Crowdfunding in Detroit – Panel Discussion

Crowdfunding isn’t always as easy as it might seem. You might have a great idea and friends offering to help, but how do you strategize to ensure you can reach your crowdfunding goals? Come meet successful crowd-funders and learn first-hand strategies for raising money in innovative ways! We’ll learn about the platforms, the techniques, the[…]

#TeamLiberati Client PLAYGROUND DETROIT Launches Crowdfunding Campaign to Build Artist Space

We’ve partnered with creative catalysts PLAYGROUND DETROIT to launch a crowd-funding campaign aimed at transforming a vacant storefront into an artistic hub in the Eastern Market neighborhood of Detroit! Check out their campaign video: If funded, the organization led by Detroiters Paulina Petkoski and Samantha Banks Schefman will be building a gallery, retail, and performance space for Detroit’s growing artistic community, the[…]

#TeamLiberati’s Mama Shu Goes on The Ellen Show!

The blog below is reposted from, the online home of the Avalon Village. We’re so excited that our client Shamayim ‘Mama Shu’ Harris was featured recently on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and gifted a new home!   We are a bit overwhelmed after a whirlwind start to the week that included an appearance on The[…]

Case Study: The Global Platform

  For the last six months, we’ve been engaged in an exciting project called The Global Platform on Participation and Protest, a new data visualization and exploration tool for world protests. This project was highly-collaborative, encompassing the participation of at least four different kinds of actors: researchers from the political foundation Friedrich Ebert Stiftung and the Initiative[…]

What Disaster Relief Can Teach Us About Digital Campaigns

There’s an old saying that has become almost cliche these days: Necessity is the mother of invention. When Hurricane Sandy hit New York and New Jersey in October, 2012 I was winding down my work with the Occupy movement and looking ahead towards digital campaigning for politicos and advocacy groups. All of a sudden, thousands were[…]

Justin Wedes, Founder & CEO, Liberati Group LLC

We are open for business!

Let me personally welcome you to our totally revamped website! My name is Justin Wedes, Founder & CEO of The Liberati Group.  Our team has been hard at work giving ourselves a digital makeover, and we’re excited to step out into the light. So let us introduce ourselves to you: We are a diverse and energized team of creatives[…]