Hurricane Harvey is not the first opportunity for social media to play an integral part in emergency communication channels, but it is the most recent and, possibly, most widespread case.
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Why (and how!) local government staff should tell their stories on social media.
It is worth noting that none of us were forced into reducing our myriad thoughts, emotions and complexities of the human experience into 140 characters. We hopped on this bandwagon voluntarily.
When many of us are putting in anywhere from 55 to 1,600 hours a week, all to often, social media becomes our “go to” place for maintaining a semblance of human contact – albeit an abnormal one.
It is the most wildly over-used mark of punctuation in the English language and is dragging all of us down with its haphazard excitement and indiscriminate emphasis!
During the past 20 years, or so, as video technology has leapfrogged itself to the point where you can shoot a feature film on your phone, many local agencies began hiring communication specialists and video producers to come up with new and creative ways to get their message out. But, in many cases, the priorities… Read more »
Today, government communications jobs are so much more than just writing press releases and talking to reporters.
No matter your station in life, Baby Boomer, Gen X, Gen Y, Millennial, or anything in between, it will be consistently important to recognize while we may not have the same ways of thinking or doing, those differences will be what makes us successful IF we highlight the best of each and work in coalition.
Like all the other things we have to maintain in life – our cars, our diets, our checkbooks – maintaining an image takes time and talent. It doesn’t just happen and it doesn’t involve only one strategy.
Should your government agency or public service organization even speak up about a celebrity death? If you decide to share, how can you do so tastefully?