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 and causes. This partnership eliminates a major pain point for campaigns – easy access to top-quality voter lists.
“At SpeakEasy, we’re leveraging technology to democratize modern campaigns and elections. This partnership with NGP VAN helps us advance our mission of empowering Democrats and progressives in all 50 states,” said Eric Jaye, SpeakEasy’s co-founder.
“We’re thrilled to have SpeakEasy join the growing community of NGP VAN innovation platform apps, focused on making it easier for Democrats to win elections,” said Amanda Coulombe, GM for Organizing Products at NGP VAN. “Integrated, self-service tools like these provide a tremendous advantage for campaigns up and down the ballot.”
“SpeakEasy is the only data-integrated, self-serve direct mail product exclusively for Democrats,” said Andrew Brown, Technology Director at the Democratic National Committee. “Making direct mail cheaper and easier to send will help good candidates move their message at an affordable price point.”
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“Access to reliable voter data is often the biggest roadblock for someone who is trying to move their message quickly,” said Bergen Kenny, SpeakEasy’s CEO. “This partnership will allow users to link their VAN and SpeakEasy accounts, so their voter targeting lists are imported directly into SpeakEasy. A user can create a mail piece, select their targets and get their piece out the door in a matter of minutes – and for less.”
Current SpeakEasy clients include Democratic state parties, caucuses, labor federations and individual candidates. Inside California, SpeakEasy also offers data from Political Data, Inc. Users are always able to upload their own lists with SpeakEasy’s drag-and-drop function.