Political Consulting

James P. O’Brien started early in political and media consulting accumulating 3 decades of experience on 250+ political campaigns in 26 states-including Trump 2016. He has served as Publisher of Campaigns and Elections and as a regional Board Member of the American Association of Political Consultants. James’ technology and business experience as an agency owner, startup CEO, and marketing executive with 30+ startups uniquely qualifies him to develop strategy and produce content which moves numbers.


Political Research

  • Analysis of Political Environment
  • Ballot Qualification
  • Candidate Vulnerability Study
  • Opposition Research
  • Voter History Research

General Consultant

  • Political Campaign Strategy
  • Issues Campaign Strategy
  • Recruit Specialists & Team
  • See Political Research
  • See Campaign Planning
  • Platform Selection & Management
  • See Website Development

Campaign Planning

  • Write Campaign Plan
  • Timeline, Phases & Schedule
  • Budget
  • Fundraising Plan
  • Financial Compliance
  • Organization & Field Structure
  • Targeting & Data Acquisition
  • Digital Strategy & Advertising
  • Communications & Content
  • Coalitions Outreach

Content Package

  • Write Original Content
  • Ghostwrite for Candidate or Campaign
  • Content Promotion Across Digital Channels & Platforms
  • Core Website Content
  • Press Releases
  • Featured Research Reports
  • Microsite Development
  • Search Optimization
  • Analytics Reporting
  • Ask About Content Monitoring & Social Listening Options

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