Facebook as a Force in Political Campaigns with Global Political Lead Katie Harbath

Katie Harbath, Global Lead, Politics and Government Engagement, Facebook and Steve Okun, Director, Public Affairs - Asia Pacific, KKR Asia Pacific

Venue : Facebook Singapore, 38 Beach Road, 22/F South Beach Tower, Singapore 189767

Date : May 11, 2016

Time : 7:45 AM - 9:00 AM

Price : $0.00

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Description

Please join us for an exciting spotlight on today's most modern campaign techniques with Katie Harbath, Facebook's Global Lead for Politics and Government Outreach.  Katie will describe how candidates for U.S. and other elections around the globe are using Facebook and discuss best and most successful practices by politicians on Facebook.  Based in the United States, coming from observing the May 9 elections in the Philippines, and on her way to Japan for upcoming mid-term elections, Katie will compare the social media campaign styles from countries around the world.  AmCham Governor and APCAC Vice Chair TPP Steve Okun will introduce Katie and provide an overview of the Democratic and Republican nomination process as they heads to the home stretch and prepare for their national conventions in July.  This meeting is hosted by the Government and Regional Affairs Committee.

About the Speakers

Katie Harbath is the global lead for politics and government engagement at Facebook, where she focuses on political outreach. Prior to Facebook, Katie was the Chief Digital Strategist at the National Republican Senatorial Committee. She previously led digital strategy in positions at DCI Group, the Rudy Giuliani for President campaign and the Republican National Committee. In 2009, she was named a Rising Star by Campaigns and Elections magazine. Katie holds a BA in journalism and political science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Steve Okun regularly comments on US business and politics on the BBC, CNBC and ChannelNewsAsia. In addition, he provides guest lectures on those subjects to universities and business groups across Asia. He worked on the Democratic presidential campaigns from 1988-2000 and served in various capacities at the Democratic National Conventions of 1988, 1996 and 2000.

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