BSD Alumni And Staff Make Business Insider’s Top 50 List

Feb 21, 2013

Business Insider compiled a list of the top 50 innovators in online politics. We’re proud that fully 10% of the diverse list comes from the BSD family, from a founder to folks who began their career here as interns.

Here at BSD, we’ve been the launchpad for some incredible, innovative campaigns. Behind the digital scenes though, we’ve also helped develop some of the very best talent in the business.

 

Business Insider compiled a list of the top 50 innovators in online politics. We’re proud that fully 10% of the diverse list comes from the BSD family, from a founder to folks who began their career here as interns.

Here’s a quick look at the BSD alumni on the list, including three incredible women who’ve made huge impacts to BSD and beyond:

Teddy Goff:

Another Blue State Digital alumnus, Teddy Goff worked his way up from an internship on Obama's 2008 campaign to become Digital Director of Obama for America.
In that role, the 27-year-old Goff ran a team of 200-plus digital strategists, who together harnessed the transformative power of social media and online content in a way that no campaign had ever done before.

Erie Meyer:

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau — the embattled agency created as part of Obama’s Wall Street overhaul — has become a mecca for digital do-gooders and open-source evangelists. As a digital strategist for the CFPB, Erie Meyer is responsible for helping consumers use the Bureau's tools to help navigate financial decisions — a job that Meyer describes as "thrilling."

Lauren Miller

A six-year veteran of Blue State Digital, Lauren Miller left the firm in 2012 to run digital strategy for Warren’s Massachusetts Senate bid. As the campaign’s new media director, Miller established one of the most sophisticated digital programs outside of the Obama campaign. She is now moving that operation to Capitol Hill, where she is the digital director of Warren’s new Senate office.
It's also a new challenge for Miller, who, prior to leaving Blue State Digital, was known as one of the best emailers in the digital campaign biz.

Laura Olin:

As chief social media strategist, Laura Olin was a driving force behind the campaign's groundbreaking efforts to use social media as a tool to both mobilize supporters and drive the conversation about the election. And she was the bubbly, and occasionally snarky, voice behind the Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Tumblr, and Spotify accounts for the campaign as well as Barack Obama, Joe Biden, and the First Lady — a job she says was "nerve-racking," but also "the honor and thrill of my life."

Joe Rospars:

"In a post-Citizens United, Karl Rove-Crossroads world, we showed that we can win an election with a grassroots campaign built from the ground up," Joe Rospars said.
Now back at Blue State Digital, Rospars says he is working on "applying the lessons of the campaign to other clients," including those in the corporate sphere.

Read the full list here.