Travis received the political consulting industry’s mark of honor with a Silver Pollie in the category of Best Use of Social Pressure-Republican and a Bronze Pollie in the category of Best Use of Social Pressure-Public Affairs for an online ad he created for The Cherokee People Demand the Truth from Elizabeth Warren, a group formed following that Massachusetts Democrat’s claim to Cherokee heritage.
“Being of Cherokee descent myself, helping push back against Professor Warren was important,” Travis said.
The Pollie Awards are awarded annually by the professional association. Submissions are judged by a “blind” panel of the consultant’s peers. The Pollies are the premier award for political advertising and consulting.
“I am humbled that my peers recognize the quality of the work I provide for my clients,” Taylor continued. “Receiving the ultimate award in my field is a true honor.”
Travis’ submission highlighted Warren’s claim that her grandmother’s “high cheek bones” were proof of her Cherokee heritage while pointing out that Warren was never able to provide documents validating her claim.
His 2013 Pollie Awards are Travis’ firsts and was his first entry into the competition. He has been a political consultant for three years.