Joe Slade White Named 2014 National Democratic Strategist of the Year

Joe Slade White Named 2014 National Democratic Strategist of the Year

SAN DIEGO, CA  –  Joe Slade White was named the 2014 National Democratic Strategist of the Year by the American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC) for his work winning the incredible come-from-behind write-in campaign for Mike Duggan for Mayor of Detroit.  One Detroit reporter called Duggan’s remarkable victory “extremely rare, like a unicorn.”

Joe Slade White & Company was honored with 10 total Pollie Awards for Advertising Excellence.  Watch the ads at the links below.

The awards ceremony is held every year to honor the previous year’s best work in political advertising and communications. The Pollie Awards have often been referred to as the “Oscars of Political Advertising.”

Joe Slade White & Company has been awarded more “Pollies” for excellence in political television than any other Democratic media consultant.  In the last 5 years alone, the firm has won 40 Pollie Awards. In previous years “Strategist of the Year” has been awarded to Obama 2012 Strategist Jim Messina, Obama 2008 Strategist David Axelrod, Ed Gillespie, and others.

“I’m very honored by to be chosen by my peers at the American Association of Political Consultants as the National Democratic Strategist of the Year,” said White. “I’ve always strived to create strategies and produce innovative media that strikes a chord with voters.  This year, more than ever, we needed to be unique, creative, and strategically sound to cut through the clutter and come out on top to win the toughest races.”

“Often times talented people in our field do things that seem impossible to others, and they do it with extraordinary effort and skills that have been honed over the years,” said AAPC Chairman Dale Emmons when introducing White at the awards ceremony in San Diego.  ”Joe Slade White is someone who’s had a distinguished career and lots of incredible wins over the years. He is this year’s Democratic Strategist of the Year.”

Joe Slade White & Company added to their previous awards with winners in the following categories:

10 POLLIE AWARD WINNERS (Watch the ads by clicking the links)
Special Pollie Award: Campaign Strategist of the Year:  Joe Slade White
Best in Show, Turnaround Detroit
Best Television/Radio Campaign, Turnaround Detroit
Best use of Negative/Contrast – Overall, Turnaround Detroit
Best Use of Humor, Turnaround Detroit
Best Use of Negative/Contrast – TV, Turnaround Detroit
Web Video – Best Use of Pre-Roll Video, Turnaround Detroit 
Web Video – Best Technology Innovation, Turnaround Detroit Vine Ads 1 & 2
Internet Advertising (online/social/mobile), Turnaround Detroit
Best Use of Radio – Independent Expenditure Campaign Mayor, Turnaround Detroit

SPECIAL COLLECTIVE AWARD WINNER
* Best Multi-Screen Campaign, Turnaround Detroit (Presented by Collective)