Renowned Political Strategist and Author
Changing the face of politics forever, David Plouffe’s key insight into the issues facing our country today and his use of coherent, bold strategy combined with innovative technology including big data has revolutionized the way organizations are run.
David Plouffe is widely referred to as the "architect" of President Barack Obama’s two presidential campaign victories. President Obama himself credited Plouffe, his campaign manager, in his acceptance speech in 2008, calling him "the unsung hero of this campaign, who built the…best political campaign, I think, in the history of the United States of America."
As David Plouffe departed the White House in January 2013, having served as Obama’s senior advisor, the President during a national news event, once again singled out Plouffe, saying "If it were not for him, we would not have been as effective as a White House, and I probably wouldn't be here."
The Obama/Biden presidential campaign and Plouffe were awarded the Titanium and Integrated Grand Prix Awards from the Cannes International Advertising Festival (2009). The campaign won for the effort's digital savvy, its success in community building and its willingness to allow the Obama brand to be created by consumers rather than top-down communications mandates.
Plouffe has won plaudits for the use of technology and pioneering new applications, his message development and discipline, his management skills and his focus and competitiveness.
He has managed campaigns at all levels of politics, served as an award-winning producer of television advertisements, served as a consultant to leading Fortune 500 companies and has been a ubiquitous presence on national news shows
Plouffe is the author of The New York Times best seller, The Audacity to Win: The Inside Story and Lessons of Barack Obama’s Historic Victory and is a contributor for ABC News and Bloomberg Television. In 2013, he was inducted into The American Association of Political Consultants’ Hall of Fame.