Brad Todd earned his first paycheck as a writer at age 14 and he hasn’t shut up since.
A refugee from journalism, Brad managed winning campaigns and led a state party before stumbling onto his future as an ad-maker.
Todd’s clients have defeated five incumbent U.S. Senators, leading the industry, along with four governors and over two dozen congressmen. He now provides strategic and messaging advice to leading national commercial brands, sports teams, foundations, and think tanks.
Todd’s television ads have been noted in the national media as “devastatingly effective” (Washington Post) and “jazzy, edgy, and hip – everything you don’t expect in politics” (USA Today).
A sixth-generation native of the rural Clax Gap community in East Tennessee, Brad is known for advertising that matches the cultural nuances of his audience.
Away from work, Brad founded Coach to Cure MD, a national charity project involving America’s college football coaches to raise awareness and research dollars for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
He has a B.A. from Rhodes College and an M.A. from the University of Missouri School of Journalism and lives in Alexandria, Virginia with his wife Elizabeth, their two kids, and some ferocious Boston Terriers.
Todd is the co-author of a The Great Revolt, a Washington Post best-selling book about the current realignment underway in American politics. He frequently writes opinions columns. Many are published in POLITICO, CNN.com, Roll Call, and FoxNews.com; others are sealed in a vault and may not be seen or read until after his eventual passing.