Marks & Hill: Open political consulting firm

Media Contact: Doug Hill

Marks & Hill, Inc.

(Office) 1-608-234-4481

33 East Main Street – Suite 451

Madison, WI 53703

Media & Messaging for Campaigns and Advocacy Firm Opens With High Expectations

(Madison, WI) Tom Marks and Doug Hill, principals in the media and messaging firm, Marks & Hill, have announced the launch of their much anticipated political and advocacy consulting agency. The firm launches with a number of clients and wide interest from regional political and advocacy groups. Plans for Marks & Hill have been in development for several months, and in fact, work for clients started last year.

Marks, a veteran of more than 30 years in the communications business, with over 15 years of political consulting, has worked on statewide Wisconsin campaigns and referendums, and has also handled Fortune 1000 brands and communications initiatives. Hill, who has played an instrumental role in the political landscape in Washington, DC, Wisconsin and Minnesota for over 15 years, was most recently District Director for Congressman Dave Obey (Retired Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee), and before that was involved in multiple Minnesota campaign efforts including: Congressman Jim Oberstar, Sen. Paul Wellstone, Clinton/Gore, John Marty for Governor and the Minnesota Coordinated Campaign, as well as work with the Minnesota State Senate. Between them, Marks and Hill have managed and coordinated numerous campaigns and issues management initiatives.

Differentiating themselves from other firms, Marks & Hill is at the forefront of innovation in their messaging creation and delivery applications. The firm utilizes a comprehensive dashboard of measurement and tracking analytics combined with Voice of Voter (VOV) and Voice of Constituent (VOC) principles. An integrated approach of social and traditional media is evident in their work as developers of Wedgesites™ – a proprietary and revolutionary tactic of messaging and action – as well as AVID™, Advocate & Voter Interaction Dynamics which promotes interaction among key audience segments that results in “voter transactions”, or blocks of constituents telling and sharing their beliefs and stories and ultimately encouraging each other to vote.

“It’s time that people understand that the political and advocacy landscape has changed; no longer can you shout at the nearest people in the room and believe you’ve delivered a compelling message. If you want to be taken seriously as a thought leader, you better be serious about listening to thoughts, first,” said Marks. Continued Hill, “Our firm integrates the traditional practices that still work with innovative and inventive strategies and tactics that are completely aligned with the wants and needs of advocates, voters and constituents today.”

About Marks & Hill

Marks & Hill is a full-service messaging and media firm focused on campaigns and advocacy. As innovators in the field of political consulting, the firm brings to the forefront proprietary, results-driven campaign applications such as Wedgesites™ interactive solutions and AVID™ Advocacy & Voter Interaction Dynamics. Marks & Hill can be reached at 608-234-4481 or contact Doug Hill at [email protected].