We Win Campaigns

SCN STRATEGIES wins campaigns – for political candidates and initiatives, as well as corporations, organizations and individuals facing high-profile, high-stakes public affairs challenges. SCN has worked on hundreds of political campaigns at all levels, including major candidates for President, Prime Minister, US House and Senate, Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Mayor and numerous local and statewide initiatives.

The New Machine: The biggest winners in Tuesday's election were a little-known threesome of consultants who managed the campaigns of Oakland Mayor-elect Libby Schaaf, state Propositions 1, 2 and 47, and the re-election efforts of Gov. Jerry Brown, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and Attorney General Kamala Harris. Every one of them a winner.

Over the years the consultants at SCN — that would be Ace Smith, Sean Clegg and Dan Newman — have quietly become a statewide political machine unto themselves.

San Francisco Chronicle, November 10, 2014

Political Winner of 2012: It was a banner year for California's top spin doctors… Leading the charge was San Francisco's SCN Strategies, home of veterans Ace Smith, Sean Clegg and Dan Newman, a team that managed two successful tax measures - the 'Yes on Prop. 30' campaign and Mayor Ed Lee's top priority, the 'Yes On E' business tax.

San Francisco Chronicle, December 27, 2012

The Hot Political Shop Award: SCN Strategies had a hand in several major winning campaigns -- Gavin Newsom, Barbara Boxer, No on 23, an anti-Whitman independent expenditure, plus they did ads for Harry Reid and prepped star liberal Democrat Nick Clegg for his star debate performance in the UK elections. When you get a call from these guys in the middle of the night, answer it.

San Francisco Chronicle, November 5, 2010