AAPC Announces Campaign Excellence Award Winners
Huntington Beach, California (March 17, 2017) —The American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC)—America’s only network of political professionals—announced the winners of the Campaign Excellence Awards recognizing the best consultants and campaigns of the 2016 cycle.
“The 2017 Campaign Excellence winners are a brilliant representation of fierce determination in the campaign sphere, both in the U.S. and abroad” said AAPC President Mark Mellman.
The Campaign Excellence Awards are a longstanding tradition of the AAPC and recognize those individuals who have significantly contributed to the success of a candidate or public affairs campaign and whose conduct has been consistent with the professional code of ethics of the AAPC. Each nomination was vetted by an Independent Panel of Judges and recommendations were voted upon and confirmed by the AAPC Board of Directors. The winners were announced on Thursday, March 16 during the 2017 Pollie Awards & Conference in Huntington Beach, California.
Winners of the 2016 Campaign Excellence Awards
Local Campaign Manager of the Year, Al Jabbar, Dr. Jose F. Moreno for Anaheim City Council 2016
Most Valuable Player of the Year, Kellyanne Conway, Donald J. Trump for President
Best Use of New Technology, Advertising Analytics for Pharos and AdMo
International Consultant of the Year, Goddard Gunster, Leave.EU and Mr. Nigel Farage
Public Affairs Campaign of the Year, Airbnb Public Affairs, Airbnb Campaign to Legalize Home Sharing in New Orleans
Digital Strategist of the Year, Brad Parscale, Donald J. Trump for President
Pollster of the Year, Tony Fabrizio, Donald J. Trump for President
Campaign Strategist of the Year, Ward Baker, NRSC 2016
Campaign Manager of the Year, Betsy Ankney, Ron Johnson for Wisconsin
The annual Pollie Awards & Conference brings the leading political professionals in the world together to network and hear from top technology innovators, pollsters, pundits and service providers.
About the 2017 AAPC Pollie Awards & Conference
Founded in 1969, the AAPC is a multi-partisan organization of political and public affairs professionals dedicated to improving democracy. The AAPC has over 1,400 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.