David Esrati Markets Himself Once Again In Ohio Congressional Race

Advertising people, by and large, aren’t a severely political bunch. Like the rest of the population, we have opinions, but there aren’t too many advertising and marketing professionals willing to dive headfirst into politics.

Not so for David Esrati, head of Dayton’s The Next Wave, who once again is running for Congress as a Democrat in Ohio’s 10th district.

You can find out more at ElectEsrati.com. It’s always refreshing to see ad folks practice what they preach, whether it’s starting their own brands or running for political office.

David is in a 6-way race for the Democratic nomination. The 10th district has been newly redrawn this year, and consequently there are two Republican incumbents, Mike Turner and Steve Austria, facing each other in the primary. Maybe that gives David a nice opening.

The Ohio primary is on March 6th.

About Dan Goldgeier

Blogging on AdPulp since 2005, Dan Goldgeier is a Seattle-based freelance copywriter with experience at advertising agencies across the U.S. He is a graduate of the Creative Circus ad school, and currently teaches at Seattle's School of Visual Concepts. In addition, he is a regular columnist for TalentZoo.com. Dan published the best of his TalentZoo.com columns in a book entitled View From The Cheap Seats: A Broader Look at Advertising, Marketing, Branding, Global Politics, Office Politics, Sexual Politics, and Getting Drunk During a Job Interview. Look for it on Amazon in paperback and e-book editions.


  1. Dan- thanks for the mention, one correction- Steve Austria looked at the new district and withdrew from the race (he filed the first time we had to file, but not the second).
    The Republicans had two challengers to Mike Turner on the ballot.