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Kerri Richardson named NAGC Communicator of the Year

The National Association of Government Communicators selected Kerri Richardson, Director of Communications at the Kentucky Governor’s Office, as the NAGC 2014 Communicator of the Year.Richardson was selected for the award by a panel of NAGC judges for her ability to communicate Kentucky’s decision to expand Medicaid and launch their own, state-based Affordable Care Act Health Benefits…See More
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Communicating Europe through the inter-agency approach:

How to navigate the swamps and paradoxes a special guest post by Vincenzo Le Voci, Secretary-General of the European Union's Club of VeniceEurope’s great project was founded in the aftermath of two global conflicts to achieve one great ambition: a better Europe, enshrined with democratic rights and values to be enjoyed by every one of its citizens. To the surprise of nobody, it has proven to be a long process. It has required clear views, much good will and common sense, clever and experienced…See More
Feb 18
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The case for conferences -- your professional development

If you are a Government employee, chances are you’re a bit frustrated by recent restrictions on travel and attendance at conferences, workshops and other professional development opportunities.  No one argues the fact that spending needs to be constrained, but the easy-button, low-hanging fruit model of reductions is short sighted and damaging to a staff’s proficiency.Across the board funding cuts and constraints on the types of events you can attend (much less have your organization pay for)…See More
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Survey: The state of digital communications in government

Dear Communicators,Do you use digital media as a communications tool for internal or external audiences?If so,  your participation in a survey on how government departments and agencies, throughout North America, are using digital communications.The National Association of Government Communicators, FedInsider, and Adobe have partnered to conduct this survey, which will explore use, measurement, and perceptions of various types of digital communication in use by North American public sector…See More
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Call for judges for the 2014 Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Awards

The competitions chairperson for the National Association of Government Communicators' Annual Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Awards, seeks your help in judging entries from throughout the United States submitted by communicators in local, state, federal and military organizations.  Each year we receive more than 300 entries in 41 award categories. That kind of participation creates a high demand for judges who can evaluate the submissions and ultimately determine which products meet the high…See More
Jan 3
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Call for Entries: NAGC 2014 Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Awards Competition

Are you an employee or contractor who has produced a communication product for a Federal, military, state, regional, county or other governmententity?  Would you and your team enjoy seeing your products recognized for their excellence and impact?  Then this is the competition for you!  Be recognized! Enter your product in the NAGC 2014 Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Awards Competition. This annual international awards program recognizes superior government communicationproducts and those who…See More
Nov 24, 2013
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Proof of Concept

Posted by John Verrico. Pre-established relationships between reporters and agency spokespersons are never so important as when something goes awry, apiece of equipment you’re demonstrating suddenly doesn’t work, or someone doesor says something unexpected.      It is truly an “oh, s#*t!” moment when, at a press event, someone makes a statement toreporters that is completely out of line with what your story is supposed to beabout. It’s worse when it’s one of your own people. Usually, as the…See More
Nov 22, 2013
Kevin Lanahan commented on Glen Thomas's blog post 'Government Shutdown Proves to be Formidable Hurdle for Communicators'
"If an agency is shut down, it isn't producing content, which should reduce the number of communications issues that staff would have to deal with. Our state agency has actually done a news release to remind people that our areas and offices are…"
Oct 4, 2013

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Kerri Richardson named NAGC Communicator of the Year

Posted on March 27, 2014 at 10:12pm 0 Comments

The National Association of Government Communicators selected Kerri Richardson, Director of Communications at the Kentucky Governor’s Office, as the NAGC 2014 Communicator of the Year.


Richardson was selected for the award by a panel of NAGC judges for her ability to communicate Kentucky’s decision to…
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Communicating Europe through the inter-agency approach:

Posted on February 17, 2014 at 7:01pm 0 Comments



How to navigate the swamps and paradoxes



 



a special guest post by Vincenzo Le Voci, Secretary-General of the European Union's Club of Venice



Europe’s great project was founded in the…
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The case for conferences -- your professional development

Posted on January 20, 2014 at 8:52am 0 Comments

If you are a Government employee, chances are you’re a bit frustrated by recent restrictions on travel and attendance at conferences, workshops and other professional development opportunities.  No one argues the fact that spending needs to be constrained, but the easy-button, low-hanging fruit model of reductions is short sighted and damaging to a staff’s proficiency.


Across the board funding…
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Survey: The state of digital communications in government

Posted on January 8, 2014 at 9:48pm 0 Comments

Dear Communicators,


Do you use digital media as a communications tool for internal or external audiences?
If so,  your participation in a survey on how government departments and agencies, throughout North America, are using digital communications.


The National Association of Government Communicators, FedInsider, and Adobe have partnered to conduct this survey, which will explore…
Continue

Call for judges for the 2014 Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Awards

Posted on January 2, 2014 at 5:46pm 0 Comments

The competitions chairperson for the National Association of Government Communicators' Annual Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Awards, seeks your help in judging entries from throughout the United States submitted by communicators in local, state, federal and military organizations.  



Each year we receive more than 300 entries in 41 award categories. That kind of participation creates a high demand for judges who can evaluate… Continue

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At 11:24am on January 19, 2012, Neelu Modali said…

Glen, would love to share and learn more about social media analytics and such...we have a great relationship with people and firms that implement Radian6.  Would be glad to make an introduction to others that share openly.

Neelu

At 4:47pm on December 30, 2008, Denise Hill said…
Glen,
Thanks for joining. Please introduce yourself, read our top 10 tips, check out our top groups, invite your colleagues , and let me know if you have any ideas on making GovLoop even better.

Denise
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