Ad Age: The Outsider

Mark Penn on building Stagwell, his political and polling background and doing what it takes to make his gamble a success

May 25, 2023

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Don’t allow ‘vaccine politics’ to delay saving lives

With nearly 3,000 people a day dying of COVID-19, our country faces a renewed, full-blown medical emergency. And yet, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has fallen behind the United Kingdom in approving distribution of life-saving vaccines developed here in the United States. Every day that the FDA delays the […]

December 8, 2020

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America’s Shockingly Moderate Electorate

The more things change, the more they stay the same—or so it seems in American politics, after the electorate returned the Democratic establishment to power after rejecting it for a rogue outsider four years ago. The surprise finding of the exit polls is that moderates and men provided the crucial […]

November 16, 2020

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Election 2020 and the Political Aftermath

As Election Day 2020 draws near, the political landscape is replete with more unknowns than a normal election year. Amid a global pandemic, social unrest, and a pandemic-induced economic downturn, the 2020 election campaign cycle will go on record as the most unorthodox in recent history. From virtual conventions, a […]

October 13, 2020

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The 7 keys to victory in the presidential race

In trying to understand what’s going on in this presidential election, we must remember, first and foremost, that trying to analyze a nation from a single poll is like trying to tell the plot of an entire movie from a single frame. What’s important is to see and digest the […]

September 15, 2020

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