Geoff Livingston

Photographer & Visual Content Marketer

Geoff Livingston is a master storyteller for brands and individuals using an imagery-first methodology and examines the latest research on human connection in his field.


How do you create images that communicate trust and a sense of belonging or community? As a photographer AND expert marketer, Geoff will be sharing his indepth experience about this topic.


“Geoff is a rare combination of nuts and bolts doing, charismatic persuading, skeptical investigating and visionary seeing. These are not normally found in one human. ” – Todd E. Herman, Founder, CEO, Fortune 50 Digital Media Executive


Geoff Livingston is an award-winning professional photographer in the Washington, DC Area. He provides event photography, photojournalism, portraits, engagement shoots, and fine art photography. He also offers photography workshops for interested parties.

Geoff Livingston has photographed President Barack Obama, Super Model Kendall Jenner, Actress Rosario Dawn, Actress Neve Campbell, Actress Gabrielle Union, Six Time MLB All Star Prince Fielder, and Republican Presidential Candidate John Kasich among others. . His corporate experiences include Audi USA, Bank of America, the National Park Foundation, the National Park Service, Pearson Education, and USA Today.

In 2016, he helped start-up Meyer-Optik Goerlitz raise more than $600,000 on Kickstarter to restore its historic Trioplan f2.9/50 to the market. He has also supported Top 100 Worldwide Advertising Photographer Cade Martin.

Geoff’s fine art photography has been featured by Exposed DCGlen Echo Photoworks, the Art League and Del Ray Artisans in several exhibitions. His photography and photographic insights have also been featured in PetaPixelNikonRumorsNational GeographicUK Magazine Digital Photographerthe Huffington Post, and Digital Photography School.

Marketing Background

A digital marketing pioneer, Geoff helps brands and nonprofits launch products, enact corporate marketing initiatives, and implement content marketing programs. In addition to his works for brands, he has authored three books on social media and marketing, including Welcome to the Fifth Estate, and has spoken at numerous national and international marketing conferences. His fourth book, Welcome to the Machine: A Primer on AI for Marketers, will be published in 2019.

He started and sold social media boutique Livingston Communications (2009). He has won awards from the Society of New Communications Research, the American Marketing Association, the International Association of Business Communicators, MarketingProfs, and an Axiom Award. The social fundraising projects he has worked on raised more than $225 million.

Past Clients and Experiences

As a marketer, he has advised numerous top brands, including AT&T, Audi USA, Cox, eBay, Ford, General Dynamics, Google, PayPal, Pepsi Co., Procter and Gamble, SAIC, Verizon and Yum! Brands. Nonprofit clients include the American Red Cross, the National Park Foundation, United Way of America, Live Earth, The Case Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Razoo, Environmental Defense Fund, and the Philanthropy 2.0 Project.

Geoff teaches a social media marketing class at George Washington University. He has an MA in Communications, Culture, and Technology from Georgetown University.

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“Whatever the problem, community is the answer.”

– Margaret Wheatley

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“Understanding the necessity of healthy tribes, what they are made of, and learning how to cultivate trustworthiness could improve your quality of life, light up your bottom line, and transform the society we live in for the better.” – KiKi L’Italien