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Leading political consulting firm served as strategists and ad makers to Moore and Ivey Campaigns

Washington, D.C. – SKDK, a leading Democratic communications and political consulting firm, applauds two Maryland Democratic candidates on their come-from-behind primary victories – for Governor, Wes Moore and for Maryland’s 4th Congressional district, Glenn Ivey. At the start of their campaigns, both Moore and Ivey were double digits behind and by putting together energetic, grassroots campaigns, both candidates were able to win competitive primaries. SKDK is proud to be a part of each of these campaign teams, serving as ad-makers and strategists. 

“Congratulations to Wes and Glenn on running tremendous grassroots campaigns. Their come-from-behind wins show what happens when candidates are willing to campaign everywhere, a team hustles and outworks their opponents, and you have a tight message and compelling story that motivates and persuades voters,” said SKDK Partner Doug Thornell. “Wes and Glenn campaigned on the issues people care about: creating economic opportunity, improving education, safer neighborhoods, combating gun violence, and protecting a woman’s right to choose. We are proud to help tell their stories. Now it’s on to November.”  

SKDK produced the following ads for Moore and Ivey:

Wes Moore Campaign:

Glenn Ivey Campaign 

SKDK is also proud to have partnered with David Blair’s campaign for Montgomery County Executive. That race is still too close to call, but Blair also began the race double digits behind.  

About SKDK

SKDK is a top national communications and political consulting firm bringing unparalleled strategic communications experience to Fortune 500 companies, nonprofits, philanthropic organizations and labor unions, as well as political committees and candidates. With offices in Washington, New York, Los Angeles and Albany, SKDK offers strategic support to managing a crisis, protecting a brand, advocating an issue or winning an election.

In 2020, SKDK was a key advisor to the Biden for President campaign and helped to make history by electing Joe Biden as President of The United States and Kamala Harris, the nation’s first Black, Asian-American and first woman, as Vice President. SKDK has won the Holmes Report’s influential North America Public Affairs Agency of the Year multiple times and was recently listed by the Observer’s as one of the best public relations firms in America for 2022.

To learn more about SKDK, visit our website at www.skdknick.com. SKDK is a proud member of The Stagwell Group, a collaborative group of agencies who are out to “reinvent the holding company,” according to the Wall Street Journal. The Stagwell Group portfolio includes more than a dozen best-in-class, digital-first agencies who are focused on what modern CMOs need. Learn more about Stagwell at www.stagwellgroup.com.

Washington, D.C. – Today, SKDK, a leading progressive communications and political consulting firm issued the following statement in response to the majority opinion from the Supreme Court to strike down Roe v. Wade:

“Today’s decision by the Supreme Court to up-end our society by rolling back a 50-year right to an abortion is both wrongheaded and at odds with public opinion. Across both sides of the aisle, a majority of voters support keeping abortion safe and legal. We are committed to continuing our work to elect pro-choice Democrats and to support organizations fighting on the frontlines to defend women’s reproductive health. In addition, we pledge to ensure that all employees at SKDK and their families have access to legal abortion care by covering the cost of travel if they live in a state that restricts their access.”

About SKDK

SKDK is a top national communications and political consulting firm bringing unparalleled strategic communications experience to Fortune 500 companies, nonprofits, philanthropic organizations and labor unions, as well as political committees and candidates. With offices in Washington, New York, Los Angeles and Albany, SKDK offers strategic support to managing a crisis, protecting a brand, advocating an issue or winning an election.

In 2020, SKDK was a key advisor to the Biden for President campaign and helped to make history by electing Joe Biden as President of The United States and Kamala Harris, the nation’s first Black, Asian-American and first woman, as Vice President. SKDK has won the Holmes Report’s influential North America Public Affairs Agency of the Year multiple times and was recently listed by the Observer’s as one of the best public relations firms in America for 2022.

To learn more about SKDK, visit our website at www.skdknick.com. SKDK is a proud member of The Stagwell Group, a collaborative group of agencies who are out to “reinvent the holding company,” according to the Wall Street Journal. The Stagwell Group portfolio includes more than a dozen best-in-class, digital-first agencies who are focused on what modern CMOs need. Learn more about Stagwell at www.stagwellgroup.com.

Public Affairs Firm Reaffirms Commitment to Helping Clients Fight Anticipated Decision

New York, NY – Today, SKDK, a leading progressive communications and political consulting firm issued the following statement in response to a draft majority opinion from the Supreme Court intending to strike down Roe v. Wade:

“Like the majority of Americans who support access to safe and legal abortion, all of us at SKDK were horrified to read the Supreme Court of the United States’ draft opinion striking down Roe last night. The right to abortion has spanned generations, allowed women to participate equally and fully, and underpins many other rights and freedoms. We are proud to have championed this right at the local, state and federal level. This work matters now more than ever, and SKDK is ready to continue this fight at the Supreme Court, in State Houses, in City Halls and on the ballot in November.”

About SKDK

SKDK is a top national communications and political consulting firm bringing unparalleled strategic communications experience to Fortune 500 companies, nonprofits, philanthropic organizations and labor unions, as well as political committees and candidates. With offices in Washington, New York, Los Angeles and Albany, SKDK offers strategic support to managing a crisis, protecting a brand, advocating an issue or winning an election.

In 2020, SKDK was a key advisor to the Biden for President campaign and helped to make history by electing Joe Biden as President of The United States and Kamala Harris, the nation’s first Black, Asian-American and first woman, as Vice President. SKDK has won the Holmes Report’s influential North America Public Affairs Agency of the Year multiple times and was recently listed by the Observer’s as one of the best public relations firms in America for 2022.

To learn more about SKDK, visit our website at www.skdknick.com. SKDK is a proud member of The Stagwell Group, a collaborative group of agencies who are out to “reinvent the holding company,” according to the Wall Street Journal. The Stagwell Group portfolio includes more than a dozen best-in-class, digital-first agencies who are focused on what modern CMOs need. Learn more about Stagwell at www.stagwellgroup.com.

Washington, D.C. – SKDK is investing in the next generation of industry leaders through a new partnership with Progressive Pipeline, which will expand growth opportunities for underrepresented talent by broadening the candidate pool for the firm’s internship program. Progressive Pipeline provides training, mentorship, and support to a diverse pool of more than 7,000 candidates and has deployed 220 fellows across 73 organizations.

“SKDK is made stronger by the diversity of our team – a commitment to equity, inclusion, and racial justice is at the core of who we are and the work we do,” said Rae Robinson, Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer of SKDK. “We are building a workforce that reflects the diverse experiences, perspectives, and identities of the world and fostering a culture that creates opportunities for everyone. SKDK’s partnership with Progressive Pipeline has been, and will continue to be, a key part of advancing those values.”

“By investing in this program and in our fellows, SKDK is a leader in building a diverse talent pipeline into consulting and communications,” said Michael Michaelson, Executive Director of Progressive Pipeline. “They’ve done real work to sustain an inclusive and equitable organization, and we consistently recommend them to folks from underrepresented backgrounds looking to launch their careers.”

“As an intern, I was able to get a feel for the public affairs work being done for clients in education, political advocacy, and the corporate beverage industry. I appreciated how each team included me in the projects and assignments, and I wanted to continue learning from these industry professionals. I hope to eventually become an industry leader and learn how to develop messaging for a campaign I want to support,” said Christian Hernandez, Former SKDK Progressive Pipeline Intern and Current SKDK Associate.

“I have been interning at SKDK since November 2021 thanks to their partnership with Progressive Pipeline. I was a recent college graduate in the middle of a pandemic who was looking for a start to my career in politics with no connections or even a place at the starting line. Now, I feel like I am contributing to something bigger than myself. I have improved my writing skills. I have learned to write press releases, social media toolkits, how to pitch to reporters, and how to navigate the most competitive media market in the country. I see multiple directions that my future can go. It’s my time to explore and see what I can do,” said Esmeralda Orozco, Current SKDK Progressive Pipeline Intern.

About SKDK

SKDK is a top national communications and political consulting firm bringing unparalleled strategic communications experience to Fortune 500 companies, nonprofits, philanthropic organizations and labor unions, as well as political committees and candidates. With offices in Washington, New York, Los Angeles and Albany, SKDK offers strategic support to managing a crisis, protecting a brand, advocating an issue or winning an election.

In 2020, SKDK was a key advisor to the Biden for President campaign and helped to make history by electing Joe Biden as President of The United States and Kamala Harris, the nation’s first Black, Asian-American and first woman, as Vice President. The influential Holmes Report once again named SKDK as the North America Public Affairs Agency of the Year in 2019, following wins in 2015, 2016, and 2018. To learn more about SKDK, visit our website at www.skdknick.com.SKDK is a proud member of The Stagwell Group, a collaborative group of agencies who are out to “reinvent the holding company,” according to the Wall Street Journal. The Stagwell Group portfolio includes more than a dozen best-in-class, digital-first agencies who are focused on what modern CMOs need. Learn more about Stagwell at www.stagwellgroup.com.