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Revolution Messaging Named Digital Strategists of the Year, Wins Nine Pollie Awards

By Maeve Stier

It is an incredible honor to be recognized by our peers in the political campaign community. We are truly humbled to announce that the American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC) named Revolution Messaging the Digital Strategists of the Year. The Campaign Excellence Awards are a longstanding tradition but this is the first-ever award for ‘digital strategist of the year,’ a reflection of the dramatic rise in importance of digital strategy for political campaigns.

Last night, the AAPC held their annual Pollie Awards. Dubbed “the Oscars of political advertising,” Pollies are awarded for excellence in political communication and public affairs work. This year, the Pollie Awards recognized Revolution Messaging in nine categories, including Overall Best in Show for Bernie 2016.

We are honored to have won the following categories:

INTERNET – PUBLIC AFFAIRS DIVISION
Web Video Gold #GoodellMustGo – UltraViolet

OVERALL – CANDIDATE DIVISION
Best Internet Campaign Gold – Bernie 2016
Best in Show Gold – Bernie 2016

INTERNET – CANDIDATE DIVISION
Website – Presidential Primary – Democrat Gold BernieSanders.com – Bernie 2016
Internet Advertising – Presidential Primary – Democrat Gold – Bernie 2016
Web Video – Presidential – Democrat Silver Backstage with Killer Mike – Bernie 2016

FUNDRAISING – CANDIDATE DIVISION
Best Use of Overall Internet Fundraising – Presidential Primary – Democrat Gold Bernie 2016 Grassroots Fundraising – Bernie 2016
Best Fundraising Gift With Donation Gold SuperPACK of Supporters – Bernie 2016
Best Use of Email Fundraising Gold Ben & Jerry Email – Bernie 2016

Thank you to everyone whose hard work and creative energy went into making these campaigns a reality, and congratulations to all other Pollie Award winners.



Digital Strategies Intern – Summer 2016

About the position: You will work directly with the Revolution Messaging staff to assist clients in shaping, maintaining and evolving their political presence in a digital technology market.

You will master the Revere Suite, Revolution Messaging client facing applications. Revere includes online and mobile advertising, SMS, MMS, and legislative calling. As a digital strategies intern, you will also assist in developing content for email and social media campaigns as well as client case studies and memos.

Interns will get direct, hands-on experience with the digital tools that are vital in the campaigns of today and tomorrow, and will learn how to effectively organize online in a fast paced political environment.

About you: Hard-working, highly motivated, and excited by digital media and politics. You’re seeking the opportunity to work with leaders in the progressive community, using tools that help innovate on-the-ground organizing and messaging. You’re a creative thinker and have a passion for lefty political issues and causes. You want to work for a place that has clients you can be excited about and are proud to work for. You are a self-starter who takes initiative and can work independently as well as part of a team.

Preferred but not essential: Being able to quickly adapt to new technologies and working with programming and data tool sets. A background in community, political or labor organizing is also helpful.

About us: Revolution Messaging, founded in 2009 in Washington D.C. by key members of the 2008 Obama campaign, is a leader in cutting-edge progressive strategies for a mobile world. Our clients include government agencies, nonprofit groups, unions and political campaigns and candidates. Revolution Messaging specializes in a bevy of in-house digital strategies, including mobile, advertising, social media, video, creative, fundraising and web development.

The details: This internship is paid $10.50 an hour (it goes up to $11.50 on July 1st), to a maximum of 29 hours a week. Hours are flexible, you can wear jeans to work, and sometimes there will be free food.

If you think this sounds like a great learning experience, please send a cover letter explaining your qualifications and highlighting why you would be a great fit for the Digital Strategies Intern position, along with a one-page resume to jobs@revolutionmessaging.com.



Now Hiring: Junior Graphic Designer

Who We Are

Revolution Messaging, founded by key members of the 2008 Obama campaign, is a leader in cutting-edge progressive strategies. Our clients include government agencies, nonprofit groups, labor unions and political campaigns. We specialize in a range of in-house digital strategies, including mobile, advertising, social media, video, creative, fundraising and web development.

Position Summary

Revolution Messaging is seeking a passionate and creative Junior Graphic Designer to join our team. Junior Graphic Designers are responsible for producing rapid response graphic requests for a variety of clients

Designers are required to have a strong understanding of design fundamentals including but not limited to typography, layout, and branding to better produce designs that meet the needs of our client. Our ideal candidate is a hard-working, highly motivated, self-starter, who is fascinated by the intersection of art and politics. Junior Graphic Designers will work on all facets of design from concept, design, and production to final execution for projects ranging from branding, print, new media to web design.

As a full-time junior graphic designer at Revolution Messaging, you will work under our senior graphic designers using Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and Indesign.  You will get the chance to create timely, politically and culturally relevant designs on a regular basis that change our media landscape.  This would include billboards, banner ads, website takeovers, facebook shareable, client logos, TV/web commercial end cards/titles, motion infographics and more! are offered at our Washington, D.C. location

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or Masters degree in Graphic Design, Multimedia Design or related fields
  • 2 years graphic design work experience in print and digital
  • Command of all the usual tools, skill level ninja (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Adobe Creative Suite, the latest version of Mac OS)
  • Superior visual and conceptual skills
  • Demonstrates excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Effectively prioritizes workload
  • Ability to perform under pressure, manage stress and maintain focus
  • Able to deliver impeccable files
  • Able to take direction and clearly execute projects
  • Develop print and digital assets based on creative brief, business direction, and branding standards
  • Ability to interpret and understand client branding guides and maintain client aesthetics.
  • You have the legal right to work in the US. We do not sponsor visas.
  • Bonus points if you have any video experience or After Effects knowledge.

What We Need From You

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • A link to a personal website or online portfolio or PDF of design examples.

If you do not send these three items your application will not be considered for this position.

If you think this sounds like a great experience, please send a cover letter explaining your qualifications and highlighting why you would be a great fit. Please send all material to jobs@revmsg.com



Revolution Messaging Named Digital Strategists of the Year

Bernie Sanders’ Digital Firm Honored for Campaign Excellence

In an awards ceremony Wednesday night, the American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC) named Revolution Messaging the Digital Strategists of the Year. The Campaign Excellence Awards are a longstanding tradition of the AAPC, however this is the first ever award for “digital strategist of the year,” a reflection of the dramatic rise in importance of digital strategy for political campaigns.

“It is an honor to be recognized by our peers in the world of political consulting. Revolution Messaging may not be the biggest firm, but we are innovative, scrappy and we love what we do,” said Revolution Messaging CEO Scott Goodstein. “We are committed to advancing technology and using it creatively to help progressive campaigns compete at every level. We are proud to be rewriting the campaign playbook for 2016 in partnership with our clients, Bernie Sanders and the most compelling voices in the progressive community.”

Revolution Messaging is the digital firm for the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign, leading online fundraising, digital advertising, branding, video creation, website development, the online store, and the Artists for Sanders program. The firm has helped the Sanders campaign widely surpass the expectations of the political community in Washington, shattering grassroots fundraising records, breaking new ground in digital advertising and social media strategy, amassing enormous crowds at rallies, and developing new text-to-donate technology.

The AAPC awards recognize those individuals who have significantly contributed to the success of a candidate or public affairs campaign and whose conduct has been consistent with the professional code of ethics of the AAPC.  Nominations from the AAPC membership and political consulting community at large were vetted by an Independent Panel of Judges and recommendations were voted upon and confirmed by the AAPC Board of Directors.

Revolution Messaging is a leader in full service online organizing, offering fundraising, creative, video, mobile, advertising and technology services. Founded in 2009 and led by key members of the 2008 Obama campaign, the award-winning firm is a leader in cutting-edge progressive strategies for a mobile world. Follow us @revmsg.



Revolution Messaging Helped Wasserman Schultz Challenger Raise Record Breaking $557K in First Quarter 2016

Canova haul shows the firm’s national low-dollar model works for down ballot races

Washington, DC— The left’s leading full service digital firm, Revolution Messaging, announced today that the firm helped Tim Canova raise a record breaking $557 thousand in the first quarter of 2016. Canova, who is challenging DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz in Florida’s 23rd Congressional District, raised more than any previous first-time candidate has accumulated in the first quarter of the election year. The sum also tops Wasserman Schultz’s campaign fundraising for any quarter in all of 2014.

Revolution Messaging has won praise in recent months for helping Bernie Sanders outraise Hillary Clinton through millions of small dollar online contributions. Similarly, Canova’s average contribution is $20 and only six donors have made the maximum contribution, so 99.99% of his supporters can give again.

Nearly $100 thousand of Canova’s first quarter fundraising total was raised in the last four days of the quarter, underscoring that the campaign has the grassroots momentum to defeat Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

“With his record breaking fundraising haul this quarter, Tim Canova is proving it is possible for a grassroots-funded campaign to take on a powerful incumbent — even one so firmly embedded in the establishment,” said Mike Nellis, a Senior Digital Strategist at Revolution Messaging who developed and implemented the digital fundraising program for the Canova campaign. “Tim Canova is a candidate who speaks truth to power and will fight for working Americans, not big corporations. We are bringing the best digital strategies and branding available to amplify his message. Thanks to Canova’s supporters, we are well on our way to building a campaign that can compete and win.”

Revolution Messaging is a leader in full service online organizing, offering fundraising, creative, video, mobile, advertising and technology services. Founded in 2009 and led by key members of the 2008 Obama campaign, the award-winning firm is a leader in cutting-edge progressive strategies for a mobile world. Follow us @revmsg.

Revolution Messaging Media Contact: Moira Mack Muntz, 703-416-9188, moira.k.muntz@gmail.com

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Now Hiring: Advertising Account Manager

Revolution Messaging is hiring a full-time Advertising Account Manager. Interested candidates would work to develop relationships with clients and help them build and implement advertising campaigns that meet their digital goals.

Location: Washington, DC, USA
Type: Full-time
Salary: Commensurate with experience

Here’s some of the work you’ll do as an Account Manager:

  • Advise an incredible array of progressive clients on digital advertising strategy
  • Managing multiple client accounts to create effective and impactful campaigns that accomplish their objectives
  • Conceptualizing and managing the production of advertising creative and copy for placement across thousands of exchanges and networks
  • Collecting data from campaigns, and creating both weekly and final reports for clients
  • Working with vendors to provide clients with most effective advertising options
  • Building client relationships with potential accounts

About you:

  • You’re passionate about progressive candidates and causes that are out making a difference in the world
  • You thrive in a team environment, but you’re also a self-starter who can direct work independently
  • You’re a natural leader and a creative thinker

About Us:

Revolution Messaging, founded in 2009 in Washington D.C. by key members of the 2008 Obama campaign, is a leader in cutting-edge progressive strategies for a mobile world. Our clients include government agencies, nonprofit groups, unions and political campaigns and candidates. Revolution Messaging specializes in a bevy of in-house digital strategies, including mobile, advertising, social media, video, creative, fundraising and web development.

Revolution Messaging is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is Revolution Messaging’s policy to recruit, hire, train and promote individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, length of time spent unemployed, as well as other classifications protected by applicable laws.

In addition to a competitive salary (commensurate with experience), employees of Revolution Messaging enjoy health insurance, two weeks of vacation, paid sick leave and opportunities for professional growth.



Revolution Messaging helps bring justice to Flint with donations via text message

By Carla Aronsohn and Maeve Stier

While Hollywood was celebrating its breathtakingly terrible track record of inclusion and diversity during the 88th Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday, February 28, another star-studded event focused on bringing justice to to a community in crisis took place on the other side of the country in Flint, Michigan.

#JusticeForFlint - Text JUSTICE to 83224Blackout for Human Rights teamed up with Revolution Messaging, ActBlue Charities and The Tides Foundation to organize a concert fundraiser to benefit those affected by the water contamination crisis in Flint. The event was live streamed online via Revolt TV to thousands of viewers and included performances by Janelle Monae and Stevie Wonder.

Revolution Messaging was honored to provide our SMS broadcast technology to the cause. Our Revere Mobile platform empowered attendees and viewers to effortlessly donate to the #JusticeForFlint Fund. We also provided digital strategy to maximize visibility and boost fundraising, such as promoting the shortcode and keyword during the #JusticeForFlint event and on social media.

To donate, viewers simply texted JUSTICE to 83224 from their mobile phone and clicked on a link to donate.

In just one day, Blackout for Human Rights built a membership base of 10,000 new SMS subscribers and the #JusticeForFlint fund received 4,000 contributions totaling over $150,000. Forty percent of people who joined the SMS list also made a contribution – an exceptional action rate. The hashtag #JusticeForFlint was the second-highest organic trending hashtag on Twitter nationally, topped only by the Academy Awards Oscars hashtag.

Donations are still being accepted. To support communities in Flint affected by the water crisis, text JUSTICE to 83224, msg&data rates may apply.Screenshot of text message - Text JUSTICE to 83224



Revolution Messaging Wins Seven 2016 Reed Awards

By Micaela Chavez

Last night Campaigns & Elections Magazine recognized Revolution Messaging with seven 2016 Reed Awards, including two overall awards. We are honored to win for the following campaigns:

Overall: Best Online Advertising Campaign Of 2015
Bernie 2016 Online Advertising
Client: Bernie 2016

Our nimble, targeted advertising strategy has helped Bernie 2016 rocket to the top of the digital pack. Our objective was to connect with voters early and often, experiment frequently, and to not overcomplicate our message or tactics.

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Overall: Best Web Video Of 2015
#GoodellMustGo
Client: UltraViolet

The web clip at the center of UltraViolet’s #GoodellMustGo campaign was a 15 second video depicting a uniformed football player tackling a woman without protective gear. The metaphor drove home a powerful message concerning the NFL’s domestic violence problem. Public scrutiny and media attention surrounding Sports Illustrated’s decision to not run the video resulted in a reversal of their decision. The #GoodellMustGo video sparked a firestorm that helped change the conversation leading up to the Super Bowl by highlighting the prevalence and gravity of domestic violence.

Best Use of Online Targeting
Bernie 2016 Online Targeting
Client: Bernie 2016

Bernie 2016 has created a political revolution. This campaign endeavored to build a grassroots movement by connecting with millions of progressive Americans on issues that matter. We used online targeting to reach an untapped audience and convert them into activists and donors.

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Best Online Fundraising Program
Bernie 2016 Grassroots Fundraising
Client: Bernie 2016

Bernie Sanders’ online fundraising in 2015 wasn’t just good — it was historic. Steering clear of fundraising tricks or gimmicks, our campaign relied upon creative, unique, and timely content that focused on the issues and did not compromise our candidate’s authentic voice. Almost exclusively from small-dollar contributions, Bernie 2016 has raised more than $70 million thus far.

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Best Fundraising Email Creative/Copy
Ben & Jerry’s Email
Client: Bernie 2016

With this email, we sought to communicate with supporters about an issue central to Bernie’s campaign: money in politics. We asked Ben & Jerry’s co-founders, Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, if they would be willing to put their names on an email we designed that used humor to distill the Citizens United decision into easily digestible content. The success of the Ben & Jerry’s email, which received a viral lift through social sharing, helped us grow our supporter list by tens of thousands, and raised six-figures from the re-direct fundraising page.

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Best Earned Media Around A Single Event
UltraViolet #GoodellMustGo
Client: UltraViolet

In the beginning of 2015, the equality group UltraViolet launched the #GoodellMustGo campaign. Through a series of digital ads, this campaign sought to oust Roger Goodell for his failure to take a stand against domestic violence happening at the hands of the NFL. After Sports Illustrated rejected the placement of UltraViolet’s hard-hitting web video #GoodellMustGo, the story quickly spread across the Internet. In a few short days, the video was featured in more than 450 local and national outlets such as CNN, The View, AdWeek, Salon, Fortune and Huffington Post.

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Best Use Of Application Software For A Mobile Device
SMART Union Labels Mobile Application
Client: SMART Union

The SMART Union mobile application was created for workers of the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation (SMART). Compatible with iOS and Android platforms, the SMART label scanning application allows the user’s camera phone to scan the assigned label in order to track its source and destination.

For over 100 years, sheet metal union labels have been the proud symbol of quality made union products fabricated by skilled workers. In an effort to make sure these labels are not just recognized, but also modernized, Revolution Messaging worked with SMART Union to make sure the labels could be scanned and tracked back to the contract of the local fabrication agreement to ensure quality and proper wages are observed for all workers.

Available to 700 unions across North America, the application also allows workers to access the latest SMART Union news and to report issues to management using geolocation, either directly or via an anonymous proxy.

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All of these campaigns were team efforts. We share this honor with our amazing clients and hard-working staff, without whom none of this would be possible.



Revolution Messaging Launches New Mobile Technology For Bernie Sanders Campaign

Text GIVE to 82623 to Contribute $10 directly from your mobile phone bill

Washington, DC — Today, full service digital firm Revolution Messaging is pleased to announce the launch of another innovative text-to-donate technology for the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign… the ability to have activists quickly contribute to the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign by charging donations directly to their phone bill.

With an increasing number of small-dollar contributions being made via mobile devices, and a large list of mobile subscribers, this new technology is a perfect fit for the Bernie Sanders campaign.

This new advancement simplifies the mobile donation process and minimizes keystrokes for anyone with a mobile phone carrier. Now supporters can easily donate whenever and wherever they please … whether they are at a rally, watching a debate, or reading the news. Contributions can be given up to $50 per individual phone number per month to each political committee and up to $200 per individual per year (cumulative) per political committee. Revolution Messaging worked in 2012 to get the Federal Election Committee to approve this technology.

Already, Revolution Messaging and the Bernie Sanders campaign are deploying creative strategies to raise record grassroots donations without a traditional fundraising team. Just two weeks ago, Revolution Messaging launched another groundbreaking new technology for text donations in conjunction with ActBlue Express. Today’s launch is yet another way Sanders’ supporters can make quick, rapid response donations.

“With our newest form of text to donate, it is easier than ever for Sanders’ supporters to donate with a few simple keystrokes” said Revolution Messaging CEO Scott Goodstein. “By putting the power in the hands of the ordinary citizens that text in 10 bucks instead of billionaires wasting time and money at cocktail parties, we are changing the campaign finance playbook with Bernie Sanders and his supporters.”

In addition to running all of the online fundraising for the Bernie Sanders campaign, the firm also manages the campaign’s digital advertising, branding, video creation, website development, online store, and Artists for Sanders program.

Campaign contributions to Bernie 2016 are not tax deductible for federal income tax purposes. Text HELP to 82623 for technical help on Bernie 2016 text messages. Msg&Data rates may apply. Terms available at http://txthlp.com

 

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Revolution Messaging Contact: Moira Mack Muntz, 703-416-9188, moira.k.muntz@gmail.com



Now Hiring: Full Stack JavaScript Engineer

Location: Anywhere, USA
Type: Full-time

Revolution Messaging is hiring a Full Stack JavaScript Engineer to join our full-service digital firm.

Revolution Messaging is a politically-progressive technology firm that works with campaigns, organizations and nonprofits. Our team of designers, developers, and engineers build websites, web applications, mobile apps and large-scale platforms for clients and for our own internal use.

Our tech team is small and perpetually experimenting with modern web technologies. We’ve recently moved all of our applications to cloud-based architecture using AWS and Heroku. We’re constantly pushing the envelope, focusing on scalability as our clients and products grow.

As a primarily Ruby and Node engineering team, we’re looking for a Full Stack JavaScript engineer who has experience in both client and server side JavaScript. We believe in choosing the right tool for the job. This means that you will have a lot of flexibility in the technologies you want to use. Your opinion counts.

About You

You can whizz through the DOM without jQuery and know which operations are costly and which aren’t. If there were a CSS category at the X-Games, you would be the defending champion (or at least a serious contender). You’re all about TDD. You understand the benefits of RESTful APIs and are able to architect them using one of the major Node or Ruby frameworks. You’re aware that Node.JS is not multi-threaded…*hint hint nudge nudge*. You look at web apps the same way Spiderman looks at walls (“I can scale that”).

Does this sound like you? Come change the world with us!

Responsibilities

  • Writing, reviewing, and testing JavaScript code on both the server and client-side
  • Ability to manage 1-2 platforms or large scale web applications on your own
  • Working with teams to define and prioritize projects
  • Setting and managing deadlines with project managers and team leads
  • Documentation, documentation, documentation!
  • Encouraging the technical growth of your peers

Requirements

  • 3+ years of experience with client- and server-side JavaScript
  • 3+ years of experience with HTML/CSS
  • Experience with MongoDB, Redis and relational databases
  • Experience designing APIs
  • Experience with Gulp, Grunt, or NPM scripting
  • Familiarity with Bash scripting
  • Ability to work with a remote team
  • Strong written communication
  • Ability to adapt and self-teach

Bonus Points

  • Previous experience designing production-ready enterprise products
  • Experience with Backbone, React or other
  • Experience with CoffeeScript
  • Experience with Ruby, Ruby on Rails, Sinatra, Grape or similar
  • Familiarity with Vagrant, Chef, AWS, Heroku, etc.

About

Revolution Messaging, founded in 2009, in Washington, D.C. by key members of the 2008 Obama campaign, is a leader in cutting-edge progressive strategies for a digital world. Our clients include government agencies, nonprofit groups, unions and political campaigns and candidates. Revolution Messaging specializes in a bevy of in-house digital strategies, including mobile, advertising, social media, video, creative, fundraising and web development.

Revolution Messaging is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is Revolution Messaging’s policy to recruit, hire, train and promote individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, length of time spent unemployed, as well as other classifications protected by applicable laws.

Perks

You won’t need to work from our office, but if you so choose, we have offices in St. Louis, Missouri or Washington, D.C. Our geographically distributed team gets together for face-to-face meetings every 6 to 12 months. In addition to a great work environment, we offer a comprehensive range of benefits. Some of these are:

  • Medical and dental plan
  • 15 days paid time off per year
  • Your birthday off (16th paid day off)
  • Cost-splitting for Conferences
  • 401k
  • Laptop (We’re primarily a Mac shop.)
  • Competitive salary and bonus compensation based on individual performance

Please send a resume, a few lines about yourself, a link to your GitHub account, a link to your Twitter (if you’re willing to share) and your salary requirements to jobs@revolutionmessaging.com.

Please note: We can only accept US-based applicants.