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Learning Together | Let’s Have a Conversation

Several times in the past two weeks, I have had the opportunity to have in-depth conversations with colleagues looking to deepen their knowledge of social media. These individuals had a sincere desire to learn how digital engagement could add value to their work and were willing to reach out beyond their own organization to find new insight.

In all honesty, the fact that these individuals were building relationships beyond their immediate organizational boundaries…


Added by Andrew Wilson on March 5, 2012 at 4:28pm — 1 Comment

Communications Evolved – Rethinking the Communications Shop

Last August, I wrote a post entitled “Innovation Lab | Who Should Be At The Table” where I laid out  some thoughts about the types of people and positions needed to create an environment that fosters and encourages organizational innovation.

Today, I am looking at how the evolving…


Added by Andrew Wilson on September 11, 2011 at 12:47pm — 1 Comment

Don’t Settle, Think Big. | Taking Meetings to a Higher Level

This past week, I was very fortunate to attend the 2011 National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing, and Media in Atlanta. As with last year, it was a very solid meeting with some very bright, dedicated individuals committed to making a…

Added by Andrew Wilson on August 22, 2011 at 10:49pm — No Comments

Mobile Health 2011 - Mapping the Uncharted

Susannah Fox provided a powerful analogy for mobile health at the start of the Mobile Health 2011 conference last week at Stanford. She spoke of individuals moving between the kingdom of the healthy and the kingdom of the ill and when we find ourselves…

Added by Andrew Wilson on May 9, 2011 at 11:21pm — 4 Comments

Mobile Decisions | To App or Not to App, That is the Question

I will get some of this wrong. I am undoubtedly leaving much out. I am oversimplifying.

However, as mobile development in the federal government continues to ramp up, tools to help agencies and individuals assess how (and when) to intelligently proceed are increasingly important. Recognizing that every situation is unique, an understanding of a few critical questions should provide some clarity for those making the decision on how best to…

Added by Andrew Wilson on April 11, 2011 at 6:57pm — 8 Comments

In Search of the AndrewPWilson Data API

Our footprints in the digital world are deep and they extend farther than we can readily comprehend. We have been told that this information is of tremendous value to marketers and that this value will only grow as tools and services create additional data (think foursquare, GoWalla, etc.) and further the translation of this information into more personalized and targeted advertising. There is no end…

Added by Andrew Wilson on January 2, 2011 at 11:58am — No Comments

Who Gives a Tweet? Looking in the Digital Mirror

I had the chance to catch a tweet this morning from Laura Fitton about the MIT Who Gives a Tweet Project and, being interested in the social media research & social network analysis, I could not help but dive in. I found it pretty interesting and thought I would share some of the insights…


Added by Andrew Wilson on December 30, 2010 at 4:38pm — 1 Comment

Public Service 2.0 with a Few Caveats

A few weeks ago, the open government virtuoso David Hale slapped a #publicservice hashtag on a tweet and it got me thinking about the evolution of Public Service. A considerable amount of reflection led me to the following thoughts on what Public Service 2.0 means to me:

  1. 360 Degree Collaboration: Good ideas come from everywhere within an organization and…

Added by Andrew Wilson on December 16, 2010 at 8:50pm — No Comments

Some Different Thinking around PSA Contests

PSA contests can produce some really interesting results and they can be innovative and creative in ways that the sponsoring organizations often can't. Moreover, the user-generated messaging has the potential to resonate with target audiences much more effectively than with campaigns that are broader and more diffuse in their approach. With the recent establishment of…

Added by Andrew Wilson on December 3, 2010 at 7:47pm — 6 Comments

Influence = Vision + Passion

I recently did a pretty severe pruning of my feeds in Google Reader. I was so far behind that I just could not keep up and, like many others, feel that if something is important, somehow it will find me. I did keep a few dozen feeds though and was tempted to write a post on what I did keep. However while looking through the list, I found (and watched) a video posted by Dave McClure on…

Added by Andrew Wilson on November 30, 2010 at 8:00pm — 6 Comments

What are Your Top Ideas for Gov Panels or People at SXSW 2011?

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Having just returned from my 2nd SXSW, I am going through the same process as many people who were there - trying to figure out what it all meant for me. I was able to achieve…


Added by Andrew Wilson on March 19, 2010 at 8:56pm — 8 Comments

Has Social Networking (in Government) Gone Too Far?

Note: This was originally posted on my posterous blog on 2/17.

Let me make…

Added by Andrew Wilson on February 20, 2010 at 10:21am — 17 Comments

New Media 101: The What Would Google Do Approach

As part of an effort to educate (and evangelize) my colleagues about new and social media, I am developing a list of resources entitled New Media 101. This list will not be tool focused as I believe firmly that new media is about relationships and the collaboration and engagement they empower. I want to have a small list of blogs, videos, books, podcasts, slideshare presentations etc. that speak to the heart of what new media is about and that have the power to make people reconsider… Continue

Added by Andrew Wilson on February 28, 2009 at 5:26pm — 6 Comments

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