Communications in the Political Realm – Lessons from the Frontline
Join IABC Atlanta for an engaging reveal into the world of political campaign communicators and their challenges, best practices and successes. Managing communications for a political campaign is a combination of strategy, on your feet thinking and navigating unexpected changes, not unlike a role in corporate communications!
Our three seasoned panelists will share best practices and stories that corporate communications professionals can use back at the office.
Bobby Kahn is a political media consultantof LUC Media Group, a company he founded in 1993 in Atlanta. He is the former chief of staff to former Gov. Roy E. Barnes (D) and the former chair of the Democratic Party of Georgia.
Chris Huttman is co-founder and technology director for 20/20 Insight and is a former candidate for state representative in Georgia. In 2010, he worked with the Democratic Party and Governor Roy Barnes campaign to develop a turnout model that helped both organizations effectively increase turnout levels that produced record African American turnout for a non-Presidential election that was higher than any other election year with the exception of 2008.
Charlie Hayslett is an award-winning journalist, speechwriter and public relations counselor. He was the founder and CEO of Hayslett Group LLC, an Atlanta-based communications firm established in 1994. Over a period of nearly 25 years, Hayslett and his firm provided a broad range of award-winning public relations services to more than a hundred clients, including BellSouth Corporation, The Coca-Cola Company, Delta Air Lines, Georgia-Pacific, numerous hospitals throughout the state, several trade associations, and various agencies of state government.