SKDK work for Biden for America and the NAACP honored with six Pollies

Washington, DC – SKDK won six awards at the Association of Political Consultants’ (AAPC) 2021 Pollie Awards & Conference for our direct mail and digital advertisements in the 2020 election cycle. We are proud to have received the recognition but even prouder to have done this important work to elect and promote our candidates and causes. No other Democratic firm in the country played a bigger role in taking back the White House in 2020.

SKDK also wants to congratulate Pia Carusone, the newest member of our team, for her work last cycle leading the advertising team for Senator Mark Kelly. Her digital and television ads were recognized with seven Pollies.

“We want to congratulate all of our clients and causes on their achievements last cycle,” said Doug Thornell, Partner at SKDK. “We are honored to have played a role in the historic victory of President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris and to have led the NAACP’s paid advertising campaign to engage and mobilize Black voters all across the country, including during the special election in Georgia.”

The Pollie Awards recognize top achievements in the political communications and public affairs industries. A full list of winners can be found here. SKDK was recognized for our work in the following divisions:

Overall Candidate Division: Best in Show – Democrat

Winning the 9 Key States that Decided the Presidential Election

Overall Ballot Initiative Division: Best Digital Campaign

NAACP “Distracted”

Overall Public Affairs/Issue Advocacy Division: Best Digital Campaign

NAACP Civic Engagement

NAACP “Say Their Names”

Digital – Public Affairs/Issue Advocacy Division: Web Video

NAACP “Common – Georgia”

Direct Mail – Candidate Division: For President

Biden “Touchdown”

Direct Mail – Candidate Division: Independent Expenditure Campaign – U.S. House of Representatives

EDF “Spooky”

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 member of the Biden for President campaign with Anita Dunn serving as Senior Advisor and the firm leading the campaign’s direct mail and vote by mail operations. 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