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NICK

BARBER

 

MEET

ME

 

Ever since I got my first video camera in 1992 I’ve been obsessed with producing videos. I’ve told more than 3,000 video stories in my career and I’ve experimented with new formats and technologies including VR, 360, 4K, and drone footage. Now I use my storytelling and industry expertise to advise companies, organizations, and clients on how to use video to drive business results.

 

I apply my passion for storytelling at my alma mater Boston University where I have taught journalism and marketing courses to more than 200 students.

Outside of work I'm dad to fifth generation Nicholas and husband to Chelsea. We live in the Boston area and love spending time with family on Cape Cod and at the New Jersey shore.

While I love social media, technology, and digital storytelling, I recently restored my great grandfather's Underwood No. 3 typewriter. Also a Nicholas Barber, he used it when he was mayor of South Bound Brook, NJ.

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As a Forrester analyst I work with a talented group of colleagues to produce market leading research on online video platforms and video collaboration technologies. I advise clients on market trends and deliver business intelligence through inquiry sessions and full day on-site advisory and strategy days.

 

In this role I pull from my near-decade's worth of experience in the media industry. I’m excited to apply that knowledge mixed with Forrester’s research and data to help our clients win, serve, and retain customers.


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While a technology reporter at global media company IDG, I traveled the world and covered thousands of technology news stories.

 

Shaping IDG's global video strategy, my content has appeared on dozens of sites around the world and has driven millions of dollars in revenue.

 

In addition to my professional videos, I maintain a personal YouTube channel with more than 1.2 million views and hundreds of subscribers. I created a Facebook presence for World Tech Update and have driven engagement from more than 12,000 followers.

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When Boston University asked me to teach as an adjunct professor I jumped at the opportunity. I pulled on my professional experiences as a reporter and my personal ones as a recent BU graduate to establish rapport with my students and teach them the latest trends in technology and journalism.


At the College of Communication I launched a technology reporting program and brought eight students to the International CES in Las Vegas. The first of its kind--for both the Consumer Technology Association and Boston University--the program’s students reported on the year’s biggest announcements alongside industry professionals.

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