Posted March 14, 2011 4:56 p.m.
Devine Mulvey Wins Three Pollie Awards
Independent Expenditure U.S. House Democrat, Local Municipal or Regional Candidate, Best Use of Contrast in a State Legislative Campaign
Devine Mulvey was honored with three Pollie Awards at this weekend’s 2011 award dinner hosted by the American Association of Political Consultants.
Julian Mulvey, a partner at Devine Mulvey thanked his clients for the opportunity and said, “we’re proud to be recognized by such a distinguished panel of judges for work we believe in deeply.”
This weekend’s haul adds to the 34 Pollie Awards our firms partners have picked up over the years.
Independent Expenditure U.S. House Democrat-“Next” (Silver)
An Independent Expenditure produced for Gerry Connolly in Virginia’s 11th Congressional District,“Next” won a silver Pollie for the Best Independent Expenditure Television Ad for a Congressional Democrat. In the ad Omar Samaha tells the tragic story of his sister Reema’s untimely death in the Virginia Tech massacre of April 2007. Viewed by members of Connolly’s campaign as a crucial component to the incumbent’s razor thin victory, “Next” helped Connolly hold on in a year when many Democrats were swept away.
Television Ad for Local / Municipal / Regional Campaign-“AAA” (Bronze)
Taking home a bronze Pollie for Best Television Advertisement for a Local, Municipal, or Regional campaign “AAA” helped St. Louis County, Missouri voters appreciate what a AAA bond rating meant for them- more loans for small businesses, more police on our streets, and much more. More importantly, voters came to understand that the County came out of the financial crisis with a AAA bond rating through the strong leadership of Charlie Dooley. In November, “Triple A Charlie” won another four year term.
Best Use of Contrast in a State Legislative- “Nursing Homes” (Bronze)
An ad we produced for Keith Farnham’s tough-fought victory in the Illinois State House was honored with a bronze Pollie for the Best Use of Contrast in a State Legislative Campaign. “Nursing Homes” took a hard look at our opponent’s weak record on nursing home regulation and helped Farnham come from twenty points behind and win by a plurality.
Devine Mulvey has extensive experience helping clients win campaigns in the United States and around the world. The firm’s partners, Tad Devine and Julian Mulvey, have produced media for 20 winning U.S. Senate and Gubernatorial campaigns and dozens of winning races for the U.S. House and state and local elected officials. Their firm helps campaigns shape a clear message, and then communicate it to voters through TV, print and the web.