January 25, 2018

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February 07, 2017

SpeakEasy Wins ‘Best Campaign Tool & Tactic’ at Ballot Initiative Strategy Conference

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 7, 2017 Contact: Bergen Kenny, 415-819-0959 SpeakEasy Wins ‘Best Campaign Tool & Tactic’ at Ballot Initiative Strategy Conference Las Vegas – SpeakEasy Political, a breakthrough political tech startup that makes it faster and easier for campaigns to move direct mail, took home top honors at the Ballot Initiative Strategy Conference in …

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December 21, 2016

How DIY Services Can Help Firms Expand

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This article originally appeared on Campaigns and Elections, by Eric Jaye and Bergen Kenny. How many candidates did you turn down this year? For the average consultant, the number of times you are forced to say, “Sorry, we’re full for the cycle,” to small campaigns is likely growing. The math tells the story. By one estimate, there are more than 500,000 elected …

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December 13, 2016

The long tail of political mail

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This article originally appeared on GovFresh, by Luke Fretwell. SpeakEasy Political wants to make it easier for everyone to run for elected office. Danielle Winterhalter, SpeakEasy co-founder and director of strategic partnerships, shares how they’re addressing a fundamental aspect of lowering the barrier to entry, especially when it comes to political (snail) mail, which is still more relevant …

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November 29, 2016

Squeezing Costs Out of Direct Mail with Bergen Kenny of SpeakEasy Political

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SpeakEasy Political CEO Bergen Kenny spoke with Karen Jagoda of the Digital Politics podcast to talk about SpeakEasy and political mail. She shared that in the digital age, print pieces still have an important role to play and can be the last message seen before a voter makes up their mind about a candidate. Listen …

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November 14, 2016

In Reflection.

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At SpeakEasy, we are incredibly proud to stand with so many phenomenal candidates and organizations who fight – every day – for a stronger, more just nation. We hope our work to be one small part of helping to amplify the messages of workers rights, environmental justice, equal opportunity, and human decency. We believe in …

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August 14, 2016

Three Reasons Why Direct Mail Is Growing

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Originally reported on July 14, 2016 by Campaigns & Elections. By: Eric Jaye Just a few years ago most of us in the political media business were predicting a gradual phase out of direct mail. The reasoning went something like this: Why keep using mail when targeted digital ads are so much cheaper and video so …

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August 05, 2016

NGP VAN Recognizes SpeakEasy in Innovation Partner Marketplace

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We are honored to be recognized by our partner NGP VAN as part of their Innovation Partner Marketplace. Check out the full article here and below. Originally seen on NGP VAN on August 5, 2016: Digital innovation has touched almost every sector of the political world. Donating is easier online, organizers can go door to door …

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August 03, 2016

Case Study: Amber Childress

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Amber Childress is an active parent and digital marketing entrepreneur raising her son in Oakland, California. As a parent and community volunteer, Amber understood how much support and advocacy is needed to ensure that quality education is accessible for all students. In 2016 she decided to run for the Alameda County Board of Education, taking …

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July 28, 2016

Shattered!

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The sound you just heard was Hillary Clinton crashing through the highest of glass ceilings to become the first female nominee for President from a major political party. It is impossible to understate the importance of this moment. To us at SpeakEasy, which is a majority women owned business, it means that women in politics …

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July 20, 2016

Capitol Morning Report, July 20

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Originally reported on Capitol Morning Report on July 20, 2016. Political consultant Bergen Kenny reports that the startup she co-founded, SpeakEasy Political, has won the Best Overall and Best StartUp awards at the New Tools Showcase in St. Louis on July 16. SpeakEasy Political, which launched in January, is a do-it-yourself tool that makes mailers …

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July 16, 2016

How Technology Is Transforming the Way We Run (and Win!) Down Ballot Races

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This afternoon, SpeakEasy’s Danielle Winterhalter joined NGP VAN‘s Chelsea Peterson, Netroots Nation’s Executive Director Raven Brooks, Ohio House Democrats’ Executive Director Aaron Fisher and Russ Swindell of Public Policy Polling to lead a discussion on how campaign managers and organizers can leverage technology as they fight budget constraints and tight timelines to communicate and organize in their local communities. The …

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June 18, 2016

SpeakEasy Wins BEST OVERALL and BEST STARTUP (TECH) at Netroots Nation

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Bergen Kenny/415.819.0959 SPEAKEASY WINS BEST OVERALL AND BEST STARTUP (TECH) AT NETROOTS NATION St. Louis – SpeakEasy Political, a new political/tech startup that makes it faster and easier for campaigns to move direct mail, took home top honors at Netroots Nation on Saturday. SpeakEasy won both Best Overall and Best StartUp (Tech) …

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May 04, 2016

SpeakEasy Political Featured at CampaignTech East

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At Campaigns & Elections’ CampaignTech East – an industry leading campaign technology conference – our Danielle Winterhalter discusses what we’re doing at SpeakEasy to leverage tech to level the playing field for Democratic candidates and progressive organizations. …

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March 17, 2016

SpeakEasy CEO Bergen Kenny Tops AAPC 40 Under 40 List

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The American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC)—America’s only bipartisan network of political professionals—today announced the winners of the 2016 40 Under 40 Awards program recognizing the best and brightest young professionals working in the United States. ?Topping the list is SpeakEasy Co-Founder & CEO Bergen Kenny. Prior to starting SpeakEasy, Bergen spent twelve years managing …

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February 23, 2016

SpeakEasy Political Announces Data Partnership with NGP VAN

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 23, 2016 SpeakEasy Political Announces Data Partnership with NGP VAN San Francisco, CA – In an effort to give Democrats a leg up this cycle, SpeakEasy Political, a new self-serve platform that dramatically lowers direct mail costs, announced a data partnership with NGP VAN, the premier national data vendor for Democratic campaigns …

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February 03, 2016

SpeakEasy Political Launch Party

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Thank you to everyone who joined us at our launch party! Here are some of the pictures from that night: …

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January 20, 2016

Capitol Morning Report, January 20

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Originally reported on January 20, 2016 by Capitol Morning Report. Political consultants Eric Jaye, Bergen Kenny and Danielle Winterhalter have announced they’re hosting a launch party Thursday in San Francisco to introduce their new product, SpeakEasy Political, a do-it-yourself tool that makes mailers for candidates and campaigns. SpeakEasy Political is a system that combines a candidate’s …

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January 19, 2016

SpeakEasy Launches, Lowering Cost Barriers for Campaigns

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SpeakEasy Political leverages tech to make it cheaper and easier to communicate with voters San Francisco, CA – SpeakEasy Political, a new startup that uses a template-based system to help candidates and causes move direct mail, will hold its launch party on Thursday, January 21 at 6:00 PM.Press is welcome to attend. WHEN: Thursday, January …

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December 09, 2015

Research Shows: Direct Mail Changes Campaign Outcomes

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This fall, research by Joel Middleton of UC Berkeley and Todd Rogers at the Harvard Kennedy School confirmed that direct mail voter guides have substantial effects on modern elections. The pair evaluated the effectiveness of a non-profit group’s direct mail communication efforts to sway voters on 10 ballot initiatives in the 2008 election in Oregon. …

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July 21, 2015

The SpeakEasy Beta Trial

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Created by a group of political consultants, SpeakEasy was founded to democratize the political process by leveraging tech to lower the barriers to participation for those who want to run, and win, elections. Join us. Email danielle@speakeasypolitical.com to be apart of our beta trial. …

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July 19, 2015

SpeakEasy Is in Beta

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As of today SpeakEasy is in beta phase. We’ve invited a select group of users to check out our customizable templates and top-notch data, and give us their feedback on the SpeakEasy experience. In the coming months we’ll be adding more templates, more states to our data tool, and refining our user experience – and …

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July 17, 2015

Netroots Nation 2015!

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Live from the spontaneous SpeakEasy Political pitch at Netroots Nation’s California Caucus: …

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July 13, 2015

This is Different

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SpeakEasy Political is the only do-it-yourself direct mail product with seamless data integration. That means you can pick your targets from our built-in data tool and have your custom piece sent straight to them. Or if you have your own list, you can upload it. Because we don’t charge custom per-piece art fees or agency …

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June 24, 2015

Behind the Scenes: Template Curation

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The team is finalizing art on a new set of templates today! Every piece on the SpeakEasy platform has been drafted and designed by a team of political mail professionals. …

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June 07, 2015

Modernizing Campaigns & Elections

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From cutting costs in campaign advertising, to increasing voter registration – tech has the powerful potential to modernize our elections, and make our democracy more efficient. Check out the latest developments in online voter registration by PEW’s Elections Initiative – here. …

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