Austin Rathe | Brunswick Group
Austin Rathe

Austin Rathe

Partner, Digital Lead, New York

Austin leads Brunswick’s digital practice, advising clients across a range of sectors to develop effective social and digital communications strategies.

During his four years at the firm he has been based in both London and New York and has supported clients in navigating a range of business critical situations including M&A, crisis and employee engagement issues.

Austin has spent his career working at the intersection of communications and technology. Beginning his career as a software engineer, Austin later moved into politics where he became a campaign manager for the Liberal Democrats in the UK. In this role Austin was a senior communications advisor to MPs and Government Ministers in Westminster during the coalition Government, and also led the party’s national digital strategy. During this time Austin pioneered the use of data to target and segment political campaign audiences, including implementing one of the first large scale voter data and microtargeting platforms in Europe. Austin left political campaigning and joined Brunswick in 2016.

Austin holds a degree in Politics, Economics and International Relations from the Open University.