Profile

Cover photo
Alan Rosenblatt
Works at SocialMediaToday.com
Attended Tufts University
2,134 followers|63,838 views
AboutPostsPhotosYouTubeReviews

Stream

Alan Rosenblatt

Shared publicly  - 
 
“What we are positing is that the digital badge is the 21st century way of displaying for a potential employer those same skills and that same knowledge [as formal certifications] in a much more granular and transparent way,” said Tawa Mitchell, program officer with Chicago-based John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
For around $300, an engineer with a few years of network administration experience can take the Cisco Certified Network Associate Routing and Switching certification exam and climb the ladder to a position that pays up to $118,830, according to PayScale.com. Substituting four-year computer science degrees with work experience and low-cost certification exams has helped thousands of IT workers advance to high-paying positions without the burden of...
1
Lisa Marie (SocialMediaGypsy)'s profile photo
 
Amazing Find! Thank you. I come from Pittsburgh. Did my education there and worked at companies like the mentioned WQED -TV.  I invested (lets just say "a lot") into my education, but I still wasn't allowed at that time to touch the buttons...that job was left for the unionized tech people (IT at that time). Their Union issued similar informal "Digital Badge"s. At least in those years before 2000, the Unionized engineers and the CEO were the only ones who made money in TV. So Alan, what do you think about Digital Badges?!
Add a comment...

Alan Rosenblatt

Shared publicly  - 
 
I dig deep into the tools of the trade... this time looking at online advocacy platforms, with a special focus on social media integration.
Turner was founded in 2000 by refugees from large agencies and progressive organizations frustrated by the focus on the bottom line at the sacrifice of true societal change. We are intentionally a boutique firm – our size allows us to hand pick our clients based on our passion for their work. From our inception we have evolved with the changing media landscape. Today the multiplicity of tools requires iron-clad strategic discipline. The que...
1
Add a comment...

Alan Rosenblatt

Shared publicly  - 
 
superfuntime
MSXLadyxAthena
1
Add a comment...

Alan Rosenblatt

Shared publicly  - 
 
Pittsburgh is offering great learning programs across the city this summer as part of the national City of Learning program. If you live in PGH, get your kids to these amazing events!
Young people are always learning, but their academic gains can slide when school is out for the summer. For the second year, The Sprout Fund is leading Pittsburgh City of Learning, a citywide campaign to connect more than 50 organizations offering summer learning opportunities for an expected 5,000 youth. Through Pittsburgh City of Learning the ent...
1
Add a comment...

Alan Rosenblatt

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
Socialism doesn't mean taking wealth from those who work hard and giving it to those who don't. You're thinking of Capitalism.
While I'm not personally a socialist, I do have a social conscience and certainly agree that capitalism left to it's own accord will drain wealth from working folks and give it to the aristocratic class. It robs the poorest 90% of society to fund the lavish lifestyles of the rich and famous as it spits on the grave of The American Dream. We need a kinder, gentler economic reality where those who work hard are able to keep more of the wealth they create.
199 comments on original post
4
Jamaldin Yahya's profile photo
 
yep, damn right
Add a comment...
In his circles
1,088 people
Have him in circles
2,134 people
abdou pro's profile photo
jon fulton's profile photo
Kenneth “Professor Rex” Quinnell's profile photo
Diem Vu's profile photo
Abdullah AbduRahman's profile photo
Dbjit Mirbar's profile photo
Matt Osborne's profile photo
Colin Delany's profile photo
Celebs Outfit (Leather Jackets)'s profile photo

Alan Rosenblatt

Shared publicly  - 
 
How do you get your news? How do you use social media to get news? I dig deep into this question with Amy Mitchell of the Pew Research Center.
Wired’s reporting on Pew Research Center's recent poll about how people get their news in the modern era raises some very interesting questions about what it means to “get your news from social m
1
Add a comment...

Alan Rosenblatt

Shared publicly  - 
 
Don't #AskMe why Bobby Jindal and EL James hosted #AskMe chats last week if you can't handle the truth!
3
Moe R's profile photo
Moe R
 
Very true, but the entertainment value remains priceless.  :D
Add a comment...

Alan Rosenblatt

Shared publicly  - 
 
Israeli Interior Minister's wife Judy Mozes learns the hard way that stupid, offensive, racist tweets will get you in trouble.
1
Add a comment...

Alan Rosenblatt

Shared publicly  - 
 
Sprout Fund, a local nonprofit that supports innovative ideas and grassroots community projects, wants cities and regions across the country to be able to learn from these and other local ideas.
Maybe you’ve already heard of the Makeshop at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, where this week, children were building a beehive. Perhaps you know about Carnegie Mellon University’s Create Lab, which empowers students to think of technology as a tool that can be used for social change. Or possibly you’ve followed the Elizabeth Forward School District as it enhanced its classes with innovations ranging from game design theory to an interactive...
1
Add a comment...

Alan Rosenblatt

Shared publicly  - 
 
Maybe they can build flood walls out of those stupid textbooks they've butchered.
 
Texas flooding? QUICK, lower their taxes and get the free market to come to rescue them!
109 comments on original post
3
1
Tim Simon's profile photo
Add a comment...

Alan Rosenblatt

Shared publicly  - 
 
It is not enough to know which social networks people use if we are going to effectively connect with key audiences. We have to know HOW they use them and WHO they talk with on each network.
It is long past time that we stop talking about which social networks to use for this campaign or that. When it comes to targeting audiences, what matters more than which networks people use is how th
4
2
Pat Fuller's profile photoAngie Brill's profile photo
Add a comment...
People
In his circles
1,088 people
Have him in circles
2,134 people
abdou pro's profile photo
jon fulton's profile photo
Kenneth “Professor Rex” Quinnell's profile photo
Diem Vu's profile photo
Abdullah AbduRahman's profile photo
Dbjit Mirbar's profile photo
Matt Osborne's profile photo
Colin Delany's profile photo
Celebs Outfit (Leather Jackets)'s profile photo
Work
Occupation
Digital Political Strategist
Skills
Social media strategy & implementation, digital campaign strategy & implementation, statistical analysis, writing, research design, research, communication strategy
Employment
  • SocialMediaToday.com
    Columnist, 2013 - present
    I write a weekly column call Social Advocacy & Politics about the intersection of advocacy, politics, news media and public affairs with social media. Column is published every Tuesday.
  • turner4D
    Partner, 2014 - present
    Digital and Social Media Strategist. Provide strategic consulting and training to policy, advocacy, media, government and political organizations and programs. I also founded and convene the monthly Internet Advocacy Roundtable.
  • American University
    Adjunct Professor, 1989 - present
    Teach graduate course on Digital Political Strategy.
  • Johns Hopkins University
    Adjunct Professor, 2009 - present
    Teach graduate course on Digital Political Strategy.
  • Center for American Progress Action Fund
    Digital Political Strategist, 2007 - 2013
    I developed and implemented strategies for social media and internet advocacy campaigns. My focus was creating and cultivating an online and social media presence for the Center for American Progress and the Center for American Progress Action Fund.
  • Georgetown Uiniversity
    Adjunct Professor, 2009 - 2011
    Teach graduate course on Digital Political Strategy.
  • George Mason University
    Assistant Professor, 1991 - 2000
    Taught undergraduate courses in political science, digital politics, public opinion, research methods, propaganda & persuasion, politics & the media.
  • Internet Advocacy Center
    Executive Director, 2005 - 2007
    As Executive Director of the Internet Advocacy Center, I serve as a resource on Internet strategist for advocacy and electoral campaigns. IAC is a virtual think tank, providing education and research on digital campaigns and media. IAC has developed and implemented Internet advocacy strategies and tactics, including designing and developing advocacy websites, online ad campaigns, Blog engagement campaigns, mobile communications campaigns, etc. I am also the primary instructor for IAC professional education programs, including the Internet Advocacy Roundtable. In addition to the Roundtable, I speak at various conferences and teach Internet Advocacy Communications at American University's School of Communication.
  • e-Advocates
    Director of Training, 2003 - 2005
    As Director of Training Programs, Alan trains public affairs professionals how to use the Internet to achieve their public policy goals. In addition, he develops new business opportunities for the firm, provides strategic support and management for advocacy projects, speaks at conferences around the country and publishes articles about Internet advocacy.
  • Stateside Associates
    VP of Online Advocacy Services, 2001 - 2003
    Created and managed a new division for a state issue management firm to provide clients with Internet advocacy strategy services.
  • Delany Policy Group
    Associate Director, 2000 - 2001
    Managed an innovative small technology policy-consulting firm, focusing on the analysis of trends in Internet technology development, policy, and use. Responsibilities included overseeing all project managers; managing client outreach projects; developing service lines and business proposals; building the firm’s reputation and capacity; researching, writing, and editing policy analyses; and managing human resources. Answered directly to the firm’s owner and president.
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Story
Tagline
Digital political strategist, professor, & innovator.
Introduction
Alan Rosenblatt, Ph.D. is a digital/social media strategist, professor & thought leader and a Partner at turner4D (formerly known as Turner Strategies). He is a regular columnist at SocialMediaToday.com, co-founder/host of the Internet Advocacy Roundtable and co-founder of the 4D Curation Squad. Alan taught the first college course on digital politics (1995), created and built the Center for American Progress’s social media program (2007-13) and trained nearly 20,000 people across the world in digital/social media strategy, including civil society leaders across the Arab world in 2009; executives at leading advocacy groups and news media outlets; Members of Congress and their staff; as well as a couple future kings. Alan has a Ph.D. in Political Science. He teaches digital political strategy at Johns Hopkins, American, and occasionally at Gonzaga & Georgetown Universities. Find him across social media @DrDigiPol.
Bragging rights
Taught the world's first college course on Digital Politics (1995); created the first digital strategy consulting practice focused on state and local politics (2000); created and managed the Center for American Progress's social media program (2007-2013); trained Arab civil society leders to use social media 15 months before Arab Spring (2009); web-streamed live coverage from the 2000 presidential nominating conventions.
Education
  • Tufts University
    B.A. Political Science & Philosophy, 1980 - 1984
  • Boston College
    M.A. Political Science, 1984 - 1986
  • American University
    Ph.D. Political Science, 1986 - 1992
When I travel, I typically check to see what restaurants Anthony Bourdain recommends. He did not let me down in Vienna. Wratschko was awesome. We sampled several items on the menu. It was all fantastic. And we sat at the table in the front window by the bar, affording us a view into the kitchen. Also very cool.
Public - a week ago
reviewed a week ago
1 review
Map
Map
Map