Jennifer Nedeau is a communications and marketing expert with nearly a decade of experience working with the media, non-profits, political and corporate clients. She is passionate about politics, technology, women’s rights and media. She has a diverse background that is focused on bringing innovation, leadership and positive change to the industries she works with.
Currently, Nedeau serves as a Senior Director at Bully Pulpit Interactive (BPI), a growing advertising agency based in Washington DC. Nedeau manages a team, leads client strategy and is focused on the evolving intersection of social media marketing, online content and advertising. Her clients at BPI have included The New Republic, Brookings Institution, and Senate Majority PAC among others.
Nedeau also runs her own business, Nedeau Strategies, where she offers PR services, social media coaching and event management.
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 and executed innovative programs such as TIME’s partnership with foursquare during the 2012 political conventions. She helped to manage high-profile events such as the TIME 100, Fortune Brainstorm Tech & Green, 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 15 radio programs and six online news channels until the company filed bankruptcy in January of 2010. She has worked for New Media Strategies and America Abroad Media as well.
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, and many other outlets. Currently, she writes a regular column for PRWeek’s The Hub and shares her personal essays on Medium.
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, 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.
Nedeau 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 Advisers. She is also a political 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 loves music, cooking, books and travel. You can follow her daily musings on Twitter @JenNedeau.
Photo Credit: Boris Popkoff, March 2011