6 Pollie Awards-Direct Mail/Oppo Research
2021 "Cats & the Rat" "Modestoland"
2019 "Cats of Maywood"
2018 "No Time to Downsize"
2019 Pollies: Gold, Silver & Bronze
In a local race, a direct mail and digital program accounts for a significant part of a campaign's budget. Your mail/digital deserves to break through the clutter. We specialize in campaign communications that integrates polling with creative content. Our creative images are ready made for social media outreach.
Over the last several years, we have received top Pollie Awards from our peers at the American Association of Political Consultants.
Our Mail Is Noticed
Pollie Judges Recognize and Award Our Work:
"Inventive and Breakthrough."
"The cartoon ads are nicely done, and catch the eye. The message is clear and concise. A high production value too. Good Job!"
"This is Excellent! It is Pollie worthy."
CA Primary 2020--"Take the Godfrey Good Government Quiz" mailer received the ultimate compliment Tweet "I'm actually stunned by how clever this campaign mailer is. @GodfreyPlata gets points for creativity."
Postal Letter Carrier:
When a Postal Letter Carrier messages your client, you know your mail stands out. Here's what the mail carrier messaged about ModestoLand: "Delivering your super creative mail pieces today! Love the game concept."
Printers see lots of mail. It takes really creative mail to make an impact at the printer. Here's what Bullseye Marketing said about The Cats and the Rat: "I'm digging this mailer. Haha."
Evanston (IL) 5th Ward Voter:
Comment to candidate Bobby Burns: "Your All Over the Map mailer is the best political mail I've ever seen."
The 2016 Russian election-meddling scandal proved you could reach 126 million voters with $100,000 worth of FB ads. We produce video, audio and images that Social Media users want to like and share. We boost name recognition and support for candidates & issues---and we’re Americans.
We are a small firm dedicated to using our campaign and communication experience to provide excellent service to our clients. Our recent Pollie Awards, judged by fellow political consultants, show we can hold our own with the big operations. When you choose Green Alley Strategies, you work directly with seasoned, award-winning professionals who care.
Photo: Cori Kesler, Scott Adams & Paul Arney with the Pollie at the 2018 AAPC "Diamonds and Denim" Pollie Awards Gala.
Laborers Local 300 asked us to help elect their reform slate for City Council in scandal plagued Maywood, California. Our team came up with a series of comics to highlight the corruption. Voters responded and elected our slate on November 6, 2018. The dimensions of The Cats of Maywood four volume series are 11 x 17 one fold. This image is of the front and back sides of Volume 1. In this series, with the exception of the Volume number, the front and back remained the same. To view full images, go to https://greenalleystrategies.com/direct-mail
Volume 1 looks at the DA's raid of city hall, a garbage crisis and the mayor's conviction on animal cruelty.
Volume 2 points out the absurdity of the city allocating Bingo profits to a clown, a whopping $15 million debt and hiring a pal of the mayor, with no experience, to be city manager.
The saga of corruption continues in Volume 3. The link of corruption to the $15 million debt, thirteen city contractors under investigation, and the DA's seizure of evidence at city hall.
Volume 4 features a City Council Member resigning in a plea deal, the ex-City Manager-pal of mayor-facing sexual harassment charges, and the mayor blaming his animal abuse conviction on a political witch hunt. We are not making any of this up!
Proud to collaborate on this multiple Pollie Award winning project with illustrator extraordinaire Les Toil, aka Brian Clarke (pictured) and the amazing graphic designer Cori Kesler of Kesler Creative Communications. Celebrating at Vik's Chaat Corner, Berkeley CA with fabulous Bhature (puffy bread). See how we created "Cats" at: https://greenalleystrategies.com/alley-tales/f/green-alley-strategies-wins-three-2019-pollie-awards-top-honors
California's Assembly Districts are massive, roughly two-thirds as large as a Congressional District. In the primary, our opponent, Efren Martinez received 51% of the vote in a 65% Latino majority district. Our IE targeted Latino voters and was designed to move Martinez below 50% in the General Election.. Our candidate, incumbent Reggie Jones-Sawyer, an African American, received under 45% of the primary vote. African Americans make up 35% of the electorate. WE WON--Martinez's support dropped to 42% in the General Election.
And We Won a 2021 Pollie--Best Use of Opposition Research
Our oppo research conducted by Anne Davis found two glaring vulnerabilities for Martinez--Tow Truck and Bus Contracts with a city. Volume One focused on the Tow Truck contract and used anthropomorphic comic illustrations to personalize the issue. We backed up our mail with these digital ads produced by Ernesto Quintero and Danny Haro of Higher Ground Entertainment:
Volume Two focused on the Bus Contract. Tripling of costs and poor service left an elderly woman stranded in the rain at night. Like the tow truck contract, Martinez had direct financial ties to this fiasco.
We did our mail in Spanish to reach Spanish speaking voters. Thanks to Karla Salazar at Pink Wave Campaigns for her collaboration with our union partners and keeping us real.
We also must recognize our illustrator Les Toil aka Brian Clarke, our graphic designer Kesler Creative Communications, and Shebops Productions for assistance on the digital ads.
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