Andrew Noyes: The Innovation 50

VP of communications, Brigade Media

Brigade Media wants to revitalize American politics and, as newly installed VP of communications, Andrew Noyes is charged with helping the startup achieve that goal. Founded in 2014 by Silicon Valley veterans Sean Parker and Marc Benioff, Brigade aims to combat apathy about all levels of politics and boost civic engagement in the US. Earlier this year the company raised $9.5 million in funding and acquired a controlling stake in Philotic, which owns online campaign platform Causes.com and political advocacy startup Votizen.

Noyes has a history of aligning himself with innovative companies. Before this, he led corporate communications at transport app Uber, helping build its brand as it faced legal battles around the world. He was also the first communications head in Washington, DC for Facebook, where for more than three years he managed comms and public policy during product launches, legal cases, privacy issues, political campaign initiatives, and other efforts that give him a wide-ranging view of the challenges now faced by Brigade.

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