David acts as Global Strategy Director, Key Accounts for Edelman's rapidly growing digital practice. Widely known as both a digital veteran as well as an internationally recognized thought leader and speaker—David has contributed articles to the Harvard Business Review, Bloomberg Businessweek, AdAge, Adweek and Digiday. He's also spoken at events such as TEDx, Web 2.0 and the WOMMA Summit. As Global Strategy Director with focus on digital centric integrated marketing, David's remit includes partnering with the firm's senior clients across a handful of key US based accounts with global reach. David is considered to be a highly influential voice on the subject of social media for business and has over 80,000 subscribers to his blog and Twitter stream. Prior to Edelman, David was a part of the founding team of social business consultancy Dachis Group, helping launch the business from stealth mode into the marketplace. In his career, David has pioneered digital and social solutions for clients such as Kellogg's, HP, eBay, adidas, WW Grainger, the US Dairy industry and has held senior positions with digital outfits such as agency.com and Digitas. David also serves on several advisory boards including Appinions, an influence based marketing and analytics platform. He is also co-founder of "Allhat", billed as a must attend networking event at SXSW.