Dartmouth Events

Rocky Talk Live: How Political Ads Are Made…and How They Can Get Better

Political consultant Andy Meyer gives a behind-the-scenes look at political ads. Charles Wheelan '88 hosts.

Monday, February 13, 2023
5:30pm – 6:30pm
Hinman Forum (Rockefeller Hall, Room 115) and Virtual
Intended Audience(s): Public

Livestream Link: https://dartgo.org/campaignmedia

Rocky Talk Live

How Political Ads Are Made…and How They Can Get Better

Speaker: Andy Meyer
Partner, A-L Media

Host: Charles Wheelan ’88
Senior Lecturer and Senior Policy Fellow
Rockefeller Center, Dartmouth College

Lecture Info:
A conversation with a leading campaign strategist about how candidates craft their messages and a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into the making of modern political ads.

Andy Meyer, who lives in Hanover, will also answer questions about how to build a career as a political consultant.

Speaker Bio:
Andy Meyer is an award-winning political ad-maker for leading Democratic candidates and progressive organizations. Most recently, Andy led Sen. Warnock’s digital advertising program during his historic victories in 2020 and 2022 and he’s helped make hundreds of TV and digital ads for candidates from Maine to Hawaii.

Andy is a partner at the leading progressive media firm A L Media. He lives in Hanover with his wife Emily, their two daughters and puppy who can’t seem stay out of trouble.

Moderator Bio:
Charles Wheelan '88, Senior Lecturer and Senior Policy Fellow, was formerly a senior lecturer in public policy at the Harris School at the University of Chicago prior to returning to Dartmouth full-time in June 2012. He has also served as a correspondent for The Economist, and written freelance articles for the Chicago Tribune, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal. In addition to his work at Dartmouth, he has spent time as a speechwriter, a Congressional candidate and in other policy-related positions that inform his academic work. He has authored four books: Naked Economics: Undressing the Dismal Science, Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data, The Centrist Manifesto, and Naked Money: A Revealing Look at What It Is and Why It Matters. He is the author of The Rationing, a novel published in 2019 about the politics of a pandemic. His most recent book is We Came, We Saw, We Left, which is a family memoir describing a nine-month trip around the world. Wheelan is the founder of Unite America, an organization working to promote political change by re-empowering the political center. He earned his B.A. from Dartmouth College, his M.A. in public affairs from Princeton University, and his Ph.D. in public policy from the University of Chicago.

For more information, contact:
Joanne Blais

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.