Mary Joyce

Bio

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I have help activists make change. Over the past 17 years, I have worked on political campaigns at the local and national level, trained activists, and created media-centered advocacy strategies for clients all over the world.

POLITICS

I worked on my first presidential campaign while still a high school student in New Jersey.  As New Media Operations Manager for President Obama's pathbreaking 2008 campaign, I managed logistics for the 60-person New Media Department at campaign headquarters in Chicago.   My current pro-bono project, Unstoppables.us, creates free media that informs and inspires Resistance groups working for change in the midterms.

CONSULTING

In my twenties I traveled the globe from Norway to Lebanon training activists to strategically use social media.   

Now I create bespoke advocacy strategies for activists using media to make change.  At Harmony Labs, for whom I consult as Impact Design Advisor, I create customized Impact Plans for data privacy activists in Colombia, Brazil, and the US, helping them identify clear goals, metrics, and plans of action for their campaigns.

More about my consulting practice can be found at DoBigGood.com.

RESEARCH

As co-founder of the Digital Activism Research Project at the University of Washington in 2012, I designed and managed teams of grad students to compile the first public data sets of over 1,500 digital activism campaigns from 151 countries.   

WRITING

I am also editor of the book Digital Activism Decoded: The New Mechanics of Change, published in 2010.

 

 

 Speaking about the Obama campaign at the re:publica tech conference (Berlin, 2009)

Speaking about the Obama campaign at the re:publica tech conference (Berlin, 2009)

 With New Media Deputy Director Macon Phillips and the Election Day countdown clock at Obama HQ (Chicago, 2008)

With New Media Deputy Director Macon Phillips and the Election Day countdown clock at Obama HQ (Chicago, 2008)

 My first book,  Digital Activism Decoded  (Morristown, 2010)

My first book, Digital Activism Decoded (Morristown, 2010)

 Preparing for keynote for an immigrant rights group (Oslo, 2011)

Preparing for keynote for an immigrant rights group (Oslo, 2011)

 Leading a video activism workshop in India (Candolim, 2009)

Leading a video activism workshop in India (Candolim, 2009)

 Planning meeting for a digital activism workshop (San Francisco, 2011)

Planning meeting for a digital activism workshop (San Francisco, 2011)

 Speaking on a panel at the event "Sifting Fact from Fiction: The Role of Social Media in Conflict" at the United State Institute of Peace  (Washington DC, 2011)

Speaking on a panel at the event "Sifting Fact from Fiction: The Role of Social Media in Conflict" at the United State Institute of Peace  (Washington DC, 2011)

 Leading a collaborative website design session (Zagreb, 2015)

Leading a collaborative website design session (Zagreb, 2015)