Notes from National League of Cities: Andrew Bleeker and Tips from the Obama Campaign

Andrew Bleeker, an online digital strategist who was key to the successful use of social media in the 2008 Obama campaign, is the keynote for the National League of Cities social media session I’m participating in right now. Below are notes from his excellent remarks – regardless of our political leanings, we can all learnRead… Read more »

Notes from National League of Cities: Social Media and Municipalities

Today, I am writing live from Denver, Colorado, where I am participating in a panel for the 2010 National League of Cities (NLC) Congress of Cities and Exposition. Fellow panelists include: – Mark Basnight, Public Information Officer, Charlotte Fire Department– Andrew Bleeker, Principal, Bully Pulpit Interactive (Obama Campaign)– Pam Broviak, City Engineer/Assistant Director of PublicRead… Read more »

Why the White House Belongs at the Top of the Digital IQ Rankings

While gazing at the Public Sector Digital IQ Rankings, I was happy to see that the White House was ranked No. 2. The rankings commented that “From open-sourced contests to balance the budget to weekly presidential addresses on YouTube, the White House leads by example.” I couldn’t agree more. I was very impressed when IRead… Read more »

Supporters Rock-Deloitte Announces Winners of 2010 Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA

Each year, Deloitte recognizes the fastest growing companies in the technology realm through the Technology Fast 500 EMEA program. 500 movers and shakers are ranked each year and the 2010 list was announced this past week. Winners were announced at a prestigious awards ceremony held in London. The top five fastest growing companies in theRead… Read more »

Govies Show Sacrifice: It’s OK, Freeze My Pay

Today President Obama announced a federal pay freeze for Federal employees. If you haven’t heard, here’s all the details from our friends at the Washington Post: Obama announces two-year pay freeze for federal workers Of course, GovLooper Candace Riddle has already posted a forum about inviting you to: SOUND OFF: Your Thoughts on the FederalRead… Read more »

AABPA Symposium Recap- My Thoughts

Last week I had the opportunity to attend the AABPA Symposium which was held at the Capital Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C. The theme of the symposium was “From the Budget Act to the Recovery Act: A Balancing Act.” Now, I’ve grown up in a family of financial gurus. Not only do my family membersRead… Read more »

Project of the Week: Microsoft Federal Apps Contest

GovLoop is proud to have Microsoft as one of its 2010 Premiere Partners. This week, we’re highlighting their new Federal Apps Contest. You can learn more below from our interview with Michael Meldeau, Microsoft’s Federal Marketing Manager. 1. Can you provide a brief overview of the project?Meldeau: Microsoft Federal has created an exciting new applicationRead… Read more »

3 Reasons Why I Love the Digital IQ Rankings

Recently an organization named L2 released the Public Sector Digital IQ rankings. They provided an assessment and ranking of the digital competence of 100 public sector organizations across four dimensions: Site, Digital Marketing, Social Media and Mobile. It is a pretty fascinating read and some of the top public sector entities were NASA, Army, StateRead… Read more »

So Much To Be Thankful For!

Every year on Thanksgiving, my family and I go around the table and share what we are thankful for. As a teenager, I though this “so uncool.” Nowadays, I look forward to it. The fall is a crazy time of year, especially when the holidays come around. It’s easy to get wound up in theRead… Read more »