Communications & Marketing
Jennifer Nedeau is a leader in digital-first communications and marketing strategy for media brands, corporations, non-profits, and political campaigns. From working at TIME magazine to digital agencies to consulting for a wide variety of organizations, Jennifer has developed complex and multi-channel strategies to drive innovation, build brand identity and capture new audiences over the past 10 years.
Currently, she serves as the Head of Marketing and Communications at Bully Pulpit Interactive (BPI), where she is in charge of the agency's marketing, PR and new business operations. She previously served as a Senior Director where she led strategy for a variety of clients until she was promoted to her current role. Since joining BPI in 2012, the agency has quadrupled in size and she has worked to expand the agency's footprint in DC, New York, and Chicago. Previously, she worked in New York where she helped to direct communications strategy for TIME, FORTUNE, MONEY, CNNMoney and LIFE. While at Time Inc., Jennifer worked closely with the editorial and business sides of each publication to drive digital innovation, publicize major news events, run conferences and launch online products. Additionally, 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 worked with several news and marketing agencies such as Air America Media, New Media Strategies (MXM) and America Abroad Media. Previously, she ran her own consulting company, Nedeau Strategies, where she executed high level marketing and communications strategy for non-profits, venture capital firms, artists, media companies and startups.
Jennifer has been featured on PRWeek's Innovation 50 list and her industry insights have been featured by CNBC, The Washington Post and Good Morning America. She has given presentations and speeches about media, leadership, innovation and politics at SXSW Interactive, The New York Times Social Media Summit, The National Press Club, Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School, and more. Additionally, she is on the board of Thrive DC, a non-profit that helps the homeless and served as part of United Way's Emerging Leaders Society.
One of her personal passions is leadership development and advocating for women's equality. To focus on this passion, she organizes a networking group, La Coterie, that aims to champion, encourage and support women through regular meetings and mentoring roundtables. She also serves as an Ambassador for New Leaders Council and as a political partner for the Truman National Security Project.
The daughter of a lawyer and a teacher, Jennifer has always leveraged her intellectual curiosity and natural creativity to solve big challenges and drive innovative thinking. She was born and raised in San Francisco, CA and moved to the East Coast to receive a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from The George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs nearly 15 years ago. She is currently based in Washington, DC where she lives with her husband. In her free time, she loves to travel, cook, write, read books and spend time with family and friends.
Jennifer has been interviewed by a number of media outlets about her expertise in communications, publishing, politics and digital advertising.
Past Speaking Engagements
The New York Times Social Media Summit, SXSW 2015, The Smithsonian, Ohio University, Princeton, Netroots Nation, National Press Club, and more.
Past Media Appearances
Good Morning America, Columbia Journalism Review, CNBC.com, The Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, CNN, among other outlets.