Posts Tagged: media

When Social Media Gets Ugly

By Amy Larsen, Client Success Consultant at GovDelivery (cross post from Reachthepublic.com) Social media can be a beautiful thing. With unlimited possibilities for connections with billions of people worldwide, friendships can be strengthened, families can connect across the globe, and loyal customers can become raving fans, even friends, of your organization. But like most things,Read… Read more »

3 Rules for Mastering Media Relations — And Why it Still Matters (Part I)

With all the perpetual hype surrounding the proliferation of social media it appears that traditional media are becoming the unwanted stepchildren in today’s fast evolving mobile, digital and virtual world. Yet despite a conspicuous shift in the media landscape caused by the 21st century Information Age, tens of millions of Americans still consume news thatRead… Read more »

Social Media for Public Health Professionals

Public Health professionals and entities are using social media as a tool to engage millions of people around the world concerning today’s most imperative health issues. Social networks such as Facebook, Google+ (G+) and Twitter have millions of people communicating about various topics. Health organizations are using such media tools to disseminate information. “One factRead… Read more »

Three Social Media Lessons for the Public Sector from the Newspaper Industry

I started my career in newspapers – first as a reporter and then later as managing editor for the Newspaper Association of America – and then, after the newspaper industry imploded, I moved onto government contracting, helping agencies with their outreach and communications functions. The dramatic marketplace changes that the newspaper industry faced in theRead… Read more »

Top-10 Tips for Mastering Media Interviews

Speaking to the news media can be a tricky business. This is especially true if you are not a professional communicator, former journalist, or possess other expertise in media relations and communications. Therefore, the following 10 best practices to master media interviews — from traditional media to digital media — should prove beneficial if andRead… Read more »

3 social media ideas for internal communicators

Here’s a post I wrote for the IC Space, sharing three social media tips for internal communicator. You can read the original posting over on the UK Government Communications Service website. The IC Space is a fantastic place for internal communication professionals across government to learn and network so I was delighted to be askedRead… Read more »

What’s After Facebook?

Nextdoor (city link) is a promising alternative web-based communications opportunity for local governments and other agencies with physically localized or contiguous client populations. Where Facebook taught us to talk to people all over the world who we will never meet, Nextdoor is re-training us to talk to our neighbors. Nextdoor operates by neighborhoods, and youRead… Read more »

Parody Site for DC Metro Riders Launches

There’s a multitude of great websites out there that we all secretly have bookmarked and that we find ourselves drawn to for a quick laugh or to waste away some hours of unmitigated boredom. Indeed, such sites can become the bane of our existence and an outlet for procrastination when there’s work to be done,Read… Read more »

The Government’s Hand (and Money) in Social Media

The data is out, government vendors manage to make money helping the government use social media. In fact, one of SmartProcure’s fellow participants in Code for America’s 2013 Accelerator was Archive Social, a fantastic govtech company that helps government agencies archive their social media activity. Here are the results based on the study of governmentRead… Read more »