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The Colibri Collective Takes Home 6 Pollie Awards

Updated: Apr 24, 2023

Colibri recognized by political advertising’s largest and most prestigious awards program

April 24, 2023 - The American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC) announced that The Colibri Collective are the winners of 6 awards, including 4 Pollie Golds, at the 2023 Pollie Awards, the largest political advertising awards program in the country.

Known as the Oscars of political advertising, the Pollies received over 3,000 entries from over 530 firms this year across 10 mediums, including television, digital, direct mail/print, radio, and phones, marking the largest Pollie Awards contest in history. The Colibri Collective was among just 5% of entrants to take home a Pollie Gold, the industry’s top honor, with Colibri earning 4 Pollie Golds, including the award for Best Overall Democratic Field Campaign. In addition to the award wins, CEO & Founder Gaby Cardenas was invited to speak on a spirited panel, where she shared lessons on creating good creative for winning campaigns. Colibri Vice President Sandra Cardenas was also chosen as a judge for the contest, joining over 300 political consultants, journalists and industry leaders in reviewing a multitude of submissions for political effectiveness and execution while upholding AAPC’s Professional Code of Ethics.

“It’s an honor to be recognized by the AAPC for the third straight year,” said The Colibri Collective CEO Gaby Cardenas. “These awards are a direct result of the passion and hard work our Collective puts in every day to create positive change in our communities. We share this award with our partners, who placed their trust in us to carry out their mission and vision. Thank you to the AAPC for this honor and congratulations on putting together such an amazing event.”

The Colibri Collective won Pollie Awards in the following categories:


Best Website for Governor - Democrat SEIU Katie Hobbs


Best Bilingual/Multilingual/Foreign Language ACLU Adrian Fontes for Secretary of State in Diné


Best Non-Mail Brochure LUCHA Blue Voter Guide


Best Field Campaign - Democrat LUCHA Blue


Best Digital Advertising for Governor - Democrat

SEIU Katie Hobbs


Most Original/Innovative Collateral Material - Democrat


About The Colibri Collective

The Colibri Collective is a full-service marketing agency. Serving a wide range of clients from the political, non-profit and education sectors, The Colibri Collective delivers elevated strategies for memorable data-driven campaigns that ignite emotion and amplify a brand. Our creative bandwidth spans digital marketing, brand identity and development, media strategy, creative services, media buying and planning, multicultural strategy, public relations and communications. Learn more:

About The Pollie Awards

The Pollie Awards (Pollies) are bipartisan honors awarded annually by the American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC) to members of the political advertising and communications industry who have demonstrated superior work on behalf of their candidates and causes. A blind jury of their professional peers selects AAPC award winners. Esquire magazine has dubbed the Pollies “the Oscars of political advertising”.

About AAPC

Founded in 1969, the AAPC is a multi-partisan organization of political and public affairs professionals dedicated to improving democracy. The AAPC has over 1,600 members hailing from all corners of the globe. It is the largest association of political and public affairs professionals in the world. For more information, see


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