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Bruce Haynes

President, Purple Strategies

Bruce Haynes is a founding partner of Purple Strategies, specializing in industry image and corporate reputation campaigns.

As Purple Strategies President, Haynes leads Purple’s teams working with some of the world's best known brands in the areas of strategy and message development, research, advertising, media relations, and digital and social media monitoring and engagement.

Haynes work has included leading efforts to successfully reposition companies and trade associations, and reputation management and crisis communications for leading brands in the telecommunications, energy, financial services and health care categories. 

Working in the public and political sectors, Haynes has advised large federal government agencies on public affairs campaigns, served as media consultant to the Republican National Committee’s 2008 US Presidential independent expenditure campaign. Prior to forming Purple, he served as Chief-of-Staff to South Carolina Congressman Bob Inglis and as staff counsel to two-term South Carolina Governor Carroll Campbell.

In addition to membership in the Arthur W. Page Society, Haynes serves on Government Relations Committee of the American Association of Advertising Agencies (AAAA's) and the President's Advisory Council of Furman University.