Spencer Critchley is an award-winning writer, producer and communications consultant with experience in broadcasting, film, digital media, public relations and advertising. He is the managing partner of Boots Road Group LLC, an advertising, public relations and digital media firm that serves people who are making the world a better place..
Clients and projects have included Barack Obama's 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns; Congressman Sam Farr; the Emmy-winning PBS documentary "Blink"; with Beatnik Inc: David Bowie, Moby, Santana, Britney Spears, Yahoo! and others; the Silicon Graphics-Time Warner-ATT interactive TV system; Silicon Gaming; the US Department of Labor; the University of California at Berkeley; the Middlebury Institute of International Studies; music for Warner-Chappell Music; and the multiple award-winning Choosing Success CDROM for CCC/Viacom, described by Wired magazine as "the most inspired piece of educational software ever created."
As a journalist, Spencer reported stories for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, National Public Radio and others, winning awards for investigative reporting from the Public Radio News Directors and the Associated Press. For CBC Radio, he was a correspondent and guest host for the national entertainment and popular culture show Prime Time, the host of the syndicated Canada Rocks record review, and a contributor to The Entertainers and other programs. He blogs for the Huffington Post and has written for O’Reilly Digital Media, the Stanford Social Innovation Review and other publications.
Spencer has been a guest speaker for Stanford University; New York University; Art Center College of Design; California State University Monterey Bay; the American Constitution Society; MacWorld; Intel Developer World; Interpret America; the New Teacher Center, the California Association of Public Information Officials and the SXSW, Hot Springs and Bermuda Film Festivals, among others. He has been interviewed or quoted by the Associated Press, CNN, National Public Radio, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, MSNBC.com, Reader’s Digest, Mix Magazine, and others.