Colin Delany

Colin Delany is an online communications consultant, a 20-year veteran of digital political communications and the founder and editor of Epolitics.com, a website that focuses on the tools and tactics of internet politics and online advocacy.

A frequent speaker and acknowledged expert in the field of internet communications, Delany has worked for almost two decades to help advocacy groups, companies and political campaigns leverage the power of online tools. He has experience in online marketing, fundraising, digital advocacy, social media and blogger outreach and much more, often focusing on the connection between the online realm and real-world happenings.

Delany has written three e-books, “Learning from Obama” (a comprehensive guide to the 2008 digital campaign), “Online Politics 101” and “How Candidates Can Use the Internet to Win in 2016,” which is currently in use around around the world. Launched in July of 2006, Epolitics.com received the Golden Dot Award as “Best Blog – National Politics” at the 2007 Politics Online Conference and was named “Blog Político del Año, Otra Lengua Aparte del Español” at the 2013 Poli Conference. Delany was honored as one of “Ten Who Are Changing the World of Politics and the Internet” at the 2010 World E-Gov Forum in Paris.

A former staffer in the Texas Legislature, and a survivor of the political side of the dot-com boom (he was co-founder of a targeted search engine for politics and policy), Delany was online communications director at the National Environmental Trust and the National Women’s Law Center before returning to consulting. He also occasionally plays bass in a rock and roll band.


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