Contributor

John Rowley

Campaign & Crisis Management Consultant

John Rowley runs CounterPoint, a company focused on political and advocacy campaigns and is the founder of Crisis Red Team a crisis communications company. CORPORATE, NONPROFIT, ADVOCACY: Rowley has worked for over 100 corporate, nonprofit and advocacy and public affairs clients. Services for these clients include a) crisis management b) advertising and marketing campaigns c) video production d) branding e) and media buying. POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS: Rowley has worked on over 500 political campaigns in 47 states. He has worked with candidates from President and governor to city council. His firm's commercials have been featured on NPR, PBS, CNN, FOX, MSNBC and on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. In reviewing one of his spots Salon.com called it the “Best Campaign Ad Ever” Congressional Quarterly called his work from “new breed of campaign consultants.” The firm's campaigns have been described as "the perfect campaign," “A “Giant Killer” and a “Blueprint for Democrats” CNN called one commercial “the perfect ad at the perfect time.'” MEDIA, MESSAGE & COMMUNICATIONS TRAINING: Rowley has lead training for the United States Army, Pat Tillman Leadership Institute, the Veterans' Campaign, National Women’s Political Caucus, Democracy for America (DFA), the Credit Union National Association (CUNA), and New Leaders Council (NLC). NATIONAL MEDIA APPEARANCES: He has provided news analysis on CNN, FOX News and MSNBC. His firm appeared on AMC’s reality/documentary show “The Pitch” about ad agencies. ACHIEVEMENTS, AWARDS, RECOGNITION: Campaigns and Elections magazine named Rowley a “Rising Star in Politics.” The political technology firm Aristotle named him to the "Dream Team" of consultants. Western Kentucky University's Communications Department named him "Alumni of the Year." His firm has won over 40 national advertising awards for creative and effective advertising campaigns. He was selected “New Member” of the Army War College. PERSONAL INTERESTS: Rowley serves on the boards of the Nashville Chapter of Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) and of the American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC). He grew up in the small Illinois town of Dallas City and lives and works from Nashville.