At a Gala dinner last night in Our Nation’s Capitol, the “Tax Man” mailer conceived by San Diego consultant John Wainio was named Best in the Nation (!) by the prestigious Campaigns & Elections magazine. It took home the trophy in the Direct Mail, Republican Advocacy category. Mr. Wainio was aided by Tish Sjoberg of Planet Grafix (Graphic design), and Jim Sills of SD Rostra (Creative Contributions). The mailing supported Bill Horn’s key victory in North County.
SD Rostra reported earlier that ‘Tax Man’ was 1 of 3 National Finalists for a “Reed Award” given by the Bible of the political business, Campaigns and Elections. But the actual winners were not named until last night in D.C. “Winning a Reed Award is considered to be one of the most prestigious honors in the business of politics and Campaigns & Elections congratulates the finalists and winners,” said Publisher of Campaigns & Elections, Paul Plawin.
Unnamed, but clearly responsible, is the Late, Great George Harrison who penned this timeless commentary on government greed while still a Beatle in 1966. The cadence and images of the mailing are timed to fit the rhythym and melody of that George Harrison composition. Thank you, Mr. Harrison!
John Wainio is a San Diego consultant of 20 years’ experience. With wife Lacee, he’s operated “The San Diego Group” since 1995. http://www.thesandiegogroup.com/index.html Tish Sjoberg is a skillful graphic artist whose clear-cut talents are obvious in this project. http://planetgdesign.com/home.html Ms. Sjoberg was remarkably patient as this brochure progressed through many revisions to its final successful form.
Candidate Steve Gronke lost in North County’s 5th Supervisorial district to Bill Horn by a 10,000-vote margin on November 2, 2010. Congratulations to both John Wainio and Tish Sjoberg for this deserved recognition by their professional peers. Modest congratulations to Jim Sills for the same reason.