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
- July 26, 2011 at 8:00 PM EDT
Throughout the day, we've seen reports that Congress' switchboards and websites have been overwhelmed by Americans responding to what President Obama said last night. At this end of Pennsylvania Avenue, we've noticed a bump in messages from Americans – email is coming in at nearly 5 times the normal rate.
- July 26, 2011 at 4:14 PM EDT
To explain the impact various policies have had over the past decade, shifting us from projected surpluses to actual deficits and, as a result, running up the national debt, the White House has developed a graphic for you to review and share.
- June 13, 2011 at 2:50 PM EDT
With almost 2,000 separate websites across the Federal Government, Americans often don't know where to turn for information. Macon Phillips, Director of the Office of Digital Strategy, discusses one of the first steps of the Campaign to Cut Waste which will target duplication and waste among federal websites.
- May 18, 2011 at 1:59 PM EDT
Immediately after President Obama's speech Thursday, Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes, will participate with two journalists in a worldwide conversation using Twitter.
- May 2, 2011 at 8:28 PM EDT
Whitehouse.gov is just one part of the White House's online outreach. The White House continues to work to reach Americans where they get and discuss information, while at the same time meeting its obligations under the Presidential Records Act.
- May 2, 2011 at 12:16 AM EDT
President Obama addresses the Nation to announce that the United States has killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of al Qaeda.
- April 19, 2011 at 3:34 PM EDT
Today, we're announcing two new developments for the White House's mobile apps.
- April 9, 2011 at 5:30 AM EDT
In his Weekly Address, the President discusses the importance of the budget compromise that represents both a significant investment in the United States' future - and the largest annual spending cut in our history.
- April 9, 2011 at 12:33 AM EDT
Late Friday evening, President Obama addressed the Nation on the bipartisan agreement on the budget.
- April 7, 2011 at 6:41 PM EDT
In the event that agency shutdowns and furloughs become necessary due to a lapse in appropriations for Fiscal Year 2011, the Executive Office of the President has prepared and would implement this contingency plan.