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There is a lot going on — and changing — in the world of advertising, branding, communications, marketing, and politics. We will be sharing our thoughts and perspective and our sense of what this means for our clients and partners.

City & State New York | Poll: What New York political insiders thought before the pandemic

City & State New York | Poll: What New York political insiders thought before the pandemic

Poll: What New York political insiders thought before the pandemic There was widespread agreement on what would actually get done…

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2020 rivals aim to slow Bloomberg’s surge as he faces his first debate in Vegas

2020 rivals aim to slow Bloomberg’s surge as he faces his first debate in Vegas

Article: 2020 rivals aim to slow Bloomberg's surge as he faces his first debate in Vegas by Stephen Loiaconi |…

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Tom Perez must go: The party chair is dragging Democrats down at the worst possible moment

Tom Perez must go: The party chair is dragging Democrats down at the worst possible moment

Article: Tom Perez must go: The party chair is dragging Democrats down at the worst possible moment By BRADLEY HONAN…

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Trump’s Impeachment Bump

Trump’s Impeachment Bump

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Sinclair Broadcast Group: Can Mike Bloomberg win? Experts say Democrats shouldn’t count him out

Sinclair Broadcast Group: Can Mike Bloomberg win? Experts say Democrats shouldn’t count him out

Article: Can Mike Bloomberg win? Experts say Democrats shouldn't count him out by Stephen Loiaconi | Friday, January 17th 2020…

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New York Daily News: Queens loves me, Elizabeth Crowley claims in poll about borough president race

New York Daily News: Queens loves me, Elizabeth Crowley claims in poll about borough president race

Former Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley is stepping up efforts in her Queens borough president run with a poll finding one in…

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NY Post: Michael Bloomberg might be better off skipping Democratic debates: experts

NY Post: Michael Bloomberg might be better off skipping Democratic debates: experts

He may be the 14th richest person on Earth, but one thing Michael Bloomberg can’t buy is a spot in the 2020…

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Jewish Week: Ocasio-Cortez Newest Test For Centrist Democrats

Jewish Week: Ocasio-Cortez Newest Test For Centrist Democrats

Robert Zimmerman, a longtime Democratic National Committee member from Great Neck, L.I., and a staunch Israel supporter, is in a…

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Twitter Analysis of November 2019 Democratic Debate

Twitter Analysis of November 2019 Democratic Debate

Honan Strategy Group and WPA Intelligence have conducted a comprehensive analysis of the Twitter conversation surrounding the November 2019 Democratic…

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CNN OP ED: Michael Bloomberg is the antidote to Donald Trump

CNN OP ED: Michael Bloomberg is the antidote to Donald Trump

There will come a day when Donald J. Trump is no longer the President of the United States. For hopeful…

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Bradley Honan Tweet mentioned on Rush Limbaugh

Bradley Honan Tweet mentioned on Rush Limbaugh

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WSJ: Facebook Ad Prices Surge Due to Barrage by Democratic Hopefuls

WSJ: Facebook Ad Prices Surge Due to Barrage by Democratic Hopefuls

Article: Facebook Ad Prices Surge Due to Barrage by Democratic Hopefuls By Emily Glazer and Patience Haggin | Updated Aug.…

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10 Key Insights from CampaignTech

10 Key Insights from CampaignTech

I have recently returned from Campaigns and Elections’ Annual CampaignTech conference – attended by nearly 450 practitioners from across the…

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Vice: Mitt Romney Might Become Trump’s Next Great Nemesis

Vice: Mitt Romney Might Become Trump’s Next Great Nemesis

With the Democrats soon to be in control of the House of Representatives, the inside-the-beltway punditry has largely posited that a…

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CNN Op Ed: Please, Hillary, don’t do it

CNN Op Ed: Please, Hillary, don’t do it

CNN Op Ed: Please, Hillary, don't do it By Bradley Honan and Arick Wierson It was bound to happen. Somehow,…

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Democrats Beware

Democrats Beware

While Election Day can’t come soon enough for Democrats, longer term disappointment may sadly be in the air on Wednesday…

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NY Observer: Refurbished Vintage Vehicles Are Playing a Major Role in the Midterms

NY Observer: Refurbished Vintage Vehicles Are Playing a Major Role in the Midterms

Article: Refurbished Vintage Vehicles Are Playing a Major Role in the Midterms By Arick Wierson • 11/04/18 The image of…

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NY Observer: Michael Bloomberg for President? Experts Weigh in on How He Could Succeed in 2020

NY Observer: Michael Bloomberg for President? Experts Weigh in on How He Could Succeed in 2020

By Arick Wierson 10/16/18 2:11pm https://observer.com/2018/10/michael-bloomberg-democratic-primary-vp-picks/ Last Wednesday, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg posted on Instagram a picture…

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Two Important Polling Trends Emerge from Kavanaugh Hearings

Two Important Polling Trends Emerge from Kavanaugh Hearings

Recent public opinion polling data has highlighted two important political implications for Democrats following that Kavanaugh hearings. Democratic Enthusiasm Gap:…

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CNBC: Nicaragua is on the verge of civil war. The fallout could become the ‘biggest wild card’ in the midterm elections

CNBC: Nicaragua is on the verge of civil war. The fallout could become the ‘biggest wild card’ in the midterm elections

It's been just over thirty years since Nicaragua dominated U.S. headlines during the famous Iran-Contra Affair. The scandal revealed that senior members of…

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The Democrat’s Sisyphean Challenge – Part Two

The Democrat’s Sisyphean Challenge – Part Two

My previous post, on the institutional barriers facing Democrats, outlined that Democrats will need at a minimum a very decisive…

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Philadelphia Tribune: Trump and Koch brothers in battle of billionaires

Philadelphia Tribune: Trump and Koch brothers in battle of billionaires

Article: Trump and Koch brothers in battle of billionaires by Arick Wierson | Aug 7, 2018 (https://www.phillytrib.com/commentary/columns/trump-and-koch-brothers-in-battle-of-billionaires/article_9176c6c1-dc12-5a2d-8932-6b1b8bc9e310.html) One would be…

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The Cannes Creativity Trap

The Cannes Creativity Trap

In the aftermath of the Cannes Lions Festival, it’s worth kicking the tires about whether this sun, sand, and Rosé…

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Facebook: The Real Threat They Face

Facebook: The Real Threat They Face

Facebook: The Real Threat They Face As Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg demonstrated over the last several days with his congressional…

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Political Campaigns in Transition:  What I Heard at Campaign Tech Expo

Political Campaigns in Transition:  What I Heard at Campaign Tech Expo

Political Campaigns in Transition:  What I Heard at Campaign Tech Expo I recently spent a very interesting couple of days…

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The Myth of the Independent Voter:  Alive and Well Today

The Myth of the Independent Voter:  Alive and Well Today

The Myth of the Independent Voter:  Alive and Well Today Every week that goes by brings us closer to the…

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The Democrat’s Sisyphean Challenge

The Democrat’s Sisyphean Challenge

The Democrat’s Sisyphean Challenge  In ancient Greek mythology Sisyphus was punished and forced for eternity to roll an enormous boulder up a hill only…

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Sentiment Analysis in Social Networks

Sentiment Analysis in Social Networks

Bradley Honan has co-written a chapter in the Sentiment Analysis in Social Networks book by Federico Alberto Pozzi, Elisabetta Fersini, Enza Messina,…

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Ukrainian Television Station Channel 11 Exit Poll

Ukrainian Television Station Channel 11 Exit Poll

DNIPROPETROVSK, Ukraine, Oct. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- An election day Exit Poll of Parliamentary District 24 (Dnipropetrovsk) conducted by U.S. opinion research firm KRC Research…

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MarketWatch: Voters want candidates to be civil

MarketWatch: Voters want candidates to be civil

Original article by Al Lewis (https://www.marketwatch.com/story/voters-want-candidates-to-be-civil-2012-10-03) DENVER — About half of Americans would appreciate it if Gov. Mitt Romney and…

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Silent Marketing: Micro-targeting

Silent Marketing: Micro-targeting

Introduction TiVo lets you get the entertainment you want. Xbox allows you to create the gaming experience you want. Google,…

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White House lessons for Downing Street.

White House lessons for Downing Street.

Dr. Jack Cunningham, the government's new official 'Cabinet Enforcer' has the first chance in a generation to redefine and rework…

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