YouTube Channels: California and the Coast Guard

In preparing for a workshop on Web 2.0 a couple weeks ago, I came across the State of California’s YouTube channel. If you haven’t seen it, you should check it out. The best video is a PSA by the Department of Boats and Waterways. Guaranteed: 30 seconds that’ll make you smile…not just because it’s a clever video, but because it was government that was so creative.

You might also want to visit the the Coast Guard’s YouTube Channel. Right now, there is a Special Report that follows the Commandant. There are also inspiring videos with the Coast Guard in action – makes me want to join them! I suppose that’s the point!

How does/could your agency use YouTube to deliver public service announcements or capture your employees being good stewards of our tax dollars? Do you have other examples of agencies using YouTube to deliver information and inspiration?

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Andrew Krzmarzick

Hi Debby – If you like PSAs, YouTube has several of the old Smoky the Bear commercials featuring Disney characters and more.