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Posts Tagged ‘Democratic National Committee’

Roll Call: Golin Harris, Democratic National Committee and ‘National Journal’

GolinHarris announced the appointment of Tarun Deo as managing director of Singapore and regional managing director of South-East Asia. He will assume the leadership role from Christina Cheang, who is stepping down from the role after five successful years with the agency. Deo starts his new assignment on July 1. Deo brings with him more than 20 years of communications and brand building experience from across Asia Pacific and is regarded by many as a trusted senior counselor. He has worked across many industry sectors and for some of the world’s largest brands. Most recently Deo served as managing director and senior partner of FleishmanHillard’s operations across Southeast Asia and India, based in Singapore. Previous roles include senior vice president for Market Development and the Technology Group for Asia as well as leading strategy to build Fleishman’s regional Digital and Social Media capabilities. (Release)

Brad Woodhouse, after nearly five years as Democratic National Committee communications director, senior adviser to three chairs, and strategist for both Obama presidential campaigns, will be stepping down from his post this Friday. Woodhouse led the rapid response and bracketing operation at the DNC during both Obama runs, and helped lead the party’s earned media efforts around the passage of Obamacare. Beginning in July, Woodhouse will become president of Americans United for Change (AUFC),  a position he held before he entered the Obama orbit in 2008. (Politico)

National Journal has promoted editorial booker Emma Angerer to the position of communications director. Emma joined National Journal nearly three years ago and single-handedly built an extremely successful booking operation–from scratch. According to the company, Emma has a reputation for credibility and great news sense among producers in DC and New York. An internal memo says that she “has boundless energy, is deeply loyal to our brands and is always brimming with smart ideas—qualities that will make her an excellent communications director for NJ.” (FishbowlDC)

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Dems, GOP Contenders Focus on Romney


The Democratic National Committee has launched WhichMitt.com, a site that paints the leading GOP presidential contender, Mitt Romney, as a flip-flopper.

With Romney leading in a number of polls and both Rick Perry and Michelle Bachmann losing favor faster than a frog can lick flies, Romney has once again got a bulls eye painted on his back. Add to that the resurgence of the Mormon issue (at least, it’s an issue for some people), and Romney is the name on everyone’s lips.

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Gibbs May Be Considering a Move to Top DNC Post?

Talk of White House press secretary Robert Gibbs‘ departure continues, fueled by Gibbs’ statement (or lack of statement) yesterday about a possible move to chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC).

“I love my job,” Gibbs is quoted saying in The Hill. Still, he wouldn’t say that he would rule out a move when pressed and saying nothing is tantamount to saying something. The current chairman is former Virginia governor Tim Kaine.

Over the weekend, Politico columnist Mike Allen gave his short list to succeed Gibbs in his Playbook column (in alphabetical order): Bill Burton, Jay Carney, P.J. Crowley, Stephanie Cutter, and Geoff Morrell. Dee Dee Myers, former Clinton press secretary and current Glover Park Group MD, is also predicting Burton will be next in the role.

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Dems Redesign Logo, Website

The Democratic National Committee has a brand new logo (pictured left), given its website a makeover, and has a new slogan, “Change That Matters.” DNC National Press Secretary Hari Sevugan told Ad Age that the changes are meant to “reflect the openness of our party.” He went on to describe the party as “grassroots” and one that “fights for everyday people.”

The new logo has already been criticized by those in advertising, design and even by Mad Men actor Jon Hamm (who’s an expert because he plays an ad man on TV?).