We had a wonderful time in Charleston at the 2016 Reed Awards last week, sponsored by Campaigns & Elections Magazine. The Reed Awards, named after Campaigns & Elections founder Stanley Foster Reed, embody excellence in political campaigning, campaign management, political consulting and political design. Chosen from the largest and smallest organizations in the industry, the winners represent the latest techniques and talent in the business. PowerThru was an awards finalist for two of our campaign websites last year — for the sites Mark Ridley-Thomas for Supervisor (Los Angeles County, CA), and Luke Bronin for Mayor (Hartford, CT).
We were honored just to be recognized for our responsive campaign website work — and we ended up winning Best Website For County, Local Or Judicial Candidate!
Thank you to everybody involved: from our team with Chris Potter and Jon Wheeler building the sites, myself (Laura Packard) managing the projects, to Mike Nellis, who designed them and our client Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and his entire campaign team. Thank you also to the judges and the Campaigns and Elections staff, who put on an excellent conference and event, and do great work day in, day out on the Campaigns & Elections magazine too, and to NationBuilder, for providing the platform that our winning website (and 4 out of 6 of the domestic website winners!) is built on.
I also want to thank all the candidates who ran last year and those who run this year, whether they won or not. It’s a great thing you do, whether you win or not (this time). We all win when we’re represented by better public servants, and when more people participate in the process. PowerThru salutes you, and hopes you consider running again in the future.
P.S. Looking to run for office in 2016? Be sure to read our guide for candidates or non-profits just getting started, to have a successful launch. If you’re looking for assistance on your website or launch, please read our campaign website guide too and contact PowerThru, we’d love to help!