Chuck DeFeo, former Bush-Cheney eCampaign manager and a leader in social conservative media, has joined the Donatelli Group as the oresident and CEO of Connell Donatelli, Inc.From the press release:
DeFeo joins a team of nineteen, where he will oversee all new media communications planning and advertising on behalf of political, corporate, and public affairs clients. Connell Donatelli, along with sister firm Campaign Solutions, specializes in online strategy, fundraising, advertising, and social media. . . For over a decade DeFeo has been innovating at the intersection of politics, media and the Internet. He most recently served as General Manager for Interactive and Social Media at The Washington Times. DeFeo was Vice President and General Manager of Townhall.com and Salem News-Talk Online from 2005 through 2008, overseeing a network of 36 talk radio and blogging web properties. Under his leadership, Townhall.com grew to the largest conservative community site in America with over 2 million monthly unique visitors, 9,000 bloggers, and an email list of 800,000.DeFeo is best known for his groundbreaking work in 2003-2004 as eCampaign Manager for Bush-Cheney ’04, where he oversaw the development of the 7.2 million person email list and managed the online effort for the President’s multi-million dollar reelection effort. He is widely recognized for being an innovator of much of today’s standard online campaign tools including organizing house parties online, interactive neighborhood walks, emailing polling location maps and directions, and data driven personal communications across the web and mobile devices. He served in a similar capacity with the Republican National Committee during the 2002 Election. DeFeo spent much of his career in policy and technology roles for Senator and Attorney General John Ashcroft.
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