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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If it weren’t for e-mail, society as a whole surely would not be as productive as it is in this day and age. We can converse with co-workers, peers and colleagues in (almost) real time, regardless of their proximity – two offices away or two time zones away. That’s pretty great, right? Anyone?
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.
Providing important information to the public is the primary goal of most government websites. Until recently, that often meant large amounts of text, few images, and troves of hard-to-navigate information. However, advancing technology has provided agencies with a way to creatively and inventively share data with citizens without sacrificing the messages they are trying to convey. From cleaner,... Read more »
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.
To best communicate technical or sensitive information to your audience, consider integrating video into your communications plans in a greater way.
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