experience in government & digital communications, David is much of the reason why so many of the other folks on this list even have a job; he’s one of the most plugged in digital experts in this town.

Technical Experience
70
Digital Marketing
88
Reach
92
Innovation
84
Leadership / Experience
90
About the Numbers
R Katie Harbath

9412

6.57

Connect

Digital Experience:

Global Politics and Government Outreach Manager, Facebook
Chief Digital Strategist, National Republican Senatorial Committee
Director of Online Services, DCI Group
Deputy eCampaign Director, Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee

Career Highlights:

Taken a leadership role at Facebook by helping to build a first-in-class global government outreach program
An early digital adopter while working at the RNC back in the Bush days
Has helped in a variety of ways to help shaped digital policy and innovation for the Republican Party

Other Tidbits:

Katie just celebrated her fourth year at Facebook and nobody has more respect in this industry than her.

Technical Experience
76
Digital Marketing
90
Reach
82
Innovation
76
Leadership / Experience
86
About the Numbers
R Patrick Ruffini 42507 16.22 Connect

Digital Experience:

  • Co-Founder, Echelon Insights
  • Founder & Current Chairman, Engage
  • eCampaign Director, Republican National Committee

Career Highlights:

  • Helped shaped the Republican Party’s digital efforts
  • Often quoted in top publications about the intersection of digital and politics
  • Often referred to as the original digital godfather for the Republican Party

Other Tidbits:

When Ruffini isn’t juggling multiple companies, he’s blowing our minds with his insane knowledge of data. Look for him to play a large advisory role on a presidential campaign.

Technical Experience
84
Digital Marketing
88
Reach
78
Innovation
76
Leadership / Experience
94
About the Numbers
R Kristen Anderson

40898

8.47

Connect

Digital Experience:

Partner and Co-Founder at Echelon Insights
Vice President, The Winston Group
Director of Policy Research, The Winston Group

Career Highlights:

Leading force in the digital polling world
Often appears on FoxNews and other tv outlets
Grand Old Party for a Brand New Generation publication
Awarded “Best Thesis in the Area of Democratic Processes” for research on young voters and the Republican Party
TIME Magazine “30 Under 30 World Changers”
Junior League of Washington, Board Member

Other Tidbits:

When she’s not sprinting through television appearances, writing her column for Daily Beast, writing her upcoming book, or being named one of the top leaders of her generation, she’s working at the company she co-founded, Echelon Insights.

Technical Experience
55
Digital Marketing
80
Reach
85
Innovation
74
Leadership / Experience
68
About the Numbers
R Liz Mair

35622

31.07

Connect

Digital Experience:

Owner and President at Mair Strategies LLC
Vice President, Hynes Communications
Strategic Manager, Public Affairs for New Media Strategies
Online Communications Director, Republican National Committee

Career Highlights:

Has been an integral part of many high profile Republican victories, including Scott Walker
Helped developed solid digital relationships for the RNC
Quoted dozens of times in leading publications regarding the political digital space

Other Tidbits:

One of the sharpest minds in the political space – and given her law background, someone who loves to argue – and win those arguments.

Technical Experience
40
Digital Marketing
80
Reach
85
Innovation
74
Leadership / Experience
65
About the Numbers
R Alex Skatell

6128

1.06

Connect

Digital Experience:

Co-Founder of the Media Group of America
Founder, Independent Journal Review
Digital Director for the Republican Governors Association
Media Director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee

Career Highlights:

Political advisor to many United States Governors, Senators, Congressmen and the Prime Minister of Australia
Called a “digital wunderkind” by the New York Times
Invented iShout, an iPhone application reviewed in Gizmodo and featured in the “What’s Hot” section of ITunes app store
Appeared in Washington Life’s “The Young and the Guest List”

Other Tidbits:

Don’t let his age fool you, Skatell has been an aggressive entrepreneur since his days in college and has serious street-cred in the business community.

Technical Experience
65
Digital Marketing
90
Reach
85
Innovation
92
Leadership / Experience
87
About the Numbers
R Robert Bluey

14374

5.22

Connect

Digital Experience:

Editor in Chief at The Daily Signal
Director, Digital Media: The Heritage Foundation

Career Highlights:

Developed and launched The Daily Signal in June 2014 as the multimedia news organization of The Heritage Foundation.
Longtime host and coordinator of the weekly Bloggers Briefing, described as the go-to place for conservative bloggers and digital strategists “to share information and ideas” with members of Congress, authors and scholars.
Named a “Rising Star” by Campaigns & Elections magazine and one of Washington’s “Top 50 Politicos” by POLITICO.

Other Tidbits:

Bluey has a deep Rolodex and a ridiculous online network. He’s one of the original digital advocates on the Right and is very well-respected around town.

Technical Experience
45
Digital Marketing
82
Reach
83
Innovation
79
Leadership / Experience
90
About the Numbers
R Gerrit Lansing

7305

5.85

Connect

Digital Experience:

Digital Director at National Republican Congressional Committee
Press Secretary, House Budget Committee
New Media Director, Congressman Peter Roskam (R-IL)

Career Highlights:

Built first-in-class digital operation at the NRCC
Architect of digital playbook for the 2014 Congressional landslide victories
Helped elevate Rep. Paul Ryan’s digital stature

Technical Experience
55
Digital Marketing
87
Reach
84
Innovation
80
Leadership / Experience
90
About the Numbers
R Eric Wilson

3332

5.55

Connect

Digital Experience:

Digital Director at Ed Gillespie for Senate
Digital Director, American Action Network
Digital Director, Congressional Leadership Fund

Career Highlights:

A big part of the reason Ed Gillespie almost pulled off the upset of the political cycle in 2014
Lead the process of strategic media planning/execution for American Action Network
Client Strategist at Engage, working for Speaker Boehner, Paul Ryan, and the House Conservatives Fund

Technical Experience
45
Digital Marketing
85
Reach
69
Innovation
75
Leadership / Experience
76
About the Numbers
R Rob Saliterman

2548

1.58

Connect

Digital Experience:

Team Lead, U.S. Politics at Google
Bloomberg LP
Communications Director, Office of George W. Bush

Career Highlights:

Currently helping to shape the Google political machine by building a best-in-class ad team
Experience as Senior Spokesman for the Bush Administration
Helped create successful rapid response team for Bush Whitehouse
MBA from Harvard

What Others Are Saying:

“Saliterman has a proven track record and a ridiculous network.” – Amos Snead, Bryant Row

Technical Experience
55
Digital Marketing
94
Reach
90
Innovation
79
Leadership / Experience
88
About the Numbers
R Mindy Finn

66585

3.38

Connect

Digital Experience:

Sr. RNC Digital Advisor
Led Twitter partnerships division
Co-founder of Engage

Career Highlights:

Veteran of the George W. Bush and Mitt Romney presidential campaigns
Featured in AdAge’s 40 Under 40 innovators
Professor at George Washington University
Founder of Empowered Woman
Wife, Mom to two little boys

Technical Experience
74
Digital Marketing
87
Reach
85
Innovation
87
Leadership / Experience
89
About the Numbers

R Matt Lira

Current Job

On Linkedin

Twitter

Followers

3248

Avg. TPD

3.40

Digital Experience:

  • Fellow, Harvard University Institute of Politics
  • Deputy Executive Director, NRSC
  • Senior Advisor, Majority Leader Eric Cantor
  • Digital Director for the VP Nominee, Mitt Romney for President

Career Highlights:

  • Transformed NRSC digital operation, helped flip the U.S. Senate back to the Republicans
  • Built entire Cantor digital operation, led communications efforts
  • Played leading role in helping the House of Reps become more transparent with its data
  • Launched the Citizen Co-Sponsor and YouCut platforms to improve the ability of House Republicans to engage directly with the public

What Others Are Saying:

“Lira is the biggest get out of the entire list of digital free agents. Whoever lands Lira will quickly find themselves on top of the polls.” – Josh Shultz

Other Tidbits:

Matt organized and held the first Congressional Hackathon to bring stakeholders together to discuss improvements to the legislative process.

Technical Experience
84
Digital Marketing
91
Reach
88
Innovation
97
Leadership / Experience
87
About the Numbers

R Wesley Donehue

Current Job

On Linkedin

Twitter

Followers

10866

Avg. TPD

11.20

Digital Experience:

CEO, Push Digital
Political Strategist, South Carolina Senate Republican Caucus
Tech Director, SCGOP

Career Highlights:

Has helped build the SC GOP digital operation via innovative campaign tools, candidate branding and raising cash.

Other Tidbits:

Wesley straight hustles and has an exceptional winning track record.

Technical Experience
65
Digital Marketing
85
Reach
82
Innovation
82
Leadership / Experience
86
About the Numbers

R John Randall

Current Job

On Linkedin

Twitter

Followers

528

Avg. TPD

0.38

Digital Experience:

  • Vice President of Digital, CRAFT
  • Director of Political Advertising, AOL
  • eCampaign Director, National Republican Congressional Committee

Career Highlights:

  • Adjunct Faculty, Graduate School of Political Management – Digital Strategy | George Washington University
  • Currently leads a team of advertisers, developers and designers to ensure CRAFT remains a leader in the digital space by providing clients with creative and innovative solutions.

Other Tidbits:

John’s been playing in the big leagues for a while, including building a digital ad team at AOL, and knows his digital stuff.

Technical Experience
70
Digital Marketing
85
Reach
60
Innovation
70
Leadership / Experience
78
About the Numbers

R Peter Pasi

Current Job

On Linkedin

Twitter

Followers

1117

Avg. TPD

1.32

Digital Experience:

Vice President, Political | Collective
Executive Vice President | emotive, llc
Senior Advisor & Vice President of Business Development | The Lukens Company

Career Highlights:

Responsible for helping to launch Collective Political
While at emotive, developed new business, managed key client relationships, and built strategic partnerships

Other Tidbits:

Political marketer with a proven track record of success in fundraising, persuading voters, and increasing turnout using traditional and new media.

Technical Experience
78
Digital Marketing
89
Reach
86
Innovation
87
Leadership / Experience
84
About the Numbers

I Phillip Herndon

Current Job

On Linkedin

Twitter

Followers

808

Avg. TPD

1.48

Digital Experience:

  • Vice President, Strategy | NJI Media
  • Senior Strategist, New Media Strategies
  • Associate Managing Editor, Bulletin News Network

Career Highlights:

  • Has led large issue advocacy efforts for leading associations
  • Building a first-in-class strategy department for NJI Media

Other Tidbits:

Phill has experience working with some of the biggest organizations in town, including the Business Roundtable, American Gaming Association, National Association of Manufacturers, and the American Medical Association; corporations including Hilton Worldwide, Disney and US Steel; and federal institutions including the White House, HHS and the Office of the Speaker of the House.

Technical Experience
57
Digital Marketing
85
Reach
65
Innovation
82
Leadership / Experience
75
About the Numbers

D Ken Strasma

Current Job

On Linkedin

Twitter

Followers

260

Avg. TPD

0.04

Digital Experience:

  • CEO, HaystaqDNA
  • President, Strategic Telemetry
  • Targeting Director, Obama for America
  • Targeting consultant, John Kerry for President
Technical Experience
80
Digital Marketing
70
Reach
50
Innovation
75
Leadership / Experience
92
About the Numbers

D Matt Ortega

Current Job

On Linkedin

Twitter

Followers

11544

Avg. TPD

14.94

Digital Experience:

  • Digital Director for Communications, Hillary for America
  • Digital Director, New Partners
  • Web Specialist Democratic National Committee
Technical Experience
70
Digital Marketing
80
Reach
65
Innovation
85
Leadership / Experience
70
About the Numbers

D Elan Kriegel

Current Job

On Linkedin

Twitter

Followers

371

Avg. TPD

0.01

Digital Experience:

  • Co-founder, BlueLabs: Analytics, Data, Technology
  • Battleground States Analytics Director, Obama for America
  • Senior Modeling Analyst, Democratic National Committee
Technical Experience
88
Digital Marketing
60
Reach
70
Innovation
80
Leadership / Experience
70
About the Numbers

D Lauren Miller

Current Job

On Linkedin

Twitter

Followers

4397

Avg. TPD

3.68

Digital Experience:

  • Digital Director, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren
  • Digital Director, Elizabeth Warren for Massachusetts
  • Senior Director, Bully Pulpit Interactive
  • Digital Director, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren
  • Director of Email & Online Communications, Blue State Digital
  • Senior Strategist, Blue State Digital

Career Highlights:

  • If you subscribe to progressive or nonprofit e-mail lists, chances are you’ve read Lauren Miller’s work.
  • In 2013 Lauren led BPI’s work on Marty Walsh’s mayoral campaign in Boston and served as the campaign’s digital director both during the preliminary and general elections.
  • Lauren spent more than six years at Blue State Digital, the political technology and consulting firm best known for its work on BarackObama.com.
Technical Experience
50
Digital Marketing
85
Reach
70
Innovation
80
Leadership / Experience
85
About the Numbers

D Haley Van Dyck

Current Job

On Linkedin

Twitter

Followers

8299

Avg. TPD

0.24

Digital Experience:

  • United States Digital Service, The White House
  • Senior Technology Advisor, The White House
  • Director of Digital Strategy & Engagement, USAID
  • Digital Strategy, Director of User Experience & Online Engagement, Federal Communications Commission
  • Technology, Innovation & Government Reform Committee Advisor, Obama Presidential Transition Team
  • Deputy Director of Mobile Platforms, Obama for America

Career Highlights:

Tasked with helping to launch U.S. Digital Service – a new start up inside the White House working to unleash 21st-century technology in support of a more open, accessible, and citizen-centric government.

What Others Are Saying:

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Other Tidbits:

There are few folks more qualified to build unique platforms that help large-scale problems than Haley.

Technical Experience
80
Digital Marketing
65
Reach
70
Innovation
92
Leadership / Experience
85
About the Numbers

D Ryan Panchadsaram

Current Job

On Linkedin

Twitter

Followers

3559

Avg. TPD

1.24

Digital Experience:

  • U.S. Deputy Chief Technology Officer, White House
  • Senior Advisor, White House
  • Presidential Innovation Fellow, US Department of Health and Human Services
  • Co-Founder & CEO, Pipette
  • Outlook for Mac, Microsoft
  • Online Services Division, Microsoft
  • Media Experiences, Microsoft

Career Highlights:

  • Part of the inaugural class of Presidential Innovation Fellows, where he worked with the Office of the National Coordinator of Health IT and the Department of Veterans Affairs on Blue Button
  • Filed multiple patents for innovations in geolocation, user interfaces, and large datasets while at Microsoft
  • Sits on the board of SeventyK, a young adult cancer advocacy group.
Technical Experience
80
Digital Marketing
75
Reach
70
Innovation
90
Leadership / Experience
80
About the Numbers

D Katie Dowd

Current Job

On Linkedin

Twitter

Followers

8027

Avg. TPD

0.99

Digital Experience:

  • Director of Digital Strategy for the Office of Hillary Clinton, Clinton Foundation
  • Innovation Advisor, U.S. Department of State
  • Senior Advisor to the US Chief Technology Officer at the White House, The White House
  • New Media Director, U.S. Department of State
  • New Media Director, HillPAC/Friends of Hillary
  • New Media Director, Hillary Clinton for President

Career Highlights:

  • 2011 Emerging Leader, Government Executive Magazine

What Others Are Saying:

“From our first interactions a little over a year ago as we redesigned www.state.gov, to dealing with the Haiti earthquake, Pakistan floods, and most recently QDDR, she is always at the forefront of whatever the current priority is for the State Department. What others in my office and I may appreciate most is how reasonable she is. She’s an absolute pleasure to work with.”
– Janice Clark, Director, Website Management

“Katie is a strategic results-driven individual whose political instincts have taken her far in the direct marketing arena. She has helped to raise millions for the DCCC through phones, mail and online and understands the critical importance of tracking results and making critical adjustments on the fly when needed.”
– Taryn Rosenkranz, CEO/Founder at New Blue Interactive, LLC

Technical Experience
56
Digital Marketing
90
Reach
75
Innovation
80
Leadership / Experience
68
About the Numbers

D Catherine Algeri

Current Job

On Linkedin

Twitter

Followers

1384

Avg. TPD

0.33

Digital Experience:

  • Digital Director, Michelle Nunn for U.S. Senate
  • Digital Director, U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse
  • Digital Director, Whitehouse for Senate
  • New Media Director, U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse
  • Online and New Media Director, Blumenthal for Senate

What Others Are Saying:

“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working with Catherine these past several years. She’s a great account manager: extremely conscientious and responsive, as well as personable and bright. She is particularly wonderful at bringing everyone on the team together and making sure we’re all on the same page. I recommend her highly.”
– Martina White

“Catherine has an extremely positive attitude and embraces challenges no matter the size. I worked with Catherine in a long distance capacity, and her work was seamless making the distance a non issue. She has a diligent and thorough approach to her work and will serve any organization very well.”
– Nicola Bach, Senior Consultant at Target Analysis Group

“No matter how difficult the problem, Catherine never fails to bring sound advice, creative ideas and clever solutions to the table. She is the kind of person you wished could be in on all of your brainstorm sessions.”
– Milo Sybrant, Vice President at M+R

Technical Experience
55
Digital Marketing
75
Reach
56
Innovation
80
Leadership / Experience
85
About the Numbers

D Ben CoffeyClark

Current Job

On Linkedin

Twitter

Followers

456

Avg. TPD

0.65

Digital Experience:

  • Partner, Bully Pulpit Interactive
  • Digital, Fleishman-Hillard
  • Editorial Director, Washingtonian.com

What Others Are Saying:

“Ben is a visionary, strategic thinker with a passion for new media and emerging technology. In his role at Washingtonian.com, Ben skillfully managed our website redesign and successfully coached a staff of traditional print journalists on how to transfer their writing skills to the web. Ben’s work paid off immediately in the form of increased page views and visitors to the site. In addition to his more tangible skill set, Ben’s appetite for information and overall knowledge of the industry would be a huge asset to any organization.”
– Sarah Romer, Head of Market Development, Central Region at PayPal

“Ben’s a big thinker, always full of ideas and relentlessly tracking new things to do and experiment with. He helped to manage successfully a top-to-bottom front-end and back-end redesign of the site in an incredibly tight timeframe. In terms of the web, he’s particularly adept at imagining the features and navigation that a user would want and require.”
– Garrett M. Graff, Editor, POLITICO Magazine at POLITICO

“Ben is eminently scalable, able to handle communications extremely well at a one-to-one level but also expert in managing messages in a public forum. Flexible and responsive under deadline pressures, and well-organized day-to-day, Ben’s writing and relationship-building skills make him an asset in pretty much any situation.”
– Jacob Kramer-Duffield, Consultant, Digital Analytics and Content Strategy

Technical Experience
60
Digital Marketing
70
Reach
70
Innovation
85
Leadership / Experience
75
About the Numbers

D Matt Compton

Current Job

On Linkedin

Twitter

Followers

4981

Avg. TPD

2.53

Digital Experience:

  • Digital Director, Democratic National Committee
  • Deputy Director of Digital Content, The White House
  • Director of New Media Campaigns, Democratic National Committee
  • Communications Director, Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee
  • Contributing Editor, The Democratic Strategist

What Others Are Saying:

“Matt has been an extremely supportive, enrichingly insightful and genuinely enthusiast leader who fully opened up and made his expertise available toward the construction of an EU-wide petitioning web-portal. In so doing Matt engendered perfectly the job-title had at the time and the Institution he represented. Eye for detail and project-oriented he tirelessly provided food for thought which eventually helped pushing the envelope on our side. I would love to work directly with him and I think he would be a very effective leader in many a business-scenario where precision and effectiveness need to walk hand in hand!”

-Francesco Calazzo

“I worked with Matt in two capacities at the DNC: First as his junior colleague on the e-mail team and then as his employee on the campaigns team. He was a great colleague, a great boss, and a good friend, and I would be excited to work for him again.

“Although Matt has many skills, his strongest is his ability to correctly read and adapt to any situation. As a team member, he could be a partisan fire-breather urging our team to try new things and push the envelope – but as a supervisor, he suddenly showed an extraordinarily strong diplomatic side that I had not seen before, deftly navigating internal politics, acting as an excellent liason to senior staff, and bringing diverse sides together on various projects. He is also one of the best writers and editors you could hire for your team, and is a wonderfully kind and humble person. Just don’t talk to him after a Tar Heels loss!”

– Nathan Empsall

“Matt is project-oriented, with a great eye for detail. On projects that really matter, he is the guy coming up with new ideas, shepherding pieces through the process, and taking responsibility for getting things done. Matt has a great talent for ensuring sure that end products reflect the ideas and passion that went into making them.”

– Austin Bonner, Associate at Hogan Lovells

Technical Experience
55
Digital Marketing
75
Reach
80
Innovation
70
Leadership / Experience
82
About the Numbers

D Matt Kehres

Current Job

On Linkedin

Twitter

Followers

385

Avg. TPD

0.19

Digital Experience:

  • Digital Director, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
  • Deputy Digital Director, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
  • Web Manager, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
  • Internet Production Associate, Hillary Clinton for President
  • Web Developer, Michigan State University
  • Web/Media Coordinator, Marcinkowski For Congress
Technical Experience
50
Digital Marketing
80
Reach
70
Innovation
80
Leadership / Experience
65
About the Numbers

D Melissa Ryan

Current Job

On Linkedin

Twitter

Followers

7828

Avg. TPD

8.97

Digital Experience:

  • Senior Strategist, Trilogy Interactive
  • Digital Director, EMILY’s List
  • Blog and Progressive Media Outreach, Obama for America
  • New Media Director, New Organizing Institute
  • Director of Online Outreach, State Labor Table, Wisconsin
  • New Media Director, Feingold Senate Committee
  • Manager of Online Fundraising and Marketing, Progressive Patriots Fund
  • Netroots Coordinator, ActBlue

Career Highlights:

  • Engaged 3 million EMILY’s List members on email and social media.
  • Handled blog and progressive media outreach for the Obama 2012 campaign.
  • Online outreach director in the fight against Governor Scott Walker’s union-busting budget bill in Wisconsin
  • The Washington Post’s Fix Blog has twice named her a top political tweeter of Wisconsin politics.
  • 2014 Rising Star Award, Campaigns and Elections Magazine
Technical Experience
60
Digital Marketing
88
Reach
80
Innovation
90
Leadership / Experience
75
About the Numbers

D J.D. Schlough

Current Job

On Linkedin

Twitter

Followers

466

Avg. TPD

1.24

Digital Experience:

  • Founder, Well & Lighthouse, LLC
  • Founder, Schlough Strategic Consulting
  • Director, Interactive, Al Franken for Senate
  • Business Development, Code 42 Software, Inc
  • Software Engineer, Code 42 Software, Inc
  • Principal, Boognish Rising Consulting Services
  • Systems Engineer, TTS-Innovations, Target Corporation
  • Technical Lead, Web Production, Target.com

What Others Are Saying:

“JD enthusiastically and passionately attacks projects. When he has to wear multiple hats: technologist, marketer, educator, etc; He effortlessly moves from one ‘hat’ to another modifying the delivery of material based on the needs of the group. He easily works with engineers as well as business managers. JD acted as an intrepreneur, an entrepreneur within a big corporation, in Target. He thinks like and artist, with one of his tools being technology. He loves to apply technology as an enabler to business needs. Plus he keeps his home well stocked with micro-brew.”
– Elwin Loomis, Director Engineering

Technical Experience
88
Digital Marketing
70
Reach
65
Innovation
80
Leadership / Experience
90
About the Numbers

D Jen Nedeau

Current Job

On Linkedin

Twitter

Followers

10779

Avg. TPD

1.13

Digital Experience:

Owner, Nedeau Strategies LLC
Director of Strategic Communications, Bully Pulpit Interactive
Chief Technology Officer, New Leaders Council
Director of Digital Strategy, Air America Media
Project Manager, New Media Strategies

What Others Are Saying:

“Jen brings unparalleled intensity, connections, ideas and organization to her work and, as a result, delivers innovative, effective and insightful products to our clients and internal working groups at NMS. She has helped inspire new thinking, develop new products and fundamentally changed the way her group does business for the better.

“Outside of NMS, she is doubly active as a writer, mentor, speaker and activist. I have had the pleasure of interacting with her in each of these arenas and continue to be impressed.”

– Leslie Bradshaw

“Jennifer is a talented social media expert with a thirst for learning and a drive for excellence. She is an accomplished writer and juggles multiple balls in the air with grace and ease. I’m lucky to have her on my team.”

– Jenni Brand

“Jen is hands down the best social media strategist I know. She has a unique set of skills that enable her to navigate the complex world of blogs and social media with ease. Most of all, she’s an inspirational leader who’s smart, passionate, positive and pleasure to work with.”

-Michael Bassik, President, Global Digital Operations; EVP & MD at MDC Partners

Technical Experience
65
Digital Marketing
84
Reach
70
Innovation
86
Leadership / Experience
80
About the Numbers

D Jenna Lowenstein

Current Job

On Linkedin

Twitter

Followers

12182

Avg. TPD

4.10

Digital Experience:

  • Deputy Digital Director, Hillary for America
  • VP, Digital, EMILY’s List
  • Deputy Digital Director, Democratic National Committee
  • Coordinated Campaign Digital Director, McAuliffe for Governor
  • Senior Campaigner, Innovation, Change.org
  • New Media Director, Lee Fisher for Ohio
  • Director of Communications and Online Organizing, National Stonewall Democrats
Technical Experience
74
Digital Marketing
90
Reach
75
Innovation
85
Leadership / Experience
85
About the Numbers

D Crystal Patterson

Current Job

On Linkedin

Twitter

Followers

1101

Avg. TPD

0.37

Digital Experience:

  • Government & Politics Outreach Manager, Facebook
  • Communications Director, Center for American Progress
  • Communications Director, U.S. Congress
  • Strategic Communications Specialist, American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees
  • Online Communications, Hillary for President
  • Online Operations Manager, Kennedy for Senate
Technical Experience
65
Digital Marketing
80
Reach
70
Innovation
90
Leadership / Experience
90
About the Numbers

D Josh Koster

Current Job

On Linkedin

Twitter

Followers

925

Avg. TPD

0.27

Digital Experience:

Managing Partner, Chong + Koster LLC for the past 7 years

What Others Are Saying:

“Josh is a great project manager whose done an exceptional job on each web design project we’ve thrown Chong Design’s way.”
– T. Neil Sroka, Communications Director at Democracy for America

“While a lot of professionals and entrepreneurs claim to think outside of the box, Josh’s ideas is truly forward-thinking and innovative. As Managing Partner at Chong Designs, he is on the cutting edge of new media marketing, web design, and marketing. His successes are evident in the rapid growth Chong Designs has experienced under his guidance.

I worked with Josh when he contracted my company, ATM Entertainment, to produce original music for several of his projects, including his company’s website. Josh is passionate about his work; indeed, it shows in the services Chong Designs provides to its clients.”
– Jeff Vaughn, Director of A&R, Artist Partners / Atlantic Records, Artist Publishing Group

“I have had the pleasure of knowing Josh for several years through Renaissance — a rather exclusive organization whose members include former U.S. presidents.

I have hired Josh on several projects — political and commercial projects– and think the world of his abilities. He is a true self starter, thinks outside of the box, adheres to deadlines (even unreasonable ones) and delivers more than he promises.

If and when I have an opportunity to work with him again, I most certainly will.”

-Melinda Ballard, President of Policyholders of America

Technical Experience
75
Digital Marketing
90
Reach
65
Innovation
80
Leadership / Experience
89
About the Numbers

D Brandon English

Current Job

On Linkedin

Twitter

Followers

3063

Avg. TPD

3.50

Digital Experience:

  • Digital Director, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee for nearly a decade

Career Highlights:

  • Responsible for transforming the DCCC’s digital presence online

What Others Are Saying:

“Brandon is highly skilled at networking between various state-level online activists and members of the DCCC. Open to new concepts and very apt to implementing multiple strategies, Brandon’s a great resource for any group of progressive activists looking to maximize the most out of their online outreach efforts.” – Julielyn Gibbons

Other Tidbits:

This guy knows digital and can do it better than anyone in the business.

Technical Experience
80
Digital Marketing
90
Reach
65
Innovation
72
Leadership / Experience
84
About the Numbers

R Ericka Andersen

Current Job

On Linkedin

Twitter

Followers

19318

Avg. TPD

14.23

Digital Experience:

  • Digital Director, National Review
  • Manager, Digital Strategy, The Daily Signal
  • Manager, Digital Strategy, The Heritage Foundation
  • Communications Director, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Director of Online Media Outreach, House Republican Conference

Career Highlights:

Creates online strategy, content promotion campaigns, social media management as the Digital Director at National Review

Managed and supervised all digital and social media platforms and devised communications strategy for the organization as a whole as Manager of Digital Strategy at the Heritage Foundation and The Daily Signal

Served as the Director of Online Media Outreach for the House Republican Conference, specializing in blogger relations as a resource to national and local bloggers and online personalities, additionally operating the new media aspects of the House Republican Conference.

Other Tidbits:

When Ericka isn’t busy leading digital efforts around the city, you can catch up with her on her blog, The Sweet Life.

Technical Experience
50
Digital Marketing
70
Reach
90
Innovation
65
Leadership / Experience
65
About the Numbers

R Justin LoFranco

Current Job

On Linkedin

Twitter

Followers

3180

Avg. TPD

6.71

Digital Experience:

  • Creative Director, Republican National Committee
  • Digital Director, Office of Rep. Darrell Issa & House Oversight Committee
  • Digital Director, Office of the Majority Whip
  • Digital Consultant, Romney for President
  • Video Editor, Republican National Convention 2012
  • Deputy Director of Digital Strategy, U.S. House of Representatives

Career Highlights:

Part of the reason as to why Rep. Darrell Issa & the House Oversight Committee are such power players online.

What Others Are Saying:

This guy moves fast, innovates in his sleep and loves a good challenge.

Technical Experience
74
Digital Marketing
80
Reach
60
Innovation
85
Leadership / Experience
74
About the Numbers

R Kevin Hickson

Current Job

On Linkedin

Twitter

Followers

748

Avg. TPD

3.19

Digital Experience:

  • Vice President, Upstream Communications
  • Senior Account Executive, Upstream Communications

Career Highlights:

  • Designed and managed a targeted digital advertising campaign using Facebook custom audiences to reach and engage Republican primary voters in Texas on the issues most important to them.
Technical Experience
50
Digital Marketing
80
Reach
40
Innovation
60
Leadership / Experience
50
About the Numbers

R Jamie Smolski

Current Job

On Linkedin

Twitter

Followers

284

Avg. TPD

0.06

Digital Experience:

  • Client Partner, Consumer Packaged Goods, Facebook
  • Product Marketing Partner, Facebook
  • Global Marketing Solutions, Elections and Issues, Facebook
  • Client Representative, General Business, IBM

Career Highlights:

Helped clients in DC and beyond make a difference in campaigns and elections world with Facebook marketing

Technical Experience
60
Digital Marketing
76
Reach
65
Innovation
70
Leadership / Experience
80
About the Numbers

I Amanda Bloom

Current Job

On Linkedin

Twitter

Followers

331

Avg. TPD

0.17

Digital Experience:

  • Digital Media Director, BASK Digital Media, Inc
  • Senior Account Manager, Bask Digital Media, Inc
  • Senior Digital Account Manager, Target Interactive
  • Digital Media Coordinator, Target Interactive
Technical Experience
50
Digital Marketing
75
Reach
50
Innovation
65
Leadership / Experience
55
About the Numbers

R Steven E.Johnston

Current Job

On Linkedin

Twitter

Followers

2113

Avg. TPD

5.49

Digital Experience:

  • Account Executive, Google
  • Business Analyst, Sweetgreen
  • Product Marketing Analyst, Quora
  • Deputy Digital Director, Office of the House Majority Leader
  • Deputy Digital Director, Office of the House Minority Whip
  • Associate Digital Director, Office of the House Minority Whip

Career Highlights:

  • Developed scalable, sustainable analytical models and presented a framework for a company smart growth strategy at Sweetgreen
  • Analyzed user data to produce website growth reports for Quora, generating positive tech press coverage during a successful Series B fundraising round
  • Named a “digital guru” by Politico for work on the team that developed WhipCast, Congress’ first smartphone application, and YouCut, an online engagement product that generated over 3,000,000 citizen votes on bills that subsequently passed Congress and became law
  • Earned both his A.B. at Harvard and M.B.A. at Wharton

 

Technical Experience
75
Digital Marketing
80
Reach
65
Innovation
85
Leadership / Experience
65
About the Numbers

R Anton Vuljaj

Current Job

On Linkedin

Twitter

Followers

1877

Avg. TPD

4.47

Digital Experience:

  • Chief Revenue Officer, Media Group of America
  • Director, IMGE
  • Elections and Issue Advocacy, Google

Career Highlights:

Spent three years with Google’s Elections and Issue Advocacy team where he helped oversee Republican advertising outreach to government officials, candidates, campaigns and issue organizations

Engaged third party organizations on the benefits of natural gas in local communities at America’s Natural Gas Alliance

Lead IMGE’s advertising and business development teams.

Technical Experience
60
Digital Marketing
80
Reach
82
Innovation
70
Leadership / Experience
75
About the Numbers

I Archie Smart

Current Job

On Linkedin

Twitter

Followers

907

Avg. TPD

2.03

Digital Experience:

  • EVP, Social / Digital Qorvis MSLGROUP, Qorvis MSLGROUP
  • Partner, Social / Digital, Qorvis Communications
  • Chief Technology Officer, Targeted Victory
  • Director of Interactive, NJI Media
  • Director of Technology, ID Society
  • Director of Systems, ID Society
  • Principal Consultant, Dormin Consulting
  • Chief Technology Officer, StarMedia

Career Highlights:

  • Archie Smart is an EVP at Qorvis/MSLGROUP, responsible for leading digital and interactive services.
  • One of the pioneers of the digital marketing revolution, Archie was the first online producer (back when they were called that) for Young & Rubicam where he developed digital solutions for leading international brands including Cadbury Schweppes, The United States Army, Phillip Morris and others.
  • Archie led the digital and social media teams for Mitt Romney for President, The Republican National Committee and American Crossroads in his role as CTO at Targeted Victory, a full service interactive media and technology organization.

What Others Are Saying:

“Archie cut his teeth working with some of the world’s largest brands on Madison Ave., so it’s no surprise that he’s one of the bright minds pushing the digital envelope in DC.” -Josh Shultz, President | NJI Media

Technical Experience
80
Digital Marketing
85
Reach
60
Innovation
80
Leadership / Experience
85
About the Numbers

R Connor Walsh

Current Job

On Linkedin

Twitter

Followers

2044

Avg. TPD

1.75

Digital Experience:

  • Founder & Managing Director, Build Digital
  • Digital Director, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor
  • Account Executive, CRAFT | Media / Digital

Career Highlights:

  • Working to release Congressional data in open, machine-readable formats, in near real-time.
  • Working in the House to help revolutionize the way Members and Committees use technology to interact with their constituents.
  • Launch and Product Management of CoSponsor.gov.
Technical Experience
72
Digital Marketing
80
Reach
60
Innovation
80
Leadership / Experience
82
About the Numbers

D Chris Golden

Current Job

On Linkedin

Twitter

Followers

4605

Avg. TPD

25.04

Digital Experience:

  • Digital Analytics Manager, FWD.us
  • Digital Campaign Manager, NextGen Climate
  • Associate, Joe Trippi and Associates
  • Co-Founder, myImpact.org

Career Highlights:

  • Worked with NextGen Climate, Tom Steyer’s political Super PAC, on managing outbound digital and social content in 3 battleground states — Colorado, Michigan & New Hampshire — during 2014 midterm election
  • Working with political strategist Joe Trippi, led development and execution of social & paid online strategy for the 2013 March for Innovation during Senate immigration debate – at the time resulting in the largest political ‘thunderclap’ and earning national media attention
  • Have been involved with several side projects, including for 4 years serving as ‘social media correspondent’ to the National Conference on Citizenship. Had the opportunity to ask Justice Samuel Alito & Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg their first questions, from Twitter, ever
Technical Experience
60
Digital Marketing
80
Reach
55
Innovation
65
Leadership / Experience
55
About the Numbers

D Jessica MoralesRocketto

Current Job

On Linkedin

Twitter

Followers

10193

Avg. TPD

14.05

Digital Experience:

  • Senior New Media Strategist, AFL-CIO
  • Digital Trainer and Strategist
  • Engagement Program Manager, Obama for America
  • Online Activist Manager, OFA/DNC

Career Highlights:

  • Created, managed, and executed national digital campaign strategy, including political, election, policy, and mobilization work for AFL-CIO.
  • Trained over a thousand organizers/practitioners at conferences and trainings.
  • Conceptualized, implemented, and managed online tools, especially the Events program for the 2012 Obama campaign.
  • Part the team that developed Dashboard, the Obama 2012 campaign’s volunteer online organizing tool.
Technical Experience
40
Digital Marketing
75
Reach
60
Innovation
60
Leadership / Experience
50
About the Numbers

R Timothy Cameron

Current Job

On Linkedin

Twitter

Followers

2500

Avg. TPD

1.82

Digital Experience:

  • Chief Digital Strategist, National Republican Senatorial Committee
  • Digital Director, National Republican Senatorial Committee
  • Director of Digital Media, House Republican Conference
  • Director of Digital, CRAFT | Media/Digital
  • Director of Digital Operations, American Solutions for Winning the Future
  • Digital Consultant, American Solutions PAC
  • eCampaign Consultant, First Tuesday Strategies

Career Highlights:

  • Helping Republicans take back the Senate and gain a net of nine seats during the 2014 election cycle while serving as Digital Director at the NRSC
  • Building an email list of 2.3 million opt-in subscribers over three years while working for former House Speaker Newt Gingrich at American Solutions for Winning the Future
  • Launching the Digital Training Academy at the NRSC in 2014

What Others Are Saying:

“Tim Cameron is an extremely talented and creative individual, who understands how to use new media to grow organizations and companies. He is capable of managing large scale projects and leading groups of employees to achieve high level results. When he was first hired at American Solutions, he hit the ground running by helping lead the famous “Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less” petition effort that collected over 1.5 million email address and transformed American Solutions into one of leading online organizations in politics.”

Dave Ryan, DS-IQ

Technical Experience
60
Digital Marketing
82
Reach
64
Innovation
80
Leadership / Experience
70
About the Numbers

R Matthew D.Dybwad

Current Job

On Linkedin

Twitter

Followers

1354

Avg. TPD

0.91

Digital Experience:

  • Co Founder, CRAFT | Media/Digital
  • Senior Director of Internet Strategy, emotive, llc
  • Director of Creative Strategy, emotive, llc
  • TSE Creative Director, DCI Group
  • e.Director, Interactive Internet and Multimedia Designer, New Media Communications
  • Web Designer/Product Developer, Capitol Advantage

Career Highlights:

  • Building an agency trading desk that brought the best of targeted programmatic advertising used by global brands to the world of politics.
  • Designing and building an award winning and nationally recognized web presence, advertising and fundraising campaign that netted over $1M for Mia Love.
  • Designing and building websites for Governor John Kasich, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Senator Mitch McConnell, Senator Pat Toomey, Senator Chuck Grassley, Senator George Allen, Senator Elizabeth Dole, Speaker John Boehner, and Congressman George Nethercutt, as well as organizations including The Heritage Foundation, Americans for Prosperity, Club for Growth, the Pickens Plan, the Republican National Committee, the National Republican Congressional Committee, the Republican State Leadership Committee, and various GOP state parties.

What Others Are Saying:

“Matthew is expert at making technology achieve real results for his clients in the realm of politics.”
– David Schild, Manager of Government Relations – Raytheon

Technical Experience
60
Digital Marketing
85
Reach
64
Innovation
80
Leadership / Experience
92
About the Numbers

R Zack Condry

Current Job

On Linkedin

Twitter

Followers

521

Avg. TPD

3.22

Digital Experience:

  • Vice President – Digital Crisis, Edelman
  • Strategist, The Prosper Group
  • Campaign Manager, Campaign Professional

 

Career Highlights:

  • Served as digital strategist for Governor Chris Christie’s 2013 reelection campaign
  • Oversaw digital strategy pertaining to labor negotiations for a Fortune 10 company
  • Digital lead for industy-leading financial organization under regulatory and labor scrutiny

 

What Others Are Saying:

“Zack is about as politically savvy as they come. In short, he just gets it. Any campaign would be served well to have his strategic mind at their table and tactical approach within their arsenal.” -Nick Meads, Managing Director at DCI Group

Technical Experience
60
Digital Marketing
80
Reach
65
Innovation
70
Leadership / Experience
85
About the Numbers

D Amelia Showalter

Current Job

On Linkedin

Twitter

Followers

3582

Avg. TPD

1.50

Digital Experience:

  • Quantitative Political Consultant, Amelia Showalter LLC
  • Director of Digital Analytics, Obama for America
  • Director of Media Strategies, Changing Targets Media

 

Career Highlights:

  • Director of Digital Analytics, 2012 Obama Campaign
  • Digital Analytics consultant and trainer, 2013 to present
  • TEDxAthens 2013 speaker

 

Other Tidbits:

First she moved up the ladder until she worked on analytics for the 2008 campaign, now she has her own shop. Who’s to say what’s next for this unstoppable force?

Technical Experience
40
Digital Marketing
72
Reach
60
Innovation
78
Leadership / Experience
55
About the Numbers

R Chris O.Brooks

Current Job

On Linkedin

Twitter

Followers

1700

Avg. TPD

2.30

Digital Experience:

  • Senior Manager Digital Engagement, Global Corporate Communications, Hilton Worldwide
  • Manager Global Corporate Communications & Social Engagement, Hilton Worldwide
  • Senior Account Executive – Digital, Levick Strategic Communications
  • Deputy Director of Online Communications, 2008 GOP Convention
  • McCain ’08 Online Communications Campaign, Campaign Solutions

 

Career Highlights:

  • Created John McCain’s Presidential Facebook page and initial social presence
  • Deputy Director of Online Communications for 2008 Republican National Convention
  • Established the global online voice and digital footprint for Hilton Worldwide

What Others Are Saying:

“He’s an asset to Hilton Worldwide, but he’s even more valuable to a candidate, even at the advisory role level.”

Technical Experience
60
Digital Marketing
64
Reach
70
Innovation
68
Leadership / Experience
50
About the Numbers

R Michael Marinaccio

Current Job

On Linkedin

Twitter

Followers

1392

Avg. TPD

3.33

Digital Experience:

  • Creative Director, National Republican Senatorial Committee
  • Digital Director, Republican Communications Association
  • Digital Director, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Digital Communications Director, Thom Tillis for Senate

Career Highlights:

  • Rebranded the @Transport Committee across platforms, creating a new logo, website and digital outreach program
  • Helped facilitate landslide victory of H.R. 3080 WRRDA, using strategic digital marketing and a White Board Video to explain the complex issue.
  • Deployed to North Carolina to create a digital program for Thom Tillis for Senate, raising $1.3 million online in 41 days.
Technical Experience
64
Digital Marketing
70
Reach
50
Innovation
70
Leadership / Experience
60
About the Numbers

D Eli Kaplan

Current Job

On Linkedin

Twitter

Followers

79

Avg. TPD

0.01

Digital Experience:

  • Founding Partner, Rising Tide Interactive
  • Founding Partner, DSPolitical
  • Proprietor, Net Benefits Media
  • New Media Strategist, Creigh Deeds for Governor
  • New Media Director – Terry McAuliffe, Mark Warner, Richard Moore
  • Deputy Internet Director, Bob Casey for Senate

Career Highlights:

  • Served as the chief digital media strategist for Senator Tim Kaine’s 2012 campaign, a race that Politico repeatedly ranked as the “most competitive” in the country; raised $3.5 million online and spent nearly $1 million in hyper-targeted online video, banner, and social media advertisements.
  • Served as the chief online advertising strategist for Ready for Hillary; beginning in April, 2013 implemented a paid media strategy that exponentially grew the Super PAC’s email list and yielded more than 130,000 donors.
  • Served as the chief online advertising strategist for the Democratic Governors Association over the past two election cycles; managed persuasion advertising for winning independent expenditure campaigns in West Virginia in 2011, New Hampshire and Washington in 2012, and Colorado, Connecticut, and Hawaii in 2014.
Technical Experience
60
Digital Marketing
80
Reach
65
Innovation
82
Leadership / Experience
88
About the Numbers

R Chuck DeFeo

Current Job

On Linkedin

Twitter

Followers

1959

Avg. TPD

0.43

Digital Experience:

  • Vice President of Products, i360 LLC
  • Deputy Chief of Staff and Chief Digital Officer, Republican National Committee
  • Digital Strategist, American Center for Law and Justice
  • President and CEO, Campaign Solutions and Connell Donatelli
  • General Manager of Interactive and Social Media, The Washington Times
  • eCampaign Manager, Bush Cheney ’04
  • eCampaign Manager, Republican National Committee
  • Technology Advisor, U.S. Senate

Career Highlights:

  • Established and grew Salem Communications News/Talk Online the network became the largest conservative online community of its time
  • Wrote the strategic plan and managed the digital operations for President George W. Bush’s re-election campaign, tactics that have become standard in candidate digital efforts
  • Designed and built the first online advertising buy that used voter and consumer data to target online advertising to voters, a groundbreaking effort conducted with AOL and Yahoo, which contributed to Election Day victories & helped build the six million person email list used by the RNC and Bush-Cheney ’04

Other Tidbits:

This guy has experience. He was doing digital well before it was called digital.

Technical Experience
70
Digital Marketing
85
Reach
60
Innovation
82
Leadership / Experience
92
About the Numbers

R Nick Marcelli

Current Job

On Linkedin

Twitter

Followers

20

Avg. TPD

0.04

Digital Experience:

Creative Director, National Republican Congressional Committee Independent Expenditure Team
Deputy Digital Director, Office of the Majority Leader, The Honorable Eric Cantor
Digital Press Secretary, National Republican Congressional Committee
Digital Coordinator, National Republican Congressional Committee

Career Highlights:

Managed the Leader’s online communications strategy and advised him on the latest tech and digital trends as Deputy Digital Director for Majority Leader Eric Cantor
Helped promote Congress’s citizen engagement platform, Cosponsor.gov, which allowed citizens to track and voice their support legislation introduced to Congress
Served as Creative Director for NRCC’s Independent Expenditure team during 2014 election cycle
On the digital team that implemented sophisticated online advertising efforts in 20 of the most competitive races in the country
Oversaw the creative direction of one of the largest online ad budgets in politics, which played a key role in helping Republicans secure their largest Congressional Majority since WWII

Other Tidbits:

It’s hard to follow in the wake of Matt Lira, but Nick certainly knows how to blaze his own trail.

Technical Experience
75
Digital Marketing
80
Reach
50
Innovation
80
Leadership / Experience
70
About the Numbers

R Nika Nour

Current Job

On Linkedin

Twitter

Followers

1117

Avg. TPD

0.80

Digital Experience:

Director Communications and Creative Strategies, Internet Association
Digital Director, Internet Association
New Media Specialist, House Committee on Energy and Commerce

Career Highlights:

Getting members of Congress to care about the Internet.
Winning the 2014 Webby Awards for Best Trade Association Website
Teaming up with Adam Carolla (podcast and comedian) to discuss patent reform.

Other Tidbits:

Nika earned the Internet Associationa Webby, and she’s worked with top House committees and members – watch out for her the political and digital savvy next year.

Technical Experience
65
Digital Marketing
80
Reach
60
Innovation
80
Leadership / Experience
40
About the Numbers

R Amanda Carpenter

Current Job

On Linkedin

Twitter

Followers

106267

Avg. TPD

12.24

Digital Experience:

Communications Director, Senator Ted Cruz
Speechwriter and Senior Communications Advisor, Senator Jim DeMint
Columnist, reporter, and blogger | The Washington Times

Career Highlights:

Working with the Cruz Team to bring #MakeDCListen to life during his historic filibuster was thrilling. Nothing beats being in the heat of the moment and coming up with the on-target response that drives to the heart of the matter, whether it’s about Obamacare, net neutrality, or just nailing an issue with a really great joke.

Named one of five “Best New Pundits” by Politico

Described as “Twitter’s Most Popular Congressional Staffer” by Roll Call, featured in a front-page profile

Other Tidbits:

Known by many to be one of the hardest workers on Capitol Hill.

Technical Experience
60
Digital Marketing
90
Reach
90
Innovation
80
Leadership / Experience
84
About the Numbers

D Andrew Brown

Current Job

On Linkedin

Twitter

Followers

297

Avg. TPD

0.05

Digital Experience:

  • Technology Director, Democratic National Committee
  • National Data Director, Democratic National Committee
  • COO, ISSI
  • Technology Director – Iowa, Hillary Clinton for President
  • Technology Director, Tom Vilsack for President
  • Technology Director, Iowa Democratic Party

Career Highlights:

If you’re the National Data Director at the DNC, this is your career highlight. You’d be hard pressed to find someone better with data.

Other Tidbits:

An Iowa guy, which means he’s one of the nicest people you’ll meet.

Technical Experience
94
Digital Marketing
86
Reach
65
Innovation
88
Leadership / Experience
88
About the Numbers

R Andrew H.Clark

Current Job

On Linkedin

Twitter

Followers

6535

Avg. TPD

4.18

Digital Experience:

Contributor Content Manager, Independent Journal Review
Digital Press Secretary, National Republican Congressional Committee
Account Executive, Hynes Communications

Career Highlights:

Responsible for helping manage the many content trains at IJR and much of their growth
Helped shape the digital rapid response team for Romney

Other Tidbits:

Most folks don’t know this, but Andrew cut his teeth by working in the War Room for Presidential candidate John McCain.

Technical Experience
60
Digital Marketing
70
Reach
68
Innovation
72
Leadership / Experience
62
About the Numbers

D Andrew Bleeker

Current Job

On Linkedin

Twitter

Followers

2260

Avg. TPD

0.36

Digital Experience:

Worldwide Practice Leader, Digital at Hill & Knowlton
President, Bully Pulpit Interactive
Digital Director, Presidential Inaugural Committee
Internet Advertising Director, Obama for America

Career Highlights:

Helped shape the groundbreaking digital advertising efforts for Obama in 2008
Runs Bully Pulpit, one of the top digital firms in the country

Other Tidbits:

Another heavy hitter in the Democratic lineup, the founder of Bully Pulpit Interactive is sure to throw more than a few digital campaign winners in 2016.

Technical Experience
65
Digital Marketing
88
Reach
74
Innovation
88
Leadership / Experience
90
About the Numbers

D Joe Rospars

Current Job

On Linkedin

Twitter

Followers

8150

Avg. TPD

0.61

Digital Experience:

Founder & CEO, Blue State Digital
Chief Digital Strategist, Obama for America
New Media Director, Obama for America
Internet Director, Democratic National Committee

Career Highlights:

For both the 2008 and 2012 campaigns, Joe was Barack Obama’s principal digital strategist and adviser, overseeing the digital integration of the unprecedented fundraising, communications, and grassroots mobilization effort.
Joe has been named to the Advertising Age “Digital A-List,” and Rolling Stone included him among “100 People Who Are Changing America.”

Other Tidbits:

The founder of Blue State Digital is the Tom Brady of digital political tactics – sure to be called in, sure to win.

Technical Experience
86
Digital Marketing
94
Reach
90
Innovation
94
Leadership / Experience
94
About the Numbers

D Teddy Goff

Current Job

On Linkedin

Twitter

Followers

19824

Avg. TPD

1.82

Digital Experience:

Partner, Precision Strategies
Digital Director, Obama for America
Associate Vice President, Blue State Digital
WhiteHouse.gov Lead, Obama-Biden Presidential Transition

Career Highlights:

Oversaw the team of more than 200 people nationwide while Digital Director for Obama
Raised more than $690 million, registered more than a million voters online, built Facebook and Twitter followings of more than 45 and 33 million people respectively
On the original Obama digital team which revolutionized presidential campaigns

Other Tidbits:

Teddy is the best of the best. His work on campaigns has been featured in Time, Bloomberg Businessweek, Rolling Stone, New York Magazine, and elsewhere.

Technical Experience
85
Digital Marketing
92
Reach
92
Innovation
94
Leadership / Experience
94
About the Numbers

R Seamus Kraft

Current Job

On Linkedin

Twitter

Followers

2629

Avg. TPD

4.77

Digital Experience:

Executive Director & Co-Founder, OpenGov Foundation
Director of Digital Strategy and Press Secretary, U.S. House of Representatives

Career Highlights:

Launched OpenGov whose goal is to make it easier for people to access and use as much government information as possible
Revolutionized digital marketing efforts for the House of Representatives while working for Rep. Issa

Other Tidbits:

Seamus works non-stop, but in his spare time you can find him in the woods looking for lost golf balls or following Phish around the United States.

Technical Experience
70
Digital Marketing
80
Reach
80
Innovation
85
Leadership / Experience
84
About the Numbers

R Michael Beach

Current Job

On Linkedin

Twitter

Followers

1979

Avg. TPD

1.88

Digital Experience:

Co-Founder at Targeted Victory
National Victory Director, Republican National Committee
Political/72 Hour Director, Nevada Republican Party

Career Highlights:

Co-Founded Target Victory, the leading Republican digital firm in the nation
Responsible for helping build Targeted Engagement, the first self serve programmatic advertising platform
Helped transform the RNC victory program

Other Tidbits:

Smart dude with deep roots in Ohio – love his Buckeyes.

Technical Experience
40
Digital Marketing
88
Reach
64
Innovation
87
Leadership / Experience
90
About the Numbers

R Zac Moffatt

Current Job

On Linkedin

Twitter

Followers

15273

Avg. TPD

2.89

Digital Experience:

Co-Founder at Targeted Victory
Digital Director, Romney for President
Political Education Director, Republican National Committee

Career Highlights:

Helped build a team of 100+ employees at Target Victory
On Romney’s campaign, managed a department of over 150 with a budget of over $100 million
Zac is a frequent contributor to The Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch, The New York Times, The Washington Post, C-SPAN, Forbes and more. In 2012, he was named one of The Adweek 50

Other Tidbits:

Before building an audience driven technology company focusing on programmatic media buying across all screens, what some people don’t know is that Zac served as the Associate Chief of Staff for Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York City, following the Mayor’s successful election in 2001.

Technical Experience
46
Digital Marketing
89
Reach
87
Innovation
89
Leadership / Experience
95
About the Numbers

R Bryant Avondoglio

Current Job

On Linkedin

Twitter

Followers

951

Avg. TPD

0.50

Digital Experience:

Director of Operations & Advance at The Political Office of Speaker John Boehner
Director of Digital Production, Government | NJI Media
Director of Information Technology, Perona Farms Food Specialties

Career Highlights:

Built a first-in-class digital production team for Speaker Boehner
Helped shape the Republican Conference’s digital team for over three years

Other Tidbits:

Bryant specializes in building and executing high profile events. Additionally, he also specializes in photography and digital production.

Technical Experience
65
Digital Marketing
70
Reach
65
Innovation
75
Leadership / Experience
65
About the Numbers

R David Almacy

Current Job

On Linkedin

Twitter

Followers

8248

Avg. TPD

5.26

Digital Experience:

Senior Vice President, Edelman
Vice President, Digital Strategies, Waggener Edstrom Worldwide
Internet & E-Communications Director | The Bush White House

Career Highlights:

Helped build a complete digital team and client roster for Edelman in DC
The original e-communications director for any presidential administration via the Bush White House
Cut his teeth at C-SPAN and worked there over 4 years

Other Tidbits:

With over 15 years of experience in government & digital communications, David is much of the reason why so many of the other folks on this list even have a job; he’s one of the most plugged in digital experts in this town.

Technical Experience
70
Digital Marketing
88
Reach
92
Innovation
84
Leadership / Experience
90
About the Numbers

R Katie Harbath

Current Job

On Linkedin

Twitter

Followers

9412

Avg. TPD

6.57

Digital Experience:

Global Politics and Government Outreach Manager, Facebook
Chief Digital Strategist, National Republican Senatorial Committee
Director of Online Services, DCI Group
Deputy eCampaign Director, Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee

Career Highlights:

Taken a leadership role at Facebook by helping to build a first-in-class global government outreach program
An early digital adopter while working at the RNC back in the Bush days
Has helped in a variety of ways to help shaped digital policy and innovation for the Republican Party

Other Tidbits:

Katie just celebrated her fourth year at Facebook and nobody has more respect in this industry than her.

Technical Experience
76
Digital Marketing
90
Reach
82
Innovation
76
Leadership / Experience
86
About the Numbers

R Patrick Ruffini

Current Job

On Linkedin

Twitter

Followers

42507

Avg. TPD

16.22

Digital Experience:

  • Co-Founder, Echelon Insights
  • Founder & Current Chairman, Engage
  • eCampaign Director, Republican National Committee

Career Highlights:

  • Helped shaped the Republican Party’s digital efforts
  • Often quoted in top publications about the intersection of digital and politics
  • Often referred to as the original digital godfather for the Republican Party

Other Tidbits:

When Ruffini isn’t juggling multiple companies, he’s blowing our minds with his insane knowledge of data. Look for him to play a large advisory role on a presidential campaign.

Technical Experience
84
Digital Marketing
88
Reach
78
Innovation
76
Leadership / Experience
94
About the Numbers

R Kristen Anderson

Current Job

On Linkedin

Twitter

Followers

40898

Avg. TPD

8.47

Digital Experience:

Partner and Co-Founder at Echelon Insights
Vice President, The Winston Group
Director of Policy Research, The Winston Group

Career Highlights:

Leading force in the digital polling world
Often appears on FoxNews and other tv outlets
Grand Old Party for a Brand New Generation publication
Awarded “Best Thesis in the Area of Democratic Processes” for research on young voters and the Republican Party
TIME Magazine “30 Under 30 World Changers”
Junior League of Washington, Board Member

Other Tidbits:

When she’s not sprinting through television appearances, writing her column for Daily Beast, writing her upcoming book, or being named one of the top leaders of her generation, she’s working at the company she co-founded, Echelon Insights.

Technical Experience
55
Digital Marketing
80
Reach
85
Innovation
74
Leadership / Experience
68
About the Numbers

R Liz Mair

Current Job

On Linkedin

Twitter

Followers

35622

Avg. TPD

31.07

Digital Experience:

Owner and President at Mair Strategies LLC
Vice President, Hynes Communications
Strategic Manager, Public Affairs for New Media Strategies
Online Communications Director, Republican National Committee

Career Highlights:

Has been an integral part of many high profile Republican victories, including Scott Walker
Helped developed solid digital relationships for the RNC
Quoted dozens of times in leading publications regarding the political digital space

Other Tidbits:

One of the sharpest minds in the political space – and given her law background, someone who loves to argue – and win those arguments.

Technical Experience
40
Digital Marketing
80
Reach
85
Innovation
74
Leadership / Experience
65
About the Numbers

R Alex Skatell

Current Job

On Linkedin

Twitter

Followers

6128

Avg. TPD

1.06

Digital Experience:

Co-Founder of the Media Group of America
Founder, Independent Journal Review
Digital Director for the Republican Governors Association
Media Director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee

Career Highlights:

Political advisor to many United States Governors, Senators, Congressmen and the Prime Minister of Australia
Called a “digital wunderkind” by the New York Times
Invented iShout, an iPhone application reviewed in Gizmodo and featured in the “What’s Hot” section of ITunes app store
Appeared in Washington Life’s “The Young and the Guest List”

Other Tidbits:

Don’t let his age fool you, Skatell has been an aggressive entrepreneur since his days in college and has serious street-cred in the business community.

Technical Experience
65
Digital Marketing
90
Reach
85
Innovation
92
Leadership / Experience
87
About the Numbers

R Robert Bluey

Current Job

On Linkedin

Twitter

Followers

14374

Avg. TPD

5.22

Digital Experience:

Editor in Chief at The Daily Signal
Director, Digital Media: The Heritage Foundation

Career Highlights:

Developed and launched The Daily Signal in June 2014 as the multimedia news organization of The Heritage Foundation.
Longtime host and coordinator of the weekly Bloggers Briefing, described as the go-to place for conservative bloggers and digital strategists “to share information and ideas” with members of Congress, authors and scholars.
Named a “Rising Star” by Campaigns & Elections magazine and one of Washington’s “Top 50 Politicos” by POLITICO.

Other Tidbits:

Bluey has a deep Rolodex and a ridiculous online network. He’s one of the original digital advocates on the Right and is very well-respected around town.

Technical Experience
45
Digital Marketing
82
Reach
83
Innovation
79
Leadership / Experience
90
About the Numbers

R Gerrit Lansing

Current Job

On Linkedin

Twitter

Followers

7305

Avg. TPD

5.85

Digital Experience:

Digital Director at National Republican Congressional Committee
Press Secretary, House Budget Committee
New Media Director, Congressman Peter Roskam (R-IL)

Career Highlights:

Built first-in-class digital operation at the NRCC
Architect of digital playbook for the 2014 Congressional landslide victories
Helped elevate Rep. Paul Ryan’s digital stature

Technical Experience
55
Digital Marketing
87
Reach
84
Innovation
80
Leadership / Experience
90
About the Numbers

R Eric Wilson

Current Job

On Linkedin

Twitter

Followers

3332

Avg. TPD

5.55

Digital Experience:

Digital Director at Ed Gillespie for Senate
Digital Director, American Action Network
Digital Director, Congressional Leadership Fund

Career Highlights:

A big part of the reason Ed Gillespie almost pulled off the upset of the political cycle in 2014
Lead the process of strategic media planning/execution for American Action Network
Client Strategist at Engage, working for Speaker Boehner, Paul Ryan, and the House Conservatives Fund

Technical Experience
45
Digital Marketing
85
Reach
69
Innovation
75
Leadership / Experience
76
About the Numbers

R Rob Saliterman

Current Job

On Linkedin

Twitter

Followers

2548

Avg. TPD

1.58

Digital Experience:

Team Lead, U.S. Politics at Google
Bloomberg LP
Communications Director, Office of George W. Bush

Career Highlights:

Currently helping to shape the Google political machine by building a best-in-class ad team
Experience as Senior Spokesman for the Bush Administration
Helped create successful rapid response team for Bush Whitehouse
MBA from Harvard

What Others Are Saying:

“Saliterman has a proven track record and a ridiculous network.” – Amos Snead, Bryant Row

Technical Experience
55
Digital Marketing
94
Reach
90
Innovation
79
Leadership / Experience
88
About the Numbers

R Mindy Finn

Current Job

On Linkedin

Twitter

Followers

66585

Avg. TPD

3.38

Digital Experience:

Sr. RNC Digital Advisor
Led Twitter partnerships division
Co-founder of Engage

Career Highlights:

Veteran of the George W. Bush and Mitt Romney presidential campaigns
Featured in AdAge’s 40 Under 40 innovators
Professor at George Washington University
Founder of Empowered Woman
Wife, Mom to two little boys

Technical Experience
74
Digital Marketing
87
Reach
85
Innovation
87
Leadership / Experience
89
About the Numbers

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