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About Ring

About Ring

Never waste money reaching your target audiences.

We’re a firm who believes you should never waste money reaching your target audiences. We believe you should always know who your audience is. And we believe you should reach your audience when they feel most receptive to your message. We don’t use shotguns – we use rifles. No cleavers—just scalpels. Data is our sine qua non. Changing minds is our raison d’etre.

And while we believe these things, and strive to provide our clients with the very best technology, what gets us up in the morning is the relationships.  We love our clients, and love helping them grow and win. Our clients know our cell phone numbers and our ridiculous work hours (hint: there are none). In many cases (even in politics) we’ve been working with the same clients for years, because those initial projects have turned into lasting relationships, and even friendships. When you work with Ring, you are not simply employing a vendor, you’re calling an ally to your side.

The Team

Ring’s four core members have over 100 years of strategic, political communications, and marketing experience.  They’ve worked on national political campaigns, for media conglomerates, for the White House, and for public, billion-dollar consumer product companies.

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PJ Wenzel

Partner

PJ has been in campaigns and voter contact since 1994, and has done work in over 45 US states and on three continents. In the 2007-2008 presidential primary cycle PJ served as the Midwest Political Director for Mitt Romney’s Presidential Campaign where he managed and oversaw political operations in 13 states. He then went on to co-found Front Porch Strategies, an international voter contact firm based in Columbus Ohio. Clients included Governor Tim Pawlenty, Senators Jim DeMint (R-SC) and Rand Paul (R-KY), Jerry Moran (R-KS), as well as over 30 Members of the U.S. House of Representatives, and more than a dozen Members of Canadian Parliament.

PJ earned an Honors B.A. from the University of Toledo, a Masters in Political Management from George Washington University, and is currently working on a Masters from the Southern Baptist Theology Seminary.

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Fritz Wenzel

Partner

Fritz Wenzel has been involved in politics and journalism since 1997. An accomplished researcher, public speaker and skilled journalist, Fritz understands the modern media world and the political landscape. He has presented at more than 140 conferences and meetings, including the United States Senate, the National Committee for Economic Development, the Institute for Politics, Democracy and the Internet (at George Washington University), and the Election 2008 Lecture Series (at Washington Center in Washington, D.C.). He has 25 years’ experience as a news and political reporter for the Portland Oregonian, the Toledo Blade, and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and he has served as a political and media consultant for federal, state, and local political candidates. He has appeared on every major television and radio news network in America and many more around the world.

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Marty Gray

Vice President

Marty has worked in technology, sales and marketing for the past twelve years, most recently, as the Director of Business Development for the oldest privately-held web firm in northeast Ohio. Over a three-year span, Marty helped take the company to new heights from its previous 14 years, with record-breaking revenue growth.

When Marty isn’t focused on technology and process, he continues to invest his time into people associated with The Muldoon Partners at John Carroll University. As Chair of the Steering Committee, Marty helps lead the Partners as they educate, connect and enrich entrepreneurs and students enrolled in the entrepreneurship program at JCU. As of September of 2014, U.S. News reported that John Carroll University is one of the top 25 undergraduate entrepreneurship programs in the United States.

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Alex Wenzel

Chief Digital Strategist

Alex has worked in politics, law, and government since he graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 2008, but he put up his first yard sign when he was 8. After college, he joined the George W. Bush White House as a Presidential Writer, where he thanked departing ambassadors for their service, drafted proclamations, and coordinated and streamlined the photo-letter process in the West Wing.

After departing the White House, he earned his juris doctorate at the University of Denver, where he led several student organizations including the Federalist Society and the Transportation Law Journal, of which he was the Editor-in-Chief. Alex practiced corporate, securities, real estate, and oil & gas law for four years in Denver, where he provided political insight to clients relating to the Colorado initiative process.

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We’re a firm who believes you should never waste money reaching your target audiences. We believe you should always know who your audience is. And we believe you should reach your audience when they feel most receptive to your message.