With a tested record of moving political and communications agendas online, Ben Fischbein leads Cogent Strategies digital and research practice where he lends his smarts to clients in need of digital, creative and social strategy. From web design to legislative analytics to online conversation and audience analysis, Ben works with small businesses, nonprofits and Fortune 500 brands to optimize their online engagement and elevate their digital brands and reputations.
Formerly the digital director of a rapid response and research organization for Secretary Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, Ben has consulted and worked on several Democratic presidential, senatorial and gubernatorial campaigns throughout his career. He previously served as the vice president of a grassroots advocacy startup where he managed product strategy and development and solved business problems using digital and technical solutions. Ben began his career in his hometown of St. Louis, Missouri, helping both B2B and B2C organizations connect with their audiences through digital and social strategies. There, he managed interactive solutions for clients in the healthcare, entertainment, political and insurance industries.
While digital is what drives Ben today, his childhood dream was to become a marine biologist which explains his appreciation for weekends on the Chesapeake Bay.