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By Abhi Nemani, Innovator-in-Residence, GovDelivery The last four years have seen explosive growth in the civic technology field, and I have been privileged to see it firsthand in my role at Code for America (CfA) since 2010. Earlier this year, when I decided it was time to move on and explore a new segment of …
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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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By John Simpson, Engagement Consultant at GovDelivery Surveys can be a great tool to gather public feedback, project impressions or even program success stories from your key audiences. However, the structure of the survey needs to be well planned in order to increase participation and get the insights you need. Organizations can get caught in …
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So, you finally got your public sector organization on Facebook, you set up a page, and over a few months or years you slowly cultivated a strong group of engaged stakeholders. You were gaining fans, your posts were getting better and better, and everything seemed to be going swimmingly. Then one day you began to …
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In the past couple months you may have heard about popular burrito chain Chipotle’s new marketing campaign. The campaign commissioned ten well-known creatives to write something that could be read in two minutes, then printed that work on the sides of nicely designed Chipotle soda cups and paper bags.The writing tapped the talents of people like …
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When laptops first replaced desktops as the new, go-to digital device, being glued to your cubicle or home office while checking email suddenly became a thing of the past. Now that the number of people owning smartphones has rapidly increased and shows no signs of slowing down, we’re redefining what it means to be truly …
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