WASHINGTON, D.C.— Fleishman-Hillard International Communications has launched VOX Global Mandate, a new global campaign, advertising, polling, political consulting, and public affairs business that will provide the election-winning expertise of leading political consultants—U.S. and international, Republican and Democrat—to corporations, candidates, political parties, democracy movements, issue advocacy campaigns, trade associations, and nonprofit causes.
“Cutting-edge campaign tools increasingly are sought after by Fortune 500 companies, heads of state, political parties, and industry associations who want the winning edge in issues advocacy, grassroots persuasion, and political campaigns,” says Fleishman-Hillard chairman and chief executive officer John Graham.
Headquartered in Washington, D.C., and London, VOX Global Mandate will harness the award-winning bipartisan resources of three premier political consulting firms, all owned by Fleishman-Hillard: GMMB of Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, and Seattle; Allyn & Company of Dallas, Austin, Phoenix, and Mexico City; and Mercury Public Affairs of New York, Washington, D.C., Albany, and Buffalo.
Together, the three firms and their 200-plus professionals have been involved in successful campaigns in all 50 U.S. states and in countries around the world, providing TV ads, consulting and creative services to the Clinton, Bush, and Kerry presidential campaigns, Presidents Vicente Fox of Mexico, Nelson Mandela of South Africa, Valclav Havel of the Czech Republic, and Prime Minister Perry Christie of the Bahamas.
Their experience also includes successful political party campaigns, TV, advertising, media consulting, debate preparation, speechwriting, and polling projects in South Korea, Great Britain, Japan, Indonesia, Mongolia, Panama, Argentina, El Salvador, Chile, the Philippines, Canada, the former Yugoslavia, and the Middle East.
VOX will be co-chaired by GOP consultant Rob Allyn of Allyn & Company; Kevin Bell, Fleishman-Hillard’s regional director for the United Kingdom and South Africa, a strategist for the Conservative Party of Great Britain; noted Democratic media guru Jim Margolis of GMMB; and New York-based GOP political pollster and consultant Kieran Mahoney of Mercury Public Affairs.