Jennifer Nedeau is a media expert, writer and startup and nonprofit adviser with nearly a decade of experience with publishers, non-profits, public affairs and corporate clients.
Currently, Nedeau serves as a director at Bully Pulpit Interactive where she leads client strategy and looks at the evolving intersection of social media, online content and digital advertising. Using her experience in communications, Nedeau works to tell Bully Pulpit’s story to the press, write case studies and execute the firm’s communications strategy. In addition to her work at Bully Pulpit, she writes a regular column for PRWeek’s technology site, The Hub.
Previously, Nedeau worked in New York City where she helped to direct 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 working on traditional PR and digital strategy. She executed innovative programs such as TIME’s partnership with foursquare during the 2012 political conventions and worked on high-profile events such as the TIME 100, Fortune Brainstorm Tech & Green, Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit, SXSW events and more.
Previous to working for Time Inc., she ran her own consultancy and served as the Director of Digital Strategy at Air America Media where she promoted 15 radio programs and six online news channels until the company filed bankruptcy in January of 2010. She has also worked for New Media Strategies and America Abroad Media.
Nedeau has appeared on Good Morning America and she has given presentations and speeches at The New York Times, The National Press Club, Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School, Start Up Weekend NYC, Campus Progress’ National Conference, STAND Against Genocide Conference, Netroots Nation, Politics Online Conference and more. In March of 2010, she was chosen as one of “30 extraordinary women making history” by the Women’s Media Center for her writing surrounding health care reform. 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.
In the past, she worked to launch and expand New Leaders Council, a national non-profit that recruits, trains and connects progressive leaders in over 20 cities across America. She now serves on NLC’s Leadership Board of Advisors. She is also a partner at the Truman National Security Project.
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. Outside of her career, she is a creative writer, experimental foodie, runner, music lover, traveler, book nerd, coffee enthusiast and martini drinker who speaks Spanish fluently and French terribly. You can follow her daily musings on Twitter @JenNedeau.
Photo Credit: Boris Popkoff, March 2011