ABOUT

Josh Bolotsky served as New Media Director of The Other 98% from 2010-2014, while also assisting various organized progressive efforts as a social media strategist for Agit-Pop Communications. At O98/Agit-Pop, he did work with allies that included 350.org, SEIU, MoveOn.org, CREDO Action, and many others. 

Upon leaving Other 98%, he served as Digital Team Lead for the Zephyr Teachout and Tim Wu campaigns for Governor and Lt. Governor of New York. The Teachout-Wu challenge wildly exceeded expectations and won over a third of the vote statewide, despite being outspent forty times over in the primary by Governor Cuomo. 

Since the Teachout campaign, Josh has worked as a freelance online and campaign strategy consultant and advisor for people and movements doing vital, interesting or meaningful things. Clients and collaborators have included Ready For Warren, Citizen Engagement Lab, Forecast The Facts, the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, Andrew Boyd, Donaldson Adoption Institute and Yes On Prop F.

His work has been featured/discussed in the New York Times, CBS News, NBC, MSNBC, CNN, The Guardian, the Washington Post, Bloomberg, USA Today, Mashable & The Nation. His writing has been published in the Huffington Post, AlterNet, and the critically acclaimed activist's tactics manual Beautiful Trouble: A Toolbox For Revolution.

Top 6 Fun Facts About Josh:

  1. Josh wrote a video, Exxon Hates Your Children, and co-devised a surrounding campaign that ruined Exxon’s online reputation and presence for months at a time

  2. Josh helped force the Koch Brothers to back off a disastrous mass media buyout plan.

  3. He has been the target of character assassination by both Glenn Beck and Tucker Carlson

  4. He has grown a national nonprofit’s Facebook page to 1.1 Million fans, and their email list to 315,000 subscribers, organically, on a virtually non-existent budget.

  5. He enjoys vegan chili, and writing about himself in the third person.

  6. He helped make this happen: