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Friday, April 15 2011 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Campaigns & Elections Magazine Acquired
Political Holdings Limited US, Inc., an affiliated company of Biteback Media which publishes Total Politics in the UK, has purchased Campaigns & Elections. The magazine remains the only nonpartisan publication for the rapidly growing political campaign and public affairs industry and conducts a series of leading political training seminars throughout the United States, Mexico, and Canada.
Shane Greer, Executive Editor of Total Politics and President of Political Holdings, will serve as Publisher.
Jordan Lieberman, former Campaigns & Elections Publisher, and current Managing Director of CampaignGrid, has been named Editor-at-Large. Jordan will manage the transition, focusing on editorial quality and driving forward the development of Campaigns & Elections’ already market-leading events program.
Campaigns & Elections will remain true to its long history of educating, informing, entertaining, and connecting members the political campaign community, public affairs industry and the politically engaged. Lieberman explains: “I grew up with Campaigns & Elections. Throughout my career it’s always been there as an educator, an innovator and a connector. It’s the house magazine for anyone and everyone engaged in the business of political campaigns and public affairs. I can’t tell you how excited I am to be involved in this next part of the magazine’s story. And I’m delighted to see the title under the control of a publisher who understands politics and understands the world of political consulting.”
All DC-based Campaigns & Elections staff will remain, including James O’Brien, Associate Publisher, Molly Hock, Director of Business Operations, Kate O’Connor, Event Development Associate, Megan Simpson, Associate Director of Political Programs. Additionally, Daniel Weiss, Managing Editor, and Noah Rothman, Online Editor, have been retained on the editorial team.
Greer and Lieberman announced that Campaigns & Elections will continue to be based in Washington, DC. Greer explained: “DC is home to politics and its home to Campaigns & Elections. That’s not going to change.”
Remarking on Greer’s role, Lieberman said: “Shane understands Campaigns & Elections, we worked together when I was Publisher. He understands its history, he understands its purpose and he understands its place in the community it serves. I look forward to working with Shane and to ensuring Campaigns & Elections’ maintains its historic position as the go-to publication for the political campaigns