On February 4, 2011, Campaigns & Elections magazine held the third annual Reed Award Dinner in Washington, DC.
On February 4, 2011, Campaigns & Elections magazine held the third annual Reed Award Dinner in Washington, DC. Political consultants and public affairs executives were recognized for their outstanding work and creativity in the 2010 mid-term elections. "Winning a Reed Award is considered to be one of the most prestigious honors in the business of politics and Campaigns & Elections congratulates the finalists and winners," said Publisher of Campaigns & Elections, Paul Plawin. "It is truly a remarkable achievement and we would like to thank the judges and the winners for their contributions to electoral politics and making the Reed Awards such a memorable experience." The 2011 Reed Award Winners are as follows: Automated Phone Calls – Independent Expenditure or Public Affairs Advocacy Stones’ Phones Proud to be Average – Iowa State Education Automated Phone – State Legislative and Local Candidate Front Porch Strategies Sooner Magic! Automated Phone – Congressional Candidate PoliticalRobocalls.com Zach Galifianakis: The Annoyance is Worth It Automated Phone – Statewide Candidate Zata3 Consulting No Respect for WomenLive Phone – Best Overall Use of a Telephone Town Hall Zata3 Consulting Cousin Bobby is on the PhoneLive Phone – Independent Expenditure or Public Affairs Advocacy Winning Connections Sportsmen for HeinrichLive Phone – State Legislative and Local Candidate Zata3 Consulting Dialing in Four Victories in Colorado Live Phone – Congressional Candidate Winning Connections Jim Cooper Live Social-Pressure and Plan Live Phone – Statewide Candidate Winning Connections Mike Beebe for Governor: Early Vote GOTV Newspaper – Other Newspaper Ads GMMB Clean Energy Works - OilephantNewspaper – Local, County, Statehouse or Judicial Newspaper Ad San Francisco Association of Realtors Chinese Print Ad Newspaper – Statewide Newspaper Ad Hackney & Hackney, Inc. Face-to-FaceNewspaper – Toughest Newspaper Ad Rainmaker Shameful Radio – Best Use of Voice Over Talent GMMB & Armour Media Friends of Barbara Boxer – Overboard Radio – Toughest Radio Ad Rainmaker Hootie Dropped the Ball RapidResponse Media, Inc. & Let Freedom Ring Princess Lisa Radio – Best Radio Ad Hackney & Hackney , Inc. Asteroid Technology – Best International Website Blue State Digital Dilma Rousseff for President Technology – Best Online Fundraising Piryx Year of the Political Entrepreneur Technology – Web Video: Ballot Initiative and Independent Expenditures The Strategy Group for Media Liberty and Freedom Foundation “Thirteen Trillion” Technology – Web Video: Candidate The Strategy Group for Media Sean Duffy for Congress - “Bulls Eye” Technology – Website: Independent Expenditure Campaign/Issue Advocacy Upstream Communications National Republican Senatorial Committee Technology – Website: State Legislative and Local Races Upstream Communications Liberal Loretta – Linda Harper Brown for Texas Technology – Website: Congressional The Prosper Group Michael Grimm for Congress Buzzmaker Steve Israel for Long Island Technology – Website: Statewide Races Red Yawp Digital John McCain 2010 Integrated Web Strategy Governor Jan Brewer 2010 Signage & Logo Material – Billboard/Bus Signs The Singularis Group Clean Sweep Bus Wrap Signage & Logo Material – Most Original/Innovative Collateral Item Stearns Consulting No on B Rally TowelSignage & Logo Material – Yard/Outdoor Signs Whitehurst Mosher Campaign Strategy Perata House Direct Mail – Best Non-US Campaign (International) NOW Communications Group What’s the Plan? Direct Mail – Ballot Initiative San Francisco Association of Realtors “Undeserved Benefits” (No on F) Direct Mail – Best Villain Kennedy Communications Playbook Best Overall Biographical Mail The Beytin Agency Bea’s Story Direct Mail – Independent Expenditure and Issue Advocacy San Francisco Association of Realtors “Fairness” (No on F) Direct Mail – Best Mail that Never Saw the Light of Day The Campaign Workshop Golden Parachute Lisella Public Affairs/Axiom Strategies Jobs Direct Mail – Democratic Independent Expenditure Campaign/Issue Advocacy Gold Communications & Andi Pringle Not Invited Direct Mail – Republican Independent Expenditure and Issue Advocacy The San Diego Group Tax Man Direct Mail – Democratic County, Local and Judicial Candidate Rainmaker Webster’s Dictionary Direct Mail – Republican County, Local, Judicial CandidateAxiom Strategies Dump Dooley Direct Mail – Democratic State Legislative Candidate Gumbinner & Davies Communications “Cat Food”Direct Mail – Republican State Legislative Candidate Persuasion Partners Faison: Lenticular The Lukens Company Eckerty Bio Larkin Brody Associates Senator AJ Wilhelmi is a Pig Direct Mail – Democratic Congressional Candidate Petel and Company Iwo Vets Mission Control Compass/Wrong Islands Gumbinner & Davies Communications American DreamDirect Mail – Republican Congressional Candidate Curtis Scott Advertising Inc. Biggert Testimonial thetrazgroup Meet Rob Chris Russell Consulting, LLC Unemployed Direct Mail – Democratic Statewide Candidate Kennedy Communications Sestak Intro Gumbinner & Davies Communications “Pat on the Back” Mission Control Inc. Skyler Direct Mail – Republican Statewide Candidate Faulkner Strategies CristerDirect Mail – Toughest Direct Mail Piece Gumbinner & Davies Communications “I Hit Cops” The Public Response Group, Inc. Two Questions – Sam Page for State Senate The Chadderdon Group She’s Scared Special Categories: Best International Campaign NOW Communications Group, Inc. Anti-Privatization Campaign Special Categories – Best GOTV Plan and Execution Murphy Turner Associates Stefani Carter for State Representative Integrated Web Strategy U.S. Chamber of Commerce – Vote for Business Special Categories – Best Use of a Printed Communication (non-mailed) Tuesday Associates Marty Lamb Sick of Congress Barf Bags Special Categories – Best Use of Targeting Technology The Prosper Group Sharron Angle Online Fundraising Donor Best Use of Mobile Technology Revolution Messaging Harry Reid Mobile Connell Donatelli, Inc. and Campaign Solutions Michele Bachmann Mobile Surge Special Categories – Best Use of Email/Viral Marketing HighGround, Inc.Secure the Border – Arizona Sing-A-Long Special Categories – Best Use of New Technology The Mellman Group Ad Testing Through Randomized Online Experiments Special Categories – Best Use of Social Networking Technology RBI Strategies & Research Bernie Buescher for Colorado Secretary of State DCI Group & Activision-Blizzard Call of Duty Endowment Memorial Day Campaign Special Categories – Most Innovative Product of the Year FLS Connect American Crossroads Canvass NV & CO with GeoConnect Special Categories – Best Earned Media Around a Single Event Murray Hill Incorporated Murray Hill Incorporated for Congress Special Categories – Best Special Election Campaign Fight Back New York Fight Back New York Targets Hiram Monserrate Special Categories – Best Public Affairs Campaign Truman Project Operation Free Revolution Agency U.S. Chamber: Stop the CFPA Campaign Hackney & Hackney , Inc. Pebble Mine Special Categories – Most Daring (and Successful) Tactic The Prosper Group Welcome to Nevada – Sharron Angle for Senate Special Categories – Best Bare-Knuckled Street Fight Victory The Campaign Group How Joe Sestak beat the President and the Entire Democratic Establishment to Beat Arlen SpecterSpecial Categories – Best Campaign Comeback Campaign Manager Brandon Hall, Senior Adviser Rebecca Lambe, The Mellman Group, GMMB and Ambrosino Muir & Hansen Harry Reid for Senate TV – Best Non-US Campaign (International) Exata Consulting Roberto Teixeira STPOLITICS (SEGARRATERES) Play Nice, Play Fair! Quintella Gerez Branding Ltda. WATCH Brazil TV – Best Use of Voice Over Talent The Strategy Group for Media Rand Paul for United States Senate – Stamp of Approval TV – Independent Expenditure Campaign/Issue Advocacy Hackney & Hackney, Inc. Best Athletes GMMB Clean Energy Works – Clean UpTV – Ballot Initiative Goddard Claussen Public Affairs Lights Out Chris Mottola Consulting, Inc. Warning LabelTV – Democratic Independent Expenditure and Issue Advocacy GMMB Mr. BibbsTV – Republican Independent Expenditure and Issue Advocacy OnMessage, Inc. National Republican Senatorial Committee Schubert Flint Public Affairs Ninety Days TV – Democratic Local, County or Judicial Candidate Whitehurst Mosher Campaign Strategy Perata Believe! TV – Republican Local, County or Judicial Candidate The Strategy Group for Media Julie Hubler for Franklin County Commissioner TV – Democratic State Legislative Candidate Strategic Campaign Media “One” TV – Republican State Legislative Candidate Murphy Turner Associates TX HD 101 Cindy Burkett “One of Us” TV – Democratic Congressional Candidate Tipping Point Strategies DogTV – Republican Congressional Candidate The Strategy Group for Media Sean Duffy for Congress – Get America Rolling TV – Democratic Statewide Candidate Trippi & Associates “Echo” Brown for Governor TV – Republican Statewide Candidate Lincoln Strategy Group Convicted TV – Most Effective Comparative Television Advertisement Trippi & Associates “Echo” Brown for Governor 2010 TV – Best Villain GMMB Clean Energy Works Clean-Up TV – Toughest Television Advertisement Revolution Agency Republican State Leadership Committee: Espinoza GMMB Harry Reid for Senate – Not My Job The Campaign Group How Joe Sestak ended Arlen Specter’s Bid for SenateTV – Best Ad that Never Saw the Light of Day Scott Howell and Company California Struble Eichenbaum Communications “Party” Adelstein Liston “Hector” (for Congresswoman Suzanne Kosmas)