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We helped redefine voter contact — and know how to use the best tools out there.
Wildfire Contact unites the best practices in voter and constituent contact services with the cutting-edge grassroots strategies that are changing the way politics and advocacy work today. Our team helped develop some of the latest tools available, so we’re uniquely positioned to advise clients on the best ways to apply them. We help campaigns, causes, and companies choose the right suite of services to connect with their audiences while moving their overall initiatives forward according to their strategic plans.
We use science to move people
to act.
Using outreach and engagement tactics honed and perfected in the field — and offering strategic counsel that has helped make the difference on some of the most groundbreaking electoral and issue advocacy initiatives in U.S. history — Wildfire Contact brings together the art of building winning campaigns with the science of targeting, reaching, and moving real people to act.
We help clients spread their message — and leave their mark.
Whether our clients want to build support for a key community issue, mobilize members of their unique organizations, or connect with voters at the state or national level, Wildfire Contact ensures they have immediate impact — and leave a lasting impression.
“Modern, 21st century campaigns know that moving voters means connecting with them on the issues that matter most.”
Mitch Stewart
Founding Partner, 270 Strategies and Co-Chair of Wildfire Contact

What We Do

Every conversation can make the difference in today's fast-paced campaigns. We provide a range of paid telephone services including live survey services, patch-through calls, robo-calls, telephone town-halls, and IVR polling.
Whether it's the first time an advocacy organization is trying to reach potential supporters, or it's a campaign entering the high-intensity get-out-the-vote period, we help clients create and send literature that makes an impact.
The best way to meet voters and other constituents where they are on the issues is one-on-one and at the doors. From neighborhood canvassing to voter registration pushes to urgent petition drives, our trained canvassing professionals know the most effective ways to engage and persuade our clients' potential supporters.
Data Management
Modern campaigns rely on quality data and detailed information to inform their strategies. We help clients identify and acquire the best data files available to ensure they have the information they need to make smart decisions that help them meet their goals.
Targeting and Analysis
In the last two presidential cycles, data modeling revolutionized the way campaigns think of targeting their outreach and resources. Our team has extensive experience incorporating modeling into actionable programs and can translate between data analysts and campaign decision makers. We build data models to help our clients make more effective decisions and use analytics to target our clients' voter contact programs.
“Wildfire brings together folks who not only helped develop the latest tools and technologies, but also the application of them.”
Paul Tewes
Founding Partner, SmootTewes Group and Co-Chair of Wildfire Contact

Who We Are

Marygrace Galston is Director of Wildfire Contact. Marygrace has worked in the political arena for more than a decade, with experience across electoral campaigns, non-profit organizations, and issue advocacy initiatives. She served previously as a Regional Senior Political Advisor and the White House Liaison for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in multiple leadership positions on the 2008 and 2012 Obama for America campaigns, and  in key management roles for numerous campaigns across the country.

Emily Parcell is Managing Director at Wildfire Contact. Her decade-long campaign resume includes managing a state legislative program that flipped control to Democrats, field and political roles on three Presidential Caucus campaigns and overseeing President Barack Obama’s 2008 victory in Indiana. Prior to joining Wildfire, Emily logged three election cycles as a lead direct mail strategist for local, statewide and federal campaigns across the country.

Josh Grossfeld is Managing Principal at Wildfire Contact. Named by Campaigns and Elections Magazine in 2007 as one of the “Rising Stars” in American political consulting, his political experience spans nearly two decades and includes direct mail, media production, polling and grassroots organizing. With more than seven cycles as a direct mail strategist, Grossfeld has created successful direct mail programs for initiative, congressional, gubernatorial and state legislative campaigns.

Mike Tate is a Senior Advisor with Wildfire. A seasoned consultant and manager for progressive campaigns, causes, candidates for public office, and political organizations, Mike has more more than a decade of experience as a highly-regarded political operative. Mike has worked with partners in Wisconsin, where he served six years as state Party chair, and across the country to build and manage massive communication plans, political and voter contact operations, joint fundraising campaigns, and earned media campaigns.

Adam Holt is Creative Services Manager for Wildfire Contact. Adam has 13 years of advertising, marketing and branding experience for both political and corporate clients on the local and national level. Prior to Wildfire he ran his own design business for 4 years where his clients included Senator Tom Harkin, Congressman Bruce Braley, the Iowa Democratic Party and President Obama’s 2012 campaign in Iowa.

Nathan Erickson is Operations Manager at Wildfire Contact. Originally from eastern Iowa, Nathan has been involved in Iowa Democratic politics since enrolling at Drake University in 2009. He brings experience from his work as field staff on issue and U.S. Senate campaigns, as well as human resources work in the non-profit healthcare industry. Nathan is co-president of New Leaders Council - Des Moines, a progressive, leadership training organization committed to training young professionals for public service, and city organizer with Oxfam America

Wildfire Contact draws on the expertise of winning campaign strategists from 270 Strategies and SmootTewes Group.

270 Strategies is a next-generation consulting firm that is redefining how companies and organizations build winning campaigns. We believe effective, 21st century campaigns must integrate people-centered, grassroots organizing with smart digital strategies and a data-driven approach. We’re changing the way our clients manage their strategies and meet their goals – and changing the world in the process.

The Smoot Tewes Group is a fully integrated political and public affairs consulting firm. Our team of experienced professionals has waged and won dozens of high-profile, high-stakes campaigns for candidates, companies, coalitions, and causes. We bring the lessons learned and the results earned to your challenges.