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Introducing Community Partners! Meet October Social Media

May 21, 2024

For over a decade, Government Social Media® (GSM) has been a trusted resource by government agencies all across the United States, empowering government professionals to achieve mastery in social media. 

Our new initiative with Community Partners — experienced service providers specializing in government — doubles down on this commitment, expanding capabilities to ensure government entities have somewhere to turn when they need expert social media training, consulting and creative services. This program was created with you, the government social media professional, top of mind to provide you with verified entities that offer social media services, specifically for government agencies.

We’re pleased to announce our first Community Partner: October Social Media! October Social Media (OSM) is a digital marketing agency that specializes in blending creative ingenuity with strict compliance, delivering a suite of tailored solutions that include strategic content creation, specialized training, and comprehensive strategy development.

What are Community Partners?

GSM’s Community Partners program connects you with experts who understand government social media. These approved vendors provide high-quality training, consulting and creative services to help you manage your agency's social media effectively. Our goal is to offer specialized support tailored to your unique challenges in the public sector. 

Learn more about our first Community Partner below!

Meet October Social Media

We’re pleased to announce our first Community Partner,
October Social Media (OSM)! OSM has extensive experience serving local, state, and federal government agencies. OSM stands as a strategic partner, helping to craft and implement digital communications strategies that not only meet stringent compliance requirements but also enhance public engagement. We have collaborated with OSM in various capacities over the last several years, including participation in our masterclass series by Founder + CEO Sabrina Merritt and facilitating workshops and breakout sessions at the Government Social Media Conference (#GSMCON®). OSM has been a trusted provider of solutions for our community, helping to increase the capacity for socialgov professionals. 

OSM is a strategic partner that expertly navigates digital communications for government and regulated industries – making them a perfect fit for the launch of our Community Partners program. Their mission? To create, share and amplify stories that connect, educate, inspire and empower the world around us.

If you’re exploring how you can manage your agency’s social media program more effectively & efficiently, OSM offers a wide range of services and innovative solutions specifically for government, including:

  • Social media management: Comprehensive service encompassing tailored strategy, compliant content, posting, and community engagement, or select content-only management, available in various languages for regulated industries. Services include platform audits, social media strategy, editorial calendar creation, content creation, analytics & reporting, scheduling & posting.
  • Social media & digital advertising: Amplify your message with compliant advertising solutions for Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube, TikTok, Spotify, and specialized Pay-per-Click campaigns.
  • Social media training: Boost your team’s social media expertise with personalized in-person or virtual training.
  • Social media governance: Mitigate communication risks with a robust framework for digital engagement with our bespoke creation of social media policy creation, community guidelines, employee social media protocols, and advocacy initiatives. 

Get real solutions for your agency

Ready to take your government agency’s social media program to the next level? Your work in government social media is unique, and so should be your solutions.

Get a quote today from our verified Community Partners and get connected with experienced service providers specializing in government. Whether you’re in need of social media policy creation, creative services, audits or more, request a quote today to take the guesswork out of where to get started.

Stay tuned for future announcements as we welcome additional partners to the Government Social Media® Community Partners program!


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