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Digital Communications Engagement Best Practices

Friday, February 23, 2024

12 - 1:30 PM EST

It's a digital world and we're living in it. There are many different online avenues for social interaction, networking, and information sharing in an digital environment that is constantly shifting. How do we become digital storytellers? How do we define our audiences online? Join MANY and MuseumHue with some leaders in the digital sphere who will share their digital strategies, offer best practices, and share advice and resources.

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Kate Meyers Emery

Senior Digital Communications Manager


Kate Meyers Emery, Ph.D., is an anthropologist with over fifteen years of experience creating engaging digital experiences both online and in-person. As Candid’s digital communications manager, she uses experimentation and data-driven storytelling to get people the information they need to do good in digital spaces.

Over her career, Kate has worked with nonprofits, museums, and universities to engage and educate, including crafting social media presences, creating databases, coding websites, developing mobile applications, and even making educational video games. Her passion is making and using digital tools to educate and engage audiences in unexpected ways.

Kate holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Michigan State University, a M.Sc. from University of Edinburgh, and a B.A. from State University of New York at Geneseo.

Bryce Armijo

Marketing Coordinator

Poster House

Bryce Armijo is a lifelong storyteller dedicated to transforming diverse lived experiences into rallying calls. After a decade of working in politics, Bryce finds himself much happier working with nonprofits to weave their values into the communications they share with their communities.

Ansley Jemison

Cultural Liason

Ganondagan State Historic Site

Seneca Art and Culture Center

Ansley Jemison (Seneca Nation, Wolf Clan) serves as the Cultural Liaison at Ganondagan State Historic Site through the Natural Heritage Trust of New York State.

Ansley is a member of the Seneca Nation and is originally from the Seneca Allegany Territory of Western New York. Ansley was an Academic Advisor with the New York State Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) at Cornell University. He served as the Residence Hall Director of Akwe:kon, the American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program (AIISP) Program House at Cornell University. He is a graduate of Syracuse University, where he earned a degree in Communications and competed for the nationally ranked men’s lacrosse team.

Ansley enjoys traveling and spending time with his family, he is married to Amanda Jemison and has three children, Selena, Elsie and Toran. Ansley’s interests include videography and short documentary production, Indigenous studies, Indigenous foodways and Cooking. He is the host and producer of the “Original Peoples Podcast; Ongwehonwe.”

Original Peoples Podcast is podcasting through an Indigenous Lens, sharing stories and culture through Indigenous voices. Jemison recently founded a production company, Original Peoples Productions LLC, he produces documentaries and stories pertaining to Indigenous Culture and ways of knowing.

This virtual program was organized in partnership with Museum Hue, a nationally recognized organization that works to paint a larger portrait of the arts and culture field by providing greater support and recognition for Black, Indigenous, and people of color throughout museums and other cultural entities across the United States. Founded in 2015, Museum Hue has partnered and collaborated with arts and culture entities throughout the nation. To learn more, visit

MANY is committed to making our virtual programs as accessible as possible. All virtual programs will have Closed Captioning and ASL Interpretation provided by InterpretekFor more information, please email or call 518-273-3400.

All virtual programs are recorded and available for MANY members via the Member Resource page within 7 days of the live program. 

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Virtual members can access the library of over 70 programs and receive discounted registration for MANY’s annual conference. Click here to learn more.

Virtual programs are made possible by the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation.

The Museum Association of New York helps shape a better future for museums and museum professionals by uplifting best practices and building organizational capacity through advocacy, training, and networking opportunities.

Museum Association of New York is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization. 

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