Things that make you go Hmmmm: Is new John Horgan attack site linked to Campaign Research?
** updated below post
So a funny thing happened on twitter today….
Saw a new attack video launched by a company called ” Future Prosperity BC Inc”
And I’ll show it to you here because clearly you are going to be seeing it all over soon…
So sweet. And a pretty slick ad with simple messaging that sticks. But who is behind this little ad? Who is behind Future Prosperity BC Inc.?
Starting at square one. ( And I am not tossing any change at this one doing a corp.registry search)
Google the name and these three items come up:
But that last entry on Google was interesting… and when you click it https://ben-sandiford.squarespace.com/support-disclaimer It says no such account exists… but thankfully Google still has a cached version that does exist linking the name Ben Sandiford to the creation of this site.
Which is very interesting for a couple of reasons and neither will be surprising to poligeeks like myself who follow BC politics because there is a Ben Sandiford who works for Campaign Research Inc…. https://www.campaignresearch.ca/
You would best know this name if you followed Rob Ford or the current campaign of Kellie Leitch…or even the last campaign of Christy Clark because it’s the home of Nick Kouvalis.
“In 2004, Nick Kouvalis started one of Canada’s first cloud computing fully virtual “at home” call centre businesses. In 2008, he merged that call centre business with and joined Campaign Research. At Campaign Research Nick oversees strategic planning and implementation of advocacy campaigns for clients in highly regulated industries. Nick served as chief strategist and pollster for the 2014 John Tory Campaign for Mayor of Toronto. In the 2013 British Columbia Provincial Election, Nick was on Premier Clark’s BC Liberal campaign team involved with focus groups that informed the campaign messaging and strategy. Campaign Research also conducted regular polling for the BC Liberals. Nick was campaign manager to Rob Ford’s 2010 mayoral campaign that was called by a major Canadian news magazine “perhaps the most improbable election victory in recent Canadian history.””
“Ben is a passionate and results oriented research analyst at Campaign Research. A CMRP holder, he graduated the Research Analyst Program at Georgian College With Honours. Ben specializes in providing insight and analysis on research data to meet our clients needs. His analysis on trends, challenges, and best practices helps Campaign Research create strategies and tactics that deliver value to our customers. “
Hmmmm… could it be the same old gang again back at work for Clark? The same old gang that worked for Rob Ford and now, Kelly Leitch? Is this your work gentlemen? Give me a shout so I can give credit where credit is due…
****Vaughn Palmer has the lowdown on Future Prosperity who actually issued a press release by front man John Winter…all the usual suspects from the last election…