LUNA+EISENLA media, LLC is a strategic media and communications firm aimed at tackling the leading policy and political issues of the day. With thirty years of combined experience, Brad Luna and Kristofer Eisenla are seasoned professionals with extensive careers in communications and media relations.
LUNA+EISENLA media leverages its diverse set of capabilities and experiences to achieve impactful results for clients. We specialize in raising client and policy profiles while using their enhanced position to influence the national debate through aggressive media relations. Our 360-degree approach to communications is a personalized and individualized experience from start to finish. From meeting with clients to executing strategic plans designed to achieve results, we are both actively engaged in every aspect of a client’s project.
Brad Luna has worked to raise the visibility and shape coverage of high-profile issues in the media for over a decade. From working on Capitol Hill and managing top-tier, multi-million dollar political campaigns for the U.S. Senate and House to serving as the Director of Communications for the Human Rights Campaign, Brad is a nationally recognized media relations and communications expert.
Brad served as press secretary for former United States Congressman and current Undersecretary of Defense Brad Carson from 2001 to 2003. During this time, he provided daily communications and messaging consult to the only tribal-enrolled, Native American member of the United States House of Representatives. In 2002 and 2004, Brad also managed Congressman Carson’s nationally targeted congressional elections, including a 2004 United States Senate campaign that Roll Call titled the, “Best Campaign of 2004”.
While at the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), Brad led the communications department for the nation’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. During his tenure at HRC, Brad helped oversee the public awareness effort leading to the passage of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, the first federal law ever passed extending protections to LGBT Americans.
After his tenure on Capitol Hill and the Human Rights Campaign, Brad continued his life’s work of advocating for a diverse set of issues and causes through the media. Striking out on his own, Brad launched Luna Media Group, a communications firm devoted to helping organizations build a media presence to bring about cultural shifts. Luna Media Group was on the front lines of the most impactful stories of the last decade, including the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”, the Keystone XL pipeline, and combatting sexual assault and harassment in the U.S. military.
Brad has a depth of connections and relationships with the media that come only with years of experience fighting on behalf of clients he passionately believes in. Brad’s work during the XXIII International AIDS Conference was recognized as a finalist for PR Daily’s “Media Relations Awards” for Best Issue/Cause Advocacy Campaign.
In addition to being a co-owner of LUNA+EISENLA media, Luna also guest lectures at The George Washington University and American University in the areas of political communications, message development and public policy. Brad holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Tulsa and attended The George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management.
Kristofer Eisenla has extensive experience in providing communications and media relations counsel to a wide range of government, campaign, non-profit and corporate entities. From managing communication shops on presidential and senatorial campaigns to developing message strategy for Members of Congress to implementing communications plans for America’s top CEOs, Kristofer understands the evolving media landscape. Prior to LUNA+EISENLA media, Kristofer was a Vice President at Widmeyer Communications, a public affairs and media relations firm in Washington, D.C and New York. He has supported a diverse set of clients and their projects from education to small business to energy. He has led media campaigns for both the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s Pool Safely campaign and the National Association for the Self-Employed. He has also provided media counsel to the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Pearson Education, the National Center for Education and the Economy, the Data Quality Campaign, Cartoon Network, and the American Energy Innovation Council.
Kristofer’s background also includes serving as the Deputy Chief of Staff and Communications Director for U.S. Representative Diana DeGette of Colorado, where he managed a staff of 16 in Washington and Denver, as well as overseeing public policy and political messaging and communications activities, while serving as her political liaison during the 2008 Democratic National Convention held in the Congresswoman’s Congressional District of Denver.
Kristofer has a deep health care background ranging from ensuring reauthorization of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) to promoting embryonic stem cell research to including key track and trace provisions in our nation’s new food safety system and fighting for not only the passage of the Affordable Care Act, but working to strengthen it for all Americans, including through the ever-vital Medicaid expansion for our nation’s most vulnerable, and the impact of the health care law on the small business community. As a result, his work has been featured and lauded in The Washington Post, The New York Times, Associated Press, and countless other media outlets.
Prior to his work with the Congresswoman, he was the Director of Communications for U.S. Representative Sander Levin of Michigan, where he was also responsible for message strategy and communications. Kristofer was awarded the Bronze Anvil by the Public Relations Society of America for the writing and placement of an op-ed in Roll Call, a Washington, DC-focused policy publication. In addition, he has published pieces on the Huffington Post, the Advocate and other publications. In addition, Kristofer guest lectures at The George Washington University in the areas of political communications and campaign and message development. His experience also includes positions at national environmental non-profits as well as international public relations firms.
LUNA+EISENLA media not only helps achieve your goals by developing a comprehensive communications strategy to meet your objectives, but also aggressively executes it to make a lasting impact in the news cycle and secure change around your organization’s issues and priorities. Plans are not built to sit on desks; they’re designed to be implemented from beginning to end.
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