Some No Name People:
Michael Ellis "Mike" Murphy (born 1962) is a Republican political consultant. He advised Republicans including John McCain, Jeb Bush
He studied Russian and International Relations while attending Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service, dropping out his senior year.
He serves on the board of the University of Chicago Institute of Politics and is currently a Senior Fellow at Harvard's Belfer Center for Science and
In 1986, Murphy teamed with close friend Alex Castellanos to form Murphy & Castellanos
Alex Castellanos:Alejandro "Alex" Castellanos (born 1954) is a Cuban American political consultant. He has worked on electoral campaigns for
Republican candidates including Bob Dole, George W. Bush, Jeb Bush, and Mitt Romney. In 2008, Castellanos, a partner at National Media Inc.,
co-founded Purple Strategies
Purple Strategies: Purple Strategies' principal partners include Republican political strategists Alex Castellanos, Bruce Haynes, and Robin Roberts,
as well as Democratic strategists Steve McMahon, John Donovan, and Mark Squier. The company is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia with
additional locations in Chicago, Houston, and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Purple Strategies hired Sarah Simmons as managing director of insights and strategy. She was a consultant in Nielsen’s reputation management and
public affairs practice and director of strategy for John McCain's 2008 campaign.
Purple Strategies hired Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's former communications director, Chris Mather, and expanded operations, opening an office in
Chicago. Following the company's expansion in Chicago.
The firm's first major client was the United States Chamber of Commerce; in partnership with the communications firm Powell Tate, Purple Strategies
developed the Chamber of Commerce's "Campaign for Free Enterprise" in 2009. This was the largest campaign initiated by the Chamber of Commerce to
date, and used advertising, digital outreach and grassroots campaigning to promote free enterprise in the United States.
In 2010, Purple Strategies was hired by BP following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Purple Strategies is one of the most well-connected public relation firms in the United States. The company was formed in 2009 out of a merger between
Issue and Image Company and National Media. These two companies were led by two of the most respected political campaign strategists in DC. The CEO of
Issue and Image Company was Steve McMahon, an attorney and political consultant, who worked on the campaigns of many Democratic mayoral,
gubernatorial, and presidential campaigns, including most recently the 2008 Barack Obama Presidential campaign.
Any DIRECT connection between No Name and Purple?