News and Media

insert image

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.

Opinion: Top political operatives weigh in on New York’s 2022 midterm elections

By Bradley Honan | November 22, 2022 | Original Article The recent statewide and local elections across New York state drew national and even international…

Read more

NBC THINK: Democrats lost the U.S. House but stopped a red wave. How?

Nov. 17, 2022 | Original Article Since World War II, U.S. presidents have seen their parties lose seats in the House…

Read more

Bradley Honan joins Capitol Pressroom to discuss the 2022 elections.

November 9, 2022 | Original Article The Capitol Pressroom · Making sense of New York's elections Democratic political operative Bradley…

Read more

PRSA-NY and Honan Strategy Group Reveal the 2022 State of Mental Health in Public Relations Report

October 27, 2022 12:56 | Original Article Today, PRSA-NY announced the 2022 State of Mental Health in Public Relations Report…

Read more

Opinion: Governor’s race now a nailbiter

By BRADLEY HONAN and ELISABETH ZECHE | October 22, 2022 | Original Article A wave of recent public opinion polling makes…

Read more

Opinion: Abortion politics are not necessarily a silver bullet for Democrats in 2022

By BRADLEY HONAN and ELISABETH ZECHE | October 7, 2022 | Original Article President Joe Biden’s visit to the Hudson…

Read more

Worth Magazine Op Ed: CEOs Need Stronger Political IQs

By Arick Wierson, Bradley Honan | October 6, 2022 | Original Article At September’s Clinton Global Initiative in New York City—arguably the…

Read more

Republicans try to push immigration, border security up voters’ priority list

by AUSTIN DENEAN | The National Desk | September 27, 2022 | Original Article WASHINGTON (TND) — Transporting migrants from Texas to…

Read more

The Clinton Global Initiative Makes A Comeback: 5 Key Takeaways

By Arick Wierson and Bradley Honan | September 27, 2022 | Original Article This year’s Clinton Global Initiative took place…

Read more

City and State Op-Ed: Latest Siena poll shows NY Democrats have only modest wind in their sails

By BRADLEY HONAN and ELISABETH ZECHE  |  August 2, 2022  |  Original Article The Democratic advantage is less than half…

Read more

Corporate and Blue America: Aligned at last?

By Bradley Honan and Arick Wierson | July 7, 2022 | Original Article An underappreciated but critically important implication of…

Read more

City & State Op Ed: How New York politicians can win with the power of math

New York politics is more upside down these days than usual. Most notably, due to redistricting, New Yorkers will vote in…

Read more

Opinion: Polling numbers show a fearful and anxious NYC

By BRADLEY HONAN AND ELISABETH ZECHE | JUNE 13, 2022 | Original Article Growing concerns about rising crime and the…

Read more

City & State: GOP gubernatorial candidates use Boudin’s recall to rebuke DA Bragg, Hochul

By Sara Dorn | June 8, 2022 | Original Article New York’s Republican gubernatorial candidates leveraged Tuesday’s recall of progressive…

Read more

TND: As White House tries to reach voters, Biden stays away from interviews

By Autin Denean | June 1, 2022 | Original Article WASHINGTON (TND) — The White House is conducting another all-out…

Read more

Early observers say Bill de Blasio might actually have a shot at Congress

By Sara Dorn | May 18, 2022 | Original Article Former New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has re-emerged…

Read more

NBC Think Op Ed: GOP’s culture wars force its decades-long marriage to Big Business to end in divorce

By Arick Wierson | May 12, 2022 | Original Article Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ head-scratching public vendetta against Disney over its opposition to…

Read more

City & State Op Ed: Is it 1994 again?

By BRADLEY HONAN AND ELISABETH ZECHE | MAY 12, 2022 | Original Article  An unpopular president who ran as a centrist,…

Read more

City & State: Political insiders unimpressed with both Hochul and Adams: Poll

By Jeff Coltin | May 8, 2022 | Original Article Political insiders are largely unimpressed with both Gov. Kathy Hochul…

Read more

Manchin talks with GOP on energy bill as advocates push Democrats to do it alone

by AUSTIN DENEAN | The National Desk | Original Article WASHINGTON (TND) — Democratic lawmakers and the White House are…

Read more

Op Ed: Credit FDR for birthing political polling process

By Bradley Honan and Elisabeth Zeche | Jan. 30, 2022 | Original Article Sunday marks the 140th anniversary of the…

Read more

Charting a Future for the Polling Industry

By Bradley Honan & Trevor Smith  |  01/26/2022  |  Original Article The recent polling misses  in off-year races and elsewhere have reaffirmed…

Read more

The National Desk: Fight over noncitizen voting heats up as GOP challenges NYC law

By STEPHEN LOIACONI | Tuesday, January 11th 2022 | Original Article WASHINGTON (TND) — New York City has become the largest…

Read more

Daily News Op Ed: How non-citizen voting could backfire on Democrats

By BRADLEY HONAN and ARICK WIERSON | JAN 02, 2022 | Original Article Recently the New York City Council voted to give voting rights…

Read more

Elisabeth Zeche and Bradley Honan named to Top Political Consultants list by City & State Magazine

Bradley Honan & Elisabeth Zeche CEO and President; Co-Founder and Partner, Honan Strategy Group Bradley Honan & Elisabeth Zeche /…

Read more

Inflation concerns loom over Democrats as they debate spending bill

November 16th, 2021 | by STEPHEN LOIACONI | Original Article WASHINGTON (SBG) — House leaders said Tuesday they aim to pass…

Read more

Daily News Op Ed: Kathy Hochul’s rough road ahead: The governor should be running scared for her first full term

By BRADLEY HONAN and ELISABETH ZECHE | September 18, 2021 | Original Article Conventional wisdom says that lieutenant governor turned…

Read more

CNN Op Ed: Biden is priming the pump for Trump Part Deux

By Arick Wierson and Bradley Honan | September 16, 2021 | Original Article (CNN)Let's be clear: For most people Joe…

Read more

Political insiders mostly expect Adams will be NYC’s next mayor

By JEFF COLTIN | JUNE 21, 2021 | Original Article Some 61% of City & State readers think Brooklyn Borough…

Read more

HillReporter.com: New York Voters Hold Donald Trump’s Legal Fate in Their Hands

BY BRANDON GAGE | June 21, 2021 | Original Article Former President Donald Trump’s accumulating legal woes may lie in…

Read more

CNN Op Ed: The NY race that could determine Trump’s fate

By Arick Wierson and Bradley Honan | June 20, 2021 | Original Article (CNN)This Tuesday, June 22, New Yorkers will…

Read more

PR News: Capalino Releases New Poll about NYC Mayoral Election and Optimism for New York’s Future

By Capalino | June 17, 2021 | Original Article New Poll Results: Voters Lean Toward Moderates with Adams Increasing his…

Read more

Politics NY: Poll Shows New Yorkers Brimming With Optimism

By Harry Parker | June 17, 2021 | Original Article Unemployment remains above pre-COVID levels, and thousands of storefronts remain…

Read more

NY Post: Adams maintains solid lead in latest mayoral poll as Yang moves back up to 2nd

By Carl Campanile | June 16, 2021 | Original Article Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams holds a solid 11-point lead in the…

Read more

NY Post: Turnout has been low during early voting in NYC mayoral primary races

By Carl Campanile | June 16, 2021 | Original Article The fiercely competitive primary races for mayor are not galvanizing voters to…

Read more

A Possible Progressive Wave on NY City Council Is Making Developers Nervous

June 15, 2021 | By Rebecca Baird-Remba | Original Article New York is about to elect an almost completely new…

Read more

CNN Op Ed: The Democratic Party is drunk on spiked progressive Kool-Aid

June 15, 2021 | by Arick Wierson and Bradley Honan | Original Article (CNN)West Virginia Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin has…

Read more

CNN Op Ed: Why Democrats should be paying closer attention to NYC’s mayoral race

June 2, 2021 | By Arick Wierson and Bradley Honan | Original Article (CNN)In just a few weeks, New York…

Read more

De Blasio’s endorsement in mayoral race would be poison for candidates: poll

By Carl Campanile | May 24, 2021  | Original Post An endorsement from current Mayor Bill de Blasio would be an albatross around the…

Read more

New Poll Results, 2021 NYC Comptroller, Infrastructure

Original Article The American Council of Engineering Companies of New York (ACEC New York) – the voice of the consulting…

Read more

Hotel workers union launches blitz for Adams, Johnson

By SALLY GOLDENBERG | 05/09/2021 | Original Article A union representing city hotel workers, whose livelihoods were devastated by Covid-19, is planning…

Read more

The race for City Hall

By POLITICO NEW YORK STAFF | 05/04/2021 | Original Article New York City’s June 22 Democratic primary is one of…

Read more

Political insiders see Adams, Yang, Stringer at the top

City & State readers say “anybody but Yang.” By JEFF COLTIN | MARCH 31, 2021 | Original Article Political insiders…

Read more

Biden calls to ‘turn the page,’ but healing after election could prove difficult

by Stephen Loiaconi | Tuesday, December 15th 2020 | Original Article WASHINGTON (SBG) — President-elect Joe Biden has committed to…

Read more

CNN Op ED: Georgia runoffs are a must-win for the Democrats, and for Biden

December 3, 2020 | By Arick Wierson and Bradley Honan | Original Article If the next five weeks were to…

Read more

City & State/Honan Strategy Group Poll: Insiders don’t expect overnight subway access to come back next year

By JEFF COLTIN | DECEMBER 1, 2020 | Original Article The Metropolitan Transportation Authority shut down overnight subway service in May for…

Read more

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…

Read more

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,…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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,…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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,…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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 |…

Read more

Bradley Honan appears in Tagesthemen

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

Read more

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…

Read more

Trump’s Impeachment Bump

Did Trump get a bump from the impeachment trial? [fvplayer id="3"]

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

Bradley Honan Tweet mentioned on Rush Limbaugh

See the Bradley Honan Tweet Mentioned On Rush Limbaugh: [fvplayer id="2"]

Read more

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.…

Read more

10 Key Insights from CampaignTech

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

Read more

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…

Read more

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,…

Read more

Democrats Beware

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

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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:…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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,…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

Silent Marketing: Micro-targeting

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

Read more

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…

Read more