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Nicco is today’s voice for business, politics and culture in our fast moving digital age. A faculty member at the Harvard Kennedy School, he is an expert on political campaigns in the digital age, having been one of the first to recognize the power of technology as Howard Dean’s campaign webmaster, and then later working with Barack Obama’s 2004 Senate campaign. His firm, Echo & Co., is a leading internet strategy consulting company working with a long list of Fortune 500 companies, non-profit institutions and individuals, including the Clinton Foundation, Google, the Sierra Club, Greenpeace, and many others.

Nicco is available for conferences, keynote addresses, workshop facilitation, and interactive seminars.

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Speaking Testimonials

C.J. Reid

Associate Executive Director, Governance, Membership and Affiliate Services, American Association of School Administrators

For our annual meeting of state association executive directors, we were searching for someone who would be able to talk with them about the effective use of social media to defend public education from its critics. Once we found Nicco Mele our search was over. Nicco delivered absolutely the correct message for this audience. Since our December 2012 meeting, those in attendance have been applying tips they picked up from Nicco. Even the AASA executive director has been quoting Nicco as we move forward with plans to expand our social media presence. Saying Nicco was a hit would be an understatement … he hit it out of the park. I hope he will be able to fit us into his schedule in the future.


Alejandra Matus

Associate Professor University Diego Portales (Chile) and Nieman Fellow, 2010

There are a growing number of people thinking about internet and its influence in politics and social relations, but very few can make the connection to what all this means for journalists. Nicco is one. We were thrilled that he could join us for a 2-day workshop for journalism students here at University Diego Portales in Chile. In my opinion, he can not only see the magnitude of the crisis for the communications industry, but in a very creative and innovative way he can show – and help the students to find by themselves – some clear paths ahead.Our students were deeply impacted by his talks and workshop and it has shown in the following academic works they are doing. In sum, his visit to our Faculty of Literature and Communications was certainly one of the highlights of the year and one I will highly recommend to anybody concerned about the future of journalism and the end of big.


Greg Beeman

President & CEO, Associated Builders and Contractors, Massachusetts Chapter

Nicco’s provocative presentation and his engaging style made for a memorable evening.  The “End of Big” concept is amazing and scary, and Nicco appreciates and conveys both aspects.  It’s powerful stuff, and our audience of small business owners appreciated his insights on how to apply it to their businesses.

Popular Highlights

“Power is not about knowing how to use Twitter. It’s about grasping the thinking underneath the actual technology – the values, mindsets, worldviews, and arguments embedded in all those blinking gadgets and cool websites.”

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