David Payne

Adjunct Professor

Areas of Expertise

Digital Campaigns, Advertising, Targeting, Big Data, Digital Strategy, Social Media

Employer: CODAVATE

Title: President

Social Media Handles:  https://twitter.com/codavatellc

David Payne helps some of America’s and the world’s best known organizations protect their interests online and win critical public affairs campaigns. David is President of CODAVATE, a digital communications and public affairs firm providing clients that range from Fortune 100 enterprises to major trade associations and non-profit causes with interactive solutions that shift opinion, advance public policies and protect reputations.
Prior to founding CODAVATE, David built and led the digital practice at VOX Global, an Omnicom agency. He is a digital veteran of district, state and nationwide political campaigns. David speaks regularly at digital conferences, teaching on a range of topics including online advertising, constituent and grassroots mobilization, online fundraising and managing complex, integrated digital campaign operations.


B.A., Concordia College

M.A., The George Washington University, The Graduate School of Political Management

Classes Taught

Digital Advertising & Action