The Green Room Interview: Jim Margolis, Senior Partner at GMMB, discusses Barack Obama's successful media campaign while running for president and also reflects on the President's drive and dedication.
Jim Margolis, a senior partner at GMMB, has worked for years at the intersection of politics, advertising and advocacy on behalf of candidates, foundations, government agencies and corporate clients.
In presidential politics, Margolis served as a Senior Advisor to Barack Obama in his campaign for the White House, leading advertising efforts for Mr. Obama as part of the core strategic team. GMMB also served as the lead agency for Bill Clinton’s first race for the presidency.
Nationally, Margolis has earned one of the best win/loss records of any political consultant in the nation. Today, Senate Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Senator Max Baucus (D-MT), Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND), Senator Byron Dorgan (D-ND), Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) and Governor Jim Doyle (D-WI) are among the statewide elected officials who count on Jim for strategic advice and paid media production.
Overseas, Margolis has helped direct presidential and prime ministerial contests in Latin America, Africa, Central America and Asia.