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OnMessage Announces Pollie Award Winners

OnMessage was thrilled to announce our lineup of 2019 Pollie award winners. In addition to our ads and strategies, this year members of the OnMessage team are proud to take home awards including “Pollster of the Year,” “Digital Strategist of the Year,” and “40 under 40.” Check out our full list of recognitions and read some highlights about our award winning team members below:

Wes:
Wes Anderson won the 2019 American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC) Pollie Awards “Pollster of the Year.”
 
“In a world where opinions can change by the minute, I’m proud to work with a team that consistently takes the time to get it right and candidates who trust our insight. Giving accurate and up to date analysis to our candidates was vital to winning several close elections, and I believe the results speak for themselves.” – Wes Anderson

Wes Anderson is a leading GOP pollster with over 25 years of experience in opinion research. In 2018, an otherwise difficult year for Republican candidates, Wes polled for two successful senatorial campaigns, Rick Scott in Florida and Josh Hawley in Missouri.
 
Additionally, Wes polled for the RGA in their successful efforts to elect Ron DeSantis Governor of Florida. Other notable statewide clients include Ron Johnson, Tom Cotton, Bobby Jindal and Rick Scott (gubernatorial). In addition, Wes has polled for numerous House candidates, state legislative candidates, and national political committees.

 

Brian:

Brian Lyle won Digital Strategist of the Year at the 2019 American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC) Pollie awards.

“This past election cycle offered an incredible opportunity to expand and innovate every aspect our digital strategy. I am honored to be recognized for this award, and I’m grateful to my team for the long hours and hard work it took to put these new ideas into practice.” – Brian Lyle

Brian Lyle is the Vice President of Digital Strategy for OnMessage Inc. He brings nearly 20 years of experience in the technology industry, digital advocacy, political campaigns and grassroots management to the OMI team. Brian’s resume includes managing multi-million dollar digital ad campaigns at national committees, super PACs and issue advocacy organizations.

Tom:

Creative Director Tom Dunn was honored by the American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC) as one of the 40 best and brightest campaign professionals under 40 years old.


“The producer in an ad firm is usually the unspoken hero of the creative team. Tom Dunn is a behind-the-scenes guy with a powerful imagination and an immense writing ability. In the span of any given cycle, he will have his hands on more than 300 TV ads, not to count the digital work he does, said OnMessage Partner Guy Harrison. “Tom created many of the early web videos that famously ‘went viral,’ usually due to his innovative design and his amazing sense of humor. We’re lucky to have him on our team.”  -Guy Harrison, partner


This year’s awards prove again OnMessage Inc. is known as the country’s leading integrated political agency. From digital, polling and creative to crisis messaging and strategy, we bring all the tools together to solve problems for clients seamlessly.  We’re proud to serve the rising stars of the Republican Party and are humbled that they trust us to tell their stories and navigate them to victory.