My name is David Almacy and I founded CapitalGig LLC in 2016 to help clients better understand evolving communications, integrate emerging media platforms and effectively increase engagement in government, politics, issue advocacy, and corporate brand reputation. A recognized leader in communications, I bring over 20 years of experience at the intersection of public relations, digital, media, government and public affairs.
Specifically, I spent over six years as a Senior Vice President in Edelman’s Washington, DC office where I developed and managed comprehensive and impactful communications programs to increase share of voice, reputation and grassroots mobilization in both traditional media and online outlets for clients such as Hilton Worldwide, Adobe, Wounded Warrior Project, ICANN, Microsoft, BSA | The Software Alliance, Walmart, Starbucks, National Mining Association, BAE Systems, Inc. and American Petroleum Institute.
From 2005-07, I served as the White House Internet and E-Communications director for President George W. Bush where I managed online communications strategy, served as a press spokesperson and lead contact for digital influentials. In addition, I was the primary owner of the White House website and spearheaded the site’s comprehensive redesign in March 2007.
Additional professional background includes stints with Waggener Edstrom Worldwide, Republican National Committee, Phi Delta Theta Fraternity, Washington Business Journal, C-SPAN, GovTech Solutions and the U.S. Department of Education.
Also, I am a lecturer in Georgetown University’s Public Relations and Corporate Communications program where I teach a graduate level digital communications strategy class on the emerging influence of the Internet and social media in government, public relations, politics, issue advocacy and corporate brand reputation.
I created this blog in January 2008 as a forum dedicated to examining how technology is changing the way we live, work, communicate, connect, campaign and govern – particularly in a capital city.
This is not a place for angry missives, name calling or nonsense — you have plenty other venues to choose for those purposes. Rather, my intent was to create a space where we may disagree but understand that we can still learn from each other, engage in rational debate, create a conversation about issues of the day and help shape the future of our digital world. Bonus points to those who employ humor and wit in the process.
1. The city or town that is the official seat of government in a country, state, etc.
2. A city regarded as being of special eminence in some field of activity
1. Informal for gigabyte: One billion bytes. Roughly the amount of data required to encode a human gene sequence
2. Any job, especially one of short or uncertain duration
Get it? Good! If not, please retreat to the aforementioned alternative venues.
Just so we are clear, CapitalGig posts are part of my personal weblog. The opinions expressed here belong solely to the author and do not necessarily reflect or represent the views of my employers, clients or other associations unless explicitly indicated otherwise.
And, with that, I’m happy to take your questions…