Bill Hillsman

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Bill Hillsman
William Gerard Hillsman, Jr.

(1953-08-14) August 14, 1953 (age 65)
ResidenceMinneapolis, Minnesota
OccupationPolitical Consultant and Advertising Executive
WebsiteBill Hillsman [1]
North Woods Advertising [2]

William Gerard "Bill" Hillsman, Jr. (born August 14, 1953 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American political consultant and advertising executive. He works and lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. A graduate of Carleton College, Hillsman worked for various ad agencies until founding his own, North Woods Advertising, in 1985.[1]

In 1993, Hillsman handled Sharon Sayles Belton's successful campaign to become mayor of Minneapolis, Minnesota.[2]

In the Spring 2002 semester, Hillsman was Resident Fellow at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.[3]

In 2004, Hillsman authored Run The Other Way: Fixing the Two-Party System, One Campaign at a Time, which was published by Simon & Schuster.

He has been profiled on Adweek,[1] The Christian Science Monitor[4] and Slate.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Profile: Bill Hillsman". Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  2. ^ "Twin Cities Media Refusal of Mayoral Ads Called 'Ugly Precedent' for the Future". Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-08-18. Retrieved 2009-07-08.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Backstory: Reducing the campaign snooze factor". 6 July 2006. Retrieved 2 November 2018 – via Christian Science Monitor.
  5. ^ Shuger, Scott. "Bill Hillsman". Retrieved 2 November 2018.

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