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With any government program, project, or initiative, you can’t just rely on an “if you build it, they will come” strategy. If nobody knows about your initiatives or projects, they can’t make a difference. To be truly successful at your job to drive engagement with these programs, you have to capture people while they are …
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At this year’s annual Digital Communications Tour stop in Washington DC, officials from three government agencies presented to hundreds of their peers on the latest innovations in digital communications in federal government. Below is a snapshot from the panel session highlighting Kent Politsch, Chief of Public Affairs for the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA), and …
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By Abhi Nemani, Civic Innovator-in-Residence at GovDelivery  As a student of civic technology for some years now, it’s rare that I come across numbers that stun me. I’ve grown accustomed to typical facts and figures echoed by players in the space: X engaged users, Y partner governments. Typically, you’ll see some breakouts but, like many things, …
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A company is only as good as the work of its clients, and we couldn’t be more impressed with the amazing work our GovDelivery clients have done over the past year. Public sector organisations are harnessing the power of digital communications and using it to engage their stakeholders in innovative, highly effective ways like never …
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By Lucas Pillman, Technical Implementation Consultant at GovDelivery Government communications that use the “COPE” mentality (create once, publish everywhere) not only survive but thrive with their audiences. By publishing content to multiple channels at once, public sector organizations can make sure that important information is always in front of their stakeholders no matter where they see …
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We’ve highlighted many local government organizations using digital communications to increase the effectiveness of their programs on our blog. Some are capitalizing on the use of storytelling to connect their mission to their messages and better engage stakeholders. Others, like Prince George’s County Public School District are using new mobile technology such as SMS/text messaging …
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We know that gold stars don’t hold the same appeal today as they did when you were a kid, but there’s no shame in striving for the adult equivalent. Getting recognized for good work is always important. As a government organization you do essential, impactful work on a daily basis with less glamor and a tighter budget …
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Recently we held a webinar with Martin Done, Service Director Communications and Marketing and Sarah Lay, Senior Digital Officer of Nottinghamshire County Council to discuss the Council’s new branding efforts and outreach to drive avoidable contact and channel shift initiatives. You can watch a replay of the webinar here.  Due to an overwhelming number of …
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In 2009, the White House launched its Open Government Initiative, with a goal of promoting transparency and increasing the efficiency of government, which included making public data available for use in new programs and applications. Since then, organizations from NASA to the City of Houston to the State of Colorado have been hosting hackathons to …
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We all know the saying “you’ll never have a second chance at a first impression.”In the digital age, your website is like the face, voice, and hands of your organization, so it’s important that you invest the time into making that first impression count. As a government agency, your website plays a crucial role in …
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