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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/Honan Strategy Group Poll: Insiders unimpressed with de Blasio’s pandemic response

City & State/Honan Strategy Group Poll: Insiders unimpressed with de Blasio’s pandemic response

By JEFF COLTIN | NOVEMBER 24, 2020 | Original Article Almost 6 in 10 political insiders think New York City…

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City & State/Honan Strategy Group Poll: City finances will recover in 2-5 years

City & State/Honan Strategy Group Poll: City finances will recover in 2-5 years

November 17, 2020 | By JEFF COLTIN | Original Article The New York City government is in a bad financial situation,…

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Campaigns and Elections Magazine Op Ed: Two Things The 2020 Exit Polls Can Actually Tell Us

Campaigns and Elections Magazine Op Ed: Two Things The 2020 Exit Polls Can Actually Tell Us

Nov 11, 2020 | By Bradley Honan | Original Article We know that Joe Biden will be the next president of…

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Campaigns and Elections Magazine Mexico Op Ed: Dos cosas que las encuestas de salida en el 2020 pueden enseñarnos

Campaigns and Elections Magazine Mexico Op Ed: Dos cosas que las encuestas de salida en el 2020 pueden enseñarnos

By Bradley Honan | Original Article Bradley Honan. C&E USA. Sabemos que Joe Biden será el próximo presidente de Estados…

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City & State/Honan Strategy Group Poll: Stringer leads informal poll of political

City & State/Honan Strategy Group Poll: Stringer leads informal poll of political

NOVEMBER 10, 2020 | By JEFF COLTIN | Original Article Who will be New York City’s next mayor? And who should be New York City’s…

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Campaigns & Elections Magazine Op Ed: What we will be watching for on Election Day

Campaigns & Elections Magazine Op Ed: What we will be watching for on Election Day

November 3, 2020 | By Bradley Honan and Elisabeth Zeche | Original Article When the first polling sites start to close in Georgia at…

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CNN Op Ed: Donald Trump has run a historically bad re-election campaign

CNN Op Ed: Donald Trump has run a historically bad re-election campaign

October 29, 2020 | By Arick Wierson and Bradley Honan | Original Article As we head into the final days…

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Trump aims to challenge Biden on son’s emails, corruption claims at final debate

Trump aims to challenge Biden on son’s emails, corruption claims at final debate

By Stephen Loiaconi | October 19th, 2020 | Original Article WASHINGTON (SBG) — Former Vice President Joe Biden has avoided wading…

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Jerusalem Post Op Ed: Are Democratic Socialists driving Jewish voters away?

Jerusalem Post Op Ed: Are Democratic Socialists driving Jewish voters away?

OCTOBER 12, 2020 | By BRADLEY HONAN, ELISABETH ZECHE | Original Article US President Donald Trump’s November 2016 election affirmed that important…

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CNN Op Ed: The Republican who could help defeat Trump

CNN Op Ed: The Republican who could help defeat Trump

October 9, 2020 | By Arick Wierson and Bradley Honan | Original Article After the nation and the world witnessed…

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Campaigns and Elections Op Ed: How down ballot campaigns should read the national polls

Campaigns and Elections Op Ed: How down ballot campaigns should read the national polls

Oct 1, 2020 | By Bradley Honan and Elisabeth Zeche | Original Article In a cycle when every campaign seems…

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As Trump spotlights judicial nominations, Biden offers little insight on his plans

As Trump spotlights judicial nominations, Biden offers little insight on his plans

September 15, 2020 | By Stephen Loiaconi | Original Article WASHINGTON (SBG) — President Donald Trump has placed his record of conservative…

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Worth Magazine: New Technologies Are Ushering in the Biggest Revolution in Senior Care in Over a Century

Worth Magazine: New Technologies Are Ushering in the Biggest Revolution in Senior Care in Over a Century

September 1, 2020 | by Arick Wierson | Original Article COVID-19 has put a spotlight on a fragile senior care system,…

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Quirks Op Ed: A new manifesto for market research at a critical inflection point

Quirks Op Ed: A new manifesto for market research at a critical inflection point

August 17, 2020 | By Bradley Honan | Original Article It’s worth a pause to take stock of where the…

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CNN Op Ed: Biden’s biggest impact would come from serving a single term

CNN Op Ed: Biden’s biggest impact would come from serving a single term

August 14, 2020 | By Arick Wierson and Bradley Honan | Original Article On Tuesday, Joe Biden announced that Kamala Harris was…

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Campaigns and Election Op Ed: Where Self Funders Go Wrong

Campaigns and Election Op Ed: Where Self Funders Go Wrong

Aug 11, 2020 | By Bradley Honan & Elisabeth Zeche | Original Article Back in June, Adam Schleifer became the latest in a…

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Letter to the Editor: Bill Olner: A True Man of the People

Letter to the Editor: Bill Olner: A True Man of the People

To the Editor, I read your obituary about the untimely passing of Bill Olner with great sadness and grief. I…

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Possibility of early presidential debate fades as commission rejects Trump’s request

Possibility of early presidential debate fades as commission rejects Trump’s request

Thursday, August 6th 2020 | by Stephen Loiaconi | Original Article WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) — The Commission on Presidential Debates said Thursday…

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CNN Op Ed: : Why the next 100 days may be the most consequential in American history

CNN Op Ed: : Why the next 100 days may be the most consequential in American history

July 26, 2020 | Opinion by Arick Wierson and Bradley Honan | Original Article In 100 days Americans will cast their…

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CNN Op Ed: Democrats, it’s too soon to cheer Trump’s defeat

CNN Op Ed: Democrats, it’s too soon to cheer Trump’s defeat

July 9, 2020 | Opinion by Arick Wierson and Bradley Honan | Original Article One need not listen hard these…

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Campaigns & Elections Op Ed: A Viewer’s Guide to the 2020 Polling Wars

Campaigns & Elections Op Ed: A Viewer’s Guide to the 2020 Polling Wars

Jul 8, 2020 | By Bradley Honan | Original Article The first shots have been fired in the 2020 polling wars. From now…

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City & State New York: Buffeted by crises, will New York regain its footing?

City & State New York: Buffeted by crises, will New York regain its footing?

By JON LENTZ | JUNE 30, 2020 | Original Article Will New York regain its footing in the wake of the coronavirus…

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Op Ed: NEW YORK DAILY NEWS:  Primary politics: a game of inches

Op Ed: NEW YORK DAILY NEWS: Primary politics: a game of inches

JUN 23, 2020 | By BRADLEY HONAN and ELISABETH ZECHE  | Original Article  We are nearing the two-year anniversary of the earthquake that…

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City & State New York:  Poll: 1 in 10 political insiders approve of de Blasio

City & State New York: Poll: 1 in 10 political insiders approve of de Blasio

JUNE 22, 2020 | By JON LENTZ | Original Article New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s reputation has been in tatters in…

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News Daily: De Blasio’s relationship with the NYPD receives harsh criticism

News Daily: De Blasio’s relationship with the NYPD receives harsh criticism

June 5, 2020 | Original Article Final Point Poll shows no clear front-runner in Democratic primary to replace LaValle There’s…

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The East Hampton Star:  Fleming Now in Dead Heat in Poll

The East Hampton Star: Fleming Now in Dead Heat in Poll

June 4, 2020 | By Christopher Walsh | Original Article The campaign of Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming, who is seeking the Democratic…

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Talking Point: Poll suggests CD1 race is tight as finish line nears

Talking Point: Poll suggests CD1 race is tight as finish line nears

Newsday.com | June 2, 2020 | Original A new poll commissioned by Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming’s campaign suggests a tight…

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Disparity in Trump and Biden’s relationship with media could impact 2020 race

Disparity in Trump and Biden’s relationship with media could impact 2020 race

by Stephen Loiaconi  |  Tuesday, May 12th 2020 Original Article WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) — President Donald Trump continues to spend much more…

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Campaigns & Elections Op Ed: Modeling Turnout And Polling Universes In A Covid Election

Campaigns & Elections Op Ed: Modeling Turnout And Polling Universes In A Covid Election

May 11, 2020 | By Bradley Honan Original Article The realities of the COVID-19 pandemic mean that we need to…

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CNN Op Ed: The key area where Trump is trouncing Biden

CNN Op Ed: The key area where Trump is trouncing Biden

Opinion by Arick Wierson and Bradley Honan Updated 11:36 AM ET, Thu April 23, 2020 Original Article By historical standards,…

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Trump’s Home Run Performance Has Me Worried

Trump’s Home Run Performance Has Me Worried

By Bradley Honan Facts aside, President Trump delivered a home run performance at his State of the Union address earlier…

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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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Bradley Honan appears in Tagesthemen

Bradley Honan appears in Tagesthemen

Tagesthemen 22:15 Uhr, 18.02.2020 | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWT1-RiU-EY [fvplayer id="5"]

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

Daily News Op Ed: 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 (Original Article) One would…

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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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