Gregory Gleaves: Direct Edge Campaigns Receives Highest Industry Honor

American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC) recognizes Direct Edge Campaigns for exceptional work during its annual conference

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NEW ORLEANS — Direct Edge Campaigns CEO Greg Gleaves is proud to announce that it has been awarded 3 coveted Pollie Awards from the AAPC, the industry’s highest honor bestowed upon political consultants at the national and international level. Direct Edge Campaigns was recognized in the categories of Direct Mail (State Legislature) – “Then and Now 8-page” (North Carolina Republican Party)Direct Mail (Local/Municipal/Regional) – “Pinocchio” (Tennessee Republican Party), and Best Use of Negative/Contrast (State Legislature) – “Kiffin” (Tennessee Federation of Children PAC) for its exemplary work during the 2014 political season.

With over 2,400 entries, this year’s Contest was the largest in AAPC history. “It’s exciting to see the growth of the industry reflected in the Pollie Awards,” said AAPC President Art Hackney. “We continue to refine categories, making the contest easier to enter – yet harder to win. This year’s winners represent the very best in business of politics.”

The AAPC announced this year’s winners at the 2015 Annual Pollie Awards & Conference on March 19 in New Orleans, LA. The Pollie Awards (Pollies) are bipartisan honors awarded annually by the AAPC to members of the political advertising and communications industry who have demonstrated superior work on behalf of their candidates and causes. A blind jury of their peers selects AAPC award winners. Esquire magazine has dubbed the Pollies as “…the Oscars of political advertising.”

The annual Pollie Awards & Conference brings the leading political professionals in the world together to network and hear from top technology innovators, pollsters, pundits and service providers as the 2015 political cycle begins to heat up.

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About the 2015 AAPC Pollie Awards & Conference

As the premier industry event, the 2015 AAPC Pollie Awards & Conference featured cutting-edge programming on key industry trends, including a look ahead to the 2016 cycle; influencing voters in the digital media space; the politics of energy; and innovative ways to target emerging communities. Widely recognized as the must-attend event for political consultants, media buyers, public affairs specialists, suppliers, industry leaders and journalists, the 2015 AAPC Pollie Awards & Conference took place in New Orleans, LA March 17-19. Over 570 political professionals took advantage of the Conference’s programming, designed to empower attendees to leverage the latest techniques in campaign strategy and management. For details, visit www.theaapc.org.

About AAPC

Founded in 1969, the AAPC is a multi-partisan organization of political and public affairs professionals dedicated to improving democracy. The AAPC has over 1,250 members hailing from all corners of the globe. It is the largest association of political and public affairs professionals in the world. For more information, see www.theaapc.org.