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Senior Advisor to Speakers McCarthy, Ryan, and Boehner Launches Digital-First Public Affairs Firm

WASHINGTON, DC (March 12, 2024) – Caleb Smith, the leading digital communications expert on the Hill who served as a senior advisor for Speakers McCarthy, Ryan, and Boehner, has launched a digital-first communications firm called Drive Public Affairs.

The company is a proud member of the Push Digital Group, a leading digital marketing agency. The partnership will provide best-in-class communications solutions by leveraging Smith’s political expertise with Push Digital’s award-winning creative strategies.

“I’m excited to bring my 12 years of experience on Capitol Hill to this new venture as President of Drive,” said Smith. “Push Digital Group has already assembled an all-star team of talent, and together, we’re going to help clients reach the right audiences, tell the right stories, and drive the right results.”

As the only political appointee to have ever worked for three different Speakers, Smith has been on the front lines of every major legislative fight in recent memory, including crafting the digital campaign behind the passage of the historic Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. He also led messaging for the Republican Commitment to America, resulting in regaining the House majority for the GOP in 2023. He specializes in creative storytelling through digital and paid media.

Here is what the former Speakers have to say about Caleb Smith:

“Caleb is the most creative strategist I’ve ever worked with. As my most trusted digital advisor, he understands the power of imagery in crafting a winning narrative and is always one step ahead of the competition. Anyone would be smart to put him in their corner in preparation for a political fight.” – Former Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy

“Caleb is an innovative, forward-thinking communicator. He was integral in building support for the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act and has spent a decade helping Members of Congress communicate complex policy ideas to a variety of different audiences. His experience is valuable and unique, and his approach is equal parts thoughtful and creative. I am confident that anyone who works with Caleb will benefit tremendously from his insights and expertise.” – Former Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI)

To learn more about Drive’s digital-first services, please visit

Read the full article on Axios.

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