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Brian Reich

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Brian Reich is a strategist and writer for executive leaders at global brands, media companies, startups, nonprofits, political, and advocacy organizations.

He is the author of two books: Shift & Reset: Strategies for Addressing Serious Issues in a Connected Society (Wiley, 2011) and Media Rules!: Mastering Today’s Technology to Connect with and Keep Your Audience (Wiley, 2007). He speaks regularly to corporations, associations, and universities around the world on the impact of media and technology on society and he has keynoted and moderated major conferences and events, including: SXSW interactive, Personal Democracy Forum, BlogWorld, National Conference on Volunteering and Service, NetImpact, NTEN, USA Today Philanthropy Forum, SRI in the Rockies, and the Americans for the Arts National Conference.

Brian’s work has been published, and he has been quoted, in many publications, including the New York Times, Fast Company, Wired, AdAge, and the Chronicle of Philanthropy,. He has delivered analysis of digital and other trends on NPR, Fox News, and other networks in the U.S. and abroad. He has contributed as a Fast Company Expert, hosted his own podcast show, and has taught consumer behavior and marketing strategy at The George Washington University and Columbia University.

Brian began his career in politics – working on dozens of candidate and issue campaigns around the country. He spent two years as briefing director to Vice President Gore in the White House and during the 2000 presidential campaign. He has also held senior roles at leading digital, PR, and public affairs agencies, including Edelman, Mindshare Interactive Campaigns, Cone Inc., and EchoDitto.

Brian serves on the board of Investigate West. He was previously a senior adviser to iFOCOS and served as principal evangelist and strategic adviser for Games That Give.

Brian attended the University of Michigan and graduated from Columbia University. He lives in New York with his family.

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Events featuring Brian Reich
Events featuring Brian Reich