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Network best at the Government Social Media Conference

Oct 25, 2022

Building your network of fellow government social media professionals is a major piece of the socialgov puzzle.

They’re the support system you can rely on, ask questions to, bounce ideas off of, solve challenges and celebrate wins with. These people are the industry leaders paving the way, the ones who share creative ideas and who truly understand what you go through, whether it be on the...

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November 2022 observance calendar roundup

Oct 24, 2022

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 November you might want to build content for — or be mindful of — for your government social media accounts. 

We also put together a free, downloadable resource of observed days for 2022! Download our 2022 Observance...

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Upcoming training & resources for government social media

Oct 17, 2022

Whether you’re new to government social media (welcome!) or you’re a seasoned socialgov pro, keeping up-to-date with the latest training and resources specific to your niche field is always important.

Not only is it crucial to help you be the most efficient and effective socialgov, but also is the best way to build your support network of fellow professionals. This powerful...

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Evaluating socialgov self-care on World Mental Health Day

Oct 07, 2022

The past few years have been hard, and government social media professionals like you have been on the frontlines of it all.

The daily difficulties you face handling social media, compounding stressors, worldwide issues, crises in your community — you’ve witnessed it all firsthand. But, you’ve never stopped diligently communicating, even while handling your own frustrations,...

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Getting staff ready (or even on camera) for social

Oct 05, 2022

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

As a former broadcast journalist, I often had sources from various government agencies over the years tell me they felt as though their positive agency news did not receive the airtime they believed it deserved.

Social media can help government agencies tell their own stories —  while being transparent...

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‘Just do it!’ What past speakers say about GSMCON

Oct 04, 2022

The Call for Speakers for the 2023 Government Social Media Conference is open through 11:59 p.m. PT Friday, October 7, 2022! GSMCON2023 will be in Reno-Tahoe, Nevada, May 2-4, 2023, and is the largest social media conference for government agencies.

What we hear from attendees time and time again is the caliber of sessions and the expertise of the speakers — which makes GSMCON stand...

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Meet Reno-Tahoe GSMCON2023 Local Host Committee

Oct 03, 2022

We’re pleased to introduce the 2023 Government Social Media Conference Local Host Committee!

This group of public sector professionals are donating their time and expertise to help make hybrid GSMCON2023 in Reno-Tahoe, Nevada an even greater experience. With their networks and commitment, the event’s impact will be greater not only in the Silver State but also across the country.

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Meet your Membership Council President & Vice President

Sep 30, 2022

The newly elected president & vice president officially took their roles on the Government Social Media professional association Membership Council. Congratulations to Council President Kristen Waggener and Council Vice President Katie Grant!

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

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GSMCON2023: Call for Speakers FAQs

Sep 29, 2022

Thinking of submitting your proposal to be a speaker at the 2023 Government Social Media Conference but have a few questions first?

We put together a list of helpful FAQs to help your proposal stand out! Below you’ll find questions like how to submit your proposal, what topic ideas would be a great fit for the conference, tips on getting selected and more.

Proposals are due by 11:59 p.m....

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October 2022 observance calendar roundup

Sep 26, 2022

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 October you might want to build content for — or be mindful of — for your government social media accounts. 

We also put together a free, downloadable resource of observed days for 2022! Download our 2022 Observance...

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