Macon Phillips formerly served as Special Assistant to the President and Director of Digital Strategy at The White House. As the Director of Digital Strategy, Phillips developed and managed the Obama Administration's online program, including WhiteHouse.gov.
Prior to the White House, Phillips ran the new media program for the Presidential Transition Team (Change.gov) and served as the Deputy Director of the Obama campaign's new media department (BarackObama.com).
Before the campaign, Phillips led Blue State Digital's strategy practice, working with clients like the Democratic National Committee and Senator Ted Kennedy. A proud AmeriCorps VISTA alum, the Huntsville, Alabama native is a graduate of Duke University.
Follow Macon Phillips on Twitter @Macon44.
Macon Phillips's Posts
- January 14, 2012 at 8:09 AM EST
The White House has responded to two petitions about proposed legislation intended to combat online piracy.
- November 3, 2011 at 5:49 PM EST
We the People is still going strong a month after its launch, gaining nearly 31,000 new signatures everyday while working with users to improve and fine tune the experience.
- October 26, 2011 at 1:21 PM EST
Today, one of President Obama's top education advisors, Roberto Rodriguez, issued the first response to a petition created through We the People
- October 3, 2011 at 2:13 PM EST
In the week since we launched We the People, more than 7,800 petitions have been created, more than 600,000 signatures have been logged and more than 375,000 people have created an account to participate in this platform. It's by far the biggest online engagement event ever for the White House - and we're just getting started.
- September 19, 2011 at 4:06 PM EST
As part of President Obama's Campaign to Cut Waste and the Administration's overall commitment to improving customer service, we're taking a fresh look at how government information and services are delivered on the Internet
- September 15, 2011 at 2:16 PM EST
Even though we haven’t launched yet, we’re already seeing a number of questions and comments that are worth addressing. Here are some of those questions and our responses:
- September 1, 2011 at 6:00 AM EST
Something exciting is coming to WhiteHouse.gov. It's called We the People and it will significantly change how the public -- You! -- engage with the White House online.
President Obama: "The future of Syria must be determined by its people, but President Bashar al-Assad is standing in their way."August 18, 2011 at 8:37 AM EST
Today, President Obama called for the President of Syria, Bashar al-Assad, to step aside and took the strongest financial action action against the Syrian regime thus far.
- August 16, 2011 at 5:28 PM EST
Today in Peosta, Iowa, President Obama took a moment to reflect on what his trip through rural America has meant.
President Obama speaks in support of the bipartisan deal to reduce the deficit and raise the debt limitJuly 31, 2011 at 8:56 PM EST
Tonight, President Obama spoke in support of a bipartisan deal to reduce the nation's deficit and avoid default. It extends the debt limit to 2013, removing the cloud of uncertainty over our economy and ensuring that no one will be able to use the threat of default now or in only a few months for political gain.