Jonah Seiger

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Jonah Seiger

Board Member

Jonah Seiger is a veteran digital strategist, founder, and CEO with nearly 30 years of experience working at the intersection of the internet and US politics. He is a founder of two successful digital agencies, a leading digital rights non-profit, and a senior advisor and strategist to Fortune 500 companies, industry associations, and federal, state, and local office candidates. Jonah is a creative problem solver, mentor, leader, and builder of creative and dynamic teams.

Currently an independent consultant, strategic advisor, and angel investor, Jonah’s provides counsel on business strategy, personnel and team-building, communications, and public affairs to select early-stage startups, established growing businesses, and mission-driven organizations.
As founder and CEO of Connections Media, Jonah built and led an agency focused on strategy, design, digital marketing, and analytics services for leading foundations, industry associations, Fortune 500 companies, and select candidates for local, state, and federal office, including: the Aspen Institute, the Auto Alliance, Bloomberg Philanthropies, JDRF, Google, NBC, Starbucks, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, and New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s 2005 and 2009 re-election campaigns. With offices in Washington DC and New York City and a diverse and talented team, the agency was known for its creativity, innovation, longstanding loyal clients, and numerous industry awards. Connections Media was founded in 2004 and acquired in 2013 by the communications agency holding company Next15, and became part of its Outcast agency in 2019.

Before Connections Media, Jonah was the Chief Strategist of Mindshare Internet Campaigns, which he co-founded in 1997 as a first-of-its-kind strategy and technology consultancy offering Internet strategies for corporate, association, and non-profit clients, including AOL, the Business Software Alliance, HP, and the Markle Foundation. Mindshare was the vanguard of Web 1.0 public affairs agencies. In 2004, Jonah sold his interest in Mindshare to his partners.

In addition to his agency work, Jonah was the cofounder and Communications Director for the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT), which promotes democratic values and constitutional liberties in the digital age. As one of the organization’s group of 5 founders, Jonah’s role was to establish and build the communications operation, including all digital and media relations. During this time, CDT gained national prominence, shaping public policy for the early internet and creating coalitions of industry and non-profit groups on privacy, security, and free expression. Jonah also previously worked on internet policy issues at the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), and on Capitol Hill.