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TIME Names “Echo” #1 Ad of 2010

Capping off an amazing year, TIME just named "Echo" - an ad we were proud to work on with an amazing team on the Jerry Brown campaign - the #1 campaign ad of 2010: Politician-speak is often a numbing string of familiar platitudes, vague exhortations to change government and do right by the American People. Jerry Brown's ad, which put statements from his Republican rival for governor, Meg Whitman, side by side with nearly identical sound bites of Governor


The Gift Elizabeth Edwards Gave Me

In early 2007 I journeyed to Chapel Hill, North Carolina to to meet with Elizabeth and John Edwards. A friend of the Edwards’ family had reached out to me and asked if I would be willing to spend a few hours giving any advice I might have about running for president. -- I agreed to the meeting but made it clear I had no intention of working for them, or anyone else for president in the 2008 campaign. At the end


Brown’s “Echo” Spot Named #2 Ad of 2010

Great to see "Echo" named #2 on National Journal's list of the Top 10 Campaign Ads of 2010: No ad better tied a candidate to another politician than California Gov.-elect Jerry Brown's attack on Republican Meg Whitman. The ad showed Whitman saying the exact same words as outgoing Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who is deeply unpopular in California, a dozen times. Brown had a knack for using Whitman's words against her in campaign ads, as illustrated by another