Margaret McGaryCEO & Chief Strategist, McGary Associates
- McGary Associates
- United States of America
About Margaret McGary
Maggie is CEO & Chief Strategist at McGary Associates, a consultancy that provides online community strategy, content creation and web development services. Prior to launching her own business in 2018, she led social media and online community at several prominent associations, including the American Speech-Language Hearing Association and the American Psychological Association. Maggie has been actively involved in advancing the understanding and adoption of community management as a discipline since 2009, specializing in association communities. She’s been a member of the Community Roundtable, helped create a private community management certification program, and worked with dozens of organizations to launch and manage new communities, craft community strategy, develop trainings for staff, volunteers and members, and provide consulting on best practices for growing vibrant online communities.
Areas of Expertise
Rooms participated in:Community Management
Bravo to this--I barely use FB and would have deleted my account long ago if I didn't need it for client stuff (social media consulting is part of my business).
I'm currently reading Christopher Wylie's book--he was one of the whistleblowers who worked with The Guardian to break the Cambridge Analytica story--and highly recommend it, as well as The Great Hack.
Ok. So I’m off Facebook but use Insta and whatsapp daily. I know deep down the same issues apply because the parent owns both. Where to go from here?
I wish I could be that trusting of/optimistic about any platform owned by Facebook. I still use Instagram and WhatsApp grudgingly--as well as keep my FB account--because social media consulting is part of my business, but I figure it's only a matter of time until something comes to light about FB exploiting users in some way. I need to find a new career! lol/oy!