Buying TimeGAMBIER, Ohio (February 23, 2010) Media strategist and Washington insider Catherine Herrick shares her expertise in political and corporate campaign management in a lecture at Kenyon on Thursday at 11:10 a.m.
Herrick '90 is the founder and president of Buying Time, based in Washington D.C. Her lecture—"Buying Time: the business of politics inside the Beltway"—is in the Olin Auditorium and is part of the Burton D. Morgan Foundation Lectureship Series.
Buying Time was founded about ten years ago and engages in media buying, competitive research, and market analysis. The agency has placed hundreds of millions of dollars on behalf of corporate and political clients, including work on Bill Clinton's 1996 campaign for president. Buying Time has helped many successful gubernatorial and Congressional campaigns, and its corporate and public-interest clients have ranged from the American Cancer Society to the Oneida Indian Nation to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Before founding Buying Time, Herrick was the head of the media department at Fenn and King, where she handled more than forty political campaigns. She had previously coordinated media-time purchases for the 1992 Kerrey for President radio campaign, while working as a media buyer for Doak, Shrum, Harris, Sherman, Donilon.
The Burton D. Morgan Foundation is based in Hudson, Ohio, and is dedicated to encouraging the free enterprise system. The foundation is the generous supporter of a series of lectures on the Kenyon campus during the academic year.