Hi Connecticut. We're The North.
When it comes to building organizing and field programs in Connecticut, our experience is second to none. Dan is one of two consultants to play senior roles in Connecticut’s last two open seat Governor’s campaigns, managing Governor Malloy’s campaign and consulting for Governor Lamont.
With deep Connecticut experience – combined with experience in 18 states and 7 countries, The North can help you build effective campaigns, field organization, and voter contact programs.
If you’re facing a campaign or political challenge in Connecticut, let us know if we can help.
Dan Kelly + the North Consulting Team
Field & Community Engagement
We build field programs and paid canvasses for both electoral issue campaigns. We look for ways to maximize budgets and build efficient, integrated and creative programs that produce results.
We build voter contact programs that include live calls, SMS, ringless voicemails, teletown-halls, and digital advertising at transparent prices. Our recommendation to campaigns: build integrated programs that start by identifying your targets and developing a program that combines phones, field, SMS and digital to reach your goals. We build these programs for reduced rates that saves campaigns money and bring a higher value.
We build campaigns with a two-month start-up package, a campaign audit, and ongoing general consulting and management to help your campaign organization produce results. Our two month local race coaching program helps local s get the support they need a flat fee of $500.
Our Connecticut Team
Dan Kelly has managed campaigns, field operations, and trained political operatives in 18 states and 7 countries. Kelly has extensive Connecticut experience and is one of two consultants to play senior roles in the last two open seat Governor’s races, managing Governor Malloy’s 2010 campaign and leading the GOTV operation for Governor Ned Lamont.
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