David has worked within digital marketing and communications since 2004, holding positions across the disciplines of online advertising, SEO, social media and marketing strategy. Notably he worked for three years at Google’s EMEA Headquarters as an award winning optimiser in their early AdWords team. He also launched and managed the Google Earth Outreach and YouTube Non-profit programmes, gaining experience in the world of CSR as well as of the organisations his work benefited.
He subsequently ran Digital Communications for UK Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg from 2009 until his election to the position following the 2010 election, he also co-authored the Liberal Democrat’s Online General Election strategy and advised on technology and digital policy. He has since worked in business development for a key London Creative agency, a mobile photography stock agency and helped found two social media startups. He is Associate Director of Brand Response, co-founder of Social Placement and Director of Wordsmith Digital. He also consults in SEO, analytics and digital communications for the British Medical Association..