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Michael Harinstein
Managing Director, Public Affairs

With almost 20 years of experience in public affairs, digital strategy, and campaign management, Michael is focused on growth for Think Big. Leveraging his experience of running successful campaigns for hundreds of diverse clients and a decade of agency management experience, he loves helping clients solve complicated problems.


Most recently, Michael served as Chief Marketing Officer for a NYC-based PR firm, where he managed a team that provided marketing and paid media strategy to Fortune 500 companies, trade associations, and non-profits. During his career, Michael has managed millions of dollars in online and broadcast marketing, content marketing, and online fundraising for dozens of political candidates and organizations.


Michael’s award winning work has been recognized by PRNews, Provoke Media, AAPC, the Telly’s, and the Bulldog Awards and was named a “Rising Star” by Campaigns and Elections in 2016.


Michael is a graduate of the University of Connecticut, and a die-hard fan of the 5 time national champion Men’s basketball team. Michael lives in Mount Pleasant, SC with his wife, 2 children, and English lab Denali. You can usually find Michael spending time in the sand, whether it be on the beach or on a golf course.

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