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GMMB Scoops Nine Awards for Excellence in Advertising

Posted on Mar 20, 2014

Strategic communications firm GMMB took home nine American Advertising Awards (AAA) at this week’s DC 2014 ceremony. Ads created for CTIA-The Wireless Association, NARAL Pro-Choice America, AARP, The Millennial Trains Project, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and the Washington Health Benefit Exchange TV campaign received Gold and Silver for excellence in creativity. Continue Reading

GMMB Expands Leadership Team

Posted on Mar 10, 2014

GMMB is excited to announce the addition of three new senior vice presidents to the firm. Tanja Hester, Alison Gould Kruzel and Racquel Russell bring a breadth of knowledge and experience to GMMB. Continue Reading

GMMB Analyzes Education and the State of the Union

Posted on Jan 30, 2014

President Obama began his State of the Union address talking about the amazing work of a teacher who “spent extra time with a student who needed it, and did her part to lift America’s graduation rate to its highest level in more than three decades.” Research shows that a strong, well-supported teacher is one of the most critical factors in improving student achievement. At GMMB, we work with a range of committed clients to support teachers on all manners of education reforms so that every child will have the opportunity to achieve. Continue Reading

GMMB Expands Team of Senior Political Strategists

Posted on Jan 16, 2014

Going into a busy campaign season, GMMB has added two heavy hitters to its winning political team. Senior Vice President Nicole Harburger and Vice President Liz Oxhorn have joined GMMB, bringing a wealth of political experience and issue expertise to the D.C. based agency. Continue Reading

Mandela, Up Close

Posted on Dec 31, 2013

In 1993, GMMB founder Frank Greer was asked to advise Mandela in his presidential campaign and subsequent presidency. Greer reflects on his experience working with the late South African president in an article that appeared in National Journal earlier this week. Continue Reading

GMMB Welcomes Three New Vice Presidents to the Firm

Posted on Dec 20, 2013

GMMB is excited to announce the addition of three new vice presidents to the firm. Jennifer Kohl, Daren Briscoe and Jason Kravitz bring a breadth of knowledge and experience to GMMB. Continue Reading

Obama Veterans Join Forces for Next Generation Media Strategies

Posted on Dec 20, 2013

GMMB, Inc. and Civis Analytics today announced an exclusive partnership to combine Civis’ groundbreaking expertise in big data and analytics with GMMB’s state-of-the-art media capabilities. This new partnership offers political campaigns, non-profits and brands the most sophisticated media targeting, planning and placement services anywhere. Continue Reading

GMMB Congratulates NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer!

Posted on Dec 20, 2013

When former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer jumped into the race for New York City Comptroller against Scott Stringer, the conventional wisdom was unanimous. As one prominent columnist put it: “Face it, New York: Spitzer is headed for victory…Stringer can’t beat Spitzer.” Three weeks later, Stringer won. Continue Reading

A New Chapter in Health Coverage

Posted on Dec 20, 2013

Some will say today’s date is over three years in the making. We think it’s much more. For over two decades, GMMB proudly supported efforts to guarantee all Americans have access to quality, affordable health care. And we couldn’t be more proud to be a part of the launch of Health Insurance Marketplace’s across the country – helping to educate Americans about new benefits to come. Continue Reading

GMMB + Millennials = New Frontiers

Posted on Aug 07, 2013

Some call them Generation Y; others refer to them as the Millennial Generation. Many think of them as lazy, tech-obsessed, and self-absorbed. Regardless of the words used to describe them, those who are born between 1980 and 2000 have many puzzled. Continue Reading

New PSAs Protect Children from Zombies and Rampaging Hordes!

Posted on Aug 05, 2013

No more boarding up the house. And there’s no need for that brick wall either—so put down the cinderblock. A TV remote is all you need to protect your kids from zombies, rampaging hordes and other potentially inappropriate characters and TV content. That’s the message behind two new Public Service Announcements created by GMMB on behalf of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA). Continue Reading

Doing Good Better: GMMB, a Lead Sponsor in New York Impact Marketing Conference

Posted on Jul 26, 2013

GMMB joins social entrepreneurs and marketers from the worlds of technology, marketing, advertising and digital to raise the bar on impact marketing. The Do Good Better conference, led by Talk NY, in New York next week will bring together leading marketers to discover innovative new ways to solve big social problems and improve on their current practices. Continue Reading

25 Years Ago, Chile Said ‘No’ to a Brutal Dictator, and He Went Away

Posted on Jun 26, 2013

Earlier this week, Participant Media invited GMMB founder Frank Greer to reflect on the groundbreaking and successful 1988 campaign to oust Chilean dictator General Pinochet, which is depicted in the feature film ‘No'... Continue Reading

“Unadoptable is Unacceptable” wins Council on Foundations Award

Posted on Apr 18, 2013

For the 107,000 children who are available for adoption in the U.S. foster care system, there are two very different paths—be adopted by a permanent family or age out without the care and support of a permanent, loving family... Continue Reading

GMMB Takes Home 13 Pollie Awards!

Posted on Apr 10, 2013

Strategic communications firm GMMB took home 13 awards at the American Association of Political Consultant’s (AAPC) 2013 Annual Pollie Awards & Conference – seizing top honors for ads created for candidates, causes and independent expenditure campaigns... Continue Reading

Explore SUN’s New Website!

Posted on Mar 19, 2013

From concept to design to content development, GMMB worked with the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement to develop a website that is the central platform for advancing SUN's goals... Continue Reading

GMMB Wins Big at the 2013 American Advertising Awards

Posted on Mar 14, 2013

GMMB celebrated big wins at the 2013 American Advertising Awards – formerly the DC ADDYs – receiving a total of eight awards for creative work... Continue Reading

Too Small to Fail - A Campaign for America’s Kids

Posted on Mar 11, 2013

The Center for the Next Generation (TCNG) had a vision for the launch of its “Too Small to Fail” campaign: wake up our country to the challenges facing America’s kids. While some organizations might have chosen to do that by simply putting out a press release and a report, TCNG knew that wouldn’t be enough to break through... Continue Reading

Council of the Great City Schools Releases Common Core Video

Posted on Mar 05, 2013

Last year, the Council of the Great City Schools asked GMMB to produce an online video with parents in the nation's largest urban school districts as its principal audience... Continue Reading

Lawyers’ Committee Supports the Voting Rights Act at the Supreme Court

Posted on Feb 27, 2013

Today, February 27, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments for the Shelby v. Holder Voting Rights Acts case to determine the constitutionality of Section 5... Continue Reading

GMMB Analyzes Education and the State of the Union

Posted on Feb 14, 2013

GMMB analyzed the education portion of President Obama’s State of the Union, as well as the social media conversation around it. What did we find? Education was the highest trending topic around the State of the Union address... Continue Reading

GMMB Wins Big at the Reed Awards

Posted on Feb 05, 2013

Strategic communications firm GMMB took home six awards at Friday’s 2013 Reed Awards – taking top awards for advertisements created for candidates, causes and independent expenditure campaigns. Three spots, produced as part of the Obama Media Team, took top honors; as well as two ads created by GMMB and its affiliates for Montana Hunters and Anglers Leadership Fund and for the Save Our Environment Action Fund... Continue Reading

GMMB’s Jim Margolis on the Inauguration

Posted on Feb 01, 2013

Jim Margolis, senior partner, shares his thoughts on the 57th Presidential Inauguration. Continue Reading

40 Faces. 40 Photographers. 40 Years of Choice.

Posted on Jan 23, 2013

Guided by two years of research about the millennial perspective regarding reproductive rights, NARAL asked GMMB to help them reposition choice and develop a compelling campaign aimed at the millennial generation... Continue Reading

Click It or Ticket and Drunk Driving Work Continue to Make an Impact

Posted on Dec 24, 2012

GMMB helped invent Click It or Ticket back in 1993 and the impact of our work continues to be felt today, with new data showing highway deaths at the lowest level since 1949. Continue Reading

GMMB Hires Joel Johnson to Lead Strategic Planning

Posted on Dec 19, 2012

GMMB today announced the addition of brand planner Joel Johnson as senior vice president, director of strategic planning... Continue Reading

GMMB Plays Key Role in Democratic Victories

Posted on Nov 09, 2012

“Four more years” was the chant at GMMB’s office last night as the firm celebrated the re-election of President Barack Obama... Continue Reading

A+ Washington’s “Meet Mia” Video Featured on Online, Radio and TV

Posted on Jul 31, 2012

A+ Washington is a road map to ensure that every student has exceptional teachers, great public schools and an early start.. Continue Reading

We’d like to thank the Academy (of Digital Arts and Sciences)!

Posted on Apr 16, 2012

GMMB has been recognized as an Official Honoree in the Activism category for the 16th Annual Webby Awards for its work on ThousandDays.org... Continue Reading

12 in 2012! GMMB Wins Big at the Pollie Awards

Posted on Apr 04, 2012

GMMB is proud to announce that we took home 12 Pollie Awards from the American Association of Political Consultants 21st Annual Conference and Awards Ceremony last Friday... Continue Reading

GMMB Wins Seven ADDY Awards, Including Best of Show

Posted on Mar 16, 2012

GMMB won seven awards at last night’s DC 2012 ADDY Awards... Continue Reading

GMMB Wins Big at 2012 Telly Awards

Posted on Mar 12, 2012

GMMB and our clients walked away with seven Tellys at the 33rd Annual Telly Awards. Continue Reading

NOT Up for Debate

Posted on Mar 09, 2012

Reproductive rights have recently been the focus of a lot of attention... Continue Reading

Explore Your Wireless Mind With CTIA - The Wireless Association®

Posted on Mar 05, 2012

Imagine all of the music, games, e-books, GPS, communications and social media apps that make up your wireless mind... Continue Reading

Oxfam America Tells Oil Companies to Stop Fighting Transparency

Posted on Feb 15, 2012

Energy companies have always paid government officials in resource-rich countries for access to oil, natural gas and minerals. That’s how their business is done. But... Continue Reading

GMMB Wins Four 2012 Reed Awards, Including Best TV Spot

Posted on Feb 13, 2012

Campaigns & Elections has announced that GMMB won four 2012 Reed Awards for excellence... Continue Reading

They’re #50!

Posted on Jan 31, 2012

Each year, 16,900 Ohio kids get hooked on tobacco and end up costing the state economy $4.4 billion in health care bills. Our client, The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids,... Continue Reading

CNCS Leads MLK Day of Service

Posted on Jan 20, 2012

Dr. Martin Luther King once said, “Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'”... Continue Reading

CTIA Urges Congress to Free the Wireless Spectrum

Posted on Jan 13, 2012

For the past four years, GMMB has worked with CTIA–The Wireless Association® on an industry branding campaign to celebrate the freedom and innovation wireless... Continue Reading

Congratulations to the Society for Human Resources Management!

Posted on Jan 06, 2012

Congratulations to our client the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)! Their blog, Next (@WeKnowNext), was named... Continue Reading

GMMB Welcomes Jaime Zapata

Posted on Nov 14, 2011

After recently joining the firm, Jaime Alfonso Zapata is leading work with the James B. Hunt, Jr. Institute for Educational Leadership and Policy and the National Coalition for College Completion... Continue Reading

GMMB Congratulates Alyson McColl

Posted on Nov 07, 2011

Alyson McColl, senior vice president, has been named a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations... Continue Reading

Sticky Notes for HOPE

Posted on Nov 06, 2011

On behalf of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) GMMB created a national TV ad to urge Congress and the 12 members of the "super committee" to make cancer a national priority and protect programs on the front line in this fight. Continue Reading

More Accolades Roll in for GMMB’s Work

Posted on Mar 21, 2011

Last week, GMMB scored a silver ADDY for our groundbreaking "mash-up" advertising campaign for America's Wireless Companies (CTIA). Continue Reading

GMMB Gets 23 Pollie Awards!

Posted on Mar 14, 2011

There's nothing quite like being honored by your peers. So we were thrilled to learn we were taking home 23 Pollie Awards from the American Association of Political Consultants' 20th Annual Conference and Awards Ceremony. Continue Reading

GMMB Expands Leadership Team

Posted on Jan 27, 2011

Award-winning NPR journalist and leaders in U.S. and global health strategic communications are named Partners. Continue Reading

GMMB Congratulates its Midterm Candidates on Hard Fought Victories

Posted on Nov 04, 2010

On the heels of a tough night for Democrats, GMMB is proud to congratulate all of its candidates on their re-elections. Continue Reading

United Nations Foundation: Girl Up

Posted on Jul 24, 2010

GMMB congratulates the United Nations Foundation for helping to lead the discussion about girl empowerment around the Millennium Development Goals. Continue Reading

World Wildlife Fund’s Earth Hour 2010

Posted on Mar 25, 2010

In preparation for the World Wildlife Fund's Earth Hour 2010, GMMB redesigned and launch http://www.EarthHour.org —a site built to maximize social media engagement. Continue Reading

Op-Eds and Commentary: Foolhardy Investment or Sure-Bet Opportunity for Social Engagement?

Posted on Mar 23, 2010

As newspaper circulations continue to decline, is it still worth it to write and pitch op-eds? Continue Reading

2010 ADDY® Awards

Posted on Mar 11, 2010

GMMB received six ADDY ® Awards this year. The ADDY ® awards represent the true spirit of creative excellence by recognizing all forms of advertising from media of all types. Continue Reading

GMMB Welcomes Back Jennifer Krupey to our Digital Engagement Team

Posted on Mar 10, 2010

Jen looks forward to using her expertise in online advertising, social media, e-mail marketing and web analytics to help GMMB’s clients make our world a better place. Continue Reading

Congratulations to Eileen Filler-Corn!

Posted on Mar 02, 2010

GMMB congratulates our client Eileen Filler-Corn on her March 2nd special election to the Virginia House of Delegates! Eileen overcame two blizzards and a ten point deficit in her six week campaign to victory. Continue Reading

2010 Reed Awards

Posted on Feb 11, 2010

GMMB won two 2010 Reed Awards, presented annually by The Campaigns & Elections magazine. Continue Reading

National Public Radio (NPR) News Leader Susan Feeney Joins GMMB

Posted on Nov 01, 2009

Award-winning journalist and national media leader to help global clients develop effective social advocacy campaigns in new media landscape. Continue Reading

GMMB Welcomes Delacey Skinner to its Political and Advocacy Team

Posted on Nov 01, 2009

Delacey served as communications director for Virginia Governor Tim Kaine for three years, after having served as press secretary for his successful 2005 campaign. Most recently, Delacey served as communications director for Terry McAuliffe's 2009 gubernatorial bid in the Virginia Democratic Primary. Continue Reading

Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival Grand Prix Titanium and Integrated Campaign Awards

Posted on Jun 30, 2009

"The Obama Media Team is honored to accept these amazing awards in recognition of the outstanding work done by so many people at the Campaign, in particular the New Media Group, alongside the multi-agency consulting team led by AKPD Message and Media and GMMB. Continue Reading

GMMB Wins Adweek’s Media Plan of the Year for Obama for America Campaign

Posted on Jun 30, 2009

Media campaign helped drive enthusiastic support for most successfully branded candidate in history. Continue Reading