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 —
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… Continue
Added by John Moore on November 18, 2010 at 10:30pm —
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 —
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… Continue
Added by John Moore on November 17, 2010 at 1:07pm —
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 —
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… Continue
Added by Ed Milligan on November 17, 2010 at 3:30am —
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 —
Added by Filomena Gaspar Rosa on November 15, 2010 at 6:00pm —
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 —
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… Continue
Added by John Moore on November 15, 2010 at 3:31pm —
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:… Continue
Added by Jay S. Daughtry, ChatterBachs on November 15, 2010 at 2:27pm —
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… Continue
Added by John Moore on November 15, 2010 at 8:57am —
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 —
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 —
(The following is adapted from my blog posting at thinkbrandfirst.blogspot.com. All opinions my own.)…
Added by Dannielle Blumenthal on November 14, 2010 at 9:30am —
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 —
Added by Sara Estes Cohen on November 12, 2010 at 3:26pm —
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 —
Added by Gadi Ben-Yehuda on November 12, 2010 at 8:20am —
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… Continue
Added by Chris Bennett on November 11, 2010 at 11:30am —