Alan Rosenblatt, Ph.D – Partner, Lead Digital and Social Media Strategy
Alan Rosenblatt, Ph.D., is a digital communications and social media strategist, professor & thought leader with over 25 years’ experience at the digital intersection of politics, advocacy, media, and education. He is a Partner, leading the Digital and Social Media Strategy Practice at turner4D, providing world-renowned training and strategic counsel to organizations seeking to use social and digital media more effectively. Together with Suzanne Turner, Alan founded the Internet Advocacy Roundtable in 2005—a monthly event focused on digital and social advocacy, politics and media. In 1995, he taught the world’s first university course on digital politics at George Mason University and he’s been teaching it ever since. In 1998, Alan co-founded Media Bureau Networks (MBN), a streaming video consulting firm that was the first tech company to open shop in Philadelphia’s Northern Liberties technology district. Under his direction, MBN produced four daily live-streamed talk shows from the 2000 Republican and Democratic National Conventions. Alan later co-founded Take Action News, which created a new genre of news that facilitates action without taking a position. Dr. Rosenblatt is also Director of Digital Research at Lake Research Partners and a Principal at Unfiltered.Media, as well as an adjunct professor at George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management, Johns Hopkins University and American University, where he teaches courses on digital and social media politics. Previously, he taught courses in digital politics at George Mason, Georgetown and Gonzaga Universities. From 2007-2013, Alan was Associate Director for Online Advocacy at the Center for American Progress/CAP Action Fund, where he created and directed the Center’s social media program. Alan has written for Blackbaud’s npEngage, SocialMediaToday.com, turner4D’s Carpe Colloquium blog, CQ-Roll Call’s Connectivity.com, BigThink.com, HuffingtonPost.com and TechPresident.com. Find him on Twitter, YouTube, SlideShare, Facebook, Medium, tumblr, Ello, This.cm, Parlio and across the web at @DrDigipol.