Featured Press Release
DDC Wins More Pollies
Apr 2, 2015
Washington, DC – DDC, the leader in issue advocacy for nearly two decades, is proud to announce that it has been awarded two coveted Pollie Awards from the AAPC, the industry’s highest honor bestowed upon political consultants at the national and international levels. DDC was recognized for its exemplary work in web design for PAC donation pages and in radio advertising campaigns at the national level.
“It’s great to be recognized by the AAPC for the work we continue to deliver for our clients,” said B.R. McConnon, DDC’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “For nearly 20 years and in a growing number of countries around the world, we’ve seen a lot of success connecting our clients’ brands and issue campaigns to highly credible, hard-to-reach advocates who can make the difference between winning and losing for many of our clients.”
This is the second year in a row DDC has been recognized by the AAPC—and the second year the firm submitted entries to the Pollie Awards. The firm’s work on behalf of General Motors PAC, the automobile manufacturer’s political action committee, earned a silver Pollie in the Web Design category (“Best Landing Page/Donation Page). In the Radio Public Affairs division, DDC won the silver for “Best Use of Radio for a National Organization” for its work on behalf of the National Association of REALTORS®’ for the “Down the Drain: Fighting Article 3 in Maine” campaign.
With more than 2,400 entries, this year’s Contest was the largest in AAPC history. “It’s exciting to see the growth of the industry reflected in the Pollie Awards,” said AAPC President Art Hackney. “We continue to refine categories, making the contest easier to enter—yet harder to win. This year’s winners represent the very best in the business of politics.”
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. Esquire magazine has dubbed the Pollies as “…the Oscars of political advertising.”
Founded in 1996, DDC is a leading, full-service, international public affairs firm with engagements in 16 countries. DDC employs 145 employees and a network of more than 400 operatives throughout the world, executing custom-designed engagement programs and communications campaigns for corporate, government, nonprofit, and trade association clients. A member of the DAS Group of Companies, a division of Omnicom Group Inc., DDC leverages data-driven insights and analytics, combined with cutting-edge technology and a strategic mix of activation strategies to identify, engage and recruit high-quality advocates to take action on critical issues for our clients. Learn more at www.ddcpublicaffairs.com.
About the 2015 AAPC Pollie Awards & Conference
As the premier industry event, the 2015 AAPC Pollie Awards & Conference features cutting-edge programming on key industry trends, including a look ahead to the next election cycle; influencing voters in the digital media space; the politics of energy; and innovative ways to target emerging communities. Widely recognized as the must-attend event for political consultants, media buyers, public affairs specialists, suppliers, industry leaders and journalists, the 2015 AAPC Pollie Awards & Conference was attended by more than 570 political professionals. For details, visit www.theaapc.org .
Founded in 1969, the AAPC is a multi-partisan organization of political and public affairs professionals dedicated to improving democracy. The AAPC has over 1,250 members hailing from all corners of the globe. It is the largest association of political and public affairs professionals in the world. For more information, see www.theaapc.org.