An entrepreneur with a keen eye for integrating data and technology, Sara Fagen is one of the nation's leading political and issue strategists. Sara offers considerable insight and expertise to some of the world's most influential brands. She is adept at helping her clients leverage the full potential of technology, politics, and communications to achieve their desired outcomes, all while maximizing their marketing and advocacy dollars.
Sara honed her skills while serving as a senior aide and White House Political Director for President George W. Bush. She also played a key role 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."
Sara became a Partner at DDC Advocacy in 2011 after the company acquired BlueFront Strategies, an issue advocacy firm she founded in 2008. Sara now creates customized strategies for DDCA's clients, integrating cutting-edge targeting and other data-driven approaches to help them achieve their public policy objectives. In 2008, Sara co-founded Resonate Insights, a leading big-data online analytics and media firm. In 2013, she joined the partners of TargetPoint Consulting to form Deep Root Analytics, a media analytics company that helps clients use big data to make smarter ad-buying decisions. She is a graduate of Drake University.
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Sara Fagen, DDC Advocacy Partner and CNBC contributor, discusses the Trump agenda after the downfall of the health-care and Obamacare repeal bills in the Senate.
Sara Fagen, former senior aide to President G.W. Bush, and Mack McLarty, co-founder of McLarty Associates, discuss the politics around the failure to pass a viable health-care bill and what's the next move on Capitol Hill.
CNBC Contributor Sara Fagen discusses the need for tax reform and the geopolitical atmosphere of the Congress.
CNBC Contributor Sara Fagen discusses the GOP health bill just released to the public.
Bill Kristol, founder and editor of Weekly Standard, and Sara Fagen, CNBC contributor and former White House political director, discuss James Comey's statement about President Trump's actions in his interactions with Comey.
Sara Fagen, DDC Advocacy partner and CNBC contributor, discusses President Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey and the questions about whether Comey told the president he was not under investigation.
CNBC contributors Ben White, Politico, and Sara Fagen, DDC Advocacy, weigh in on President Trump's first 100 days in office.
CNBC contributors Sara Fagen and Jared Bernstein weigh in on Treasury secretary Steve Mnuchin's "pro-growth" tax reform promise.
Donald Trump hit a home run with his Supreme Court strategy—and it's a win for business, says GOP strategist Sara Fagen.
Sara Fagen, former White House political director, and Mark Hannah, Democratic strategist, discuss President-elect Donald Trump's Carrier deal.