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08 May 2017

D.C. Political Vets Start Fresh Outside The Nation’s Capital in Silicon Valley

“We set our sights on the West Coast,” LaBolt told scores of political operatives, many turned tech executives. “There are a lot of people out here creating change and bumping up against institutional actors committed to defending the status quo.”

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08 May 2017

Forty Over 40 Asks: 12Qs for Ann Marie Habershaw, Leader in Business, Politics, and Champion of Women

Q & A with Ann Marie Habershaw, leader in business, politics, and champion of women. Ann Marie is innovating her field of work by being the COO of BPI which drives communications strategy for 12% of FORTUNE 100 companies and several of top 20 American non-profits.

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24 April 2017

BPI Partner Tim Lim Named To Politico Playbook’s “New Guard” Power List

Lim is a partner at Bully Pulpit Interactive, the top Democratic digital firm for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign and both of Barack Obama’s presidential campaigns. Now, he’s taking those political insights to corporate America.

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21 April 2017

BPI Names Obama Alumna Director in San Francisco Office

Bully Pulpit Interactive (BPI) announced former Barack Obama appointee Addie Whisenant as a new Director.

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21 April 2017

Addie Whisenant Joins Bully Pulpit Interactive

Addie Whisenant is joining Bully Pulpit Interactive as a director in their San Francisco office. She previously was director of African American media in the Obama White House and was also press secretary for HUD.

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06 April 2017

Advertisers, Consumers Take Notice of Trump’s Unusual Media Diet

Ben Coffey Clark, a founding partner at marketing agency Bully Pulpit Interactive, underscored how rapidly the advertising landscape has changed with the rise of digital advertising. Only a decade ago a full-page ad in a paper such as The Hill could suffice to reach the administration and cable news was reserved for bigger budgets.

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04 April 2017

What Will Democratic Campaigns Look Like In 2020? Hopefully, different than they look today.

Five months after Donald Trump’s presidential victory, it is time to stop looking backwards and start looking forwards at what Democrats can do to be more successful in 2018 and ultimately, the 2020 elections.

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06 February 2017

Most Internet traffic comes from bots, not people

One of Washington’s largest advertising agencies tells Axios that they have dozens of team members working to ensure advertising is seen by real people, not bots. “The investment we have made in technology to ensure we aren’t buying fraudulent traffic is extensive,” says Ben Coffey Clark, a partner at Bully Pulpit Interactive. “It’s a trust we take very seriously.”

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30 January 2017

How the American Democrats can oppose Donald Trump

Ben LaBolt, who served as a press secretary for Obama and now works as a political consultant, said: “Public opinion is going to matter and organising is going to matter. Ultimately, if [Trump is] trying to push through changes that the American people oppose, we’ve got to ensure that Congress hears those concerns.”

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20 December 2016

YouTube Gained Political Ad Revenue This Year, ​But Lost Influence With Voters

LaBolt isn’t pessimistic about YouTube’s standing for political advertisers – it’s gone from the only show in town to the biggest of two – but said that “while campaigns and politicians may be accustomed to more polished, produced video, Facebook and some others changed the game on videos feeling less polished and more authentic.”

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