Hank Sheinkopf, president of Sheinkopf Communications Ltd., has been a political, public affairs and corporate media consultant for over 25 years. Sheinkopf has advised Democratic political campaigns at every level, from city council to President, in every region of the United States and was a member of the Clinton-Gore 1996 Campaign Media team. Further, Sheinkopf and his firm counsel corporations, associations and labor unions in developing message strategy, and mounting public relations and advertising campaigns.
Beyond the United States, Sheinkopf has advised clients in such countries as South Africa, Germany, Venezuela, Aruba, the Dominican Republic and Mexico where, in 2000, he helped create media for Vicente Fox's successful election as president.
Sheinkopf's firm has been recognized for excellence by its peers numerous times over the years with national and international awards for media production and strategy.
On the political front, Sheinkopf's recent clients include New York City Comptroller Bill Thompson, New York City Public Advocate Betsy Gotbaum, Atlantic City Mayor Lorenzo Langford, New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, Rhode Island General Treasurer Paul Tavares, Alabama Public Service Commissioner Jan Cook; Alabama Court of Civil Appeals Judge Sharon Yates, Alabama State Auditor Susan Parker, Pennsylvania State Senator Lisa Boscola, Texas State Senator David Bernsen, Alabama State Senators Jimmy Holley, Pat Lindsey, Charles Langford and Ted Little, Florida State Senator and Senate Minority Leader John "Buddy" Dyer, and Trenton [NJ] Mayor Doug Palmer.
Sheinkopf has worked for public and private sector unions, labor organizations and police organizations in more than 25 states, from California to New York. The firm pioneered the use of paid electronic media -- television and radio -- as a tool for influencing collective-bargaining settings, including arbitration, and has provided strategic guidance and public relations assistance on matters ranging from collective bargaining conflicts, arbitration resolution, independent expenditure in political campaigns, de-certification elections, ballot measures covering collective bargaining rights, civilian review, and charter changes in pay formula.
Sheinkopf provides political commentary and analysis to a wide breadth of news programs and publications, such as CNN, Fox News Channel, the BBC, WPIX-TV, National Public Radio, the CBS Nightly News with Dan Rather, and NBC's Today Show; and other major news publications including Newsweek, Time, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, New York Magazine, U.S. News & World Report, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal.
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