Fernand R. Amandi is the managing partner of Bendixen &Amandi, the nation’s leading multilingual and multiethnic public opinion research and strategic communications consulting firm. Over the last 25 years, Bendixen & Amandi (B&A) has conducted large-scale projects for numerous corporations, multinational institutions, political candidates and elected officials in over 30 countries and in as many as 20 different languages. B&A’s proficiency originates from the firm’s unique ability to merge a diverse set of experiences in public opinion research, market research, communications, politics, and public policy to strategically address the varied portfolio of its clients.
Mr. Amandi manages the firm and brings over a decade’s worth of experience in research and strategic management with an emphasis in corporate, political and public affairs consulting for clients including the United Nations, the Inter-American Development Bank, the World Bank, Univision, New America Media, the White House, the John & James L. Knight Foundation, the California Endowment, US Senator John Kerry and US Senator Robert Menendez.
Mr. Amandi has also conceived, produced and edited a number of successful television commercials for B&A’s media practice including the highly regarded “Nuestra Amiga” television spot for the Hillary Clinton Presidential Campaign which Rolling Stone magazine lauded as “one of the more charming moments in the history of the political ad wars.” Mr. Amandi’s communications projects and analysis have been featured in The New York Times, CNN, National Public Radio, The Washington Post, USA Today, Newsweek, Time, The Economist, and the Miami Herald.
He is a graduate of Florida State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Science Education.
Daniela Ferrera is the Executive Producer of Strange Days with Fernand Amandi. Daniela graduated from Florida International University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. Daniela is responsible for the scheduling of guests and maintenance of the website and social media, as well as producing the podcast and promotional materials. In addition to her role at Strange Days, Daniela is the Communications and Research Associate at B&A and has been with the firm since 2019.