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Share your wins! Golden Post Awards entries end Jan. 31

Jan 27, 2023

There are so many talented public service communicators working in government social media. Get recognized for the incredible work you do by self-nominating for this year’s Golden Post Awards!

There is zero cost for government agencies to submit up to three entries. To be considered for the Awards, please submit your entry by 11:59 p.m. PT on Tuesday, January 31, 2023. 

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February 2023 observance calendar roundup

Jan 27, 2023

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 February 2023 you might want to consider building content for — or be mindful of — for your government social media accounts. 

We also put together a free, downloadable resource of observed days for 2023! Download our 2023...

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3 social media metrics socialgovs should track in 2023

Jan 25, 2023

Contributed blog by Angie Ramirez, Freelance Writer at Government Social Media

New year, new goals and new opportunities to showcase the value of social media to your government agency leadership. 

If you’ve been thinking about refreshing your social media reports, now is the perfect time to start tracking powerful metrics that tell the story of your agency’s social media...

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Creating an exceptional Golden Post Awards entry

Jan 20, 2023

Contributed blog by Kristen Waggener, GSM Membership Council President & Awards Committee Co-Chair

Government Social Media’s annual Golden Post Awards highlights the most innovative, creative and well-executed social media by local, state and federal governments. 

But each year, only a handful of agencies can win. So, the Awards Committee has put together a few quick tips to help...

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Upcoming chats, webinars & resources for socialgovs

Jan 18, 2023

Looking for useful training, chats or resources to help in your role as a government social media professional? It doesn’t matter if you’re just getting started or you’re a socialgov pro, all public service communicators are welcome to join these upcoming events:

GSMChat: Reaching younger audiences on social media

How do you use social media to reach youth & young adults?

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GSMCON2023: Golden Post Awards nominations open through Jan. 31

Jan 11, 2023

Share your agency’s social media accomplishments and be recognized for your dedicated public service work by submitting your entry for the Golden Post Awards now through 11:59 p.m. PT Tuesday, January 31, 2023.

Join us on Friday, January 13, 2023 for a live webinar on “Golden Post Awards: Secrets to Creating an Exceptional Award Entry” hosted by Awards Committee Co-Chair and...

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Download: 2023 observance calendar roundup

Jan 09, 2023

What days should you keep in mind for your government social media content calendar? 

We’ve heard how many government social media professionals enjoyed our 2022 version, and we’re excited to let you know we put together another special downloadable observance calendar roundup for 2023!

Here’s how to download.

This resource is a roundup of some of the observed days...

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SocialGov guide: 2023 social media image sizes

Jan 04, 2023

Contributed blog by Ariana Donley, Social Media Manager at Government Social Media

Getting your social media image sizes right matters for your government accounts. With the platforms going through numerous changes, it’s time to revisit our image size guide for the most popular platforms used in government social media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and Nextdoor.

Looking for the...

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SocialGov guide: Short-form video

Dec 20, 2022

Contributed blog by Ariana Donley, Social Media Manager at Government Social Media

Short-form video is all the rage on social media these days. It allows people to consume a lot of diverse content quickly and learn something new or just pass the time. 

As a former multimedia journalist, I used to cringe at the idea of filming on a smartphone instead of using a professional camera....

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Resources for government social media professionals

Dec 15, 2022

Working in a niche field like government social media comes with its own unique challenges. Where do you go to ask questions? Celebrate wins? Whether you’re brand new to this field or are a socialgov pro, we encourage you to get involved with your government social media community through these resources:

Free GSM network & bi-weekly chat

While a lot of great collaboration happens...

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