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LinkedIn mini training series coming to professional association

Sep 13, 2021

LinkedIn can be an extremely useful tool for government agencies. While the network may be thought of first as a recruitment platform, LinkedIn is a valuable tool for government communicators to reach your community in unique ways and to equip, celebrate and encourage your agency’s current employees, too. Are you using the platform to its full potential?

In this special series ...

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Mindful social media posts for 9/11 anniversary

Sep 09, 2021

Over the past 20 years, government agencies in the United States – especially police, fire, EMS and military – have planned moving tributes recognizing nearly 3,000 people who lost their lives in the horrific tragedy of the September 11, 2001 attack.

As we approach the 20th anniversary of that tragic day, even more government agencies will likely have an agency-wide tribute or...

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GSMCON2022: Conference room block open

Sep 07, 2021

In-person attendees for the 2022 Government Social Media Conference in Dallas, Texas can now book discounted rooms at the conference venue, the Sheraton Dallas Hotel! Book now under our special GSMCON2022 room block to get the best rate before the reservation deadline, Friday, March 11, 2022 or sold out. 

Discounted rooms are available at the venue before and during the official conference...

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Social media image sizes 2021: Socialgov cheat sheet

Sep 03, 2021

Gone are the days when it was perfectly acceptable to repurpose the same image, no matter the size, on more than one social media platform. Nowadays, the recommended social media image sizes seem to be constantly changing — what has become so important to your social media strategy has also become just as difficult to keep up with. In this quick guide, we’ll go over the most recent...

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September observance calendar roundup

Aug 26, 2021

What days should you keep in mind for your government social media content calendar? Here’s a helpful roundup of some of the observed days happening in September you might want to build content for — or be mindful of — for your government social media accounts.

Please keep in mind that this may not be a full list, and we encourage you to check other sources like List of...

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How to design for government social media

Aug 25, 2021

We’ve all heard the phrase, “content is king,” originally written by Microsoft founder Bill Gates in 1996. Many years later it still remains true, especially because of the increased emphasis on social media and content marketing strategies used to capture attention. How does this correlate with government social media communicators? In order to succeed in building online...

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Are you in Texas? Serve on GSMCON2022 Local Host Committee

Aug 17, 2021

People who work in public sector communications in Texas are invited to be a part of the 2022 Government Social Media Conference Local Host Committee! GSMCON, happening March 29-31, 2022, is the largest social media conference in the U.S. for government agencies, where we’re looking forward to connecting people who work in government social media both in Dallas, Texas at the Sheraton...

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SocialGov secret: Being social, not doing social media

Aug 16, 2021

Contributed blog by Russel Lolacher, Director of Web and Social Media Services for the BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure and author of the Relationships at Work blog

One of the biggest mistakes I’ve seen government organizations make on social media is treating it like it’s not SOCIAL media. They find it far more important to DO a platform than BE the experience their...

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Meet your GSM Membership Council president & vice president

Aug 12, 2021

The newly elected president & vice president recently took their official roles on the Government Social Media professional association Membership Council. Congratulations to Council President Warren Kagarise and Council Vice President Jessie Brown!

The Membership Council is a body of elected volunteers who support the strategic direction of the Government Social Media professional...

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3 Tools to Elevate Your SocialGov Content

Aug 03, 2021

Government social media professionals have a lot to keep up with — creative tools, accessibility, popular trends, and so much more. Here are 3 useful tools and resources to help you stay up to speed in your government social media professional role.

Use Canva like a pro

If you don’t already use Canva, you may want to consider creating an account (depending on your needs, even a free...

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