On November 8 at the Institute for Public Relations Annual Distinguished Lecture & Awards Dinner, Mark Penn and Karen Hughes will deliver our first-ever team lecture, “Communications Lessons of the 2012 Campaign: Why __________ Won.”

This is YOUR chance to ask the questions that the speakers will address from our stage. Respond to this column on the IPR blog or tweet your question using #i4pr or @FrankIPR. We need to hear from you!

Karen Hughes is Worldwide Vice Chairman of Burson-Marsteller. She served as counselor to President George W. Bush, leading the White House offices of communications, press secretary, media affairs and speechwriting. She reached out to audiences across the world as undersecretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs.

Mark Penn is corporate vice president for Microsoft. He served as President Clinton’s White House pollster for six years and a key adviser in his 1996 reelection. In 2008, Mark was chief strategist for Hillary Clinton. He helped elect more than 25 leaders in the US, Asia, Latin America and Europe, including UK Prime Minister Tony Blair and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin.

Frank Ovaitt is president & CEO of the Institute for Public Relations.

Heidy Modarelli handles Growth & Marketing for IPR. She has previously written for Entrepreneur, TechCrunch, The Next Web, and VentureBeat.
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2 thoughts on “What Would You Ask About Communications and the 2012 Campaign?

  1. This is the first Presidential election since the landmark Supreme Court decision regarding funding of “independent groups” and free speech. First, did the Supreme Court get it wrong, and second, how much of an impact did these various “independent groups” have in determining the election? How much did they improve the process and increase or decrease voter participation?

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