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Whether it’s at the ballot box, in the halls of Congress, in state legislatures, or the court of public opinion, GMMB helps clients win. We combine unparalleled strategy and creative with the most sophisticated media buying and production operations in politics. As a lead agency for Barack Obama in both 2008 and 2012, we pioneered the use of digital analytics, micro-targeting, and media organization in campaigns. It’s the same spirit of innovation that helped us elect Bill Clinton, heads of state around the world, and dozens of U.S. senators, governors, mayors, and representatives at all levels of government.
Associate Digital Strategist
After joining GMMB in 2015, Ellen became a member of the Hillary for America media team, aiding in the scripting, filming and production of TV and radio ads. Ellen’s other projects and clients include the Democratic National Convention, ZERO TO THREE, and the Hewlett Foundation. Previously, Ellen served on the press team of the Alison Lundergan Grimes campaign in her home state of Kentucky. Before her time on the campaign trail, Ellen interned for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
Media Assistant / Media Planning / Political Campaigns
Emma brings her strong organizational, communications, negotiation, and research skills to support GMMB’s media team. With a political background that includes interning for Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senator Barbara Boxer, she tracks and manages competitive spending for GMMB’s clients. Additionally, Emma assists GMMB’s media buyers as they plan, place, and execute successful media campaigns for our clients.
Senior Media Buyer
Kelly specializes in media research, planning, and buying strategy for political, issue/advocacy, and non-profit clients. She leads media planning and buying efforts for AARP and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, negotiating top flight, cost-efficient and strategic, multi-platform media placements. She has also done media buying for clients such as the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange, Hillary for America, the Democratic Governors Association, and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.
Prior to joining GMMB, Kelly worked as a researcher at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, where she finished her tenure as Deputy Research Director for the Independent Expenditure Committee in 2010. She then worked as the Political Research Manager for the Service Employees International Union. But she got her start working for U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow’s 2006 re-election campaign in her native Michigan.
Peter co-directs GMMB’s award-winning Creative Content Group. With more than 25 years of experience, he leads an inspired team of creative directors, writers, editors and producers—the right mix of talent for every assignment, large or small. They bring passion and creativity to each project—from creating ads for winning presidential and national issue campaigns to developing dynamic short films.
With substantial in-house broadcast capabilities, including pre- and post-production, GMMB has the tools to get the job done: nine edit suites, 3D/2D animation, motion graphics and color correction. Peter and his team use their craft to connect emotionally with audiences here in the U.S. and around the globe. They measure success by creating content that drives action—whether it’s connecting families to affordable health coverage or rallying voters to back a candidate or cause.
Senior Vice President / Political Campaigns / Environment
John is the indispensable center of our efforts to help Democrats across the country win tough races. As a top-flight strategist, John has honed prodigious political, ad-making and management skills working for a broad cross-section of GMMB’s clients, from Senator Webb to Senator Boxer to President Obama, as well as environmental, labor, and health care organizations.
Partner / Media Planning / Political Campaigns
Daniel’s media planning expertise encompasses some of the best campaigns across politics, advocacy and awareness. Daniel helps lead GMMB’s buying team across all categories of television, digital, radio, and more. He focuses on bringing media placement into the 21st century through better targeting, data, and analytics so clients get the most out of every dollar spent.
Daniel led the media buying effort for the Obama for America campaign in both 2008 and 2012. In 2008 and 2012, Daniel and his team won the Adweek Media Plan of the Year award for their work. Both campaigns pushed the envelope on integrating data into every part of the buying process as well as using the most innovative tactics to communicate the campaign’s message.
Daniel also helps lead campaigns for clients including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, AARP, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), and the American Beverage Association.
Account Executive / Issue Communications / Political Campaigns
Lance sits at the intersection of issue communications and politics—working on advocacy campaigns and elections nationwide and finding innovative ways to make an impact by fighting for health care, financial security, and voter participation.
At GMMB, he supports media strategy and advertising production for a range of public awareness campaigns as well as U.S. Senate and gubernatorial races, foundations, ballot initiatives, trade associations and more. Lance has supported clients including the Democratic Governors Association, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, AARP, AT&T and VoteVets.
Prior to joining GMMB Lance worked for a public affairs firm in his hometown of Chicago, and interned at the U.N. Human Rights Council, and the International Emission Trading Association.
Senior Vice President / Political Campaigns / Environment
AJ has developed strategies and award-winning advertising for leading environmental organizations, major foundations and labor unions, as well as mayoral, House, Senate, gubernatorial and presidential races in the U.S. and abroad. Most recently, AJ led GMMB’s work on behalf of Charlie Crist’s successful campaign for Congress as well as a ballot initiative campaign in Washington that raised the minimum wage statewide. AJ leads the firm’s work for VoteVets, one of America’s top veteran’s advocacy groups. His ads have been featured in Time Magazine, USA Today and The Washington Post. In 2012, AJ was part of the core creative team that re-elected the President of the United States. One of the ads AJ wrote and produced for President Obama was awarded “Best Television Advertisement of The Year” by Campaigns and Elections Magazine. An honor he again earned in 2015 for an ad he created on immigration. AJ has served GMMB clients overseas as well. He’s worked on an anti-tobacco initiative in Nigeria, a clean energy campaign in the United Arab Emirates as well as a successful Mayoral contest in Tirana, Albania, where he lead the advertising and media efforts for the Lulzim Basha for Mayor Campaign, which earned GMMB the American Association of Political Consultants’ Campaign Excellence Award for International Campaign of the Year.
Senior Vice President / Media Planning / Political Campaigns
Saakshi is an innovative strategist who develops and executes multi-platform digital marketing campaigns for leading brands, associations and nonprofits. Her campaigns have consistently resulted in increased brand recognition and bottom-line results. She is regarded as a proactive strategist with an unwavering focus on maintaining positive client relationships.
Saakshi leads a team of digital media planners, paid search specialists, social media specialists and ad operations. She is also actively involved in building and expanding the GMMB digital practice and capabilities as trends shift or technologies advance. Saakshi is dedicated to ongoing professional and personal growth and serves as an Adjunct Professor of Marketing at the American University Kogod School of Business.
Prior to GMMB, Saakshi worked at Oracle and led market-specific digital campaigns for large hospitality groups, including Marriott and Hilton Worldwide.
Account Supervisor / Political Campaigns
Marjan specializes in working for candidates and advocacy campaigns. She works at the intersection of digital and traditional media, focusing on creating content that speaks to audiences across all mediums. Marjan consults on several congressional and senate campaigns, as well as non-candidate entities, including the League of Conservation Voters and EMILY’s List. Prior to joining GMMB, she worked at Putnam Partners, where her client roster included Americans for Payday Lending Reform, the Human Rights Campaign, Governor John Hickenlooper (CO), and Senator Tom Udall (NM).
Marjan is adept at all aspects of content development, from writing scripts that align with campaign strategy and polling, to shoot advance and post production. She also heads up digital content production on her accounts, managing the creation and execution of banner, Facebook, and pre-roll advertising. Marjan is particularly interested in advancing causes and raising awareness of issues that affect women, especially women in the workforce.
Senior Vice President / Political Campaigns
Harper brings together a combination of state and national experience in communications, government and campaign management. With distinct creative approaches and an authentic writing style, he creates messaging and strategy that helps connect directly with voters—helping GMMB’s clients, campaigns and causes define the narrative early and win tough races down the stretch.
At GMMB, Harper has crafted award-winning advertising on behalf of the Democratic Governors Association, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and Senate Majority PAC. He’s also written and developed earned media strategies and paid advertising for multiple public awareness campaigns as well as governor, U.S. Senate, U.S. House races and statewide ballot initiatives.
Harper previously served on both of Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer’s winning gubernatorial campaigns, working as Schweitzer’s communications director in 2004 and then as campaign manager in 2008. He also worked as communications director for U.S. Congressman John Barrow and has served as Montana’s chief deputy secretary of state.
Harper lives in Helena, Montana.
Vice President / Political Campaigns
An award-winning ad maker and strategist, Liz lives for telling a good story. Her mission: helping political candidates, brands and advocacy organizations accomplish that in fresh, compelling ways. With nearly 20 years of experience in politics and marketing, she develops targeted, multi-platform campaigns for an array of clients and writes, directs and produces emotionally-powerful advertising that persuades with humor and heart.
Liz is a veteran of three presidential campaigns, most recently serving as an ad maker for Hillary for America. She also played a key creative role in the 2016 Democratic National Convention, including overseeing development and production of over sixty short films in collaboration with Hollywood talent, the White House and the HFA team. Within GMMB, Liz serves as a point person for international elections, startups and independent expenditure campaigns. Her work has shaped elections in Albania and Israel, framed 30 years of electoral success for EMILY’s List, influenced the national conversation on gun violence and climate change and helped the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee win key congressional seats in even the toughest cycles.
Before GMMB, Liz was a senior aide on Capitol Hill, in the Obama White House and on President Obama’s historic 2008 campaign.
Natasha del Amo
Natasha del Amo
Assistant Account Executive / Political Campaigns / Issue Communications
Bringing experience in both statewide and national political campaigns, Natasha supports GMMB’s political clients. Before joining GMMB, Natasha worked for the Pennsylvania Democratic Party, the Democratic National Campaign Committee, the Tom Wolf for Governor of Pennsylvania campaign, and the Clinton Foundation.
Natasha is passionate about reproductive rights for women, affordable and accessible health care, and climate change.
Vice President / Issue Communications / Political Campaigns / Education / Public Health
With more than a decade of experience in communications and advertising, Sean helps businesses, foundations, government agencies, organizations, and political campaigns get noticed, change minds and spur action. His areas of expertise include directing overall creative strategy; developing brands; managing research and messaging; driving earned media efforts; and writing, producing and placing digital, out-of-home, print, radio, and television advertising.
While Sean’s issue portfolio includes education, the environment, global health, health care, and politics, the common thread is helping people and organizations tell their story in a compelling way. For the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Sean leads a Postsecondary Success Team dedicated to ensuring more students from low-income backgrounds start and finish a college education, which is the surest route into the middle class. For the Washington Health Benefit Exchange and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Sean helps connect millions of Americans with quality, affordable health insurance. And for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, Sean develops strategy; guides research and targeting; and writes and produces television, radio and digital ads that win elections.
Partner / Corporate Social Impact / Issue Communications / Political Campaigns / Education / Social Justice
Whether it’s casting a video to engage Mexican-American audiences in southern California or developing content that conveys complex information to D.C. opinion leaders, Jaime always aims for exact. A multi-talented communications guru with expertise in areas as diverse as labor, small business, aerospace and education, Jaime combines the grit of a Bronx-raised Colombian road cyclist with the savvy and eloquence of a Georgetown-trained Washingtonian.
Jaime began his career on Capitol Hill and has more than 20 years of policy and communications experience. He thrives on finding untapped opportunities, dives deep into issue areas, helps clients see around corners, and ensures every strategy is designed and implemented correctly from the start.
Jaime has managed major advertising and positioning accounts for corporations that include United Technologies, Sikorsky Aircraft, Honeywell and Pratt & Whitney. He is on the board of Operation Homefront and leads GMMB teams for a broad spectrum of nonprofit clients including Scholarship America, the National Council of La Raza, the Opportunity Finance Network, and the Council of the Great City Schools. He is also an advisor on teams for the American Beverage Association, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, AFSCME and a host of political clients.
Vice President / Political Campaigns
Maru is a communications and political consultant with more than 15 years of experience working in campaigns across the American continent. She leads GMMB’s political projects in Latin America. Her efforts in Mexico, Guatemala and Paraguay have included strategic consulting, message development, and writing and directing award-winning TV and radio advertisements that resulted in successful gubernatorial and presidential campaigns.
Maru works closely with candidates and their teams to develop effective strategies based on a deep analysis of all audiences, their cultures and their countries’ particular environments; and collaborating with local agencies to create persuasive messages and practices that engage people. Maru also helps develop strategies for social campaigns in the U.S. to reach Hispanic audiences. She has worked on projects for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Washington State Department of Health, the Council of the Great City Schools, Washington Health Benefit Exchange, among others.
Partner / Media Planning / Political Campaigns
Bradley directs GMMB’s media team, which was recognized by Media Week as the “best spot-buying operation” in the country. With 25 years of experience, he has designed successful plans for corporate and political campaigns.
Bradley and his team have extensive experience in strategy across all traditional and new media. Under his leadership, GMMB puts its clients at the forefront of today’s changing mass media environment, helping them navigate consumer-controlled content, technology-driven micro-targeting and audience segmentation.
In 2008 and 2012, Bradley’s team was responsible for the Obama for America media buy, which was named the Media Plan of the Year by Ad Week. Bradley has led the teams that placed media for presidential campaigns, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, and the Democratic Governors Association, and in 2015, his team began working with Hillary for America. Bradley has also managed media plans for brands, including AARP, Visa, American Beverage Association and CTIA-The Wireless Association.
Partner / Political Campaigns / Creative Content
Greg came to GMMB inspired by the firm’s role in helping elect the nation’s first African-American governor, Virginia’s Doug Wilder. Little did he know he’d go on to play a part in electing the nation’s first black president, and along the way, become an award-winning political and communications strategist for clients like the Save Darfur Coalition, CTIA – The Wireless Association, AARP and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, to name a few.
As a senior member of the media team for Barack Obama’s historic campaign for the presidency in 2008 and again in 2012, Greg authored many of the ads that powered the president to victory. His political resume also includes key roles in the campaigns of Mark Warner and Jim Webb, as well as Tim Johnson and Al Franken on behalf of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.
Greg got into politics because of his parents. His late father fled Cuba at the age of 15 and became a renowned professor of political science, and his mom is one of the last remaining Democratic office-holders in Campbell County, KY.
Senior Vice President & Media Director / Political Campaigns / Media Planning
Jesse has been a vital member of GMMB’s award-winning media planning and buying team for more than 13 years. With a deep understanding of advertising, data analytics, and politics, Jesse oversees a team of media planners and buyers, and works directly with clients to strategically construct and execute media plans with precision.
Jesse’s team uses the best research and data-driven optimization to create sophisticated media plans that deliver the most cost-effective and poignant executions. From his work with the American Public Transport Association to the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau, Jesse ensures that the audience profiles he creates are accurate and comprehensive by pairing existing research with client specific research to maximize results. His political work—including Obama For America and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee—combines audience modeling with relevancy targeting that ensures the right mix of traditional and non-traditional media tactics, leading to highly successful advertising campaigns.
Media Assistant / Media Planning / Political Campaigns
Ellie assists GMMB’s media buying team, tracking competitive advertising spending to send to the firm’s political clients. Before joining GMMB, Ellie interned at the National Museum of American History, was a fellow on the Wendy Davis for Governor Campaign, and managed the social media communications of Georgetown University’s American Studies program.
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.
Partner / Political Campaigns
In 2017, POLITICO named Anson to their “new guard power list,” calling him a “go-to ad guru for top candidates.” And with good reason. An award-winning media strategist, Anson has taken on leading roles in some of the highest-profile, hardest-fought campaigns of the past twenty years. As a senior member of Hillary Clinton’s presidential paid media team in 2016, ads he wrote, directed, and produced were called “masterful,” “powerful,” “brilliant,” and “the most memorable in years.” In 2012, he helped reelect President Obama, with ads that ran nationally and in battleground states. Its the same purpose driven commitment he’s brought to campaigns across the country, at the local, state and national level. Anson’s work extends outside the political realm as well, having provided strategic counsel to national and multinational nonprofit and Fortune 500 clients like the American Lung Association, Cisco Systems, and MGM Resorts International.
Partner / Political Campaigns / Education
Over the course of his extraordinary career, Frank has helped elect U.S. Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, South African President Nelson Mandela, Czechoslovakian President Vaclav Havel, Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom, and President Horacio Cartes in Paraguay.
Frank provides strategic advice and counsel to some of the world’s leading foundations, public interest groups, labor organizations and corporations, as well as candidates running for Congress, governor and Senate.
Assistant Account Executive / Political Campaigns
Bringing together her experience working with academic, agency, and political clients, Annie provides comprehensive account and communications support for GMMB’s political team. Prior to joining GMMB, Annie interned in the Arlington Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office, the U.S. House of Representatives, SKDKnickerbocker, and Duke University’s Office of News & Communications.
Account Executive / Political Campaigns
Valentina works with both GMMB’s political and issue clients, crafting communications strategies and messages that make an impact. Valentina also coordinates media and advertising for U.S. gubernatorial and Congressional campaigns, foundations, and corporations, bringing strong analytical and writing skills and attention to detail to her client work.
Prior to joining GMMB, Valentina worked on Hillary for America’s research team in the campaign’s Brooklyn headquarters, with previous experience at political consulting and advertising firms in New York City and Washington, D.C.