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URL shortener services for government social media

May 31, 2022

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

The U.S. General Services Administration recently announced its free and popular URL shortening service go.USA.gov will sunset on September 18, 2022.

While the announcement of the service ending saddened many government social media professionals and prompted a discussion in the ...

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June 2022 observance calendar roundup

May 23, 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 June 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 Calendar...

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3 ways to spruce up your agency’s social media

May 18, 2022

Contributed blog by Sarah Rihaly, Content Manager at Government Social Media

Tired of the same type of posts on your agency’s social media accounts? Whether it’s creative block, trouble getting approval for a new project or other potential roadblocks you face as a government social media professional, we have a quick list of ideas on how to spruce up your agency’s social media...

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Guide: Prepping your agency’s social media for crisis

May 11, 2022

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

As a government social media professional, sharing life-saving safety information to help your community prepare for Mother Nature’s catastrophic events is, well, second nature. 

National Hurricane Preparedness Week was the first full week of May and National Wildfire...

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May 2022 observance calendar roundup

Apr 27, 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 May 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 Calendar...

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How Elon Musk’s Twitter could affect government social media

Apr 26, 2022

Contributed blog by Sarah Rihaly, Content Manager at Government Social Media 

What could Elon Musk’s Twitter look like to government social media professionals?

It’s officially in motion: Elon Musk is set to buy Twitter. According to The New York Times, Elon Musk was nearing a deal to buy Twitter after the social media network’s board met Sunday to consider Musk’s....

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Resource template: Social media terms & conditions

Apr 20, 2022

What should socialgovs consider including in their social media terms and conditions?

At the 2022 Government Social Media Conference, keynote speaker and crisis communications expert Mark Weaver revealed a free resource template for government social media professionals to download. Communications Counsel, a national communications consulting firm based in Ohio and founded by Mark Weaver,...

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Congrats! 2022 Golden Post Awards winners named

Apr 06, 2022

Congratulations to the 2022 Golden Post Awards winners!

We’re proud of all finalists & entrants who submitted their agency’s best work, and especially excited to announce the winners of 15 awards honoring outstanding use of social media by government agencies in the United States. View the winners and congratulate your peers by using the hashtag #GoldenPostAwards!

Winners were...

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GSMCON2022 virtual & in person ticket sales close soon

Mar 15, 2022

Ticket sales for the 2022 Government Social Media Conference ends soon! If you’re not already part of the over 1,200 attendees, speakers and sponsors joining us both in person in Dallas, Texas and online for our first-ever hybrid event, we encourage you to get your tickets now before registration officially closes.

Tickets for those planning to attend in person end Tuesday, March 22, and...

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Golden Post Awards finalists announced

Mar 11, 2022

We’re proud of all finalists and entrants who submitted their agency’s best work for the 2022 Golden Post Awards, recognizing outstanding use of social media by government agencies in the United States. 

Congratulations to the 2022 Golden Post Awards finalists!  

Nearly 400 entries were received, more than any other year, and reviewed by our distinguished panel of...

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