Push Digital appoints Phil Vangelakos as managing partner

July 13, 2021

Push Digital, a political campaign and digital advertising agency built for the integration of mobile and television marketing, has named Phil Vangelakos its new managing partner.

“I’m honored to join the partnership group at the best digital strategy and communications in the country,” Phil Vangelakos said. “The Push team is made up of the most talented,dedicated, and creative people I’ve ever worked with, and I appreciate the opportunity Wesley and Scott are giving me to expand my leadership role with this team.”

Vangelakos, who joined Push Digital in 2016, is a political strategist and recognized digital communications expert with a history of leveraging cutting-edge trends in technology; traditional and social media; strategic communications, branding and research. Since joining the team, he has consistently delivered and executed innovative, successful digital strategies for hundreds of political campaigns and challenging advocacy pushes. Most recently, Phil led digital strategy for U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham’s historic 2020 re-election, one of the most watched Senate campaigns in the country last year. Vangelakos has also led communications on behalf of clients such as the American Chemistry Council, Seaworld, and the University of Florida.

“Phil is already hugely responsible for the success and growth of Push Digital over the past five years, and he is the right leader to help us continue to grow and serve our clients even better,” said Wesley Donehue, Push founder and chief executive officer. “His leadership and enthusiasm are exactly what we mean when we say we are a company built on ‘Positive Vibes.’”

“Phil is a visionary when it comes to the dynamic changes that continue to revolutionize the way people communicate and interact with brands, companies, and candidates,” said Scott Howell, partner at Push Digital. “I’m excited about where he can take us in the next election cycle and beyond.”

Vangelakos was named President of Push Digital in 2019. Prior to his time at Push, Vangelakos served as Vice President of Digital at the Stoneridge Group in 2011 and founded Brushfire Digital, a digital consultancy for Republican candidates and committees in 2009. He also served as a campaign manager and consultant on various political races.


About Push Digital

Push Digital is a strategy, creative, and advertising agency founded in 2010 specializing in cross-platform marketing. Push provides data insights and analytics; digital and traditional communications strategies; creative content development to sway opinions; and channel agnostic media placement and distribution. The firm is based in Charleston with additional offices in Columbia, SC and Oxford, MS.