SOURCE: Show Me Victories

Show Me Victories

February 01, 2012 13:00 ET

Show Me Victories and Gladius Communications Merge

SAINT LOUIS, MO--(Marketwire - Feb 1, 2012) - Show Me Victories and Gladius Communications, both providers of media and marketing services for political candidates and ballot initiatives, have merged. The joining of these two companies creates a team of people with over 150 years of experience working on over 200 political campaigns.

The new company is poised to be a one-stop resource for any campaign, offering the services of research, public relations, phone dialers, direct mail, email, polling, signage, text messaging, video production, and web design all under one roof allowing the client to maintain control of the message without the hassles of delivering it.

Gregg Christian, former Political Director of the Missouri Democratic Party and founder of Gladius Communications, will assume the role as President of Show Me Victories. Mike Kelley, CEO of The Kelley Group, a political and public affairs advocacy consulting firm and parent company to Show Me Victories, stated: "Gregg Christian brings to Show Me Victories a high level of experience in modern campaigns along with an intimate knowledge of the electorate here in Missouri."

Throughout his career Mr. Christian has worked on over 60 campaign strategies while contributing millions of dollars through his fundraising efforts. "I'm excited about the future of Show Me Victories and my role in positioning it to become the go-to advertising agency for political candidates and ballot initiatives," said Christian.

With election season around the corner Show Me Victories is gearing up for a big year in 2012. Show Me Victories is already on the winning track assisting 81% of their client-candidates to victory in its first year of operation.

Show Me Victories Leadership:

Michael Kelley, Chairman - Beginning as a campaign staffer, Mr. Kelley worked in several different roles including scheduler, outreach coordinator, and later as political advisor to Congressman Gephardt. Some of the many other roles he has held include: Treasurer of the Missouri Democratic Party, Executive Director of the Missouri Democratic Party, COPE Director of the Missouri AFL-CIO and Missouri State Director of the Edwards for President Campaign.

In addition to his role as CEO of The Kelley Group, Michael is a host on KMOX radio's popular political crossfire program along with political nemesis and friend John Hancock.

Gregg Christian, President - Gregg Christian has worked on over 60 campaigns including statewide Presidential, Gubernatorial, U.S. Senate, and local municipal campaigns. He has raised millions of dollars for various candidates over the course of his career and has managed campaigns for political candidates, ballot initiative committees, and public relations firms.

Gregg began his career in Jefferson City, MO as an intern for a State Senator Wayne Goode later serving as Legislative Aide for State Representative Vicki Walker while pursuing his degree in Political Science from Truman State University. Post graduation, Gregg spent years working in all aspects of the campaigning process prior to launching Gladius Communications; a full-service campaign promotion agency.

Notably in 2008, Mr. Christian ran for office for 15th Ward Democratic Committeeman in the City of St. Louis and won, beating a twenty-year incumbent by 25% of the vote. Gregg recently served Missouri's Democratic Party as Political Director.

If you would like more information about Show Me Victories, or to schedule an interview, please contact Clare Gates at 314.494.2917 or clare@showmevictories.com

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