Jamestown Associates, Larry Weitzner’s national political media consulting firm that began as a local shop working for New Jersey Republican candidates, won six Reed Awards for their work in the 2019 off-year.
That brings their total haul over the last two years to 14 Reed Awards.
The Reed Awards are named after Campaigns & Elections founder Stanley Foster Reed. Along with the Pollies, they are considered the most prestigious awards available for political consultants.
Jamestown won for Best Online Video for a Primary Campaign for his “Four More Years,” the launch video for President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign.
A Trump campaign ad that aired during the World Series, “No Mr. Nice Guy,” won the Reed Award for Best TV Ad for the Primary Campaign on the Republican side.
The firm won Reed Awards for Best Use of Humor in a TV Ad and Best Use of Humor in an Online Video for “Dogs,” during Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick’s re-election campaign in the 21st district.
Best Direct Mail Piece for a Republican Bootstrapped Campaign for “Closer,” and Best TV Ad for a Republican Primary Campaign for House/Senate for “Glory.”
Jamestown won eight Reed Awards in 2018, including four for their work on the successful U.S. Senate campaign of Mike Braun in Indiana: Best Web Video for Primary Candidate, Most Original Web Video, Most Effective Comparative TV Ad, and Best Radio Ad for a Senatorial Campaign.
Their other winners included a television ad for Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker featuring a man who lost his 25-year-old son to a heroin overdose netted two awards for Jamestown: Best TV Ad for a Gubernatorial Candidate and Best 60 Seconds TV Ad.
Jamestown won two more awards last year for a referendum that defeated an anti-mining ballot initiative in Montana: Best TV Ad for a Ballot Initiative and Best Radio Ad for Public Affairs/Issue Advocacy Campaign or Ballot Initiative.
Weitzner was ranked #33 on the 2019 New Jersey Globe Power List.