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SocialGov wellbeing: Live webinar in GSM professional association

Sep 21, 2022

Taking care of yourself is crucial in a field like government social media. But, where do you even start?

Meet with social self-care advocate and social media specialist for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources Jessie Brown to talk about creating resilience, advocating for your wellbeing and much more. We’ll get together live in, “Taking Care of YOU: SocialGov Wellbeing on...

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GSMCON2023: Conference Call for Speakers now open!

Sep 21, 2022

The Call for Speakers for the 2023 Government Social Media Conference is officially open! Learn more and submit your proposal by 11:59 p.m. PT Friday, October 7, 2022, to share your expertise at the largest social media conference for government agencies. Hybrid GSMCON2023 will be held in-person in Reno-Tahoe, Nevada, May 2-4, 2023, with both in-person and virtual tickets available.

After every...

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Do your posts have “the juice?” What’s trending on social media

Sep 13, 2022

Contributed blog by Ariana Donley, Web & Social Media Specialist at Government Social Media

Social media trends come and go, often with few clues about their origins or any obvious reason behind their success with social network algorithms. If you’re a government social media professional with various tasks competing for your attention and little resources, it can be tough to stay on...

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What is the Government Social Media Conference?

Sep 12, 2022

The Government Social Media Conference is the largest social media conference for government, where attendees from across the U.S. and around the world can expect a unique experience not found anywhere else.

Since 2015, GSMCON has been filled with helpful people, best practices, opportunities to connect and much more, and has brought those who work at government agencies,...

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GSMCON2023 Reno-Tahoe venue: Fun, affordable & more

Sep 02, 2022

Where else could you find axe throwing and the largest social media conference for government agencies? Only at the Grand Sierra Resort for the 2023 Government Social Media Conference!

Happening May 2-4, 2023, GSMCON2023 will be held both virtually online and in person at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nevada, with a networking night at Lake Tahoe. Attendees get 2.5 days geared towards...

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Outgoing Membership Council - Thanks for Serving the Community!

Sep 01, 2022

The Government Social Media professional association is served by a group of elected volunteer advisors representing regions across the United States, and election results were just announced for the Northwest, Midwest and Northeast regions.

Contributed by Kristy Dalton, GSM founder and executive director of the professional association. 

As the terms of three regional representatives of...

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Are you in Reno-Tahoe? Serve on GSMCON2023 Local Host Committee

Aug 30, 2022

Are you in Nevada or in California within 75 miles of Reno? Looking to get involved with your government social media community in a big way? Love the Government Social Media Conference and want to be part of it? We’re searching for you!

You’re invited to apply for the 2023 Government Social Media Conference Local Host Committee where you’ll help get key agencies involved...

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September 2022 observance calendar roundup

Aug 29, 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 September 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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Election results for GSM Membership Council are in!

Aug 26, 2022

Congratulations to the newest additions to the Government Social Media professional association Membership Council!

Following a nomination period and an extremely tight race in multiple regions, we're thrilled to introduce you to the candidates who received the majority vote.

  • Northwest region: Marie Tweedy
  • Midwest region: Katie Grant
  • Northeast region: Andrew Belanger

Learn more about each of...

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GSMCON2023 schedule: 26 sessions, Golden Post Awards & more

Aug 15, 2022

Session times, networking opportunities & more are outlined in our tentative 2023 Government Social Media Conference schedule, now live!

Because of social media’s growing role and impact in government, GSMCON is growing, too. Held both virtually and in-person in Reno-Tahoe, Nevada, we can’t wait to connect with government professionals at our venue, the Grand Sierra Resort, or...

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