Revolution Messaging is a leader in cutting-edge progressive strategies for a mobile world. We offer not just the technology, but also the guidance that comes from over 25 years of political and non-profit experience.
- Douglas Busk
With over 10 years' experience in high tech fields, ranging from interactive marketing to wireless strategy, Doug Busk brings a diverse background to Revolution Messaging. A dedicated progressive, whose love of politics started at age 14 knocking on doors for Michael Dukakis, Doug acted as technology advisor on Obama Mobile from its inception. Busk leverages his extensive background in wireless technology and product development to support Revolution’s platform build-out, vendor partnerships and outreach to the mobile marketing community. In addition to advising Revolution, Doug helps lead Mobile Brand Strategy for the Global marketing division of The Coca-Cola Company. Previously, he held positions with Amdocs, SinglePoint, Verizon Wireless and Cingular (now AT&T Wireless).
- Scott Goodstein
Scott Goodstein is founder and CEO of Revolution Messaging, LLC; A progressive digital firm that assists non-profits organizations with mobile & online strategies. Prior to his work at Revolution Messaging, Goodstein was External Online Director for Obama for America for the 2008 campaign. He developed the campaign’s social networking & mobile platforms. His pioneering work included running the first political campaign effort to launch niche based social networks like BlackPlanet, AsianAve, etc. He built the campaign’s lifestyle marketing strategy and developed the "street team" materials used in battleground states. Goodstein also created and implemented Obama Mobile, an advanced communication strategy that included text messaging, downloads, interactive voice response communication, a mobile web site (WAP), and even an iPhone App. Goodstein has also worked for the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, and over two dozen progressive political initiatives. In 2004, Goodstein co-founded Punkvoter.com and Rock Against Bush which became a $4 million young voter mobilization effort.
Goodstein has conducted political trainings for the National Democratic Institute, UNICEF, Democracy for America, the Campaign Management Institute, and the New Organizing Institute. Goodstein has spoken at Columbia University, The American University, The George Washington University, and The Milken Institute. He has been a featured speaker at events in Australia, Croatia, Malaysia, Morocco, Hungary, Finland, Russia, and Singapore.
- Keegan Goudiss
Keegan Goudiss comes to Revolution Messaging with over eight years experience in managing digital efforts for Democratic campaigns and non-profits. His firm, Vox-P Media, pioneered a social media tracking process that made social media data more accessible to smaller campaigns that traditionally did not have the resources to implement a “new media” strategy. Since joining Revolution Messaging in 2009 as its first hire, he has led the online advertising efforts for the firm, bringing an offline organizing approach to online advertising tactics. His advertising team implemented the creative and targeting strategy for Health Care for America Now’s digital advertising, and played a large role in the ad strategy used as a catalyst to the Wisconsin Uprising against Governor Scott Walker. Under Keegan’s leadership, Revolution Messaging received several awards for its online advertising ventures including a 2012 Pollie for Best Use of Online Contrast Advertising with the Not My Wisconsin campaign.
Prior to taking his post at Revolution Messaging, Keegan also worked for the National Committee for an Effective Congress and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. In addition, he worked in a variety of capacities for Democratic campaigns in Colorado, Iowa, Louisiana, New York, Tennessee, and Virginia. Keegan got his first taste of politics stuffing envelopes, and canvassing neighbors, as a child in upstate New York. He lives with his wife and two children in Maryland.
- Arun Chaudhary
- Arun Chaudhary is a filmmaker working in politics. He was the first Official White House Videographer, a position created for him at the beginning of the Obama administration. Chaudhary traveled extensively with the President, capturing public events and behind-the-scenes moments as well as producing and packaging presidential tapings for the Internet and broadcast television. He is the creator and architect of "West Wing Week", the first-ever online video diary of the White House. During his tenure, he wrote, produced, shot and edited over 63 episodes of West Wing Week, documenting the President through his rigorous weekly agenda. He also directed many tapings of the Weekly Address. Chaudhary was a key member of Barack Obama’s New Media team during the 2008 campaign. As the New Media Road Director, Chaudhary oversaw the team responsible for capturing the day-to-day life of the future president in video and stills. He and his team set a new standard in documenting history, delivering crucial images to the public from the road in real time. Before joining the Obama team, Chaudhary worked in film in New York and was part of the NYU Graduate Film Department faculty. He got his MFA in Filmmaking from NYU and his BA in Film Theory from Cornell University. He has been profiled by the New York Times, the BBC, National Journal, Politico, Fortune, and many political websites, and led a Frog design mind seminar at NYU with Fast Company’s Ellen McGirt. He lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife and son.
- Walker Hamilton
Walker Hamilton was a programmer at Obama for America during the 2008 campaign. He has also been the digital director for a US Senate campaign, assisted in re-launching Columbia College Chicago's web presence, taught programming and web development courses at Columbia College Chicago, and run a small web development and consulting company.
Walker has spoken at Roosevelt University, Columbia College Chicago, and various technical meet-ups and conferences from Seattle, WA to Washington, DC. You can also catch him on the Roller Derby (Flat) Track.
- Gabe Hammersmith
Gabe Hammersmith brings ten years of IT management experience to Revolution Messaging, where he has found a niche as the resident Linux guru. His career thus far has been energized by a passion for user-friendly, transparent, free software. He has lead several large-scale migrations to open source software and continues to be an enthusiastic member of the Free Software Foundation. He enjoys vegan food, heavy metal and riding his bicycle around his native city of Grand Rapids, MI.
- David Holtz
David Holtz is a self-taught print and screen designer and developer who was acting Creative Director of Liberation Media, a web design firm that focused on full scale web sites for the music industry. During his 10 years at Liberation Media, David conceptualized and designed web sites for the bands Avenged Sevenfold, Bad Religion, NOFX, The Offspring, Rise Against and Social Distortion, as well as record labels Fat Wreck Chords and Vagrant Records.
David met Scott Goodstein in 2004 when he was commissioned to design the Punk Voter web site. Scott and David became friends through their love of punk rock and politics. When Revolution Messaging was looking for a Creative Director, David came aboard.
- Kate Kennedy
A native of Columbus, Ohio, Kate joins the Revolution Messaging team after serving as the New Media Director for the We Are Ohio campaign. In her time at We Are Ohio, Kate and the new media team worked to promote the campaign’s message through various outlets of social media and came up with creative ways for workers’ rights supporters to become online activists, many for the very first time. Before her time at We Are Ohio, Kate worked at the Ohio Democratic Party as the Deputy New Media Director. Kate studied Political Science at James Madison University, and spends her spare time cheering on her Ohio State Buckeyes, much to the dismay of a majority of the office.
- Kayla Klein
Kayla Klein has worked on new media projects for a number of not-for-profit organizations. She was the Online Mobilization Coordinator for the V3 Campaign – a project of DC Central Kitchen’s Robert Egger. She enjoys all aspects of politics and worked as a Field Organizer for a Virginia congressional race and most recently for Benenson Strategy Group. While working at BSG, a polling and consulting firm, Kayla was involved in every aspect of the public opinion surveying process, including candidate and issue research. Kayla is always in the mood for a good book or cheering on her Red Sox.
- Jen Lotze
Jen comes to Revolution Messaging with a strong background in communications, political strategy and community action. At Jobs with Justice National, she utilized new and traditional media to bring together labor unions, student activists, faith groups and community organizations to fight for workers rights. She was a translator and tutor at Hogar de Cristo, one of Chile’s largest non-profit organizations. In 2010, she worked at American University aiding students with campus event planning and resource management. Jen looks for any opportunity to practice her Spanish and Mandarin skills, including get-togethers to watch telenovelas.
- Sam Lozier
Originally from the Midwest, Sam comes to Revolution Messaging with a vast experience of campaigning in state, local, and federal elections. Most recently as the Press Secretary for Roxanne Conlin’s U.S. Senate bid in Iowa. During this stint he was also heavily involved in new media strategies and focused on delivering the campaigns message through a variety of platforms. In addition to his political experience he has spent many hours behind the wheel of a tractor working with his family on their farm.
While hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains is a favorite activity, it is Wisconsin football that really gets him going. You can find him most weekends in the fall watching the game or looking for the most recent update on the Badgers.
- Rich Ranallo
Starting out on the web design and social media departments of President Obama’s campaign, Rich periodically strove to get some dirt under his fingernails by moving to the trenches in battleground states of the Midwest. He’s done field work on campaigns from Indiana’s farm country with SEIU’s Change that Works to Chicago’s bungalow belt for Congressman Mike Quigley; from Northeast Ohio auto plants to the inner city of Saint Louis, MO for President Obama. Rich comes to Revolution Messaging with a balance of new media skills and the ground-level political knowhow with the goal of making technology speak to the average voter. Prior to working in politics, Rich served as vice president of finance for Chicago-based consulting startup XIG Networks. He has been a freelance web developer, writer and graphic designer. He also makes very good hash browns.
- Alison Scharman
After studying politics and communication, Alison enjoys learning about the role of new media and technology in social movements and democracy. Alison has experience planning social-justice related events and marketing them through social media. She holds three places near and dear to her heart: the Washington D.C. area where she grew up learning about politics; Madison, WI where she enjoyed watching social media amplify a movement; and Pune, India where she blogged about her experiences working at a school for underprivileged children. She loves learning about different cultures, rooting for the Wisconsin Badgers, traveling, and finding new places to eat Thai food.
- Eden Joyner
- Eden joins the Revolution Messaging video creative team from sunny Florida with a background in political communication and nonprofit fundraising. She specializes in Florida politics, new media digital strategy, local campaign management, video production and graphic design. As University of Florida’s Dance Marathon 2012 Public Relations Director, Eden was recognized nationally for implementing Children Miracle Network’s 2012 DM Social Media Campaign of the Year. She studied public relations and political science at the University of Florida, with concentrations in history and public leadership with the Bob Graham Center for Public Service. She is a member of Florida Blue Key and formerly served as president of her sorority. Eden is particularly fond of sweet tea and believes that the Gator Nation is everywhere.
- Tim Tagaris
Tim joined Revolution Messaging after raising $4 million online as the Digital Director for Senator Chris Murphy's successful campaign against Linda McMahon, and running the online advertising and email program for the AFL-CIO's SuperPAC, Workers' Voice.
Prior to that, Tim created and directed the Service Employees International Union's first "new media" department, responsible for using technology to mobilize SEIU's 2.2 million members, assist in new organizing campaigns, and complement the union's massive political efforts.
He came to SEIU after serving as the Digital Director for Senator Chris Dodd's presidential campaign in 2007. Tim has also run digital operations for Ned Lamont's U.S. Senate campaign against Joe Lieberman (2006), Representative Sherrod Brown (2005), and served as the "Internet Communications Director" at the Democratic National Committee under Governor Howard Dean.