2014 – Drug Free Florida Committee – Vote No on 2
Successfully Defeated 43% No – 57% Yes
Consensus Communications served as the General Consultant and Media Consultant for the effort to defeat the so-called “Medical Marijuana” ballot initiative. Early polls and media reports indicated overwhelming support that exceeded 70% at one point. Consensus designed and executed a full court social media, earned media and television advertising effort that kept the Yes on 2 campaign from reaching the 60% needed to pass the measure.
2012 – Protect Florida’s Taxpayers, Inc. – Against Amendment 4
Successfully Defeated 57% No – 43% Yes
Consensus Communications served as General Consultant and Media Consultant for an effort to expose the consequences of a proposed amendment to Florida’s Constitution. Although polls prior to Election Day has suggested the measure would pass, voters overwhelmingly rejected it once learning about it’s side-effects.
2010 – Citizens For Lower Taxes And A Stronger Economy – Vote No On 4
Successfully Defeated 67% – 33%
Consensus Communications served as General Consultant for an effort to expose the negative consequences of a proposed amendment to Florida Constitution. After learning about the amendment’s unintended consequences from the ad we developed, voters overwhelmingly rejected the amendment that media polling a few weeks before election day showed passing.
2008 – Floridians For Smarter Growth
Successfully Knocked off Ballot
Consensus Communications served as the general consultant and led the successful effort of keeping the so-called “Hometown Democracy” amendment off of the 2008 ballot.
2008 – Let Us Vote
Successfully Placed on Ballot
Consensus Communications served as general consultant to a citizen committee that sought to collect signatures for an elected school chairman position to be added to the Orange County School Board.
2006 – Floridians For Youth Tobacco Education
Successfully Passed 61% – 39%
Consensus Communications served as the primary campaign strategist for the Floridians for Youth Tobacco Education campaign. The success of the campaign led to the use of Tobacco Settlement funds for youth education and the dangers of smoking.
2002 – Smoke Free For Health
Successfully Passed 71% – 29%
Consensus Communications served as the primary campaign strategist for the Smoke-Free for Health campaign. Its success made Florida the first state in America to prohibit smoking in all restaurants and other indoor workplaces by a statewide vote of the people.
2000 – Floridians For 21st Century Travel
Consensus Communications served as the General Consultant for this statewide ballot initiative in Florida to mandate the construction of a state-of-the-art ground transportation system.
1998 – Citizens For Budget Fairness
Successfully Knocked off Ballot
Consensus Communications created a coalition to oppose an initiative funded with over $1 million in Teacher’s union money. With a limited budget, Consensus fought and successfully removed the issue from the ballot.
1996 – Citizens To Save Jobs And Stop Unfair Taxes
Successfully Defeated 54%-46%
Consensus Communications was hired by Florida’s sugar industry to run the committee, which successfully defeated Amendment 4, the proposed tax on Florida Sugar.
1994 – No Casinos, Inc.
Successfully Defeated 62%-38%
The No Casinos, Inc. organization opposed the euphemistically titled “Limited Casinos” proposal. Since No Casinos was outspent by a margin of 10 to 1, well executed earned media and highly targeted paid media strategies were developed and implemented.
1994 – Save Our Sealife
Successfully Passed 72% -28%
The Save our Sealife campaign known as “Ban the Nets” prohibited the use of gill and entangling nets in Florida waters, as well as the use of other large nets in nearshore waters. Save Our Sealife is the only initiative in Florida history to qualify for the ballot without the use of paid petition gatherers.
1992 – Citizens For Limited Political Terms
Successfully Passed 77% – 23%
The term limits campaign known as “Eight is Enough” limited state and federal officeholders to eight consecutive years in office.