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Author Archives: GovDelivery

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By: Nick Halliday, National Audit Office (UK) Originally posted on Govloop  I recently attended an excellent event called News:rewired. As part of the event there was a speaker from Buzzfeed who highlighted their underlying principles. In particular they aim to ‘bake in the share imperative’ by creating engaging content that triggers actions such as: inspiring awe being positive surprising its readers It’s easy to be snooty …
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By Lucas Pillman, Technical Implementation Consultant at GovDelivery Are you reposting the content of the emails you send to stakeholders on your website? If not, you are missing out on two important benefits that can easily upgrade your current communications: increased SEO and outreach.  Increased SEO  Search engines love to see original and new content …
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Is Mandatory E-Government Possible?

May 7th, 2014 | Posted by GovDelivery in E-Government - (0 Comments)

By Steve Ressler, Founder of GovLoop  Last month, I was about to attend a fascinating session at the 49th session of the Public Governance Committee at OECD in Paris entitled “Innovative Technologies for Improving Public Sector Governance.” Over the course of the day, there were a number of fascinating presenters, including Digital Mexico Group, Behavioral Insights Group …
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Launching a Mobile App Part 2

May 2nd, 2014 | Posted by GovDelivery in Mobile | Tech - (0 Comments)
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By Amy Larsen, Client Success Consultant Congratulations, you’ve created an app! Your team spent months planning and developing your product, you’ve probably engaged some key stakeholders to get feedback on your beta version, and now you’re ready to launch. We previously talked about what it takes to successfully plan a public sector app, but even …
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Launching a Mobile App in Government Part 1

April 28th, 2014 | Posted by GovDelivery in Mobile | Tech | Web 2.0 | Web/Tech - (1 Comments)

By: Amy Larsen, Client Success Consultant at GovDelivery  Navigating the land of mobile application development can be a challenge, even for government agencies with sizeable budgets and plenty of talented resources.  After you overcome the hurdles of planning, development, and testing your app, you’ll have to decide how to launch, market, maintain and drive more …
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Have you seen the movie “Her” starring Joaquin Phoenix? In the movie, set in 2025, Phoenix plays a guy named Theodore, a lonely introverted man going through a divorce. Don’t worry, I won’t give anything away if you haven’t seen it yet. The part I want to highlight revolves around Theodore’s job. Theodore works for …
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By Ryan Kopperud, Content Editor – GovDelivery Status quo methods of digital outreach often result in status quo audience growth results. Engaging a new and different audience requires innovative tactics, taking chances, and having some fun. At GovDelivery, we offer a wide variety of solutions that help organizations expand their reach to all kinds of …
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See original post on GovLoop. Guest Post by: Derek Belt, Social Media Specialist – King County, WA Have you watched somewhat helplessly these past few months as your Facebook interactions dropped rapidly? Has the “reach” of your posts dipped as low as you’ve ever seen it, no matter how great your content is? It’s not your …
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Guest Post by: Lynn Wehrman, President & Test Management Team Director, WeCo As the President of a small, mission-based start-up, I’m often asked what led me to leave a comfortable government position to pioneer a company in a field that is only just emerging, covering a need that few companies understand: electronic accessibility.  While the …
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The quality of local digital services varies wildly but there is huge potential in technology for the public sector
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