Public Affairs Manager, City of Durham, NC
Amy Blalock is the Public Affairs Manager with the City of Durham Office of Public Affairs, and has worked in the communications field for more than 18 years. After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, she began her career with a public relations agency followed by positions with for-profit and non-profit organizations, including Duke University Medical Center, before joining the City of Durham Office of Public Affairs in 2004. Her work experience incorporates all areas of communications, including marketing, brand identity management, public relations, event planning and speechwriting, media relations, social media management, issues and crisis management, video production, photography, and internal communications.
Public official use of social media is gaining attention. This session will explore how communicators can best prepare (and protect!) their agencies. To help illustrate, Amy Blalock from the City of Durham will share how her team developed a social media policy for elected officials, and then managed to win approval from City Council. Additionally, […]