Marshall Manson joined Edelman in November 2005 focusing on internet strategy and communications, marketing and on-line engagement and advocacy for Edelman clients. Marshall combines on-line and e-mail advocacy experience with a background in political, public affairs, corporate and non-profit communications.
Before joining Edelman, Marshall was Senior Vice President of Public Affairs for the Center for Individual Freedom (http://www.cfif.org), a non-profit advocacy group. At CFIF, Marshall directed public affairs, press activities and advocacy communications, including the organization’s substantial on-line and e-mail advocacy and fund raising efforts. During his tenure, CFIF’s on-line fundraising increased more than 2,000 percent and advocacy outreach and aggressive promotion helped grow the organization’s e-mail subscription list by nearly 100 percent.
Prior to joining CFIF, Marshall was a Vice President for The Sterling Corporation, a political consulting and public relations agency. He oversaw the firm’s creative services and direct mail practices and provided account service for many of the firm’s political and corporate clients. His print and electronic media products have been recognized with Communicator and Pollie Awards and have been featured in Campaigns and Elections magazine. Marshall also created award-winning promotional brochures and print materials for major corporations and planned and executed successful communications campaigns for the firm’s clients.
Previously, Marshall was a Senior Account Executive for Persuasion, Inc., directing media production, direct mail creation, and consulting services for clients in Kentucky, Virginia, and Michigan. Prior to joining Persuasion, Inc., Marshall was an Account Executive for a national Republican media-consulting firm based in Alexandria, Virginia. Marshall has also managed state legislative and Congressional campaigns.
Marshall contributes a number of blogs, including On Tap (http://www.ontapblog.com), Confirm Them (http://www.confirmthem.com), an on-line forum that advocates for the confirmation of President Bush’s judicial nominees. He has contributed to other major blogs including RedState.org (http://www.redstate.org), National Review’s TKS, and Human Events’ Right Angle. His writings have also appeared in mainstream publications including the Washington Post, Washington Times, International Herald-Tribune, Hill newspaper, Albany Times-Union, Ft. Worth Star-Telegram, and the San Francisco Examiner.
Marshall received his B.A. in Political Science from Hampden-Sydney College. He is originally from Richmond, Virginia and now makes his home in Fairfax, Virginia with his wife, Stephanie and their beagle, Cody.
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