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James Moeller
Managing Director, Global Public Affairs Practice

Jamie directs Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide’s Global Public Affairs
Practice. In this role, he oversees more than 85 professionals operating in the major political capitals of Washington, Beijing and Brussels. The Practice’s work is truly global, assisting clients with public policy communications across borders and within the U.S., European Union and throughout Asia.

From healthcare reform and Internet privacy to telecommunications and utility deregulation and a wide range of critical environmental issues, Jamie oversees corporate, industry association and government clients around the globe.

Since joining Ogilvy PR in 1987, Jamie has a proven track record of developing winning public affairs campaigns that communicate powerful advocacy from key messengers – constituents, industry stakeholders, third party allies and the media. He has a long history of building nontraditional alliances for clients – giving industry clients reach to groups and constituencies that they would not otherwise have. These constituencies often provide the credibility and grassroots political clout needed to wage a successful public affairs campaign. Specifically, Jamie has developed alliances with organized labor and groups representing minorities, women, farmers, senior citizens, veterans and others for clients in the energy, technology, timber, telecommunications, chemical, defense and brewing industries.

Prior to joining Ogilvy PR, Jamie directed a nonprofit organization in Washington, DC, devoted to promoting international trade and economic development. He also worked as the Washington, DC, representative of former Mayor of Atlanta, Andrew Young. In this capacity, he represented Mayor Young on Capitol Hill and provided legislative and media counsel on a variety of issues affecting the federal budget, housing, trade and international affairs. Prior to coming to Washington, Jamie served as a constituency relations coordinator in Michigan for former Senator Donald Riegle.

Jamie is an attorney and a member of the Maryland State Bar. He received his law degree at George Washington University and his bachelor’s degree at the University of Michigan. He is married with two sons.

Blog Entries by James Moeller

A "Tea Party" By Any Other Name...

Posted October 25, 2010 | 18:42:34 (EST)

Branding and politics in America have been inextricably linked since the founding of the Republic - long before "branding" was even a well-defined concept or discipline. "Tippecanoe and Tyler Too" evoked in a single poetic phrase and song the powerful image of military hero William Henry Harrison and the well-known...

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Bipartisan Health Care Reform: Not Likely, Not Necessary

Posted August 19, 2009 | 18:13:19 (EST)

As Carl Hulse and Jeff Zeleny reported in the New York Times, the Democrats appear to be preparing to go it alone on health care reform while trying to hang the obstructionist tag on the Republicans.

While there are obvious dangers to abandoning bipartisanship on such a hot-button issue,...

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Reforming Health Care: Lessons Learned, and Lessons Forgotten

Posted July 31, 2009 | 13:11:16 (EST)

From the outset of their efforts to enact health care reform, the Obama White House has conspicuously attempted to avoid the pitfalls that doomed Bill and Hillary Clinton's attempt in 1994. Learning from the mistakes of that failure was made easier by the fact that many of the key players...

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The Omnipresent President

Posted May 13, 2009 | 17:06:33 (EST)

He's everywhere, or at least it seems that way. It's hard to imagine a President who has dominated the airwaves, editorial pages and digital landscape more than Barack Obama in his first 105 days (even in our celebrity-obsessed culture, it's unprecedented).

He's on the cover of New York Times...

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The Eloquent Presidency

Posted March 4, 2009 | 13:38:19 (EST)

Barack Obama's masterful performance before the joint session of Congress vividly reinforced the overriding importance of articulate communications in times of crisis.

Yes, words matter, but as Obama demonstrated how those words are communicated may matter more. The day of the speech, polls showed approximately 63 percent of voters supported...

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