Jennifer Nedeau Helm
Jen has worked at the intersection of media, technology, and politics for over a decade. From leading on partnerships and strategy for multi-million dollar advertising campaigns to driving rapid response communications with high stakes partners to delivering successful product adoption around new technology and tools, Jen has had a dynamic, challenging and meaningful career.
Since 2017, Jen has worked at Facebook where she has led outreach to political and advocacy organizations as a Partner Manager on the Government, Politics and Advocacy team. Recently, she has been most focused on working with Democrats during the 2020 Election to ensure they can leverage Facebook's advertising products and understand the election integrity and advertising policies. She also drives Facebook's partnership with The Ad Council, where she works to support the creation and distribution of important public service announcements on the platform.
Previously, Jen served as Head of Marketing and Communications at Bully Pulpit Interactive (BPI), where she led the agency's marketing, PR and new business strategy across corporate, political and advocacy work after serving as a Senior Director where she worked with clients on various marketing campaigns. She joined BPI in 2012 and during her time there, the agency quadrupled in size, acquired and incubated several companies and expanded from Washington, DC to New York, San Francisco and Chicago.
Prior to BPI, Jen worked in New York where she directed digital communications strategy for Time Inc's news brands: TIME, FORTUNE, MONEY, CNNMoney and LIFE. While at Time Inc., she worked closely with the editorial and business sides of each publication to drive digital innovation, publicize coverage and launch online products. Additionally, she helped to manage events such as the TIME 100, Fortune Brainstorm Tech, Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit and more.
Prior to Time Inc., she worked with several media organizations and marketing agencies such as Air America Media, New Media Strategies (MXM) and America Abroad Media. She also briefly ran her own consulting company where she executed high level marketing and communications strategy for non-profits, venture capital firms, media companies and startups.
One of Jennifer's passions is to advocate for women's equality and advancement. To focus on this, she helps to organize a private group called La Coterie that aims to champion, encourage and support women through networking events. She also sits on the board of Thrive DC, a non-profit that helps the homeless, and served as a member of United Way's Emerging Leaders Society. She helped to establish New Leaders Council in Washington, DC and across the nation and was a political partner with the Truman National Security Project.
Jennifer received her bachelor's degree in Journalism from The George Washington University's School of Media and Public Affairs. She has also received a certificate in Business Administration from Georgetown University's School of Continuing Studies. She currently lives outside of Washington, DC with her family and spends her free time on creative writing, cooking and traveling. She is always up for a chat about politics, media, or technology, so feel free to get in touch.
Past Speaking Engagements
The New York Times Social Media Summit, Personal Democracy Forum, South by Southwest, The Smithsonian, Ohio University, Princeton University, University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy, Netroots Nation, The National Press Club, and more.
Past Media Appearances
Good Morning America, Columbia Journalism Review, CNBC.com, PR Week, The Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, CNN, Le Monde, POLITICO among other outlets.