Below is a table of consulting firms and vendors compiled from Alaska Public Offices Commission (APOC) campaign finance disclosure reports. These consultants are hired to provide political campaign-related services, and we’ve put together this handy table that shows who their clients are, and how much they have been paid so far.
The firm Hackney and Hackney has received the most so far at just over $72K. That number is somewhat inflated by including what appears to be substantial ad buys for several clients. Ad buys are mostly pass-through payments from a campaign to the various media outlets running their ads, with the placing agency or consultant taking a small fee for the placement.
From this analysis, it would appear Hackney & Hackney, Ship Creek Group, Dubey Business Services, and Rosco’s Signs appear to be the most active consultants or vendors, each working for over half a dozen clients.
|Firm||Clients||Total 2016 Billings||Services|
|Hellenthal and Associates||Don Hadley, Natasha Von Imhof||$1,883||Polling, printing, design, emailing|
|Ship Creek Group||DeLena Johnson, Dean Westlake, Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins, Joe Hackenmueller, Gary Knopp, Duncan Fields, Ivy Spohnholz, Zach Fansler, Jason Grenn||$26,893||Campaign management, financial reporting|
|Bright Media Strategy||Natasha Von Imhof||$26,077||Graphic Design, strategy, social media, ad production|
|Hackney and Hackney||Lora Reinbold, Louise Stutes, Chris Birch, DeLena Johnson, Mike Gordon, Ross Beiling, Adam Crum, Lisa Vaught,||$72,891||TV and Radio ad buys, ad production and design, graphic design, campaign consulting|
|Optima Public Relations||Mike Gordon, Shelley Hughes, Richard Best, George Rauscher||$11,279||Graphic design, campaign coordination|
|Dittman Research||Chris Birch, Jennifer Johnston, Craig Johnson,||$6,487||Polling, graphic design, signs|
|Pruitt Stieren Strategies||Jennifer Johnston, Cathy Giessel||$5,455||Web design, strategy consulting, opposition research|
|Sockeye Red Services||Jeff Landfield, Adam Crum, Ross Bieling||$5,500||Campaign consulting (Video, data, strategy)|
|Dubey Business Services||Myranda Walso, Ross Bieling, Lisa Vaught, Mike Gordon, Steve St. Clair, Cathy Tilton, David Wilson, Richard Best, Adam Crum, John Cox||$32,383||Campaign management, data management|
|Anchor Public Relations||Shelley Hughes, Crystal Kennedy||$2,289||Graphic design, social media, campaign management|
|Rosco’s Signs||Jason Grenn, Joe Hackenmueller, Shirley Cote, Shauna Thornton, Craig Johnson, Zach Fansler, Tom Begich, Vince Beltrami, Ivy Spohnholz, Ed Wesley||$23,472||Signs|
|Nenana Creative Arts||Shelley Hughes, Chris Birch, Dean Westlake, Forrest McDonald, Rich Koch, Duncan Fields||$10,762||Campaign signs|