Digital Was the Theme at What’s Next DC

What’s Next DC isn’t your average conference.  In fact, it’s not even your average unconference.  Now in its third year, What’s Next DC brings together speakers who are boots-on-the ground pros from areas across the country working in the field of communications.  With panel topics like “Competing in the Instant Era”, “Facebook and the Power of Mobile”, and “Stop Drowning in Data”, it was clear that the topic of “digital” was the common theme among the presenters.

What’s Next Organizer and Host, Tod Plotkin, talks about this year’s What’s Next Conference and the changes from years past:

Zac Moffatt, the former Digital Director for the Romney Campaign and the Co-founder of Targeted Victory, shares his insights on “social” and data sharing:

Liana Pistell, Social Media Strategist for The World Bank and Tarq Khokhar, Open Data Evangelist at the The World Bank gave a lively discussion and kept the crowd both engaged and in stitches during their “Tumblr for Nerds: How the World Bank Does Data Viz” panel.  Here Liana gives us one take away from that entertaining panel:

Angela Hayes, Director, Division Communications, Corporate Communications at the American Cancer Society summed it up best when she spoke very simply about the role social media plays for her company:

One thing is for sure, social, digital and data visualization should be a part of any effective communications and industry engagement strategy in order to remain competitive in today’s market.

What ways are you engaging online?  Do you need help developing a strategy?  We at Campaign Consultation are here to help you.

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Danielle Ricks

Social Media Specialist

Campaign Consultation, Inc

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