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Branding, Social Media and How to Avoid a Communication Crisis

Many people have asked me what branding and social media have to do with each other.

This is an incredibly important question – actually THE most important question communication experts must deal with today.

If you understand the importance and connection between these two things, you will be equipped with "risk insurance" for your organization in the case of a communication disaster. You will be able to:

* Predict a crisis that will come way before it ever… Continue

Added by Dannielle Blumenthal on November 19, 2010 at 5:30am — 6 Comments

Open data is data that delivers results

I struck a nerve around open data, as I mentioned in my earlier article, when I stated that “XML is simply a markup language, a container for data. Is it one of the most preferred containers? Absolutely. However, open government data is not synonymous with XML. Open government data is simply government-owned data that can be mined in order to create useful…


Added by John Moore on November 18, 2010 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

Will Federal Budget Pressures Help or Hinder Adoption of Collaboration & Social Networking Applications?

By Dennis D. McDonald, Ph.D.

Last year I published Are Federal Acquisition Practices Accelerating the Move of Government Computing to the Cloud? I wondered then if complexities in cumbersome government acquisition processes might have the unintended consequence of stimulating a… Continue

Added by Dennis McDonald on November 17, 2010 at 8:00pm — No Comments

A productivity winner: Gist for gmail

I have been a big fan of Gist for a number of months but I have honestly struggled with fitting it into my working style. Unfortunately, many tools like Gist want you to adapt to them, not the other way around. I think, however, Gist for Gmail may finally solve this problem.

Aliza Sherman already wrote a good overview of the…


Added by John Moore on November 17, 2010 at 1:07pm — No Comments

Facebook's move increases emails relevance in social communication

Facebook Messages Kills Email? Think again.

Facebook’s new “Messages” service was apparently called a “Gmail killer” internally at the company. Some analysts have pronounced email dead.

That’s interesting and pretty naive. Instant messaging already killed email, then RSS killed it, then SMS, then Twitter, and now, finally, Facebook has killed it. Email is the most frequently killed digital…


Added by David Worsell on November 17, 2010 at 4:05am — No Comments

Confessions of a Social Maniac

Morning all you Loopers :-) This is my first GovLoop Blog entry!

Okay, so it's not enough to fly from Omaha, Nebraska to participate in a Unified Capabilities Working Group (UCWG) for three intense days, but I also decided I just had to meet some of the people behind the scenes at GovLoop. I have been talking to some of my social media friends now for a…


Added by Ed Milligan on November 17, 2010 at 3:30am — 4 Comments

Activating Your Social Media Second Team

This post originally appeared on my external blog, "Social Media Strategery."

Who gives that big social media presentation if you can’t make it? If you get pulled into another big project and can’t take on that client meeting, who do you send in your place? If you’re on vacation, who picks up where you left off? Who do you rely on to help you implement… Continue

Added by Steve Radick on November 15, 2010 at 8:38pm — 6 Comments

Go a Tortoise!

One of the things I have realized, sometimes painfully so, is that within the innovation management discipline how much of that takes place is change management, not innovation. In fact, the innovation management aspect is easier, in my opinion.

The change management part within the broad public sector is difficult for everyone to tackle, especially leadership. In short, change is required by the participants who engage in innovation management but even more is required by… Continue

Added by Geordie Adams on November 15, 2010 at 3:39pm — 7 Comments

Facebook Messaging is not “good enough for Government work”

No, and it’s not going to be good enough for any business either. The only possible exception will be some very small business owners. The new messaging system will be rolled out by Facebook over the course of the next months and begins today with an invite-only group of users.

The rumors around this new email system have been flying around the blogosphere for a while with the common belief that this would be a Google Gmail killer. Zuckerberg stated today that ”this is not an…


Added by John Moore on November 15, 2010 at 3:31pm — 5 Comments

7 questions to reflect on before hiring a college intern for social media

Originally posted to the ChatterBachs blog: 7 questions to reflect on before hiring a college intern for social media

Wait! Don’t hire that college intern for your social media needs… not just yet, at least.

First: Stop, and reflect on the following questions:…


Added by Jay S. Daughtry, ChatterBachs on November 15, 2010 at 2:27pm — 6 Comments

We need to achieve results before moving on

More and more people are beginning to talk about Government 3.0. It is, to be honest, much more fun to speak about the future than it is to work on achieving results in the present.

Government 2.0 is only just beginning to see adoption and measurable results. It is in its infancy. Craig Thomler wrote an interesting piece titled “We don’t need more Gov 2.0 initiatives in…


Added by John Moore on November 15, 2010 at 8:57am — 6 Comments

Gov 2.0 Radio - Publivate Geordie Adams

This week we had Geordie Adams of Publivate on Gov 2.0 Radio

They run an innovative/crowdsourcing technology and service company for public service.

Some notes from his conversation.

The methodology is key
-what it is
-what it is not
-structure around it/responsibilities
-strategic elements around it
-how you communicate and market…

Added by GovLoop on November 14, 2010 at 9:45pm — 2 Comments

Top 5 - Lessons from Online Political Campaigns for Government Agencies

I'm fascinated with online political campaigning. Personally, I think there is a lot government agencies can learn from political and advocacy groups from their online campaigning work.

Last week, I spent some time with experts from both sides of the aisle - Republican online guru Jordan Raynor to Democratic RootsCamp. With the main goal of learning how other industries were…

Added by GovLoop on November 14, 2010 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

Taking the Marketing Out of Branding - And How That Makes It Useful for Government

(The following is adapted from my blog posting at All opinions my own.)…


Added by Dannielle Blumenthal on November 14, 2010 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

If Twitter a "standard-issue tool for government leaders?"

HHS CTO Todd Park said as much in a recent interview. The first chief technology officer of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is doing more than just working to… Continue

Added by Alexander B. Howard on November 13, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Privacy and Security Implications of Geo-Location Social Media Tools

Originally posted at

Privacy and Security Implications of Geo-Location Social Media Tools


Added by Sara Estes Cohen on November 12, 2010 at 3:26pm — 1 Comment

Weekly eNewsletter of Research and Best Practices


Using Social Media for Better Customer Service (10/26/2010) - Social media can reshape how government provides service to their customers. Accenture outlines a simple framework for integrating social media into an organization’s customer service strategy.… Continue

Added by Lisa Nelson on November 12, 2010 at 12:01pm — 2 Comments

Weekly Round-up: November 12, 2010

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Added by Gadi Ben-Yehuda on November 12, 2010 at 8:20am — No Comments

CB2: GroupMe Gets the Gov2.0 Treatment

It's always great when you discover something that's not only fun but can make your job easier. Recently I became aware of a service named GroupMe that enables you to instantly define a group of friends or co-workers and text them all at once with a single number.

To give it a try, I set up a text group including myself, Ilya, Steve and my brother in it in just 2 minutes. When any of us text the GroupMe number that was generated, everyone…

Added by Chris Bennett on November 11, 2010 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

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