Brad Parscale Biography | Who Is Brad Parscale?
Brad Parscale (Bradley James Parscale) is an American digital consultant and political aide who served as the digital media director for Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. He is the campaign manager for Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign.
He started working for the Trump Organization in 2011, developing and designing websites and creating and managing digital media strategies. In early 2015, Trump hired him and his firm, Giles-Parscale, to create a website for his exploratory campaign.
When Trump declared himself a Republican candidate in 2015, one of the first people he called was Brad Parscale, asking him to update his exploratory campaign site into a “full-fledged presidential campaign website.” Throughout the Republican primary, Parscale was responsible for the Donald J. Trump for President website, as well as for digital media strategy and online fundraising campaigns.
Parscale was officially named digital media director for the Donald J. Trump for President campaign in June 2016, overseeing all aspects of digital media and online fundraising, as well as traditional media strategy, like radio and television placements.
In January 2017, Brad Parscale, along with another senior Trump aide, Nick Ayers, launched America First Policies, a non-profit organization that promotes President Trump’s agenda and White House initiatives.Brad Parscale Photo
Brad Parscale Age
He was born on January 3, 1976 in Topeka, Kansas, United States. He is 43 years old as of 2019.
Brad Parscale Height
He stands at a height of 6 feet 8 inches and weight 240 pounds.
Brad Parscale Family
Parscale is the son of Rita Parscale, who was a small business owner and Dwight Parscale, who was an assistant attorney general and ran for Congress as a Democrat in 1974 at the age of 28. His father, Dwight owned a restaurant and later became the CEO of NewTek, a company that creates live and post-production video hardware and tools, as well as visual imaging software for personal computers.
Brad Parscale Wife | Candice Blount Brad Parscale
Parscale is married to Candice Blount and together they have one child. He likes to keep his personal life private hence there is there is no much details about his wife or his child.
Brad Parscale Net Worth
Parscale’s net worth has not yet been disclosed to the public.
Brad Parscale Education
Brad Parscale attended Shawnee Heights High School in Tecumseh, Kansas and moved to Texas before his family to attend college.
While in high school, he played basketball, then attended the University of Texas at San Antonio on an athletic scholarship. An injury sidelined his sports career early. Parscale later attended Trinity University in San Antonio where he earned a degree in finance, international business and economics in 1999.
Brad Parscale Company
A few years after graduation from college, Parscale moved to California. In 2004, he returned to San Antonio and started his digital marketing business with an initial investment of $500. In 2011, he joined designer Jill Giles to create the company Giles-Parscale, which specialized in high-end design, branding, and digital media work.
Parscale also co-founded SATechBloc, an organization focused on supporting San Antonio’s technology sector.
Brad Parscale 2016 Donald Trump presidential campaign
In 2011, Giles-Parscale was brought into the Trump Organization, with Parscale being considered a “digital guru”, to provide website design and development—and digital media strategy—for Trump International Realty. Brad Parscale continued his business relationship with the Trump Organization, providing digital media services to Trump Winery and the Eric Trump Foundation.
In early 2015, the company was hired to create a website for President Donald Trump’s exploratory campaign, charging $1,500 for the site. Through the entire election cycle, Giles-Parscale was paid $94 million by the Trump campaign. In 2016, Brad Parscale was named the campaign’s digital director.
He used social media advertisements with an experiment based strategy of different face expressions, font colors and slogans like “Basket of Deplorables.” Parscale’s specific roles included heading the oversight of the digital advertising, small dollar fundraising, political and advertising budget, TV advertising, direct mail, and was also the RNC liaison working daily with Katie Walsh who was then the Republican National Committee’s chief of staff.
Parscale was also the head of the data science and research, which included polling. He claims that after realizing Virginia and Ohio were unable to be swayed, he decided to re-allocate the campaign resources to Michigan and Wisconsin. This shift included the decision to send Trump to Wisconsin and Michigan and focus efforts heavily on the two states. This decision was instrumental in winning the election as Donald Trump won both the historically democratic states.
Brad Parscale used employees from Twitter, Facebook, Google, and other platforms heavily for the campaign advertisements and embedded them on his staff to navigate the Twitter, Facebook, and Google platforms so that his staff would utilize all of these platform’s capabilities. He denied having any assistance linked to Russia.
He did not have data scientists or any digital team during the Republican Primary and did much of the social media advertising from his home. Parscale staged competitions between tech companies to drive the lowest cost of buying on Facebook (programmatic) as well as other platforms.
He was able to utilize Facebook advertising to directly target individual voters in swing states. He later said that he was able to target specific universes (audiences) who cared about infrastructure and promoted Trump and his message to build back up the crumbling American infrastructure.
Although Parscale hired Cambridge Analytica to assist with microtargeting and Cambridge Analytica stated that it was the key to Trump’s victory, he denied that he gained assistance from the firm because he thinks that Cambridge Analytica’s use of psychographics doesn’t work.
He also said, “I understood early that Facebook was how Donald Trump was going to win. Twitter is how he talked to the people. Facebook was going to be how he won.”
The Trump campaign initially had solely Donald Trump’s personal funding to back his campaign. Parscale then set up a major grassroots campaign on Facebook that brought in funding quickly from across the U.S. He attributed the success of his vast social media presence to using the assistance offered by companies such as Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat and Google.
Parscale said that because the Donald Trump campaign intended to spend $100 million on social media, companies in that area were prepared to assist the campaign in using that money effectively. The Washington Post later wrote that, in light of Trump’s narrow electoral margin, Brad Parscale could “justifiably take credit” for his victory.
The database of voter information that drove Brad Parscale’s social media advertising campaigns in the 2016 election was dubbed “Project Alamo”, a name which eventually encompassed all of the associated fundraising and political advertising efforts.
Brad Parscale 2020 Donald Trump presidential campaign
On February 27, 2018, Brad Parscale was named by President Trump as his 2020 re-election campaign manager.
Brad Parscale talks 2020
Brad Parscale 60 Minutes Interview
Brad Parscale, digital director for Trump’s 2016 campaign, was a critical factor in the president’s election. Now questions surround how he did it.
Brad Parscale Mueller
Brad Parscale weaponizes Mueller findings for Trump 2020 campaign
President Trump’s 2020 campaign urged voters to eye Democrats suspiciously after special counsel Robert Mueller found no evidence of collusion with Russia in the 2016 presidential election, accusing them of orchestrating a “frantic, chaotic, conspiracy-laden roller coaster for two years.”
Campaign manager Brad Parscale said Democrats were caught in a “web of lies and deceit,” before turning his gaze to a series of ongoing probes by House Democrats.
“Their dirty tricks have not ended. Even today Democrats have picked up the disgraceful mantle of investigating, obstructing and destroying the will of the American people at any cost. They failed once and they will fail again,” he said.
The campaign followed up Mr. Parscale’s statement by email-blasting a 40-second video of Democrats claiming there was collusion, followed each time by a Family Feud-style buzzer and the message “Wrong” in big red letters.
The statement offered a preview of how Team Trump will weaponize Mr. Mueller’s findings after the probe into possible collusion loomed over Mr. Trump’s first two years in office.
Mr. Parscale said the president, all the while, has been focused on national security and boosting the economy.
“The American people should take notice: the Democrats have lied to you, while President Trump has been hard at work building a booming economy and making you safer,” he said.