Instagram Icon Spotify Icon Facebook Icon Twitter Icon Vimeo Icon LinkedIn Icon Dribbble Icon Heart Icon Share Icon = Tweet Icon Creative Icon Advertising Icon Strategic Icon Design Icon


We hired summer interns! We’re excited to see what the next generation of talent has to bring to the table. Meet our newest team members, finishing up their first weeks in Richmond and Atlanta:

Cailen Chinn, Brand Intern

Cailen goes to Emory University, studying film & media management and French.

She loves talking to people and figuring out how to bring their ideas to life, which is what she is looking forward to doing with the POOLHOUSE team. When she’s not in the office, Cailen is usually honing her social media strategy skills with her Instagram account dedicated to coffee (@cailendrinkscoffee).


Grayson Pearce, Political Intern

Grayson is studying economics and politics at Washington and Lee University, set to graduate in December.

His goals are to gain experience working in politics and government after graduating, then heading to law school. At POOLHOUSE, he’s ready to experience politics from a new perspective and help more Republicans get elected in Virginia.


Maddie Mitchell, Design Intern

Maddie is studying graphic design at Samford University and will graduate this December.

She plans to use her design work as a way to communicate stories to other people, create a sense of peace, or offer new and different perspectives to her audience. She’s looking forward to learning even more design skills, learning more about the creative industry, and working with the awesome people that make up POOLHOUSE this summer.


Austin Glaze, Post Production Intern 

A recent Georgia College & State University grad, Austin is starting his professional career in media production and visual arts.

He hopes to work within brand advertising, clothing design, and the music industry over the course of his career. Austin is excited to work with all the great people at POOLHOUSE to create great content, enhance his editing skills, and gain more production experience in a creative, professional environment.


POOLHOUSE continued to grow in May, as we welcomed four new team members into key roles. We keep raising the bar to provide even better, more comprehensive services to our brand and campaign partners.

Meet the latest additions to the team:

John Phillips, Design Director

A South Carolina native and graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design, JP has a passion for all things creative, and has been fortunate enough to work on a variety of projects in various mediums for many years as a designer and illustrator.

JP has the honor of helping motivate, elevate, and fine-tune processes on a daily basis for the exceptionally talented design team at POOLHOUSE.

Justin Toulon, Editor

As Editor, Justin takes the visuals at POOLHOUSE to the next level.

With over 10 years of experience filming and editing documentaries, films, music videos, and news, Justin’s background in television and film enables him to bring a cinematic flair to his projects.

When he’s not cutting awesome videos, Justin enjoys crushing weights at the gym and spending time with his wife, daughter, and 2 dogs.

Tom Dickens, Producer

A producer over the last 3 years for political campaigns, shoots, and ads, Tom brings tremendous knowledge and hustle to our team.

He’s worked on political campaigns across the country at the state and national level as well as for State and Federal Government. Most recently, Tom served as Director of Political Strategy at the Republican National Committee before founding his company, SAO Films.

And once we get a break from election season… Tom will teach us all how to catch and release as he runs a side business as a fly fishing and hunting guide in Alaska and Wyoming and was even a commercial fisherman in the Gulf of Maine.

Corey Scott, Project Manager, Political

With years of campaign, legislative, and executive agency experience, Corey brings a unique skillset to meet our clients’ needs.

On the political team, Corey works hard to make sure our clients are set up for success with the tools they need to win. In addition to being POOLHOUSE’s resident space nerd, Corey is a combat sports enthusiast, enjoys riding his motorcycle, and loves bowling.



POOLHOUSE is walking away with some big wins at the 2021 Pollie, Telly, and Reed Awards. We’re stoked to have our video and brand work recognized again this year.

What’s our secret for award-winning work? Clarity, intention, execution, grit? Well, those all play their part. But we have to give credit to our clients, who come to the table with the belief that big ideas matter. Clients that trust the process and are willing to invest in creativity, time and again, prove to be a crucial factor in the equation. We’re grateful to partner with clients like that every day.

Looking for an agency that can help you win? We’d love to hear from you. Click here to get in touch.

Here’s what won this year:

Reed Awards

Most Original Online Video (Republican) and Best Online Video for US House Campaign (Republican)
Gets Things Done

Best Logo & Branding – Candidate Campaign (Republican) 
Curtis for Congress Re-Brand


Best Online Video for IE (Republican)
Priorities for Iowa – As Seen on TV


Pollie Awards

Silver in Best Television Campaign for Overall Ballot Initiative
All In – Yes Norfolk Committee


Gold in Digital Candidate Division for Internet Advertising – U.S. House of Representatives
Gets Things Done – John Curtis for Congress


Telly Awards

Bronze Telly Winner in Online: Series: Education & Discovery
Life Brought to You By Natural Gas and Oil


Bronze Telly Winner in Online Commercials: Public Interest/Awareness
Conversations – Natural Gas

POOLHOUSE 1st Annual Student Portfolio Review

Calling all student designers! 

Are you a student or recent graduate looking to sharpen your skills? Or maybe have some questions for industry professionals about getting started in your post-graduate career? 

You’ve come to the right place! Join us, Friday, May 7th at 10:15 am for POOLHOUSE Agency’s Student Portfolio Review. 

You will meet our in-house design team to learn more about the tricks of the trade, and gain professional advice on what it’s like to work in the industry. 

Also, for those interested, you will have the opportunity to present a design piece for a professional review and feedback from our Creative Director. This opportunity is first come, first serve, but we highly encourage all submissions! 

If you would like to attend, whether it is in hopes of the opportunity to showcase your talents, or just join virtually and ask questions and learn from peers, please email and we will send you a registration link! As soon as you are registered, we will reply back with a Zoom invite, and hope to see you (virtually) on the 7th!

AWWW Yeah!

Our very own website is a nominee on Voting is open and we’d be grateful for your support. 

For Poolhouse, building this site was like planting a flag. We believe the investment of time and resources pays dividends in the long run. People can’t help but take notice. We’re stoked to be featured on Awwwards and – with your vote – hope to bring home a win!

If you want an “awwward” winning website of your own, shoot us a note. We’ll help you bring your idea to life!


POOLHOUSE is looking for creative, intelligent, and eager interns to join the team this summer! POOLHOUSE’s summer internship program is a full-time, 12-week paid internship open to rising college seniors and post-graduates. Designed to propel your career in advertising account management, design, production, and media. 

Interns are selected to work alongside a specific department (Brand, Political, Design, Post-Production) for the length of the program. In addition to receiving direct mentoring within your capability area, interns will have exposure to other areas of the business to enhance their professional and communication skills.

We’ve got four positions available. If you think you’d make a good addition to the team, use the links below to apply. We hope to see you this summer!


Design Intern

Got a design eye, great with organization, and eager to get agency experience? This internship is Atlanta-based, and offers applicants a chance to get creative with POOLHOUSE producers and designers. Hit the ground running in a key-production role, work to keep projects moving, and learn our process for building brand identities, websites, and advertising campaigns. Please share a link to your portfolio (knowledge of Adobe CC and Figma is a plus). You can get more details and apply here. 


Video Editor Intern

We are looking for an intern to join our post-production team in Atlanta this summer to support our fast-paced production department, learn from industry professionals, and gain experience on actual client work. This intern will gain real-world experience working around tight deadlines and delivering videos at the highest level. You can get more details and apply here


Brand Intern

Our brand department is made up of some of the best account executives in the biz and they are looking for the help of some like-minded individuals who can assist with getting work for companies in the advocacy and corporate sector successfully across the finish line. You’ll work out of the Atlanta office as the go-between for clients and creative. You can get more details and apply here


Political Intern

Want to get a jump-start into the political world? We’re looking for an intern in the Richmond office to support our dynamic and fast-paced political department. This intern will gain knowledge on political strategy and campaign management as well as have the opportunity to participate in political research projects. By the end of the summer you’ll have picked up real-world experience in client management and campaign advertising. You can get more details and apply here. 


POOLHOUSE, the national advertising agency, announced today the promotion of Danny Laub, Vice President, and Political Director, to Partner- as the agency continues to expand and grow.

“It’s an honor to join the partnership group under Will Ritter and Tim O’Toole’s leadership.  I look forward to using my expertise and contacts to achieve our vision to make POOLHOUSE the most successful and sought-after advertising agency in the country and help clients we believe in achieving success,” says Danny Laub, Partner at POOLHOUSE. “I’m proud to have hustled alongside the most hard-working and talented women and men in politics here at POOLHOUSE for many years.”

“POOLHOUSE is thrilled to promote Danny to be a partner on our team,” says Will Ritter, CEO, and Co-Founder of POOLHOUSE. “Danny’s record of success, his experience managing campaigns, his team-focused work ethic, and his ‘Happy Warrior’ dedication to winning has played an integral role at POOLHOUSE since his first day.”

“Now more than ever, we need leaders like Danny at the table as Conservatives and Republicans navigate uncharted political waters,” says Tim O’Toole, CCO, and Co-Founder of POOLHOUSE. “Danny understands there is no prize for second place, and he thrives at winning under the toughest of circumstances. I look forward to his continued contributions both strategically and creatively as our agency continues to grow.”

Laub joined POOLHOUSE in 2017 and is an award-winning Republican strategist and media consultant for winning campaigns, influential SuperPACs, and top-tier issue fights over the last 12 years. A native, and consistently disappointed sports fan of Cincinnati, Ohio, Danny resides in historic Richmond, Virginia.