Jennifer Lees-Marshment (University of Auckland, New  Zealand) is a researcher in political marketing. Her books include Political Marketing: principles and applications (Routledge 2009), Global Political Marketing (Routledge 2010), The Political Marketing Game (Palgrave Macmillan 2011), and Political Marketing in Canada (UBC 2012).  See www.lees-marshment.org for further details. Email j.lees-marshment@auckland.ac.nz

Editorial Board

Nigel Jackson (Plymouth University, UK) is Reader in Persuasion and Communication at the Plymouth Business School, University of Plymouth.  Dr Jackson has published widely on online political communication, political marketing and political public relations, including The Marketing of Political Parties (MUP, 2006), Politics: the basics (Routledge 2008) with Steve Tansey and Political Campaigning, Elections and the Internet (Routledge, 2011).  Email: nigel.jackson@plymouth.ac.uk

Alex Marland (Memorial University, Canada) researches and teaches political communications and Canadian politics. He was the lead editor with Thierry Giasson and Jennifer Lees-Marshment of Political Marketing in Canada (UBC Press). He has also practiced media relations and opinion research in the public, private and political sectors. See http://www.mun.ca/posc for further details.

Roger Mortimore (Ipsos Mori, UK) is Director of Political Analysis. He has worked for MORI since 1993, specialising in political polling. He has written numerous books and papers on British elections and political marketing. Since 2003 he has been Journals Review Editor of the International Journal of Public Opinion Research, and is also a member of the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Elections, Public Opinion, and Parties and the Journal of Political Marketing

Robin T. Pettitt (Kingston, UK) is a researcher in comparative party politics. He specialises in the role of party members and the challenges and opportunities of intra-party democracy.  For further details see www.robinpettitt.co.uk.

Claire Robinson (Massey University, New Zealand) is an Associate Professor of Communication Design, and Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor of the College of Creative Arts. Her research interests include political marketing and political communication, with specific emphasis on the visual communication of political messages. Claire is a regular writer and media commentator on political marketing, political advertising and political leadership inNew Zealand.

Jesper Strömbäck (Mid Sweden University, Sweden) is Professor in Media and Communication and Ludvig Nordström Professor and Chair in Journalism at Mid Sweden University. He has published more than 30 articles in journals such as Political Communication, European Journal of Political Research and Journal of Political Marketing. His books include Political Public Relations: Principles and Applications (Routledge 2011), Global Political Marketing (Routledge 2010), and Handbook of Election News Coverage Around the World (Routledge 2008).

Khariah Salwa-Mohktar (USM, Malaysia) works in the Political Science Section in the School of Distance Education and her area of specialization includes public policy, new public management, political marketing and distance education, and she is currently working on ethnic / religious based political marketing. She has several book and journal publications and can be reached by email at khairiah@usm.my

Kenneth M Cosgrove (Suffolk University, US) is Associate Professor of Government at Suffolk University in Boston, Massachusetts. He is the author of Branded Conservatives (Peter Lang, 2007) that examined the way in which Republicans developed a branding strategy that included both the brand and the use of a marketing model to distribute it and what resulted there from.  His research interests center on political marketing with a focus on branding in North American politics.  His teaching interests center on political marketing, the United States Congress, U.S. foreign policy in general and North American relations in specific.


Alexander Braun (PSB associates Washington, US) is a vice president at communications firm Penn Schoen Berland. He specializes in consulting on international political campaigns, primarily on issues of strategy and polling. His political clients span four continents and have included British and Czech prime ministers, Ukrainian and Philippine presidents, and numerous other heads of state, high-level candidates, and media outlets. A former news reporter, he holds degrees from universities in New York, Budapest and Prague.

Robert H. Binstock (Case Western Reserve University, US) is Professor of Aging, Health, and Society. A former President of the Gerontological Society of America, he has served as director of a White House Task Force on Older Americans and frequently testified before the U.S. Congress. Binstock is the author of over 300 articles, book chapters, and monographs, most of them dealing with politics and policies related to aging.  His 26 authored and edited books include seven editions of the Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences (the latest in 2011). His Ph.D is in political science from Harvard University.

Lisa Birch (Laval University, Quebec City, Canada) completed her PhD at Laval University in July 2010 with a thesis on the utilisation of public opinion research in Canadian tobacco control policy. She has recently published work on the use of focus groups in health policy and forthcoming publications regarding the utilisation of government-sponsored opinion research.  She currently teaches at Champlain-St. Lawrence College and collaborates with the Center for Public Policy Analysis (CAPP) atLavalUniversity.

Michael John Burton (Ohio University, US) is an associate professor of political science.   He teaches campaign management, public leadership, and quantitative methods.  With Daniel M. Shea, he has written Campaign Craft: The Strategies, Tactics, and Art of Political Campaign Management, 4th edition (Praeger 2010), and Campaign Mode: Strategic Vision in Congressional Elections (Rowman & Littlefield 2003).  Dr Burton worked in the office of Vice President Al Gore as special assistant to the chief of staff and assistant political director.

Robert Busby (Liverpool Hope University) researches on political populism and social aspects of political marketing. His interests centre on contemporary British and American politics. His recent publications include Marketing the Populist Politician: the
demotic democrat
(Palgrave 2009)

Brian M. Conley (Suffolk University, US) is an Assistant Professor in Government at Suffolk University in Boston, MA, USA. His principal research interests are in the areas of US electoral politics, political marketing and branding and public policy. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from theNewSchool for Social Research inNew York City.

Kenneth M. Cosgrove (Suffolk University, US) See above under Editorial Board 

Scott Davidson (De Montfort University, UK) is senior lecturer in public relations and media, building upon a professional career in public affairs and campaigns management – including for Age Concern England. He is the author of Going Grey: the mediation of politics in an ageing society (Ashgate 2012) and has also published on the impact of the internet on elections, and on how NGOs and bloggers network online to expose human rights abuses.

Anna Esselment (University of Waterloo, Canada) is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science. She has published in the Canadian Journal of Political Science and Canadian Public Administration.  Her research interests include the role of partisanship in intergovernmental relations, political professionals and partisan advisors, campaigns and elections, and Canadian institutions.

Paul Fawcett (University of Sydney, Australia) is a Lecturer in the Department of Government and International Relations. He has published in the areas of network governance theory, executive government, policy transfer, the use of branding in public policy and political participation. Email: paul.fawcett@sydney.edu.au.

Émilie Foster (Université Laval, Canada) is a PhD student at the Department of Information and Communication. She is a student researcher with the Research Lab on Political Communication (GRCP) and she is also a student member of the Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship. Émilie coordinates the activities of Political Marketing Canada network. Her research revolves around marketing practices by interest groups and political parties and the impacts of marketing on democracy. She published several articles on the use of political marketing by interest groups. You can contact her at emilie.foster@com.ulaval.ca

Susan Harada (Carleton University, Canada) is an Associate Professor of Journalism and a former national Parliamentary Correspondent who has charted the progress of the Green Party of Canada since its breakthrough election in 2004. Her chapters about the Greens include ‘Great expectations: the Green Party of Canada’s 2006 campaign’ in J.H. Pammett and C. Dornan (eds.) The Canadian federal election of 2006 (Dundurn Press 2006); and, ‘The promise of May: the Green Party of Canada’s campaign 2008’ in J.H.
Pammett and C. Dornan (eds.) The Canadian federal election of 2008 (Dundurn Press 2009).

Raymond Hudon (Université Laval, Canada) teaches political science. His main research interests are in political sociology and in public policies and are focused, in particular, on interest groups, lobbying and representation in democracies. Over the last years, his most important research projects have been coalitions, lobbies in the health sector, and the development of private initiatives in the health system. He has published more than a hundred articles, book chapters and books in these fields and on these subjects.

Nigel A. Jackson (University of Plymouth, UK) See above under Editorial Board

Dennis W. Johnson (The George Washington University, US) is professor of political management at the Graduate School of Political Management.  His books include No Place for Amateurs:  How Political Consultants are Reshaping American Democracy, 2nd ed. (Routledge, 2007) and Campaigning in the Twenty-first Century (Routledge 2011).  He is editor of the Routledge Handbook of Political Management (2008) and Campaigning for President 2008 (Routledge 2009). He has served as a Fulbright professor in China, 2010-2011. For a decade, he was a political consultant working for a variety of gubernatorial and senatorial candidates in the United States.

Mathias König (Universität Koblenz-Landau, Campus Landau, Germany) is a researcher in the field of Governance, Communication, and Society. He was a scientific consultant of the government in the German Federal Land “Rhineland-Palatinate” to design Deliberative Governance Arenas (DGA) in a deliberative political marketing process. In 2011 he received an award for his theory of Deliberative Governance Arenas by the “Foundation for the Rights of Future Generations” (FRFG). FRGF is a think-tank on the interface of science, politics, and the business world. E-mail: koenig-mathias@live.de

Wolfgang König (Universität Koblenz-Landau, Campus Landau, Germany) is a researcher in the field of Governance, Communication, and Society. His previous work includes being a scientific consultant of the government in the German Federal Land “Rhineland-Palatinate” to design Deliberative Governance Arenas (DGA) in a deliberative political marketing process. He received an award for his theory of Deliberative Governance Arenas by the “Foundation for the Rights of Future Generations” (FRFG) in 2011. FRGF is a think-tank on the interface of science, politics, and the business world. E-mail: koenig-wolfgang@live.de

Ruud Koole (Leiden University, the Netherlands) is professor of political science/Dutch politics. His research and publications concentrate on Dutch political history and comparative political parties. Between 2001-2007 he was a practioner as well (chair of a Dutch political party). With Prof.dr. J. van Holsteyn he coordinates the Leiden Party Membership Project.

Roy Langmaid (Langmaid Practice, UK) is a consultant in the UK who worked for the company Promise who advised the Labour  Blair government in 2004-5. He now runs The Langmaid Practice see the website http://www.langmaidpractice.com

Jennifer Lees-Marshment (University of Auckland, New Zealand) See above under Editor

Darren G. Lilleker (University of Bournemouth, UK) is Director of the Centre for Public Communication and Senior Lecturer in The Media School, Chair of the PSA Political Marketing Specialist Group and Convenor for political  communication for the ECPR. Dr Lilleker has published widely on the professionalisation and marketisation of political communication including the textbook Key Concepts in Political Communication (Sage, 2006), and Political Campaigning, Elections and the Internet (Routledge, 2011) and has co-edited The Marketing of Political Parties (MUP, 2006), Voters or Consumers (CSP, 2008) and Political Marketing in Comparative Perspective (MUP, 2005). Email: dlilleker@bournemouth.ac.uk.

Jenny Lloyd (UWE, UK) is a Senior Lecturer in Marketing at the University of the West of England, Bristol. Over the past ten years she has researched and published extensively in the field of political branding, political communication and voter insight.

Alex Marland (Memorial University, Canada) See above under Editorial Board

David Marsh (Australian National University, Australia) is Professor of Political Sociology in the School of Sociology at the Australian National University.  He has published in the areas of Public Policy, Political Sociology and Comparative Politics. For his sins, he supports Bristol Rovers.

Stephen Mills (University of Sydney, Australia) is a lecturer in the Graduate school of Government and undertaking doctoral research on campaign professionals within Australia’s major parties. He is the author of The New Machine Men (Penguin 1986) and The Hawke Years (Viking 1993). See www.stephen-mills.com.au for further details.

Helen M. Morris (Carleton University, Canada) is Liaison Officer for the Canada-Europe Transatlantic Dialogue. Publications include: ‘Human Rights and International Organizations’ in J. Hiden, V. Made and D. J. Smith (eds.) The ‘Baltic Question’ during the Cold War (Routledge 2009); and, ‘The Future non-Citizens of the EU’ in D. J. Smith (ed.), Baltic States: New Europe or Old? (Rodopi 2005).

Francois Petry (Laval University, Quebec City, Canada) is professor in the Department of Political Science. His research and his teaching focus on public policy, polls and public opinion, and methodology. He is co-author of Les sondages et la démocratie 2nd edition (2010) and of le Guide pratique d’introduction à la régression en sciences sociales 2nd edition (2009). He is currently studying the role of public opinion research in health policy-making. See http://www.pol.ulaval.ca/?pid=234%20target= for further details.

Robin T. Pettitt (Kingston University, London, UK) See above under Editorial Board

Claire Robinson (Massey University, New Zealand) See above under Editorial Board

Chris Rudd (University of Otago, New Zealand) is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Politics. His research interests include political communications in local and national politics.

Eva Schweitzer (Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Germany) is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Communication at the University of Mainz, Germany. Her research interests include political communication and online communication. Recent work has appeared in the European Journal of Communication, German Politics, the Encyclopedia of Political Communication (Sage), and the Sage Handbook of Public Opinion Research. E-Mail: eva.schweitzer@web.de

Jesper Strömbäck  (Mid-Sweden University, Sweden) See above under Editorial Board

Jens Tenscher (University of  Augsburg, Germany & University of Innsbruck, Austria) is a political scientist and communications’ scholar. He co-chairs the political communications section of the German Political Science Association. His books include Campaigning in Europe – Campaigning for Europe (Lit 2006), 100 Tage Schonfrist (VS Publishers 2008), Superwahljahr 2009 (VS Publishers 2011). See www.tenscher.de for further details.

Peter N. Ubertaccio (The Martin Institute at Stonehill College, US) is Chair of the Political Science Department and Director of the Joseph W. Martin Institute for Law & Society. His specialities are the American presidency, American political history, Massachusetts state politics, and political parties.  He is also a political blogger and public speaker on the state of American politics.  See www.professorpolitics.com for more information.

Peter Van Aelst (University of Antwerp, Belgium) is associate professor of political science and founding member of the research group ‘Media, Movements and Politics’ (www.M2P.be). His research focuses on elections, campaigns and political communication. He coordinates a five year research project on Media and Politics in comparative perspective at Leiden University, funded by the Dutch Research council.

Joop van Holsteyn (Leiden University, The  Netherlands) is professor of Electoral Research. His principal research and publications are in the fields of elections and voting behaviour, direct democracy, party membership and the far right. See http://socialsciences.leiden.edu/politicalscience/organisation/faculty/holsteyn-dr-jjm-van.html#publications for a list of publications and further details.

Georg Winder (Austrian National Election Study, University of Innsbruck, Austria) is a Pre-Doc researcher in political communication and media studies. His main interests of research are political communication in election campaigns, media research and populism

Stéphanie Yates (Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada) is an assistant professor at the department of Social and Public Communication of UQAM. She specializes in lobbying, and studies the role of interest groups and citizens in state and market governance. As such, her current research focuses on participatory mechanisms, public acceptance processes, and corporate social responsibility. For a summary of her main publications, see http://www.dcsp.uqam.ca/Profil/yates_stephanie.aspx