Manager and Political Consultant
The Political Rating Agency
This month, AAPC caught up with new member, Cristian Andrei.
AAPC: Why did you join AAPC?
Cristian: To extend my network, to find partners for my business and practice. I intend to get involved in US campaigns making use of my top experience as a pollster and strategist through international campaigns. I believe AAPC is the best place and community to promote this.
AAPC: Why is being part of a bipartisan organization valuable to you?
Cristian: The diversity of the public and the rapid change of its moods and structure require for us, the consultants, and for the profession more than one fixed vantage point, ideological or else.
AAPC: What do you love about politics?
Cristian: The power to unite people around ideas, through campaigns, organizations or movements. And of course the thrill of campaigns.
AAPC: What’s the best career advice you’ve ever received?
Cristian: Knowledge will always put you one step ahead of others.
AAPC: Where do you go when you need to be inspired?
Cristian: Having a relaxed conversation with a friend or colleague can make complex situations look more clear. 2. A walk on a crowded street of Manhattan. 3. The other way is look one more time at the data.
AAPC: What’s on the horizon for ARP – The Political Rating Agency in 2017?
Cristian: Getting involved in more international campaign projects. Actually, I believe we live and work in a world where global trends and information impact more than ever local&national electoral races. Thereby, cross-cultural understanding, skills and experience are crucial.
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