Vision Media hires veteran Dems operative David Keith as firm’s new campaign director

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Vision Media Marketing has hired veteran Democratic operative David Keith as their firm’s new campaign director to bolster their campaign consulting efforts.

Vision Media Marketing Campaigns Director David Keith. Photo courtesy of VMM.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“David Keith’s long history of helping Democratic candidates overcome long odds to win tough elections makes him a perfect fit with our firm and we are incredibly excited to have him join our team,” said Vision Media Chief Operating Officer Phil Swibinski.

“With his extensive contacts throughout the country, his strong understanding of all aspects of winning campaigns and his willingness to take on tough challenges, David is already proving to be an excellent addition to Vision Media.”

While he has served a variety of roles in campaigns across all possible disciplines, Keith’s extensive experience in general consulting, campaign management, strategy, fundraising and digital media adds a new dimension to their operation.

In California, Keith successfully navigated the Assembly race of Eloise Reyes, who then became the majority leader.

In addition to Keith, Vision Media also recently hired account executive Darsen Hover and graphic designer Anais Ornelas.

Hover most recently provided communications consulting services to several campaigns for New York City Council in the 2021 primary prior to joining Vision Media.

Ornelas has previously worked as a designer for well-known Democratic media firms, such as The Pivot Group in Washington, DC.

Vision Media played varying roles this year in the campaigns of Gov. Phil Murphy, Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop and his city council slate (which included Hudson County Democratic Organization Chair Amy DeGise winning council-at-large), Hackensack Mayor John Labrosse, Edison Mayor-elect Sam Joshi, and Kearny Mayor Al Santos.

The move comes as rumblings indicate that Fulop could be a Democratic contender in the 2025 gubernatorial race, something he told HCV he’s not thinking about at the moment, though stopped short of ruling it out.