David Nassar, a digital media and social media specialist, has 20 years of experience in the United States and internationally developing effective public affairs, political and non-profit campaigns that create impact. He has run nationally recognized initiatives for the Service Employees International Union, the U.S. House of Representatives and the Open Society Foundation. Internationally, David has designed and helped implement programs to promote policies and behaviors that have improved elections, strengthened political parties and developed civil society in the Middle East and Africa.
Since 2005, David has been at the leading edge of using digital tools, such as email and social media networks to raise awareness and mobilize groups to take action. In 2009 David served as a vice president at Blue State Digital, a global leader in digital strategic communications and the firm that provided the online strategies for the Obama campaign. While at Blue State, David led their engagement with The Carter Center and represented Blue State in a U.S. State Department technology delegation to Iraq along with senior representatives of Google, YouTube, MeetUp and Automatic. Following his work with BSD, David launched his own consulting firm, Hotspot Digital, advising multi-million dollar non-profits and government agencies on digital communications.
David is recognized as a member of the National Journal’s 50 Political Insiders and is polled weekly for his opinions on hot political topics. He has been published in Foreign Policy, the Christian Science Monitor, the Chicago Tribune and the Baltimore Sun among others.