Anil Chawla


Anil Chawla is the founder and CEO of ArchiveSocial, a civic tech company that specializes in risk mitigation and open records management of government social media. The parent company of Government Technology is an investor in ArchiveSocial through e.Republic Ventures.
March 29, 2017

Money in the Bank: 3 Takeaways from the GovTech Social Academy in Atlanta

The amount of learning that took place at the GovTech Social Academy in Atlanta was undeniable.

March 1, 2017

Sassy or Unclassy: Using Humor in Government Social Media

We're taking a deeper dive into when humor does and doesn’t work for government agencies.

January 31, 2017

4 Lessons Learned from a School District’s Social Media Controversy

Most public agencies take a conservative approach and stick to fact-based messages, while some of the most successful on social media are going edgier. Which is best?

December 20, 2016

The Social Stuff We Loved in 2016

Here are three examples of public agencies doing impactful work on social media.

November 15, 2016

Crash Course for Social Media Managers in Government

The crash course offers five easy-to-digest online lessons, including how to get started with social media, tune up your existing pages, protect your agency online and more.

October 17, 2016

Snap This! 3 Takeaways from the 2016 GovTech Social Unconference

Emerging platforms like Snapchat and Nextdoor were hot topics.

September 26, 2016

Being Authentic on Social Media

And how to be authentic even when people don’t like you and technology tempts you to go synthetic.

August 15, 2016

5 Must-See Social Media Events for Govies This Fall

Here's a short list of must-attend conferences being held this fall that should be on your radar.

July 19, 2016

What Government Agencies Can Do Now that Facebook Is Prioritizing People Over Pages

Any change to how Facebook prioritizes, delivers and highlights information can profoundly impact both an agency’s attempts to disseminate information, as well as an individual’s ability to benefit from that information. These tips can help.

June 10, 2016

Reconciling Friends: Public Officials Meet Social Media Policy

Your agency needs a social media policy. Seriously, your agency needs a social media policy.

May 16, 2016

When Government Agencies ‘Troll Back’ on Social Media

Some government agencies are starting to apply the principles of trolling on social media as a means to achieve the greater good.

April 19, 2016

Social Media Going Sideways? 4 Tips for Staying the Course

Here are some tips to help guide your communication strategy in more challenging circumstances.

March 11, 2016

Managing the Madness: The Role of Social Media in a Crisis

Crisis situations are not limited to shocking acts of terrorism or massive hurricanes. Here are some tips to help agencies manage social media in these situations.

February 19, 2016

#RIPTwitter? The Future of Twitter and How It Impacts Government

The audience on Twitter is too large to ignore and, despite the outcry, they aren’t leaving anytime soon.

January 17, 2016

Strategies for Making Government Social Media Awesome in 2016

Here are six social media resolutions governments should consider as they kick off the new year.

November 23, 2015

Power to the People! (Inside Your Agency, Through Social Media)

Here are some guidelines to help you empower the people within your agency — without risking over-exposure.

October 14, 2015

Improved Private Messaging on Facebook, Twitter Helps Government to Connect

When public-sector agencies immediately respond to constituents on social media, it has the power to transform public perception.

September 21, 2015

How Government Can Trump Social Media

What can government learn from Donald Trump in using social media to both inform and provoke?

August 17, 2015

Distributing the Power of Social Media Without Losing Control

Government social media managers can employ a few key tactics to ensure oversight, and to make sure that social media distribution can be managed.

July 13, 2015

5 Tips for Gaining Support for Your Social Media Strategy

Gaining the support of agency executives and others with doubts about social media's benefits can be tough, so you need a strategy to help them understand the ROI of your efforts.

June 10, 2015

Moderating Social Media Comments: Clearing the Confusion

What makes a good social media policy, and how does a government communicator determine when content is in violation?

May 11, 2015

Government Social Media Comes of Age at Inaugural Conference

At the inaugural GSMCON, 365 "govie" delegates gathered in a ballroom above a casino floor — and may very well have been witnessing the formal birth of a movement.