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Bill Hildebrand

Bill Hildebrand

Managing Director

Built on nearly 20 years of experience in the fast-paced environment of political and public affairs campaigns, Bill helps clients understand public opinion and designs winning campaign strategies with data-driven advocacy, direct advertising and grassroots mobilization efforts.

Leads major client accounts for Fortune 500 companies and trade associations, with deep experience in energy infrastructure and regulated industries

Managed direct mail and independent expenditures for various ballot referendums, national super PACs, 501c4s, state-based issue advocacy organizations, and party committees across a dozen states

Former Advisor to Congressman Jim Gerlach (PA), representing the most competitive congressional district in America according to a 2010 University of Minnesota study

Former Vice President, Campbell Campaigns

Northeast Regional Political Coordinator for the re-election campaign of President George W. Bush

Named a “Hero” by the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund

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Bill Hildebrand is a Managing Director at Mercury’s New Jersey office where he is responsible for survey research, direct marketing, advertising, and strategic communication services for corporate and political clients across the United States.

Built on nearly two decades of experience in the fast-paced environment of political and public affairs campaigns, Bill specializes in combining polling, message testing and data modeling with targeted advocacy and grassroots mobilization programs.

Bill has been intimately involved in numerous high-stakes public affairs projects on behalf of leading Fortune 500 companies and trade associations. In that role, he has designed winning strategies that build public support or mitigate public opposition, primarily in the energy, health care and real estate industries, among others.

Bill is also a trusted manager of direct mail and independent expenditures for various state ballot initiatives, national super PACs, 501c4s, and political leaders at every level of government.

In 2016, Bill was named a “Hero” by the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund for his volunteer work helping to launch the $40 million non-profit by New Jersey’s First Lady that aided long-term recovery efforts in his home state. A proud graduate of Rutgers University, Bill and his wife Katie live in northern New Jersey with their four children.