John Della Volpe is one of the world’s leading authorities on understanding global sentiment, opinion and influence — especially among Millennials and in the age of digital and social media. He was named a “Future Legend of Marketing” by the Ad Club of Boston in 2013 and has advised heads of state, Fortune 100 CEOs, military generals, athletes and entertainers and has turned his recent insights into tools that help companies and organizations use social media analytics to identify and empower their most important stakeholders. Della Volpe also serves as the Director of Polling at Harvard’s Institute of Politics and with Jonathan Chavez directs polling for POLITICO and the Boston Globe. In 2008, he received an Eisenhower Fellowship for which he traveled extensively throughout China, Hong Kong, and Korea (including a supervised day in North Korea) studying Millennials and the use of the Internet. In 2014, he was featured in the ABC News and Yahoo! News series Power Players, and has keynoted numerous conferences around the world speaking on the impact that the Millennial generation and social media are having on our economy, politics and culture, most recently at the Swiss Media Forum in Lucerne, Switzerland. Della Volpe is a regular contributor to the political coverage of the New York Times, the Huffington Post, WBUR’s Cognoscenti and other online and offline channels. Della Volpe remains active today as a member of the Ad Club of Boston Board of Directors, the President of the New England Association of Eisenhower Fellowships and is a member of the Global Alumni Steering Committee.


Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics


Director of Polling

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Communications, Media, International Affairs, Politics and Government
  • John Della Volpe

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United States

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