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Services

Political Marketing

RMC Strategies partners with Get Set Marketing to provide a one-stop shop for all your political marketing needs from creation to production to fulfillment. No need to chase multiple printers to connect them with the multiple designers that have multiple files flying back and forth which will cause you to lose the consistent brand of the campaign. We assign one designer to design all elements of the campaign to ensure a brand identity that maintains it’s consistency on all materials graphically and otherwise.

• First Class Political Collateral

• Website Development

• Graphic Design

• Mobile Marketing

View current pricing on campaign collateral

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Political Consulting

• Campaign Oversight

• Grassroots & Coalition Building

• Social Media Techniques

• Fundraising

• Public Relations

• Issue Management

• Legislation Creation

• Public Speaking & Strategic Advice for candidates

• Creation of television, print and radio advertising

• Voter ID & Robo Calls

About Ryan McCollum…

Ryan has worked on campaigns at every level from Presidential, Statewide, Countywide to Municipal since graduating from Marist College in 2001. It was on these various campaigns that he learned from the best of the best about how to win elections. Ryan is known for refreshing tested and tried techniques to garner the most votes for today’s fast paced political climate. A former college football player, Ryan has an undying drive to compete, perform and win. Ryan also spent significant time working at the Massachusetts State House for several State Senators and also in the Administration of former Governor Deval Patrick. Ryan has the experience, connections and relationships to get things done for you.

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Past Positions

Legislative Director
Executive Office of Housing & Economic
Development (EOHED)
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Assistant Project Manager
Planning & Economic Development Department
City of Springfield, MA

Budget and Policy Director
Office of Massachusetts State Senator James Timilty
Chair of Regional & Municipal Affairs

Legislative Director
Massachusetts State Senator Dianne Wilkerson
Chair of State Admin. & Regulatory Oversight

Legislative Director
Massachusetts State Senator Linda Melconian
Senate Majority Leader Emeritus

Western Massachusetts Field Director
Howard Dean for President
Former Vt Governor Howard Dean

Campaign Manager
Re-Elect Ken Reeves for Cambridge City Council
City Councillor Ken Reeves

Statewide Field Director
The Michael Cahill for Treasurer Campaign
Current Beverly, MA Mayor Michael Cahill

Current Community Service / Awards

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Board Member
Suit-Up Springfield
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Board Member
Springfield Public Forum
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Board Member
National Conference for Community and Justice
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Advisory Board Member
Irish International Immigrant Center
Visit

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Founding Member
Young Professional Society (YPS)
of Greater Springfield
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Board Member
Best Buddies Inc. Western & Central MA
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Business West 40 Under Forty
Honoree Class of 2012
Read Business West Article Here

 

Testimonials

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Ryan has the perfect blend of traditional political knack, institutional knowledge, and modern media skill. His candor, intelligence, and passion set Ryan apart from the rest. Those who hire RMC will get more than a self-proclaimed political mind to bounce ideas off, they get a warrior to fight for them. He’s the guy to see.”
Current Springfield City Council President Michael Fenton

RMC Campaigns & Clients

Diana Szynal

RMC is the lead consultant and Get Set is the lead design team in Diana’s Szynal’s race for State Representative in the First Hampshire district. Find more information on Diana here

364 Gives

Ryan is the government relations consultant for the Springfield Patrolman’s Union IBPO Local 364.  Get Set Marketing is the lead marketing and design team for the re-brand of the union’s charitable arm now known as; 364 Gives. Find more information about 364 Gives here

Allison Werder

RMC is the lead consultant and Get Set is the lead design team in Allison’s race for State Representative in the First Hampden district. Find more information about Allison here.

 

MCCTI

RMC quarterbacked marketing and outreach efforts for MCCTI which is the gaming school for MGM Springfield.  They rebranded efforts to double the school’s enrollment.  Ryan created tagline: “It’s Game Time!”. Find more information about MCCTI here.

Tim Ryan

RMC was the lead consultant and Get Set was the lead design team in Tim’s  race for At-Large City Council in the City of Springfield. Find Tim on Facebook here.

Pathlight

RMC performs government relations for Pathlight in their efforts to rebuild facilities in Springfield. Find more information about Pathlight here.

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State Representative John Velis
John Velis won a special election in the 4th Hampden (Westfield) to fill the State Representative vacancy. Team Velis was able to win a hard fought Special Election as a Democrat in a district that had been GOP for over 40 years. Ryan was the lead consultant and Get Set was lead design team.

Solomon Goldstein-Rose

RMC was the lead consultant and Get Set was the lead production team in Solomon’s successful race for State Representative! Find more information about Solomon Here.

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City Councilor Justin Hurst
City Councilor Justin Hurst topped the ticket in the At-Large race in Springfield by garnering more votes than all 5 popular incumbents. Ryan was the lead consultant and Get Set was lead design team.

 


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Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse
RMC Strategies was also proud to provide Voter ID services for the re-election of Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse! This ID included live operators who were bilingual and experienced.

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City Treasurer Candidate Joshua Garcia
RMC was the lead consultant and Get Set was the lead design team in Joshua Garcia’s race for Holyoke City Treasurer.  Find Joshua on Facebook here. 

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Save Cathedral Campaign
RMC Strategies was lead marketing and media consultant on the Save Cathedral campaign. Managing a Committee of elected officials, alumni and other notable supporters RMC developed a popular viral social media campaign along with several large scale events that were instrumental in convincing the Diocese to rebuild the Catholic High School on Surrey Road. RMC worked hand and hand with fellow Cathedral alum on design elements of the campaign

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Valley Blue Sox
RMC is the government relations firm for the Valley Blue Sox who play in Holyoke, MA in the ICBL

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City Council Candidate
Muneeb “Moon” Mahmood

RMC consulted on and Get Set was the lead design team in Muneeb “Moon” Mahmood’s race for Westfield City Council At-Large. Find Moon on Facebook here.

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Mohegan Sun Massachusetts
RMC was the Springfield community relations point person for Mohegan Sun during their bid for a resort casino in nearby Palmer, MA.


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School Committee Candidate
Heather LaPorte

Get Set & RMC are proud to have worked with Heather LaPorte, Longmeadow School Committee candidate.

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City Councilor Tim Allen
Tim Allen is the current Ward 7 City Councilor. Ryan is the lead consultant on his re-elections and Get Set is the lead design team.

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City Councilor Jesse Adams
Get Set & RMC re-branded Northampton City Councilor Jesse Adams for his successful bid for re-election. A new logo was created along with palm cards and mailings.


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State Senate Candidate Patrick Leahy
RMC Strategies & Get Set Marketing are proud to have worked with Patrick Leahy of Holyoke for State Senate. Ryan was the lead consultant and Get Set was lead design team.

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State Senate Candidate James
“Chip” Harrington

RMC Strategies & Get Set Marketing are proud to have worked with James “Chip” Harrington of Ludlow in the race for State Senate. Ryan was the lead consultant and Get Set was lead design team.

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City Councilor At-Large Candidate
Adrian Dahlin

RMC consulted on and Get Set was the lead design team in Adrian Dahlin’s race for Holyoke City Councilor At-Large.  Find Adrian on Facebook here.


 

Commercials

RMC works hand and hand with filmmakers and production teams to write, produce and direct clients spots. RMC’s preferred filmmaker is Chris Thibault from Chris Teebo films who shot these two ad’s that Ryan wrote and directed.

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Voten por Tim Ryan para concilio de la ciudad de Springfield

Posted by Tim Ryan for Springfield on Tuesday, October 31, 2017

 

Jazelle and Ryan holding signs for now State Representative John Velis during his Special Election.

Jazelle and Ryan holding signs for now State Representative John Velis during his Special Election.

Intern Here

Learn politics firsthand by completing an internship with RMC. RMC provides hands on internships in a flexible manner to students who are interested in participating in campaign politics. Interns have the opportunity to participate in many different aspects of a campaign from the early stages through Election Day. Please email Ryan directly if you are interested.

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Heather and Ryan outside of the Senate Chamber after their visit to Boston where a day was set up for Heather to meet with several leading women in State Government including those who lobby.

Media

As a political consultant Ryan is asked to share his opinion in print, on radio and television from time to time. Below are some examples:

St. Patrick’s Day holds mixed emotions for some

Ryan McCollum knows that on St. Patrick’s Day, he cuts an unusual figure.

All in green, a traditional Irish Claddagh ring on his finger and a houndstooth flat cap on his head, everything about his attire screams “Irish and proud.’’

But McCollum, 33, is also black. His father, a Navy man from Springfield, married an Irish-American girl from Downeast Maine.

He knows his appearance does not fit the bill of a stereotypical Irishman – most assume he’s black, or maybe Latino – but since childhood, his mother mandated that his Irish pride run fierce.

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Ryan McCollum on the politics of politicking

It’s early afternoon when I dial in to talk to Ryan McCollum, principal of RMC Strategies, a full-service political consulting company based in Springfield. Our interview is scheduled on the same day as the Young Professional Society of Greater Springfield’s (YPS) Annual Great Golf Escape and I imagine that he is sneaking away on the course for our phone chat. But McCollum is not teeing off. He is between appointments when I catch him and needs to call me back to finish an important conversation he’s having with one of his interns.

 

As one of the cofounders of YPS, the annual golf day is a tradition for him. In fact, that’s how McCollum and I met more than five years ago. We were randomly paired as partners and spent the sunny afternoon drinking beers, talking about the city of Springfield, and McCollum hilariously reassuring me that it’s normal to break tees when I apologized profusely for breaking his. Golf aficionado I am not. McCollum joins me in falling in that weird generational span—the one that is mushed between Gen X and Gen Y. Most of us were born roughly between 1976 and 1981 and we identity with the generation right before and after us, but we’re sort of an amalgam of both. There’s a uniqueness to those born between this window. We still hold on to tradition a bit, but buck against anything that is too standardized. We are Gen X’s cooler younger sibling but old enough to teach Gen Y a thing or two about change.

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Political consultant Ryan McCollum shares his secrets at AIC

Political consultant and communications guru Ryan McCollum knows a thing or two about getting his word out.

And he was happy to share his secrets on a recent visit to Prof. Mary Ellen Lowney’s Public Relations class.

On a rainy morning in late March, there was a ray of sunshine that cut through the gloomy Monday vibes accompanied by the torrential downpours: in the form of a political marketer.

McCollum, owner of RMC Strategies of Springfield, held a special presentation that outlined his work with political candidates on the local, state and national levels. He reached out with his expertise of AIC majors in Communication, Marketing and Political Science, all heavily intrigued.

Born and raised in Springfield, McCollum was a Political Science major with a minor in History at Marist College. That, along with an internship under former state Senator and Majority Leader Linda Melconian helped steer him on his career pathway.

 

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Ending marijuana prohibition is good for Springfield and Massachusetts: Guest viewpoint

The recent straw vote of the Springfield Regional Chamber supporting the legalization of marijuana in Massachusetts adds to the anti-prohibition momentum not just in the Bay State, nor the country, but in North America and beyond.

In Canada, new Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has made marijuana legalization a top priority. In Mexico, the Supreme Court has opened the door to legal adult use. In Uruguay, legislators in 2014 passed the most far-reaching marijuana reform laws in the world.

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Viewpoint: Words matter when it comes to improving relationship between Springfield police and community

I commend Springfield City Councilor Orlando Ramos for taking a public stance about his concern over how victims of crime in Springfield are portrayed by the Springfield Police department.

In that article it was encouraging to hear that Springfield Police Commissioner John Barbieri is looking to potentially hire a civilian spokesperson, professionally trained in media relations, to handle public relations for the Springfield Police Department.
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