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Our Team

Tom Pino

Founder

Tom Pino is a veteran of the political advertising space with nearly two decades of experience.

He has directed hundreds of millions of dollars in ad spend and is one of the few Latinos to lead a media department. He has worked on races across the country and up and down the ballot. Tom was a buyer on two presidential campaigns - Hillary for America in 2016 and Senator Amy Klobuchar’s campaign in 2020. His previous work also includes media buying and planning for the DSCC, DGA, DCCC, and House Majority PAC. Tom also knows the value in direct democracy and has worked on a number of ballot propositions including recent campaigns in California, Massachusetts, and Missouri.

Tom is a rarity in the ad buying space with extensive hands-on-keyboard experience in all types of advertising - from linear television where he began his career, to the increasingly important and complex digital strategies, including CTV/OTT and programmatic advertising. He can seamlessly move from talking GRPs and CPPs to CPMs and impressions, while identifying the right mix for your campaign.

Before founding Polaris, Tom worked at some of the top advertising firms in the industry. Most recently, he served as VP of Media at Rising Tide Interactive, and previously Associate Media Director at GPS Impact, and Senior Buyer at GMMB. He began his career as a Media Assistant and eventually an Account Executive for Ampersand, formerly NCC Media.

Tom is a graduate of Boston University with a Bachelor’s degree in History and a Master’s degree in International Relations. He grew up in a blue-collar family in Connecticut and Texas and is the son of a bank teller and a home inspector. He lives in DC where he partakes in the frustrating pursuits of Washington Wizards fandom and golfing (poorly).



Collin Moore

Director of Research & Analytics

Collin is an accomplished data professional leading the research and analytics efforts of the Polaris team. His career has been dedicated to helping political campaigns uncover and execute valuable data-driven strategies.

Collin is an expert in data cleaning, modeling, and visualization with experience using SQL, Power BI, Tableau, AWS, and Python to provide insights to clients and campaigns. He has extensive experience working with Nielsen, 1st party viewing data, and ad exposure data to measure the effectiveness of media campaigns.

He has worked across all states and campaign levels to help elect and reelect senators, governors, and presidential candidates. Collin has partnered with traditional and digital teams to analyze media across screens to understand audience consumption habits comprehensively and is most passionate about the use of data for effective media strategy to drive outcomes.

Beyond his professional pursuits, Collin is known for his passion for learning and watching entirely too much TV. Before getting into political media, Collin earned a Master's degree in International Affairs from American University after a bachelor's degree from Baylor University in his hometown of Waco, Texas. Collin resides in Washington, DC, alongside his partner, Adam, and their canine companion, Shandy.



Audrey Whitehurst

Senior Media Strategist

Audrey Whitehurst is an accomplished media strategist with extensive experience in media planning, fundraising, and digital tactics.

Audrey joins Polaris Campaigns from Bread & Roses Digital where she oversaw the social and paid media programs for progressive causes and candidates up and down the ballot. Before that, she was a digital analyst and advertising coordinator at Middle Seat Digital where she worked on persuasion and fundraising programs for Congressional, Senate, and Presidential candidates.

She is an expert at digital media planning and buying, with an eye for details and a passion for getting the most out of every hard-raised dollar. Her overlapping experience with digital fundraising, persuasion, and organic social media has given her a unique perspective on how media and tv persuasion messaging fits into broader campaign strategies.

Outside of her professional experience, Audrey has an academic interest in how media is used to build trust between elected representatives and their constituents. She is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in philosophy and psychoanalysis from the New School of Social Research where she studies the intersection of ideology, psychology, and media. She currently lives in New York City with her fiancé, Reed Elman.

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Email: info@polariscampaigns.com


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