Sara Fagen

Partner, DDC Advocacy

An entrepreneur with a keen eye for integrating data and technology, Sara Fagen is one of the nation's leading political and issue strategists. Fagen offers considerable insight and expertise to some of the world's most influential brands, corporations and trade associations. She is adept at helping clients leverage the full potential of technology, politics and communications to achieve results with efficiency, maximizing their marketing and advocacy dollars.

Fagen's commentary can be seen on CNBC, where she is a regular contributor.

She honed her skills while serving as a senior aide and White House political director for President George W. Bush. She also played a pivotal part in the president's 2004 re-election campaign, in which she served as a senior strategist directing opinion research and paid media. After the campaign, The Wall Street Journal called her a "data whiz," saying, "As a top strategist for the 2004 Bush-Cheney re-election efforts, Fagen helped perfect political micro-targeting."

She became a Partner at DDC Advocacy in 2011 after the company acquired BlueFront Strategies, a prominent issue advocacy firm she founded in 2008. Fagen now creates customized strategies for the firm's clients, integrating cutting-edge targeting and other data-driven approaches to help them win on the issues that are important to them.

In 2008, Fagen co-founded Resonate Insights, a leading big-data audience insights and media company. She also serves on the board of CentraForce, a cross-media research company revolutionizing how audiences are defined, reached and brought to the point of action.

Follow Sara Fagen on Twitter @sarafagen2.


  • Obama 'has reason to be nervous' Wednesday, 29 Jan 2014 | 12:01 PM ET
    In his State of the Union speech, President Barack Obama said he would ask for the creation of a new retirement fund product.

    Obama's State of the Union address seemed more about surviving the midterm elections than anything — and he "has reason to be nervous," said political strategist Sara Fagen.

  • Why Obama may not give America what it wants Tuesday, 28 Jan 2014 | 1:48 PM ET

    Obama may steer away from what's really important to Americans in his State of the Union speech, says political strategist Sara Fagen. Here's why.

  • We've Seen This 'Sequester' Movie Before Friday, 1 Mar 2013 | 12:29 PM ET

    All of Washington, and most of us, are focused on the automatic spending cuts which went into effect today. These cuts have been described as repeatedly as "draconian," yet history tells a different tale, writes this contributor.