| Media consultant|
| Media consultant|
| Bachelor's degree (1990)
Managing partner at Purple Strategies
Furman University, Francis Marion University, University of South Carolina
Bruce Haynes (consultant) Wikipedia
Bruce Haynes is an American media consultant. He is currently the managing partner at Purple Strategies, a bipartisan communications firm.
Bruce Haynes was born in Florence, South Carolina to Ann and Harold Haynes. He attended Furman University and earned a bachelor's degree from Francis Marion University in 1990. In 1992, while studying law at the University of South Carolina, Haynes was selected as an alternate delegate to the 1992 Republican National Convention.
After graduating law school, Haynes started his career as staff counsel for former Governor of South Carolina Carroll A. Campbell, Jr. He was next hired by South Carolina Representative Bob Inglis to serve as his chief of staff, and later became Inglis' campaign manager during his 1998 U.S. Senate campaign against Ernest Hollings.
Throughout the 2000s, Haynes worked as managing partner and head of public affairs advertising for National Media Public Affairs, based in Alexandria, Virginia. While at National Media Public Affairs, Haynes helped to develop advertisements for Freddie Mac. Additionally, in 2003, Haynes and former Churchill Downs Incorporated vice president of public affairs, Frank Jemley, created the public relations and advertising company Jemley Public Affairs.
In 2008, National Media Public Affairs merged with Issue & Image, a company founded by Steve McMahon and Mark Squier, to form the bipartisan communications firm Purple Strategies. Haynes became the new firm's managing partner. Purple Strategies is a headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia and has worked with clients including BP, Time Warner Cable, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, and the United States Chamber of Commerce.
In 2008, Haynes was hired as a media consultant to the Republican National Committee's presidential independent expenditure campaign. Additionally, he is a member of the Arthur W. Page Society, and serves on the Government Relations Committee of the American Association of Advertising Agencies and the President's Advisory Council of Furman University.
He is a guest political analyst for CNN.com.