Getting Started

What is SpeakEasy Political?

SpeakEasy Political is a self-service platform that allows campaigns to use professionally-designed, pre-built templates to quickly and easily produce persuasive digital media and direct mail.

What services does SpeakEasy Political offer?

SpeakEasy Political supports campaigns of all sizes to quickly create, produce, and place high-quality digital media and high-impact direct mail. By using the SpeakEasy Political platform, your campaign has full access to best-in-class voter data to reach your target audiences.

We are a self-service platform, meaning we do not offer full-service consulting through our website. If you are interested in discussing our managed service offerings, we’d love to hear from you! Please send an email to: [email protected] and someone from our team will be in touch with you shortly.

Who runs SpeakEasy Political?

SpeakEasy Political was founded in 2015 by Bergen Kenny, Danielle Winterhalter and Eric Jaye. These three have a combined 60 years of experience in Democratic politics, working with campaigns and candidates up and down the ballot. Since 2015, the SpeakEasy team has grown to include a team of consultants, media buyers, graphic designers, and customer success specialists who are standing by to help make your direct mail or digital media campaigns a success. Learn more about the team here.

Where is SpeakEasy Political based?

SpeakEasy Political is based in San Francisco, CA with a secondary office in Washington, DC. However, our customer success team is located throughout North America, making them available to support you across multiple time zones.

I’d love to learn more. How do I get in touch with SpeakEasy Political?

We’d love to hear from you! Please reach out to us at [email protected] or use the chat function to book a 15 minute call with one of our customer success representatives about launching your campaign.

I’m interested in running a larger program (for example, member-to-member communication across multiple states or channels). Can you help me with that?

We look forward to connecting with you about our managed service or hybrid consulting options! Please reach out to us at [email protected] with a quick note detailing your program and someone from our team will be in touch shortly.

How much do your services cost?

SpeakEasy Political helps you lower the cost of your mail and digital media by removing many of the “fixed” costs that most political consultants charge, such as retainer fees or design charges. SpeakEasy also negotiates substantial volume discounts that most small and medium-sized campaigns would be otherwise unable to access. For more detailed information on our mail and digital pricing, please visit our pricing page.

How do I create an account?

Creating an account on is quick and easy.

Press the blue ‘Sign Up’ button on the top right corner of the screen. Then you will be prompted to enter your name, email address, and password. Click ‘Sign Up’ and your account will be ready for use.

Creating an account is completely free – you will not be asked for any payment until you are ready to place your order.

How do I change my password?

To change your password, start by clicking the ‘My Account’ button on the top right corner of the screen. Next, click the ‘Reset Password’ button and enter your current password in the ‘Current Password’ box. Then, create and repeat your new password (must be at least 8 characters). Hit save and you’re all done!

How do I reset my password if I forgot it?

If you forgot your password, you can quickly reset it through the email you signed up with.

On the ‘Sign In’ page, click the “Lost Your Password?” link, where you will be prompted to enter your email address. Just press submit and you will receive a link to create a new password via email.

Is your product available on mobile devices or tablets?

SpeakEasy’s template builder is designed for desktop computers or laptops. It will not function optimally on mobile devices or tablets.

Does the SpeakEasy website collect cookies? Can I turn the cookies off so the website doesn’t store my personal information?

The SpeakEasy website uses cookies, but we are committed to respecting the privacy of our customers. You may opt out of cookies, however this option may cause you to be unable to access certain parts of our site. Please refer to our Privacy Policy page for more information.

Can SpeakEasy help me build a campaign website?

SpeakEasy is not able to assist in building campaign websites. However, we can recommend Wix or SquareSpace as easy-to-use self-service platforms if you’re looking to build your own website.

Before I commit to running all of my campaign ads with SpeakEasy, is there a free trial offered or any promotions to see how well it can work for my campaign?

Many SpeakEasy customers test out the platform with a small digital buy or one mail piece before they launch a larger program. Also, it is completely free to browse the templates, so we invite you to make an account and test out the various functionalities of the site to see if it is the right fit for you and your campaign.

Does SpeakEasy work with Republicans?

SpeakEasy Political only places media in support of Democrats or non-partisan candidates.

Co-Founder & Managing Partner
As Managing Partner of SpeakEasy, Danielle Winterhalter specializes in multi-channel advertising, creative development, and rapid response communications – providing strategic campaign guidance and tactical media implementation to a client portfolio including Democratic causes, candidates, and impact-driven brands.

Passionate about increasing civic engagement and political access, Danielle founded SpeakEasy to support Democratic initiatives with effective media strategies up and down the ballot. Since inception, SpeakEasy’s tech-enabled ad tools – and tested political experience – have been leveraged by races in over 38 states, from school board to United States Senate.

Prior to SpeakEasy, Danielle served as a Campaign Manager, Policy Director, and political consultant where she scripted speeches, developed bipartisan policy initiatives, and executed comprehensive communication campaigns for Democratic candidates and organizations.

Outside of the office, Danielle is involved with Team Fox – the grassroots fundraising arm of the Michael J. Fox Foundation – where she raises funding and awareness for Parkinson’s Disease. A graduate of the University of San Francisco, she holds dual degrees in Politics and International Studies.