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Bestselling Author

On both the New York Times and Wall Street Journal lists

Founder & President of a Revolutionary Holding Company

“Mark Penn Is Out to Reinvent the Ad Holding Company”

WALL STREET JOURNAL

Invented the Overnight Poll

“By creating this overnight poll system, Penn allowed the campaign to conduct polls to determine messages and evaluate tactics on a daily basis, a tactical advantage.”

POWER OF THE VOTE

Discovered the Soccer Mom

“Penn is famous for discovering the “soccer mom,” the key swing vote that helped President Clinton get re-elected in 1996.”

ABC NEWS

Created the "3am" Ad

“The Clinton campaign took a big gamble with their ‘3 a.m. phone call’ ad and they believe that it worked”

WASHINGTON POST

Aided the World's Largest Software Company

“Mark’s experience and out-of-the-box thinking will help us more effectively reach new consumers and grow market share”

STEVE BALLMER, FORMER MICROSOFT CEO

Global CEO and Corporate Executive

“Mr. Penn is no stranger to the ad industry he is trying to disrupt. He spent a decade in leadership roles at WPP , the world’s largest advertising company.” 

WSJ

Advises Top Political Leaders Around the World

Now it’s all over, I can’t thank you enough for the work you did. Every step of the way, you gave solid, sensible advice, with real insight and creativity. As you know, I cam to rely on it heavily! You were great to work with – true professionals, but true believers too. Thank you!

TONY BLAIR, UK PRIME MINISTER

With over 40 years in market-research, advertising, public relations, polling and consulting, Mark Penn has advised top world leaders, led companies, and written a bestselling book. Penn is Founder, President and Managing Partner of The Stagwell Group, a private equity fund that invests in marketing services companies, and previously held senior executive roles with Microsoft, WPP, and senior strategic roles on electoral campaigns for President Bill Clinton, Senator Hillary Clinton, and Prime Minister Tony Blair.

In The News

Ex-Hillary Clinton strategist on 2020: Don’t count her out

Nov. 12, 2018 – 3:47 – Mark Penn predicts a possible late third run for the former secretary of state, setting up an e…

Mark Penn, Andrew Stein: Yes, Hillary Clinton will run again — Here’s how she’ll easily win the nomination

Get ready for Hillary Clinton 4.0. More than 30 years in the making, this new version of Mrs. Clinton, when she runs for president…

Hillary Will Run Again

Get ready for Hillary Clinton 4.0. More than 30 years in the making, this new version of Mrs. Clinton, when she runs for president…

How should House Democrats deal with Trump, Senate in 2019?

Nov. 10, 2018 – 5:05 – Former Clinton strategist Mark Penn offers his advice to Democrats on working with the presiden…