Work With Me

I’ve been an independent digital strategy consultant since 2012. What that usually means is that I direct freelance digital strategy work for big brands or digital media agencies that represent those brands. I build creative web activation campaigns that get noticed and drive engagement both online and off. I’ve done work for NBC, Howard Stern, Harley-Davidson, Wolverine, Groupon, Applebee’s, Cinnabon, and more. My writing, projects, and other work have been featured in dozens of top publications, including CNN, The Atlantic, Forbes, Fast Company, Wired, and The Washington Post.

I first taught myself HTML and started building websites in 1996, so living on the web is second nature to me. In fact, I’ve helped build and develop the internet for the past 20 years, almost the full time it’s been around in its current (browsable, accessible) iteration. I was an early adopter and an instrumental trailblazer in the crowdsourcing and crowdfunding spaces, building multiple international philanthropy platforms as side projects to my day job as a web team leader. With the combination of ItStartsWith.Us, Love Bomb, and Love Drop, I’ve had over 20,000 members from 100+ countries involved in my personal projects. (Check out for an example.)

From January 2013 to June 2014, I was the Director of Communications for GiveForward, a crowdfunding platform designed to raise money for medical expenses. I helped them grow from $25 million to $100 million raised for people with medical need, overseeing all public/media relations (including working with major media outlets like The Today Show) and providing input on marketing campaigns and content.

In addition to strategy and philanthropy work, I’ve built a number of smaller side businesses for fun and profit, including a one-year experiment with Nate’s Team, a digital media agency and learning platform focused on mass media and storytelling. (Check out for some other project examples.)

I have heavy email marketing experience, managing distribution lists for clients ranging from my own personal list to corporate lists in the low millions. I’ve worked within the entire spectrum of businesses and non-profits, from startups to Fortune 500 companies, always with a focus on leading-edge web marketing, strategy, and people-network development.
As a Council Member with the Gerson Lehrman Group I am a subject matter expert in the field of web-based crowdsourcing and crowdfunding platforms. For better or worse, I constantly live in the world of social media, and can tell you anything you need to know about that space as well.

You can find work history details and reviews/recommendations on my LinkedIn profile.

I also do personal consulting or hands-on work with smaller companies and entrepreneurs. If you’d like to work with me in any capacity, you can hit me up here:

Email: nate [at]

Twitter: @NateStPierre

Phone: 414-215-0238