Mark McKinnon
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Mark McKinnon

Mark McKinnon shares his unique perspective on politics and communications with audiences and reveals the implications and opportunities for them and their enterprises.

Creator, Executive Producer, Co-host of Showtime’s The Circus; Co-founder of the Bipartisan Group No Labels; Former Chief Media Advisor to George W. Bush and John McCain

Expertise In:

  • American Politics
  • U.S. Current Events
  • Election Forecast and Analysis
  • Media and Journalism

Audience & Industry

  • Associations
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Corporations
  • Lecture Series

Mark McKinnon shares his unique perspective on politics and communications with audiences and reveals the implications and opportunities for them and their enterprises.

Mark McKinnon is the co-host of the hit Showtime weekly documentary series The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth, which provides unique access and insights into the 2016 presidential campaign and the Trump presidency. As the former lead media strategist for five winning presidential primary and general election campaigns, McKinnon reveals the strategies behind successful political campaigns. And as a co-founder of the bipartisan group No Labels, McKinnon provides a view into how reform efforts are working to heal the political breach in America.

Featured Videos

Featured Experiences

Inside the Circus

Using fascinating historical ads and clips from U.S. politics, Mark McKinnon dissects the foundational elements of successful campaigns, lessons that apply to any company or organization seeking to communicate a clear and compelling message.

Campaign 2016 and the Trump Presidency: It’s a Circus

Mark McKinnon shows clips from his hit show The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth and analyzes how and why the 2016 presidential election became the most unique and surprising in American history. And how that has translated into the Trump presidency.