Posts Tagged ‘international’

NOW’s work finalist in international awards

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

NOW’s election work has been singled out for recognition again, this time in the 2012 international Reed Awards, sponsored by Campaigns & Elections magazine. The Reed Awards are selected by a panel of expert judges.





Christy Crunch (BC NDP)

This 2011 BC NDP ad was launched to define the newly elected Liberal Leader and Premier: Christy Clark. While maintaining a light approach, it still took a hard shot at her personal political history and linked her to the policies of the exiting leader.


The Greg Selinger/Manitoba NDP 2011 campaign has been chosen as a finalist with 5 other campaigns around the world for Best International Campaign. The TV spot “Christy Crunch”, created for the BC NDP, is also a finalist for best TV spot outside of the USA.

The Arab Spring with IAPC in Istanbul

Saturday, September 24th, 2011

If travel is taking you to Europe or the Middle East this fall, you’d do well to stop in at Istanbul for the 2011 IAPC World Conference in late November. The International Association of Political Consultants brings together political campaign experts, analysts and journalists to discuss the hottest issues of political life.
This year’s agenda promises a compelling conference covering the Arab Spring and its future; the role of religion, ethnicity and culture as catalysts for change; the ways that youth, demographics and social networking are propelling the revolution; and the likelihood that true democracy will prevail as the Arab Spring begins to wane.
The Istanbul conference will also look at elections around the world and techniques and strategies that are impacting their outcome.
IAPC is always thought-provoking and informed – a highlight in our calendar. We hope to see you there!

NOW à Paris

Friday, November 26th, 2010

NOW staffers at the IAPC conference in ParisNOW-ers Robb Gibbs, Marie Della Mattia and Ron Johnson attended the International Association of Political Consultants 43rd Annual World Conference in Paris last week. Democracy Medal winner Morgan Tsvangirai, Prime Minister of Zimbabwe delivered the keynote address highlighting the integral role the international community has held in fostering legitimate elections in developing democracies. “Democracy cannot flourish in isolation,” he said.

Speakers also included former White House Communications Director Anita Dunn and former Director of Government Information Service of France Theirry Saussez in a panel discussion on the challenges of communications for governments moderated by our own Marie Della Mattia.

Advisors to the leaders in Britain’s first ever televised leaders’ debates also shared their insights in prepare leaders to this intense scrutiny. At the end of the day, over 53% of the general population said these debates had an impact on who they voted for.

The 44th Annual IAPC World Conference will be held in Istanbul, November 17-20, 2011 so save the dates.