Jennifer Nedeau is a communications and marketing expert with nearly a decade of experience working with media, non-profits, political and corporate clients. She has a diverse background that is focused on bringing innovation, leadership and positive change to the industries she works within.
Currently, Nedeau serves as a Director of Strategic Communications at Bully Pulpit Interactive (BPI), a growing advertising agency based in Washington DC. In her current role, Nedeau helps to cultivate new business and drive communications and marketing for the company. Previously, Nedeau served as a Senior Director where she managed a team, led client strategy and focused on the evolving intersection of social media marketing, online content and advertising.
Nedeau also runs her own business, Nedeau Strategies, where she offers communications consulting and business strategy for startups. Past clients have included Silicon Valley VC firms, news companies, advocacy efforts and non-profit organizations.
Previously, she worked in New York City where she directed traditional, mobile and online communications strategy for some of the largest media brands in the world: TIME, FORTUNE, MONEY, and CNNMoney. While at Time Inc., Nedeau worked closely with the editorial and business sides of each publication. She helped to manage events such as the TIME 100, Fortune Brainstorm Tech, Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit, SXSW and more.
Prior to Time Inc., she served as the Director of Digital Strategy at Air America Media where she promoted radio programs and online news channels until the company filed bankruptcy in 2010. She also helped to launch Change.org’s women’s rights vertical and she has worked for New Media Strategies and America Abroad Media in the past.
For the past ten years, Nedeau has also written about politics, technology and women’s rights as well as travel essays and fiction stories. She has been published by The New York Times, Washington Post, Stateline.org, among other outlets. In 2010, Nedeau was chosen as one of “30 extraordinary women making history” by the Women’s Media Center. Gloria Feldt, a feminist activist and author, published a book titled, No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power, which includes interviews with Nedeau about the relationship between women and power.
Nedeau has been focused on leadership development throughout her life. For over six years, she has volunteered for New Leaders Council, a national non-profit that recruits, trains and connects progressive leaders across America. She now serves on NLC’s Leadership Board of Advisers and gives trainings on entrepreneurship and digital strategy. She is also a political partner at the Truman National Security Project. In her free time, she organizes women’s leadership networking events and helps to mentor young women.
Nedeau has appeared on Good Morning America and she has participated in presentations and speeches at Stanford Law School, The New York Times, The National Press Club, Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School, Netroots Nation, Politics Online Conference and more.
Nedeau was born and raised in San Francisco before she moved to the East Coast to complete a bachelor’s degree in Journalism at The George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs. You can follow her on Twitter @JenNedeau.
Photo Credit: Boris Popkoff, March 2011