Carvin  Seder  Communications  offers  consulting  and  creative  services to a diverse client base including political candidates, corporations, government agencies, professional associations, advocacy groups and museums.

With offices in New Orleans and Washington, DC, we develop and implement strategic plans, create communications programs, craft messages, produce media campaigns, place media advertising, design rapid response mechanisms, provide counsel for public relations and community outreach, develop grass roots lobbying materials and serve as diligent advocates for our clients’ best interests.


Over 300 candidates in local, statewide and federal elections

Public Relations, Public Affairs, Advertising, Crisis Communications, Branding

Public Interest, Grass Roots, Legislative Affairs, Media Training, Consumer Education

Local, State and Federal Projects, Research, Media Campaigns, Films and Videos

Utilities, Gaming, Health, Education, Insurance, Environment, Construction

Art Exhibitions, Seminars, Concerts, Cultural Events, Publications


Karen Carvin Shachat

Karen has successfully handled many political campaigns serving as a strategist and media consultant beginning with her late father, the renowned Jim Carvin, and now with partner Deno Seder. Among our wins are: Mayor LaToya Cantrell, former Jefferson Parish Sheriff, Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand, Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman, Jefferson Parish Council Members Cynthia Lee-Sheng, Chris Roberts and Jennifer Van-Vrancken, New Orleans Councilmember-at-large Stacy Head, former New Orleans Mayors Ray Nagin, Marc Morial and Sidney Barthelemy, former Jefferson Parish President John Young and Orleans Civil District Court Judges Nakisha Ervin-Knott, Chris Bruno and Rachael Johnson.

Karen began her career in commercial advertising working for five years in New York as an account executive and media planner for national accounts including Federal Express, Coors Light Beer, Dr. Scholl Footcare Products, Nyquil and Fiat Motors. Upon returning to New Orleans, she served as vice president of Bauerlein Advertising, supervising five of the agency’s major accounts.

Karen has consulted with a variety of clients to provide advice and counsel in dealing with the press and local media, crisis management and public relations issues.

She is the proud recipient of a national Gold Effie for advertising effectiveness for Federal Express and is a winner of the New York Art Directors Club merit award for a TV commercial for 10-K.


Deno Seder

Deno Seder has worked on over 200 political campaigns as a media consultant, writer and producer. He has also produced films, videos, media campaigns and digital content for corporate, government and advocacy clients such as VISA, Bristol-Myers Squibb, UPS, Coca-Cola, the United States Mint, Discovery Communications, the National Cancer Institute, the American Cancer Society, the Humane Society of the United States, National Education Association, American Hospital Association, Federation of American Hospitals, Corporation for Public Broadcasting and others.

Deno pioneered the use of humor and satire in political advertising and has been honored with many awards for creativity, including the Clio - the Oscar of the advertising industry, “Best of Show” at the Houston WorldFest International Film Festival, over 80 Telly Awards, and top awards at several international film festivals including the Chicago Film Festival, the Paris Art Film Biennial, the Berlin Film Festival, the Taipei Film Festival and others.

A published author, Deno wrote Wild About Harry, A Biography of Harry Lee, with a foreword by President Bill Clinton, and Miracle at Zakynthos, The Only Greek Jewish Community Saved In Its Entirety From Annihilation, which is currently in development as a motion picture.

Carvin/Seder Communications
36 Neron Place, New Orleans, LA 70118   504 861-3435   504 865-1941 fax

Carvin/Seder Communications
6900 Seven Locks Road, Cabin John,  MD  20818   301 320-0385   301 320-8091 fax