Last night, the American Association of Political Consultants (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, Revolution Messaging was selected as the winner in nine categories, including Overall Best in Show for Bernie 2016.

The Pollie Awards came on the heels of the AAPC’s announcement Wednesday naming 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.

“It is an incredible honor to be recognized by our peers in the political campaign community– and we are truly humbled,” said Revolution Messaging CEO Scott Goodstein. “We are grateful to our clients – the most compelling voices in the progressive community. When you don’t have a campaign with a message that speaks to people, no amount of technology is going to counteract that. We are proud to be re-writing the campaign playbook for 2016 with Bernie Sanders and progressives across the country.”

Revolution Messaging 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

Web Video – Presidential – Democrat Silver Backstage with Killer Mike Bernie 2016

Internet Advertising – Presidential Primary – Democrat Gold 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

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 Pollie awards recognize outstanding creative and technical achievements in political advertising and communications that significantly contribute to the success of a candidate or public affairs campaign.  Nominations from the AAPC membership and political campaign community at large were evaluated by an independent panel of judges.

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, moira.k.muntz@gmail.com

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