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Bloomberg's Ad Guru Joins SKDK

Fri, Feb. 11, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Mackey ReedMackey Reed, who was deputy director for paid media for Mike Bloomberg’s presidential campaign, has joined SKDK as senior VP.

Mercury Taps Trump Campaign Guru

Mon, Feb. 7, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Susie WilesSusie Wiles, a top advisor to former president Trump, has joined Mercury Public Affairs as co-chair of its Florida and Washington offices.


NYS AG James Talks to SKDK

Mon, Oct. 4, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Letitia JamesNew York attorney general Letitia James, who is weighing a primary challenge to governor Kathy Hochul, may bring on SKDKnickerbocker for political counsel.

SKDKnickerbocker Taps Sen. Kellyís Strategist

Fri, Feb. 19, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Pia CarusoneSKDKnickerbocker has hired Pia Carusone, who handled astronaut Mark Kelly's successful 2020 race for the Arizona Senate seat, as managing director and co-head of its political department.

Team Biden's Ridder Moves to Precision Strategies

Thu, Feb. 4, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Jenn RidderJenn Ridder, who was national states director of Biden for President, has joined Precision Strategies to lead its mobilization & campaign management practice.

What to Expect from the Biden Administration on Climate Change

Fri, Jan. 15, 2021

By Michael Kempner

Michael KempnerOn January 20, we will begin to see a monumental shift in federal policies to address climate change and the environment. President-elect Biden has said that he wants to be a global leader on climate issues and plans to enforce new climate policies whenever he can.

Imagining the Trump Presidential Library

Mon, Nov. 16, 2020

By Bill Huey

LibraryThere's no word on a Trump presidential library yet, but it's not too early to try to enivsion what it might look like. Here are few educated guesses as to its location and contents.

PR Pro Hopson Returns to Political Arena

Wed, May 13, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Andy HopsonAndy Hopson, a veteran of Ogilvy, Publicis, Burson-Marsteller, Ruder Finn, has signed on as director of communications for Republican Gavin Rollins, who is running to succeed the retiring Congressman Ted Yoho in Florida.

Americans Think Fake News Targets Their Beliefs

Thu, Feb. 13, 2020

By Jon Gingerich

Fake NewsA Pew Research Center report found one issue on which Democrats and Republicans seem to agree: both sides believe fake news is biased against their political party more than the other.

Spicer Dances to NYC Congressional Race

Wed, Sep. 11, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Sean SpicerOusted White House press secretary Sean Spicer is helping a Republican candidate in her bid to unseat Staten Island/south Brooklyn Congressman, Max Rose.

Grisham Named WH Press Secretary

Tue, Jun. 25, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Stephanie GrishamStephanie Grisham, who has been on Team Trump since 2015, most recently as Melania Trump's communications director, will be taking over the role of press secretary at the White House from Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

Schmidt Stays on Team Schultz

Thu, Jun. 13, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Steve SchmidtSteve Schmidt, former Edelman vice chairman and campaign strategist for John McCain’s presidential run, will continue to advise former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, who has suspended his long-shot run for the White House.

Guidelines Push Transparency for Political Ads

Tue, Jun. 4, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Political adThe Digital Advertising Alliance says it will begin enforcing its new transparency guidelines for political advertisers, including use of the “Political Ad” icon, on Nov. 1.