About

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Geoff Livingston makes brands famous. Professionally, Geoff has advised more than 10 members of the Fortune 500, including AT&T, Cox, eBay, Ford, General Dynamics, Google, PayPal, Pepsi Co., Procter and Gamble, SAIC, Verizon and Yum! Brands. He has also advised numerous start-ups, mid-cap companies, and nonprofits, including United Way of America, Live Earth, The Case Foundation, Razoo, Environmental Defense Fund, the Philanthropy 2.0 Project, Tekelec, Network Solutions, Vocus, the Washington Nationals, and Sully Erna (Godsmack lead singer).

He is also a pro photographer in the Washington, DC Area. He provides photojournalism, portraits, and event coverage to brands, and likes to think he can produce a fine art photo or two. Usually, his pro photography is bundled into larger content initiatives for clients, what Geoff likes to call his “third pitch.”

A former journalist, Geoff has authored five books. Most recently he published his second novel Perseverance in 2015, co-authored Marketing in the Round, and wrote the social media primer Welcome to the Fifth Estate.

Marketing Highlights

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Geoff organized the first Give to the Max Day: Greater Washington in 2011, an event that raised $2 million for more than 1000 nonprofits using online media tools. He also started and sold social media boutique Livingston Communications (2009). He was won awards from the Society of New Communications Research, the American Marketing Association, the International Association of Business Communicators, as well as an Axiom Award for Now Is Gone.

Geoff is a regular conference keynote and panelist. He has presented for Mashable, Social Media for Nonprofits Atlanta and Boston, MarketingProfs, SUPERCOMM, CES, Penton Media, TEDx Peachtree, Procter & Gamble, Comcast, Dell, the U.S. Army (three different commands), several PRSA chapters, several Social Media Club chapters, three Social Media for Nonprofit conferences, several Ignites, Mid-Atlantic Marketing Summit, SxSW, NTC, Vocus, Radian6, Hubspot, SAIC, GDIT, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Project Management Institute Europe and Middle East, the New Media Nouveaux Conference, Nonprofit 2.0, BlogPotomac, BlogOrlando and the Direct Marketing Association of Washington.

Photography Highlights

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Geoff Livingston is a professional photographer in the Washington, DC area. He has photographed President Barack Obama, Super Model Kendall Jenner, Actress Rosario Dawn, Actress Neve Campbell, Actress Gabrielle Union, NBA All Star John Wall, Six Time MLB All Star Prince Fielder, Redskin OL Morgan Moses, and Republican Presidential Candidate John Kasich among others. His corporate clients have included Audi USA, Pearson Education, Give Local America, and USA Today. In 2016, he helped start-up Meyer-Optik Goerlitz raise more than $550,000 on Kickstarter to restore its historic Trioplan f2.9/50 to the market. He has also supported Top 100 Worldwide Advertising Photographer Cade Martin.

Geoff’s fine art photography has been juried and accepted by the Art League and Del Ray Artisans into several exhibitions. His photography and photographic insights have also been featured in UK Magazine Digital Photographer, the Huffington Post, and Digital Photography School.

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