Publitics Political is proud to announce that it has been awarded a prestigious Pollie Award at the annual American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC) Conference in Huntington Beach, CA.  The Publitics Political team of Matt Krayton and Henry de Koninck took home the award for their work on the 2016 Little Falls Mayoral campaign, where they helped James Damiano and the Strong Leadership Now team overturned four decades of Republican control.

They were awarded a Pollie for having produced one of the top mail pieces nationwide for a local race.  The award-winning piece, “Violation,” combined with the overall campaign message and strategy, turned the tide of the race after James Damiano and his team faced an onslaught of negative attacks from their opponents.  

The Pollies are the most prestigious awards in political advertising, communication and consulting.  Winners are scored and chosen by industry peers.  This year, the AAPC “raised the curve for trophy eligibility,”  and “placed greater emphasis on political effectiveness.”  

“We pride ourselves on bringing together cutting edge technology, research and eye-catching creative in all of our work to drive success for our clients, ” said Publitics Principal Matt Krayton.  “It is particularly meaningful to have had our work recognized by industry peers who are in the also trenches,” he continued.

“The most effective mail pieces are devastatingly simple in concept and execution. On the Little Falls race  - we had a fantastic piece of research in the newspaper article, and the creative was all about highlighting it. We framed the narrative by posing the question to voters "is this who you want handling our tax dollars" to which the electorate responded with a resounding "No,” said Principal, Henry de Koninck. “It was a great win, and being recognized for our work with a Pollie Award is extremely gratifying."

About the AAPC & the Pollies

As the premier industry event, the 2017 AAPC Pollie Awards & Conference will be held in Huntington Beach, California from March 14-16, 2017 and brings the leading political professionals in the world together to network and hear from top technology innovators, pollsters, pundits and service providers. The Conference features cutting-edge programming on key industry trends, designed to empower attendees to leverage the latest techniques in campaign strategy and management. The Conference is widely recognized as the must-attend event for political consultants, media buyers, public affairs specialists, suppliers, industry leaders and journalists. For details, visit