Jim Margolis

Partner / Political Campaigns / Issue Communications

Jim works at the intersection of politics, advertising and advocacy on behalf of candidates, foundations, government agencies, and corporate clients. He served as senior advisor to President Obama in both the former President’s campaigns for the White House, leading each cycle’s advertising effort and helping direct the campaign as part of the core strategic team. Jim also co-produced the two Obama Presidential Inaugurals and both of Mr. Obama’s national conventions. In the 2016 presidential election, Jim served as senior advisor to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, leading her paid advertising effort and producing the 2016 Democratic convention in Philadelphia.

Nationally, Jim has earned one of the best win/loss records of any consultant in America, helping elect senators and governors from every region of the country.  And overseas, Jim has directed presidential and prime ministerial contests in Latin America, Africa, Central America, Europe, and Asia.

In the business and philanthropy world, Jim has advised America’s top corporations and nonprofits, including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Cisco Systems, The Center for the Next Generation, L’Oréal, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Corporation for National and Community Service, AFSCME, VISA, and AT&T.

Over the years, Jim has been honored with dozens of awards and gained national and international recognition for his work. Before joining GMMB, Jim served as a top appointee in both the U.S. Senate and U.S. House.