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How to Explain to Colleagues What SocialGov Really Is

Jul 08, 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

World Social Media Day is an annual opportunity not only to celebrate this new form of engagement, but also one to inform and educate your own public sector organization about what its own social media efforts do to...

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3 Easy Ways to Make Your Social Media Accessible

Jul 07, 2021

As a social media professional in government, you’re faced with many challenges — one of them being, digital accessibility. On a day-to-day basis you welcome, interact and communicate important messages to the people you serve, however, people with disabilities or those who have difficulty using social media don’t have the same experience as others using these platforms....

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3 Top Tips from our Smart SocialGov Planning Webinar

Jun 29, 2021

Government Social Media recently teamed up with ArchiveSocial to host a free, publicly available webinar, “Feel Good Stepping Away: Smart SocialGov Planning” after we heard about so many government social media professionals who felt like they couldn’t — or don’t have feasible ways — to take that well-deserved time off. 

Whether it’s an extended...

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Government Social Media In-Person Events Returning 2022

Jun 28, 2021

Government Social Media is excited to announce in-person events are returning in 2022! Multi-day virtual events were necessary during the pandemic, but many of you have expressed the desire to get together in person again, while still including virtual options for those who can’t travel. 

What does this mean for our events? 

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July observance calendar roundup

Jun 24, 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 July 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 National...

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Doing the Work: Reckoning with Racism at Your Agency

Jun 18, 2021

Contributed blog by Christina Roach, Digital Content Specialist for the City of Dallas, and Victor Henderson, Communications Specialist at North Central Texas Council of Governments. Read Christina & Victor’s first blog post, “Doing the Work: How to Support Black Voices within Your Organization.

As we approach the celebration of Juneteenth, we’re itching closer...

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Key Elements for Your Social Media Calendar

Jun 16, 2021

Content calendars are an important part of every social media strategy. Not only do they help you plan, but they’re crucial to organizing and batching upcoming content. Whether you’re using a spreadsheet, a content management system or simply writing it out, here are some key elements to include in your government agency’s social media content calendar.

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‘She Doesn’t Even Go Here’: Redefining Trolls and Creating Opportunities from Negative Interactions

Jun 14, 2021

“She doesn’t even go here!” bellows from a towering presence in the back of a crowd. Hidden behind a tightly scrunched hoodie and dark sunglasses, the commenter can’t help but interject during an assembly about kindness in the movie Mean Girls. While its release in 2004 pre-dated social media, this scene mirrors most comment sections today.

Damian — while trying to...

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Runoff council election results are in - congrats!

Jun 04, 2021

The results are in for the Government Social Media professional association Membership Council! 

After an initial tie in the West region, we held an exciting regional runoff election where members in California, Hawaii, Nevada and Utah voted in another close election. We now welcome new west region representative, Zach Whitney, to the Council!

Here is the full council, including continuing...

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Lessons from 10 Years Working in Public Service Social Customer Care

Jun 03, 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

Time flies, and my decade in the public service at the BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has certainly attested to that. Ten years of leading a provincial government team in web services and social...

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