Collin Ward is a proven strategist with nearly 15 years of experience leveraging data and research into innovative marketing and communications campaigns. Collin joined the team in 2018 as Vice President for Corporate & Advocacy Communications, leading the marketing, branding and communications practice at GQR.
Over the course of his career, Collin has helped corporations, advocacy groups, and political campaigns develop innovative and effective marketing and communications strategies across multiple channels, with a focus on the ever-changing digital world. An expert in leveraging data and research to inform creative and message development, Collin has thrived in the fast-paced world of digital marketing and communications.
Before joining GQR, Ward was the Director of Marketing for Women for Women International, an international NGO that works with the most marginalized women in war-torn countries. While there, he aligned both the earned and paid media strategies and rebuilt a digital program. Collin also served as the Director of Marketing for the Democratic National Committee. While at the DNC, he integrated messaging across channels and turned the marketing department into a data-driven machine that increased year-over-year grassroots financial support and mobilized millions of supporters across the U.S.
Prior to the DNC, Collin worked with a variety of corporate and advocacy clients at Epsilon, a leading marketing technology agency that has been ranked #1 by Ad Agency Report. He has worked on major national campaigns for brands like Safeway, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Kaiser Permanente, The Smithsonian Institute and others. Collin started his career working with several corporate clients at a boutique advertising agency in his native home of Southern California. There he helped clients integrate the two worlds of earned and paid media, enabling them to work in tandem to achieve a client's goals.
Collin holds a Bachelors in Marketing from Azusa Pacific University and a Masters in Communications from The Johns Hopkins University. He lives in the historic Shaw District of Washington, D.C. with his fiancée and their two dogs, Rocco and Cooper. He loves to stay active and can often be seen running the National Mall in preparation for his next triathlon.