About Me

Digital Marketing Pioneer | Buzz Creator | Social Fundraiser

A digital marketer and social fundraiser, I help brands and nonprofits launch products, enact corporate initiatives, and raise money. In addition to my works for brands, I wrote three books on social media and marketing, including Welcome to the Fifth Estate, and have spoken at numerous national and international marketing conferences.

I started and sold social media boutique Livingston Communications (2009). Projects I have worked on won awards from the Society of New Communications Research, the American Marketing Association, the International Association of Business Communicators, MarketingProfs, and an Axiom Award. The social fundraising projects I have worked on have raised more than $225 million online. 

Past Clients and Experiences

As a marketer, I have advised more than 10 members of the Fortune 500, including AT&T, Audi USA, Cox, eBay, Ford, General Dynamics, Google, PayPal, Pepsi Co., Procter and Gamble, SAIC, Verizon and Yum! Brands. Nonprofit clients include the American Red Cross, United Way of America, Live Earth, The Case Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Razoo, Environmental Defense Fund, and the Philanthropy 2.0 Project.

I helped market the first and second Give Local America events in 2014 and 2015, which raised more than $120 million for nonprofits. In addition, I built a Kickstarter that funded Meyer-Optik’s Trioplan 50 lenses with more than $660,000.

In the fall, I teach a social media marketing class at George Washington University. He has a M.A. in Communications, Culture and Technology from Georgetown University, and a B.A. in Literature from The American University.

I am also an avid photographer. If you are looking for my photography page, visit geofflivingston.com.