Chris Talbot is an expert on digital marketing in politics. His provides online communications and media strategy, message development and implementation, social media management, online advertising, tracking and analysis. Recent client successes include new media efforts for statewide campaigns, such as Martin O’Malley’s re-election as Governor of Maryland; national efforts like Rock The Vote’s historic online voter registration; corporate advocacy on behalf of Fortune 100 companies; and global strategies that include consulting for the US Department of State.
Prior to founding Talbot Digital, Chris spent three years at Google. As a leader of Google’s Elections & Issue Advocacy team in Washington, Chris provided online strategy counsel and campaign management to political consultants, issue groups, and candidates for federal and statewide office. Following 2008, Chris developed effective tactics to translate the digital success of a presidential race into valuable tools for advocacy campaigns and statewide office seekers. A founder of Google’s Media Partnerships division, Chris received the company’s Vice President award in 2008. Earlier in his career, Chris directed marketing efforts at social networking start-up AmieStreet.com, which was acquired by Amazon. His list of past clients includes national party committees, victorious election candidates, Fortune 100 companies, foreign embassies, agencies, consultants, crisis-management and PR firms. Chris led the digital engagement effort on behalf of Boeing in its competition to replace the Air Force’s aging areal refueling fleet. Chris has spoken on panels across the country and trained senior campaign staff on digital communications. He has been a guest lecturer in political media at George Washington University.