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Meet Dave Hanley

Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Dave Hanley is one of the leaders of Deloitte Digital’s social offering. In his career as a web marketer, he has specialized in creating and marketing viral social applications. Dave joined Deloitte Digital in October 2013 with the acquisition of Banyan Branch, a leading social media agency based in Seattle, where he was a co-founder.

Prior to Banyan Branch, Dave oversaw marketing and advertising at Shelfari (acquired by Amazon), a social network for book readers. He helped Shelfari grow from 8,000 members to over 2 million in a little over a year using only viral and social media marketing. Dave also served as Director of Product Management at RealNetworks, where he oversaw the launches of and Rhapsody’s web services program.

Dave spent his five years before business school working in economic development with NGOs and banks in Asia and Latin America that were implementing and assessing microcredit programs, including time as a Fulbright scholar with Grameen Bank in Bangladesh. In 2012, Dave received a five-year appointment to be a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, where he advises on various programs.

Dave has an MBA from Stanford University and a BA and MA in Public Policy from Brigham Young University.

Organizations and Affiliations

Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum
Board of Advisors, Vittana


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Latest Media Hits

Professional services firms take digital fight to marketers
Financial Times | October 28, 2013
Dave is quoted in a report on Deloitte’s acquisition of Banyan Branch and Digicon to diversify their digital offerings.

Deloitte Buys Data-Driven Social Media Agency
Mr. Web | October 22, 2013
This article states that business advisory firm Deloitte has acquired data-driven digital and social media agency Banyan Branch.

Deloitte buys Banyan Branch of Seattle
Puget Sound Business Journal | October 22, 2013
Deloitte Digital has bought nearly all the assets of Seattle social media company, Banyan Branch, founded in 2007 by Alex Garcia and Dave Hanley.

Deloitte Digital ‘Doubles Down’ On The CMO, Acquires Seattle Agency Banyan Branch
Ad Exchanger | October 21, 2013
The acquisition of Banyan Branch is a strong indicator that Deloitte is vying for more agency share.

Deloitte Digital takes root in Seattle, buys social media agency Banyan Branch
Geekwire | October 20, 2013
Deloitte Digital has bought social media consultancy Banyan Branch, marking the second big acquisition in Seattle for Deloitte Digital in the past two years.

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