Ben Coffey Clark is a founding partner responsible for business development at BPI and an expert in how companies and non-profits can use lessons learned on political campaigns.
He got his start in 2004 as an anti-war activist, then as a staffer on Gov. Howard Dean’s presidential campaign and he has worked in politics as a digital expert ever since. In the 2012 election, he co-founded Precision Network to advance voter-targeted communications and in the 2014 and 2016 cycles he ran the largest digital persuasion campaigns for the Democratic Party, and established new ways to measure an online program’s impact on voters. Most recently he ran the largest digital persuasion paid media campaign on behalf of independent expenditures during 2016 election.
Over the past 13 years, first at the Harbour Group, then as the co-chair of Fleishman-Hillard’s Global Public Affairs Group and now at BPI he has helped pioneer a digital public affairs approach. He has helped pass legislation, such as the First Time Homebuyers Tax Credit, won ballot measures such as a tax on soda consumption, and helped raise public awareness around issues related to climate change. He was also the first digital editorial director for the Washingtonian Magazine and continues to advise several technology companies and publications on content and marketing strategies. He has been featured in The Today Show, Politico, CNN and The New York Times and has spoken at SXSW Interactive.