WEBINAR: Saving Public Officials from Themselves on Social Media

Ft. Amy Blalock, City of Durham, NC, and Anil Chawla, ArchiveSocial

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Tuesday, June 12 / 2 p.m. EST

As Public Affairs Manager for the City of Durham, Amy is responsible for external communications for the agency, which consists of of 25 departments and 2,400+ employees. She leads the Social Media Team, comprised of employees responsible for all department pages, and is also involved in the direct management of the City's primary social media pages. 

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What you'll learn

1. Major risk areas for public officials on social mediaI

Public Affairs Manager, City of Durham, NC

2. Important components of an elected official-specific policy

3. Steps to assist you in getting a policy approved

This year, more than 2,000 Gov Communicators have already boosted their social media skills through the Agency-to-Agency Webinar Series.

Agency-to-Agency Webinar Series


Has one of your public officials ever posted controversial content on social media? 

Amy Blalock of Durham, NC will explain why and HOW  the City of Durham made a social media policy for its elected officials. 

She will cover the risk areas for public officials on social media, accompanied by actual incidents in Durham that prompted the creation of the policy. Finally, get an inside look  at what it took to get the policy adopted.

Additionally, Anil Chawla, CEO of ArchiveSocial, will share case studies involving public officials and shed light on how your agency can stay out of the headlines.

About the Speakers


CEO & Founder, ArchiveSocial

Anil Chawla is the founder and CEO of ArchiveSocial, a social media archiving company that specializes in open records management and risk mitigation of government social media.  Anil is a frequent speaker on the topics of government social media and public records laws, and his work has been featured in prominent publications including CNBC, Politico, NextGov, InformationWeek, Fast Company, and Entrepreneur.com.

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