About

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.

Producers:

Hannah Artman

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Hannah Artman is the Executive Producer of Strange Days with Fernand Amandi. After completing filmmaking coursework at the University of Miami where she graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor’s and Master’s in Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Hannah sought to weave photography, videography, and editing into every creative and professional endeavor she encountered. She has acted as the Executive Producer since the show’s inception in 2017 in addition to her role as Senior Research Analyst at Bendixen & Amandi.

Kyle Holsten

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Kyle Holsten is Associate Producer of Strange Days with Fernand Amandi. Kyle graduated from the University of Miami with a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronic Media from the School of Communications, with minors in Marketing, History, and Motion Pictures. Kyle is responsible for the scheduling of guests and maintenance of the website and social media. In addition to his role at Strange Days, Kyle is the Communications and Research Associate at B&A and has been with the firm since 2017.

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