HighGround was again well represented at the 2015 Pollies in New Orleans, winning three awards from the American Association of Political Consultants at their celebration of the best in political campaigning and advertising. Considered the “Political Oscars,” the annual event is a bipartisan gathering for politicos from across the country and well known for awarding the prestigious Pollies to the creators of the past year’s best political work.
This year was one of the Phoenix firm’s most successful Pollies, as they took home a Gold Award and two Silver Awards. In addition, our own Paul Bentz, Vice President of Accounts and Strategy, was named to the inaugural “40 Under 40” class for exceptional young consultants.
“We are honored and humbled to be recognized by the AAPC for some of our work over the last year,” said Chuck Coughlin, President. “It takes a total team effort to find new and creative ways to communicate with voters about the most important issues facing our state, so it is quite rewarding to see we’ve made an impact. We’re thankful to have worked for great clients and we look forward to continuing playing a role in the public policy arena.”
HighGround was awarded for excellence in the following categories:
- Gold Award, Best Use of Unusual Phone Techniques: Superhero Calls – Arizonans Can Make a Difference With a Vote
- Silver Award, Automated Calls: A Superhero Calls – Arizonans Can Make a Difference With a Vote
- Silver Award, Automated Calls (Local/Municipal/Regional): Eleven Year Old Gets Out The Vote – Bridget Binsbacher for Peoria City Council
The HighGround team provides its clients with a success-oriented, diverse team of media, public and government affairs experts. We specialize in dealing with complex issues on behalf of clients that face challenges or seek opportunities on a variety of governmental and public affairs levels. Many of these issues involve interfacing with local, county, state and federal government entities, developing diverse coalitions, and crafting thoughtful media strategies.
The firm is small and all principals are actively engaged in the company&apoos;s portfolio of clients. We have over 50 years of combined experience on Arizona issues. This translates into unparalleled connections and a unique understanding of Arizona. To learn more about HighGround, visit our website.
About the American Association of Political Consultants
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.