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).
Prior to 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 22, 2010 at 7:17 PM EST
In the days since the earthquake in Haiti, Americans have shown their generosity with millions of dollars in donations. Tonight, President Obama signed a bill into law that makes it easier to give.
- January 17, 2010 at 10:44 PM EST
Earlier this evening, the White House released an overview of key facts and examples of government actions in response to the earthquake in Haiti. You can keep up to date with the latest news and resources on the response at the White House's dedicated webpage. Before this summary of what your government is doing, a quick reminder from former Presidents Bush and Clinton about how you can help.
- January 16, 2010 at 12:40 PM EST
"How can I help?"
That's what former Presidents Bush and Clinton both asked as the devastating impact of the earthquake in Haiti became clear. This question brought them to a place they both know well, the Oval Office. There they met with President Obama and agreed to lead a major fundraising effort for relief: the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund.
- December 28, 2009 at 4:35 PM EST
Earlier today, the President addressed the public on the recent attempted terrorist attack.
- December 28, 2009 at 4:34 PM EST
Read the President's latest remarks. (Updated to include Persian and Arabic translations.)
- December 22, 2009 at 7:30 AM EST
Today the White House announced the President’s new White House Cybersecurity Coordinator, Howard Schmidt. With some 40 years of experience in government, business and law enforcement, Howard brings a unique and deep experience to this important issue. Watch this video to learn more about his background and approach.
- December 4, 2009 at 10:20 AM EST
The President heads out of Washington, DC to Allentown, PA to meet with workers and small business owners who have felt the impact of our current economic crisis first-hand. New Media Director Macon Phillips will be traveling with the President to give an inside perspective into the day's events. So keep an eye on the blog for some posts from the field and more frequent updates via twitter and photos on facebook.
- December 1, 2009 at 1:08 PM EST
Making clear who is fighting to protect Medicare and who is just fighting to protect the insurance industry.
- November 26, 2009 at 12:00 AM EST
Given the holiday, we are releasing the President's weekly address today. In this video, President Obama calls to our attention the men and women in uniform who are away from home sacrificing time with family to protect our safety and freedom. He also talks about the progress of health care reform, the Recovery Act, and job creation to ensure that next Thanksgiving will be a brighter day.
- November 19, 2009 at 8:16 PM EST
Opponents of health reform appear to have run out of fresh smears against health insurance reform and have started recycling old debunked attacks. In response to those that brought up this attack that Politifact proved false months ago, we simply bring back this classic Reality Check first published on October 1, 2009.