At 6:30AM the morning after the election, I got a call from a talent scout/headhunter (with whom I would trust my life and who shall remain nameless). He lead with one of the best lines ever: "How would you like to work for the guys who helped make that happen?"
I had never heard of GMMB (or Greer, Margolis, Mitchell & Burns) and this is how they like it - they are the communication strategists behind the candidates & the left-leaning causes and organizations surrounding them. I took on the job as SVP/Digital Director in April 2009, and in June garnered one of my favorite write-ups thus far (from Politico - it's the 'big rent' thing that tickles me so):
It’s All About the Chase. GMMB has tapped Oonie Chase to be their digital director and senior vice president. Chase comes from Blast Radius, where she was executive creative director. Chase will guide the digital practice, according to a release from the firm. She is GMMB’s second big-rent technology and Internet hire: The firm picked up Obama Internet staffer and Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes earlier this year.
We launched this simple, warm & mobile-friendly site in the fall of that year. Included on it was the crusty-but-sweet who-we-are video (included below). I didn't do this video, but I love that, in a landscape that is as manicured & conservative as federal elections, the GMMB leadership was willing to show a little soul.