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Sinclair Public Affairs Receives Awards for 2022 Client Work, including Prestigious Gold Pollie Award

Sinclair Public Affairs Receives Awards for 2022 Client Work, including Prestigious Gold Pollie Award 

The Gold Pollie was awarded for the firm’s social media program for the City of Raleigh Parks Bond Campaign; Hermes Creative Awards feature firm’s expansion into creative content for range of clients

Sinclair Public Affairs, a North Carolina-based public affairs consulting firm with offices in Raleigh and Charlotte, is proud to announce it has been awarded the Gold level Pollie award by the American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC.) The firm won in the “Best Use of Social Media” category for the Raleigh Parks Bond campaign, a 2022 citywide Raleigh Parks bond campaign to modernize and expand the city parks system.  

The bipartisan AAPC Pollie Awards are considered among the most prized and sought-after awards in the political communications and public affairs industries – awarded from a blind jury of professional peers. For the award-winning campaign, Sinclair PA created and implemented social media based on strategic messaging to support the 2022 Raleigh Parks bond that passed with more than 70 percent of the vote. 

“The 2022 campaign cycle continued to challenge traditional outreach and encourage new strategies and tactics. The firms honored with Pollie Awards this year advanced efforts and challenged the status quo. AAPC offers a very enthusiastic congratulations for their wins,” said Becki Donateli, AAPC President. 

Sinclair Public Affairs also received two awards from the Hermes Creative Awards, a worldwide communications industry award that focuses on traditional and digital platforms. The company’s 2022 Annual Impact Report won a Gold award for “E-Annual Reports,” and the Vote Yes Raleigh Parks website received an honorable mention in the “Web Design” category. 

“I’m always proud of our firm’s ability to create impactful, customized content that delivers results for our clients – whether it’s a political campaign or a corporate business. I’m particularly honored with this level of recognition on so many fronts,” said Chris Sinclair, Sinclair Public Affairs Founder and CEO. “These awards show that we’re able to step into any issue, understand our client’s industry and create a plan based on their specific needs with modern, effective and results-based solutions using a variety of communications tools.” 

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About the Pollie Awards

The Pollie Awards (Pollies) are bipartisan honors awarded annually by the American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC) to members of the political advertising and communications industry who have demonstrated superior work on behalf of their candidates and causes. A blind jury of their professional peers selects AAPC award winners. Esquire magazine has dubbed the Pollies “the Oscars of political advertising”.

The full list of 2023 Pollie Contest winners can be found in the 2023 Winners Book and the winning work can be viewed in the 2023 Pollie Gallery.  

About AAPC

Founded in 1969, the AAPC is a multi-partisan organization of political and public affairs professionals dedicated to improving democracy. The AAPC has over 1,600 members hailing from all corners of the globe. It is the largest association of political and public affairs professionals in the world. For more information, see

About the Hermes Awards

The Hermes Creative Awards is one of the oldest and largest creative competitions in the world.  Winners range in size from individuals to media conglomerates, and Fortune 500 companies. 

Hermes Creative Awards honors the messengers and creators of the information revolution. Armed with their imaginations and computers, Hermes winners bring their ideas to life through traditional and digital platforms. Each year, competition judges evaluate the creative industry’s best publications, branding collateral, websites, videos, and advertising, marketing, and communication programs.  For more information about the Hermes Awards, see

About Sinclair Public Affairs

Sinclair Public Affairs serves state, regional and national clients with offices in Raleigh and Charlotte, NC. The firm specializes in social media and traditional PR services and communications for a range of industries and clients including: associations, corporate and issue-based campaigns for both legislative and election cycle communications. Sinclair specializes in digital media, media relations, crisis and issue management, campaign management, and public affairs strategy via both traditional media relations – as well as growing social media channels. 

The firm has worked with local, regional and national organizations, associations and brands to develop messaging and communication strategies that manage perceptions and reputations, as well as win issue and political campaigns. Learn more about Sinclair at:

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