Hi, I'm Andy Oare
I apply integrated digital solutions to modern communications challenges.
At heart, I consider myself a digital strategist.
YEARS OF DIGITAL EXPERIENCE
YEARS OF MANAGEMENT
YEARS AT PR FIRMS
YEARS IN THE OBAMA ADMIN
YEARS OF GRAPHIC DESIGN
DOZENS OF SOLO PROJECTS
Someone recently asked me to articulate my single greatest professional skill. I said: it's my ability to translate the digital world to people who don't speak digital. For the past thirteen years, I've worked with CEOs, Comms Directors, and Chiefs of Staff to help them apply digital solutions to their toughest challenges. At heart, I consider myself a digital strategist. The solutions I apply are a mix of paid, organic, owned, and earned media tactics — and the mix is always a bit different.
My career started in graphic design where I acquired a keen eye for crisp and clear digital experiences. How things look continues to be so important. Then, I cut my teeth in the field on the first Obama campaign. The people and the principles of that 2008 campaign molded me into what I am today. After the campaign, I co-founded the first digital team at the Department of Energy. I took a break to travel the world and came back to manage six battleground state digital programs for the 2012 Obama campaign. It was here I met the love of my life, a native Chicagoan. Next, I began a seven-year journey through three agencies that exposed me to hundreds of advocacy, corporate, B2B and B2C digital campaigns. I last managed the digital practice at Kivvit, one of the most cutting edge strategic communications and digital & analytics firms out there. Kivvit was awarded the 2019 Provoke News SABRE Award for Digital Agency of the Year and the 2019 Bulldog Stars of PR Award for Most Innovative Agency. These are both incredible honors!!
I am as passionate about my hobbies and my family as I am my work. I live with my wife and dog in the Kalorama neighborhood of Washington DC. I've been playing hockey since middle school, and I'm an active blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. I am a world traveler and I publish horror and dark fiction under a pseudonym.