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February 07, 2017

SpeakEasy Wins ‘Best Campaign Tool & Tactic’ at Ballot Initiative Strategy Conference

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 7, 2017 Contact: Bergen Kenny, 415-819-0959 SpeakEasy Wins ‘Best Campaign Tool & Tactic’ at Ballot Initiative Strategy Conference Las Vegas – SpeakEasy Political, a breakthrough political tech startup that makes it faster and easier for campaigns to move direct mail, took home top honors at the Ballot Initiative Strategy Conference in …

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December 21, 2016

How DIY Services Can Help Firms Expand

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This article originally appeared on Campaigns and Elections, by Eric Jaye and Bergen Kenny. How many candidates did you turn down this year? For the average consultant, the number of times you are forced to say, “Sorry, we’re full for the cycle,” to small campaigns is likely growing. The math tells the story. By one estimate, there are more than 500,000 elected …

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December 13, 2016

The long tail of political mail

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This article originally appeared on GovFresh, by Luke Fretwell. SpeakEasy Political wants to make it easier for everyone to run for elected office. Danielle Winterhalter, SpeakEasy co-founder and director of strategic partnerships, shares how they’re addressing a fundamental aspect of lowering the barrier to entry, especially when it comes to political (snail) mail, which is still more relevant …

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November 29, 2016

Squeezing Costs Out of Direct Mail with Bergen Kenny of SpeakEasy Political

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SpeakEasy Political CEO Bergen Kenny spoke with Karen Jagoda of the Digital Politics podcast to talk about SpeakEasy and political mail. She shared that in the digital age, print pieces still have an important role to play and can be the last message seen before a voter makes up their mind about a candidate. Listen …

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August 14, 2016

Three Reasons Why Direct Mail Is Growing

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Originally reported on July 14, 2016 by Campaigns & Elections. By: Eric Jaye Just a few years ago most of us in the political media business were predicting a gradual phase out of direct mail. The reasoning went something like this: Why keep using mail when targeted digital ads are so much cheaper and video so …

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August 05, 2016

NGP VAN Recognizes SpeakEasy in Innovation Partner Marketplace

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We are honored to be recognized by our partner NGP VAN as part of their Innovation Partner Marketplace. Check out the full article here and below. Originally seen on NGP VAN on August 5, 2016: Digital innovation has touched almost every sector of the political world. Donating is easier online, organizers can go door to door …

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July 20, 2016

Capitol Morning Report, July 20

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Originally reported on Capitol Morning Report on July 20, 2016. Political consultant Bergen Kenny reports that the startup she co-founded, SpeakEasy Political, has won the Best Overall and Best StartUp awards at the New Tools Showcase in St. Louis on July 16. SpeakEasy Political, which launched in January, is a do-it-yourself tool that makes mailers …

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June 18, 2016

SpeakEasy Wins BEST OVERALL and BEST STARTUP (TECH) at Netroots Nation

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Bergen Kenny/415.819.0959 SPEAKEASY WINS BEST OVERALL AND BEST STARTUP (TECH) AT NETROOTS NATION St. Louis – SpeakEasy Political, a new political/tech startup that makes it faster and easier for campaigns to move direct mail, took home top honors at Netroots Nation on Saturday. SpeakEasy won both Best Overall and Best StartUp (Tech) …

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March 17, 2016

SpeakEasy CEO Bergen Kenny Tops AAPC 40 Under 40 List

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The American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC)—America’s only bipartisan network of political professionals—today announced the winners of the 2016 40 Under 40 Awards program recognizing the best and brightest young professionals working in the United States. ?Topping the list is SpeakEasy Co-Founder & CEO Bergen Kenny. Prior to starting SpeakEasy, Bergen spent twelve years managing …

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January 20, 2016

Capitol Morning Report, January 20

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Originally reported on January 20, 2016 by Capitol Morning Report. Political consultants Eric Jaye, Bergen Kenny and Danielle Winterhalter have announced they’re hosting a launch party Thursday in San Francisco to introduce their new product, SpeakEasy Political, a do-it-yourself tool that makes mailers for candidates and campaigns. SpeakEasy Political is a system that combines a candidate’s …

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