Jake Engle

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Jake Engle


Jake currently serves as GQR Digital’s lead strategist for campaigns in 2022. He partners closely with clients to keep communications and digital strategies rooted in data and geared toward outcomes—despite an onslaught of propaganda and lies. While he specializes in synthesizing research about online propaganda and mis/disinformation into actionable insights, he also has a wealth of experience in quantitative/qualitative opinion research and social listening, as well as crisis and general communications. Since 2018, Jake has trained progressive groups around the US on digital organizing, smart social listening, and two-way engagement online. He has worked for a range of political clients in the US and internationally, as well as for corporate and nonprofit clients. His client work includes training and consulting with party committees, over 300 progressive groups, and Democratic campaigns—including in key battleground states such as Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Florida, and Arizona. Jake’s prior experience included education and nonprofit communications work, as well as work on statewide campaigns and Senate work for New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. He has a BA in Public Relations and Political Science from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.

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