HighGround was well represented at the 2021 Virtual Pollies, winning three awards from the American Association of Political Consultants at their online 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.
The record-breaking number of Pollie entries demonstrates the competitive nature of this past cycle. HighGround was recognized for its exemplary work on transportation, transparency, and public health challenges facing the state during the 2020 political season.
“Our team is honored to be recognized by the esteemed AAPC institution and humbled to be acknowledged among so many respected firms,” said Chuck Coughlin, President. We are grateful to our clients who continue to give us the opportunity to shape Arizona policy and look forward to many more years of meaningful change.”
HighGround was awarded for excellence in the following categories:
- Silver Award “Direct Mail – Local Ballot Initiative Division” Maricopa County Voter Times: All the news that we could afford to print
- Bronze Award “Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda – Best Use of Collateral” Arizona has a Koch Problem
- Bronze Award “Collateral -Yard/Outdoor Sign” Question 1 – Connecting Mesa
About the Pollie Awards
The Pollie Awards (Pollies) are bipartisan honors awarded annually by the American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC) to members of the political advertising and communications industry who have demonstrated superior work on behalf of their candidates and causes. A blind jury of their professional peers selects AAPC award winners. Esquire magazine has dubbed the Pollies“…the Oscars of political advertising
Founded in 1969, the AAPC is a multi-partisan organization of political and public affairs professionals dedicated to improving democracy. The AAPC has over 1,500 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.