For the first time in recent years Citizen Engagement has been included in the top 10 priorities for digital leaders across county governments in the United States. This trend shined throughout the results of the 2016 Digital Counties Survey, as 21 of the 55 counties recognized for their digital initiatives highlighted their use of social media for citizen engagement.
Snapchat has finally surpassed Twitter in terms of active daily users. Bloomberg reported that Snapchat is up to 150 million daily users; they were at 110 million in December. To bring this into perspective: Bloomberg estimates that Twitter has 140 million daily users. Is Snapchat right for your organization? In government, there are concerns about … Read more
Are you using Facebook Live on your government’s Facebook page? If not, you’re missing out on a prime opportunity to engage with many of your followers. Facebook continues to push live video out to more users than a typical post would reach. Likes, comments, and shares are typically higher for live video as well. Consider … Read more
GSMCON2016 registration is now open! Did you know that GSMO members get $100 off of registration? Non-member registration rates start at $595. Here is your special GSMCON registration link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-government-social-media-conference-expo-registration-19368139627?discount=gsmo296kx (Note: This is a private link just for GSMO members – please do not share!) The GSMCON2016 Call for Speakers is open through midnight on Nov. 25, … Read more
We’re thrilled to share that dozens of govies have joined GSMO just one week after the official launch. Our early membership includes social media coordinators from 17 states across the country, representing various sized cities, counties and state agencies. GSMO members are already sharing stories and best practices from their agencies. Our forum and specialized … Read more
During GSMCON in Reno last spring, I made an announcement that we were in the process of creating a member network for government social media managers. I am extremely excited to finally unveil GSMO to you! Acronyms are never easy to say, so we’re pronouncing it gĭzmō (as in the adorable little Mogwai). Say it to yourself a few times … Read more