Who We Are

We help campaigns, brands, and associations understand and communicate with the public. Our approach is grounded in human and organizational science and informed by data and analytics, decision-making theory, and industry leading creative. From election campaigns to issue advocacy, we develop and implement strategies to help our clients earn and steward public trust.

Our firm is led by Sara Patterson and Jerod Patterson. Named a political “power couple” by Capitol Inside, the Pattersons have assembled a winning consulting team that has earned 34 national and international awards for advertising excellence, including a prestigious CLIO Award, regional EMMY, and “Most Valuable Consulting Team” honors. Our work includes more than 100 election victories and the most watched local political ad in history, earning YouTube Leaderboard status and industry acclaim as “the election ad that won the internet” (Advertising Age), “the real winner of the 2016 ad wars” (USA Today), and “a 60-second lesson on how to build a brand that people can connect with” (Inc.).

Jerod holds a Ph.D. in Government from the University of Texas at Austin and M.Div. from Wake Forest University. He serves concurrently as Senior Advisor for a multi-office education law firm, where he oversees public and government relations. Jerod is a frequent speaker for trade and policy associations on politics and current events. He previously served on the polling team for the University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll and taught at the collegiate level. He is active in his community, including service on his local church vestry.

Sara holds an M.A. in Communications from Wake Forest University and certificate in Non-Profit Management from Duke University. She was recently inducted into the 2018 class of “40 Under 40” honorees by the American Association of Political Consultants. Sara's community involvement includes service as president of a parochial school board, leadership and advisory board positions with two cancer non-profits, and she was previously named Most Inspirational Speaker for a local United Way chapter.

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AWARDS (won or credited)

CLIO Award – Silver (2017) award winner in the Public Relations/Public Affairs category

EMMY Award – Lone Star Chapter (2017) award winner in the Commercial - Single Spot category

The One Show – Merit Award and Finalist (2017) in the Film category for Best Long Form Single Ad

13 Pollie Awards – the annual industry awards of the American Association of Political Consultants, in categories including Best in Show, Best Use of Humor, Television Advertising, Digital Advertising, Direct Mail, and Use of Phones (2013-2017)

4 Reed Awards – the annual bi-partisan awards of Campaigns & Elections magazine, the nation’s leading journal of the practice of politics, for Digital Advertising (2013), Use of Phones (2014), Most Original TV Advertisement (2017), and Best Local TV Advertisement (2017)

5 Telly Awards – for achievement in Television Advertising (34th, 35th, 37th, and 38th Annual Telly Awards)

7 Goldie Awards – a peer-reviewed award by the Peer Choice Organization for excellence in political practice and communication, in categories including Television Advertising, Radio Advertising, Direct Mail, Use of Humor, and Overall Excellence (2016-2017)

American Advertising Award – Judge’s Choice selection (2017)

Webby Awards – Honoree by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences in the Media & Public Relations category for Best Video Ad Longform (2017)

Most Valuable Consultant Team – recognized by Capitol Inside for “multiple candidates at the state level to emerge from the primary and runoff elections in 2016 with a perfect record”

"40 Under 40" – recognized by the American Association of Political Consultants as among the most successful young professionals in the political industry

Best Organizational Effort – 2014 coordinated PAC campaign effort recognized as top in the state by Capitol Inside

Best Open Race Campaign – 2018 primary campaign recognized as top in the state by Capitol Inside

“All Stars 2017” – selection by Peer Choice Awards for professional excellence and high level of achievement in the political and public affairs sector

Patterson & Company, LLC
PO Box 91405, Austin, TX 78709
Austin, TX 78709

p: (512) 844-2005