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Tad Devine has produced television advertising in 20 winning U.S. Senate and gubernatorial races, and has worked as a media consultant and strategist in 11 winning campaigns for President and Prime Minister around the world. He’s been recognized as one of “the nation’s most respected media consultants” by USA Today, and in 2003 Ireland’s Sunday Business Post called his firm “one of the most highly regarded and influential in the world.” He is considered a leading expert on the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination process and general election strategy.
Julian Mulvey is a democratic media consultant and partner at the firm Devine Mulvey Longabaugh. He has produced advertising for four winning US Senators, one Governor, two European heads of state, several Congressmen and dozens of other leaders across America. “A persuasive ad should be authentic to the candidate, strike an emotional chord and tell a story,” he says.
Julian was the Creative Director of the Bernie Sanders for President TV advertising. The New York Times, The Washington Post and Esquire Magazine called the ads “powerful,” “emotional” and “the best… ever seen.” The Daily Beast called the ad campaign “pure gold.” Bloomberg’s Mark Halperin called Sanders’ opening biographical ad “the best of the cycle, maybe several cycles.” The ads “stand out in the crowded airwaves,” said CNN’s John King. The Inquisitr stated, “The Sanders campaign has become famous forits masterful storytelling and moving imagery.”
One ad in particular caught the public’s imagination. Titled “America,” the spot uses the Simon & Garfunkel track of the same name. MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough called “America” the ad of year, saying, “Its one of the most hopeful ads we’ve seen in a very long time.” USAToday’s Susan Page and The Hill likened it to President Reagan’s 1984 classic “Morning in America.”
The Sanders’ ad campaign was not only the most creative but also the most effective. AceMetrix tested all the presidential campaigns ads and gave 7 of the Top 10 “Most Effective” to Sanders. The New York Times’ Upshot said “America” was the ad that “moved people the most.”
When not making ads Julian loves reading history. His play about the friendship and feud of Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, “Rush’s Dream”, performed to sold-out shows off-Broadway. Not quite “Hamilton” success, but historian Garry Wills called it “a beautiful story, beautifully told.”
Julian graduated from Boston University. He was a research assistant at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and former Crew Member of the Month at McDonald’s restaurant, in Winchester, England.
Julian lives in Takoma Park, MD, with his wife and noted pollster, Margie Omero, along with their two children.
Mark Longabaugh has over twenty years of experience in politics and media. Prior to becoming a partner at Devine Mulvey Longabaugh, Mark founded and was a partner in Wild Bunch Media. He has written ads that have won seven Pollie Awards; as well as produced ad campaigns that have helped win over a dozen House and Senate Campaigns. Mark has served in leadership roles at two national environmental groups and has had high-profile roles in several presidential campaigns.
It was a love for numbers that got Lynnette started in accounting in the early 1990s. She’s worked as staff accountant and project specialist at several prominent production houses in Washington, including Georgetown Post, where she was their controller.
Lynnette brought her combination of accounting and production knowledge to Devine Mulvey Longabaugh in 2009.
Scott has produced award-winning commercials for campaigns across the country from City Council to President of the United States. As Vice President of Production at Devine Mulvey Longabaugh, Scott leads production for all the firm’s clients. His passion for producing work of the highest caliber, combined with a big picture view and attention to detail, ensures the firm delivers creative that is on time, on budget, and on message.