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August Observance Calendar Roundup

Jul 23, 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 August 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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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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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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Save today on your GSMCON ticket! Early-bird ending soon.

Jan 14, 2021

Early-bird registration for the virtual 2021 Government Social Media Conference will close in just a few days! From March 23-25, join hundreds of your peers online for the only major social media conference in the U.S. for government agencies. 

Register before midnight PT Friday, Jan. 15 to save $50 on your ticket! Here’s how to register.

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GSMChat Recap: Best #S4SCON Tips for #SocialGov Handling Crisis

Oct 05, 2020

Missed out on this year’s virtual Social for Safety Conference? Let’s get you some tips in this Government Social Media Chat, “Best #S4SCON Tips for #SocialGov Handling Crisis.” Welcome, and let’s get started with a recap on Question 1! What’s your best tip on deciphering whether a pic on social media might be real or fake? Here’s some expert advice:

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United Nations joins S4SCON lineup!

Sep 17, 2020

You & your agency are prepared to take on any crisis, but is your social media able to handle? Get the tools to best prepare your social for any emergency with Nancy Groves, Chief of Digital Strategy at the United Nations, at the virtual Social for Safety Conference, happening Sept. 22-23.

Virtually meet Nancy during her keynote session Wednesday morning where she’ll get you the best...

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One week until S4SCON!

Sep 15, 2020

You heard it right - there’s only one week left until the start of the virtual Social for Safety Conference! Come for the sessions, stay if you can for the direct connections & get the training everyone needs to handle 2020 all in two virtual days, Sept. 22-23. 

All government communicators are invited to attend; whether social media is your primary duty or you wear the hat once...

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What does a virtual conference look like?

Sep 09, 2020

Being in-person, shaking each other’s hands and building connections is what conferences are all about, so can you even come close to replicating it online? The Social for Safety Conference has all the opportunities to make it truly feel like you’re in person, without having to leave your home or office. What does virtual S4SCON feel like? Let’s walk through your two virtual...

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GSMChat Recap: Staying Relevant on #SocialMedia When People Have Tuned Out

Sep 04, 2020

Hello? Is anyone there? When people aren’t listening to social messages anymore, how do you even begin breaking through? Let’s explore & get each other great advice in this week’s Government Social Media Chat, “Staying Relevant on #SocialMedia When People Have Tuned Out.”

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