Doug McAuliffe Bio

Doug McAuliffe is a media strategist, director and editor. His media work is known for finding the pinpoint intersection between the strategic and creative.

Doug’s consistent record defines DMSC’s passion for winning: 78 statewide and Congressional victories, 32 U.S. Senate, 15 Governor, 22 Congressional, a Presidential nomination and re-election and 19 down-ticket wins.

The Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza called Doug one of the top political consultants who matter, and CBS noted he’s A Republican ad maven and A top Republican media strategist with a winning track record.

Doug’s political career began in Vermont where he worked for Governor Richard Snelling, U.S. Senator Bob Stafford and as an Assistant to Vermont Speaker of the House Stephen Morse.

In Washington DC, Doug served as a Regional Field Director for the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), as a Chief of Staff to Congressman Bill Schuette (MI) and as a staff member of the House Budget Committee.

He served as a Liaison to the Republican members of Congress for President George H.W. Bush’s presidential campaign and he has managed campaigns for Congress, U.S. Senate and Governor.

In 1996 Doug founded Doug McAuliffe Strategic Creative and its production company Chatham Light Media LLC. His commercial and film work has received twenty-six creative awards.

Under Doug’s leadership DMSC’s focus is crafting smart, well thought out strategies and winning messages and executing those strategies and messages with creative adverting.

Under Doug’s direction DMSC has remained a small creative team focused on winning strategies, provocative advertising and personal attention to clients amid the ubiquitous multi-partner consulting firms that often offer sporadic attention and high prices.

Working with DMSC you get Doug McAuliffe’s complete attention to your strategic, communications and creative needs as well as a seasoned production team dedicated to your singular goal, winning.

Doug’s successful record in environments that favor Democrats is proven. In competitive cycles and wave years, DMSC has a consistent record of winning competitive races, that’s not spin it’s our record.

Doug’s work is described as Jaw dropping, Damn effective, and The perfect political ad, (Washington Post), Creative and effective ads, Gang buster advertising, (Lincoln Star-Journal), Striking political television, (AP), Ads that are both bare-knuckle and triumphal, (Kansas City Star) and Smart political ads (Dr. Larry Sabato UVA).

Campaign & Elections Magazine named Doug a Rising Star in national politics. His commercial and film work has received twenty-six creative awards.

Doug has written about his alpine ski adventures in the Andes Mountains of South America and the European Alps. He is an accomplished technical rock-climber having recorded first ascent climbs in Colorado, Utah, Vermont and New York. Doug is also a skilled yachting captain.

Doug resides in Great Falls, Virginia and Chatham, Massachusetts with his wife Ingrid, their four children and English Lab, Wellfleet.