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Dr. Paul Baines (born 9 May 1973) is a British marketing academic, specialising in the topic of marketing for political parties and candidates. He is a Professor in Political Marketing  at Cranfield University. Previously he was Director of Business Development at Middlesex University Business School. He has been Director, Baines Associates Limited, since 2008.
Paul’s research has particularly focused on the application of market research and strategic marketing by political and corporate organisations in a political context. This includes marketing for political parties, government and special interest groups, war PR and propaganda, and lobbying, with market positioning, segmentation and persuasion as the key underlying dimensions.