A REPUTATION FOR EXCELLENCE

Our firm’s principals have produced national television ads for five American presidential campaigns including President Obama’s. We’ve served as lead ad makers and strategists for campaigns in 47 states, and we have helped elect 11 U.S. senators, 12 U.S. governors and 62 members of the U.S. House of Representatives. We’ve also produced ads for two overseas parliamentary campaigns.

 

 

In 2018, we played a leading role in helping Democrats recapture the House of Representatives, producing advertising in 16 of the 40 seats Democrats flipped from red to blue. We also produced two of the most viral political ads in campaign history – each for first time, female, veteran candidates running for the House. “Told Me” for Amy McGrath in Kentucky and “Doors” for MJ Hegar in Texas catapulted two otherwise underdog candidates into the national spotlight and helped them raise millions for their campaigns. We also helped elect Governors Michelle Lujan Grisham in New Mexico and Ned Lamont in Connecticut, and our advertising for Governor Gina Raimondo helped her turn an anticipated close re-election into a 15 point landslide victory.

In 2016, despite the Donald Trump-driven Republican rout across much of the country, we helped Attorney General Roy Cooper unseat Governor Pat McCrory in North Carolina — one of only two Republican governors unseated since 2007 and the first North Carolina governor ever defeated for re-election. We also helped first-time candidate Levar Stoney win an upset mayoral campaign in the first round of voting (avoiding a runoff) in Richmond, Virginia.

Another highlight of 2016 was producing the most heralded political ad in many years for Jason Kander’s campaign for U.S. Senate in Missouri. The ad, which featured Jason assembling an assault weapon while blindfolded, helped him nearly pull off the upset of the year. Jason lost by only three points in a state that Hillary Clinton lost by 19.

In 2014, because of the Republican wave across most of the country, Democrats only won four out of 14 “toss up” gubernatorial campaigns (as ranked by Real Clear Politics). We produced the advertising for two of the four Democratic wins — Governor John Hickenlooper’s re-election in Colorado and Governor Gina Raimondo’s open seat win in Rhode Island. Governor Raimondo’s victory included coming from behind to win the Democratic nomination in a tough three-way primary. We also helped U.S. Senator Tom Udall and State Auditor Tim Keller win their campaigns in New Mexico. In all, we helped win four statewide campaigns in 2014 — a winning record that set us apart in a very difficult year.

In 2012, we produced the advertising for Heidi Heitkamp’s surprise U.S. Senate win in North Dakota — a victory The Washington Post called “amazing.” As members of the Obama Media Team, we created the widely heralded “47 Percent” television ad that the Los Angeles Times and Politico called “the best” TV ad of the year. And we were proud to produce winning re-election advertising for U.S. Senators Ben Cardin in Maryland and Bob Casey in Pennsylvania. We also helped elect six new U.S. Representatives with our work for the House Majority PAC.

 

News Coverage

Political Ad Man Finds the Personal in Democratic Hopefuls
The New York Times, 5/25/14 | Ashley Parker

The 25 Best Ads of 2018
AdWeek, 12/13/2018 | David Griner

Meet the Man Behind Some of 2018's Most Viral Campaign Videos
CNN, 08/03/2018 | Rebecca Berg

Katy Tur: Meet the man behind 2018’s most viral campaign ads
MSNBC, 10/30/2018 | Katy Tur

Midterm Campaign Ads Offer Personal Messages that go Deeper than the Issues
CBS News, 10/22/2018

'A Little Errol Morris. And a Little Roger Ailes’
Politico, 07/08/2018 | Michael Kruse

How the Most Viral Political Ad of 2018 Got Made
The Washingtonian, 07/03/2018 | Amanda Whiting

Inside The Creation Of The Best Campaign Ad Of 2016
The Huffington Post, 08/02/2017 | Sam Stein and Jason Cherkis

Here are the top 5 ads of the 2016 election cycle
CBS News, 11/04/2016 | Reena Flores

10 Iconic Presidential Campaign Ads That Changed Political Advertising
Ad Week, 7/31/2016 | Mark Joyella

North Dakota GOP staffer: Heitkamp ads 'much better'
Politico, 9/9/12 | Alexander Burns

The Producer
National Journal, 4/21/11 | Naureen Khan

Wolffe: Behind Obama's Must See-TV
Newsweek, 10/23/08 | Richard Wolffe