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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.

The amount of learning that took place at the GovTech Social Academy in Atlanta was undeniable.
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?
Emerging platforms like Snapchat and Nextdoor were hot topics.
Here are some tips to help guide your communication strategy in more challenging circumstances.
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.
Government social media managers can employ a few key tactics to ensure oversight, and to make sure that social media distribution can be managed.
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.
What makes a good social media policy, and how does a government communicator determine when content is in violation?
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.
Social media seems ephemeral but even 140 character tweets are part of the permanent public record. Is your agency ready?