Photo: Christopher Dilts

Photo: Christopher Dilts


Laura Olin is a digital strategist and writer. She ran social media strategy for President Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign and helped set the editorial voice for the campaign’s digital communications as the first member of its digital team. She was an advisor to the Hillary for America digital team. Other clients have included the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee, Medium, the JFK Library & Foundation, and the Gates Foundation. She’s an alum of the Google Creative Lab, Blue State Digital, and the Center for American Progress.

Laura created and runs a newsletter called Everything Changes, now under the banner of The Awl. It spawned a book in 2016 called Form Letters.

Laura’s been featured as a speaker at the Google Political Innovation Conference, SXSW Interactive, AdTech New York, RootsCamp, and Netroots Nation. 

She’s a native of Finland and became a dual American citizen in 2008.