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This month, public sector leaders from around the country gathered to discuss the latest in best practices and trends across digital government. We’ll be bringing you the best of the best, and some of the hot topics taking over the public sector, pulled straight from these conferences over our next few blog posts. So if …
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The latest of many studies on email reaffirms what many of our GovDelivery clients prove on a daily basis: in the world of ever-changing digital communications channels, email remains king. In a recent study of over 300 U.S.-based digital marketing professionals, respondents consistently ranked email higher than social media marketing, content marketing, and other marketing …
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Amidst the swarm of emails that flood inboxes daily, it can be challenging to make sure your voice is heard in the mix. Just because you have subscribers who are already interested in what you have to say, doesn’t mean that they will open every announcement you send them. But by following a few simple …
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By Koi Hernandez, Design Fellow at GovDelivery With Google now automatically showing images in emails, email marketing has taken a turn for a more visual and captivating approach. In a previous GovDelivery post on various image file types, we learned about the “faster loading cousin” of the .PNG, the .GIF. GIFs can and have always had …
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Advertising concept: Brand on digital background

By Koi Hernandez, Design Fellow at GovDelivery Jeff Bezos, technology entrepreneur and CEO of Amazon gives a powerful statement of what a brand is, he states “your brand is what people say about you when you’re not in the room.” A brand is simply the first or last impression you leave your stakeholders. It is your …
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We live in a world where “new” gets attention. How often have you focused on “breaking news” or “happening now” stories? You already know generating new content helps to improve engagement with your communications, but you don’t always need to start from scratch to capture an audience. In fact, there are many ways to use …
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By Lucas Pillman, Implementation Consultant For most public sector organizations, just having a website is not enough when it comes to engaging stakeholders and increasing stakeholder satisfaction. Government communicators need to be constantly driving traffic to that website through multiple channels so that their mission-driven content is consistently being engaged with and used by stakeholders. …
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By Brendan Johnson, Design Intern at GovDelivery As government communicators, often we have to work with design in all formats, especially digital design. But when you need to throw a picture up on your website, into an email, or send out in a social media post, is it a quick and easy process? Do you …
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Last week the Washington Post featured an article on the frustrations of digital communicators in the weather community with Facebook. The article, “How Facebook is falling short as a weather communication tool,” outlined three major problems weather communicators are having with the social networking tool: “1) Its updates only reach a small fraction of the …
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