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Matt Dardenne
Creative + Political Director, Red Six Media

Matt Dardenne is the political and creative director at Red Six Media, an advertising agency he co-founded in 2009. Matt received his undergraduate in Mass Communication at LSU just months before starting his business.

In addition to their advertising work for corporate clients like Dow Chemical and the Capital Area United Way, Dardenne and Red Six Media are quickly making a name for themselves in political circles, working for successful campaigns at the local and statewide level. Clients include Judge Bill Morvant for Supreme Court, John Delgado for Baton Rouge Metro Council, Jay Dardenne for Lt. Governor and Mert Smiley for Ascension Parish Assessor. Red Six Media’s political services include TV and radio production, direct mail, print advertising and web/graphic design.

The Louisiana Business and Technology Center named Red Six Media the Tenant of the Year in 2011.

Matt Dardenne is a native of Baton Rouge and is the youngest son of Louisiana Lieutenant Governor Jay and Cathy Dardenne.

Current Topic


02/16 - Effects of Expansion: Medicaid in Louisiana

How will the lives of those who now have access to health care change?

Special Presentation


12/15 - Election 2015: An Analysis

What strategies did each of the major candidates use during the Governor's race?

Special Presentation


Breaking Away:  A Louisiana Public Square Special Presentation

Would the breakaway City of St. George quash Baton Rouge’s school desegregation progress?

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03/16 - Justice on Hold: Louisiana’s Public Defender Shortage

How serious of a problem is the shortage of public defenders in Louisiana?

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10/15 - Funding the Future: Early Childhood Opportunities

How can improving early childhood programs improve the state’s educational outcomes, workforce, and economics?


09/15 - Agenda Louisiana

What issues will candidates face and where do they stand?

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