About David

Hi there! I'm David Bickley.

I’ve been a professional marketer since 2002 but, I’ve been researching, writing about, and practicing the craft across multiple industries for much longer. I’m currently based in D.C., Kansas City with my wife, son, and two cats.

Prior to my current endeavors with Wabbit, I served as Vice President of Marketing and Communications at large non-profit, where I led a team charged with reversing a 30-year decline in donor engagement. It was a monumental task that called for high risk tolerance and a delicate hand but, it helped prepare me for the next chapter of my career, leadership at a full-service marketing agency.

When I’m not analyzing KPIs or plotting strategies on a whiteboard, you can find me coaching early-stage entrepreneurs, studying game development, or outside on a hike with camera in my hand.

What I do in a nutshell: I develop zero-to-launch marketing strategies and tactical implementations which boost conversions, book more sales calls, and make more money for my client’s companies.

Why clients work with me:

  1. I’m reliable, fun to work with, and I always bring my A game.
  2. Specializing as I do has allowed me to develop a robust domain of expertise.
  3. As a result, I make the surprising, valuable connections that others miss.

Want to learn even more?

Alright… well, first things first, I swear to you, I tried to do things like a normal person. It’s just that everything I’ve tried has somehow always come back to marketing.

At this point, at least to me, it is an essential life skill.

In college, I majored in Psychology and minored in Business Administration. I played with the idea of working as a creative director in film & games as a career but, my experience in design and publishing guided me in a different direction.

After college, I grabbed a camera, packed my bags and headed east. 

In the years that followed, I learned a ton about day-to-day life inside large marketing agencies, and about the actual “in the trenches” craft of marketing itself. Through that experience I was able to expand and sharpen my skillset to an incredible degree, but…

Something was missing.

So I set out to do more, and pursue work which mattered to me on a personal level.

Now, nearly 15 years later, I get to spend my days helping small businesses and non-profits who are doing work which makes a difference in their communities. 

I absolutely love it.

Better still, I can do my work from anywhere in the world. And we love to travel.

Our non-profit organization needed a massive marketing overhaul to increase donations and revive volunteer participation. David’s creativity and marketing knowledge were just what we needed. His philosophy empowered our staff to create and implement incredibly successful marketing campaigns. Now, we’re reaching more people than ever and the board is thrilled!

Lorraine Kalal
President (former)
Stonecroft, inc.

More random facts about me:

When I'm not in work mode, I'm likely:

  • Playing with my son
  • Practice sessions with my eSports team
  • Learning Computer Science
  • Designing games
  • Writing music, drawing, or other art
  • Reading

A few of my favorite things:

  • color: Burgundy
  • food: Sushi
  • smell: Right after a long rain
  • place: A little lakehouse in the Shenandoahs
  • tv shows: Psych, Black Mirror, Firefly, Modern Family, Rick & Morty
  • books: The Artist’s Way, The Overstory

Other facts about me:

  • 1995 Blockbuster Video Game Champion
  • In my early 20’s, I had a side-gig as a nightclub magician.
  • In 2009, I established the most successful fitness photography studio in the Midwest, and led it for over a decade.
  • We lived in D.C. during Covid, the George Floyd protests, the riots, and the attack on the capitol. It was exactly as crazy as you imagine.

Want to work together?

If I sound like the person you want to work with, what are you waiting for!? Complete the form on this page and you’ll get an email from me right away about next steps. I can’t wait to hear from you!