Joe Slade White & Company Wins Pollie Award for the “Best Public Affairs Campaign in the Nation” that Defeated David Beckham’s Soccer Stadium Proposal in Miami
American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC) recognizes Joe Slade White & Company for exceptional work during its annual Pollie Awards Conference in New Orleans.
NEW ORLEANS – The American Association of Political Consultants at its annual Pollie Awards ceremony singled out Joe Slade White & Company for a special “Excellence Pollie Award” for the “Best Public Affairs Campaign in the Nation” – an upset victory that stopped David Beckham’s proposed soccer stadium at the Port of Miami, Florida.
The Pollie Awards are the industry’s highest honor bestowed on political consultants at the national and international level. Esquire Magazine has called the Pollies, “The Oscars of political advertising.”
This also marks the first time in the history of the Pollies that a media firm has been awarded the AAPC’s highest “Excellence Pollie Award” in two successive years. Last year, the AAPC awarded Joe Slade White the “Excellence Pollie” that named him the “National Democratic Strategist of the Year”.
In February, Campaigns and Elections Magazine also honored the firm with a national “Reed Award” for the same upset victory against David Beckham’s soccer stadium proposal.
The Pollie for “Best National Public Affairs Campaign of the Year” was awarded for the firm’s innovative campaign that won against David Beckham’s proposal to locate a soccer stadium at the Port of Miami. Facing incredible odds, Joe Slade White & Company unleashed cutting edge technologies and targeting, combined with the creativity and strategy the firm is known for, to help win this upset victory.
In addition to the “Best Public Affairs Campaign in the Nation”, the firm was also singled out for Pollie Awards in the categories of “Best Use of Voter-File Matched Digital Advertising” for its innovative digital targeting in the Miami campaign; for “Best Cable-Only Television Advertising” for the Prop 1 initiative in Michigan; for “Best Use of Humor” for a successful public affairs campaign in Michigan; and for “Best Use of Radio” also in the Miami stadium campaign.
“I’m grateful to our incredibly talented team who take on the toughest challenges and make all this possible. And to our great clients who had faith in us to take on some of the hardest battles around the country and win,” said Joe Slade White.
The AAPC also recognized the firm’s Senior Vice President, Ben Nuckels, as one of the “40 Best and Brightest Campaign Professionals Under 40 Years Old.”
The AAPC announced this year’s winners at the 2015 Annual Pollie Awards & Conference on March 19 in New Orleans, LA. The Pollie Awards are bipartisan honors awarded annually by the AAPC to members of the political advertising and communications industry who have demonstrated superior work on behalf of their candidates and causes. A blind jury of their peers selects AAPC award winners.