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Increasing online subscribers with content-rich, in-person events

This is the first tip in a series of 22 Ways to Increase Fans, Followers, and Subscribers originally presented by Steve Ressler, Founder, GovLoop.com. How do you increase your online subscribers with content-rich, in-person events? I am often amazed by the content rich presentations, events, or simply meet-ups I attend where no one asks for… Read more »


Why I can’t subscribe to AlphaGov

By Dave Worsell, Director, Government Solutions, GovDelivery UK There have been a lot of things said about AlphaGov since its launch in April. For the most part, reaction to AlphaGov has been very positive. The accomplishments of the team have been highly impressive given the scale of the nut they are trying to crack so… Read more »


Examining software industry changes and trends – present and future

By Scott Burns, CEO and co-Founder, GovDelivery What will the software industry look like in 3, 5, even 10 years from now? Enterprise customers have learned that, for many applications, software that is light and nimble can support even the most complex business processes. I see enterprise software continuing to become more specialized and better… Read more »


Community involvement pays great dividends

Access to affordable housing is a major concern in many communities across our country, and organizations such as Habitat for Humanity have significantly impacted public attitudes about this important topic. Inadequate housing is a larger issue than mere living conditions – it impacts physical health, mental health, and the quality of educational opportunities. As a… Read more »


Five Simple Ways to Keep Your Online Community Fire Stoked

By Lauren Modeen, Digital Strategist, GovDelivery Professional Services Building an online community is akin to building and maintaining a vibrant campfire. Step 1: Create a plan of where to set up your fire, and which tools and resources you will use to build it (build your strategy with tactics and identified early stakeholders). Step 2:… Read more »


Breaking Free From PowerPoint: A New Way to Present

By Jennifer Kaplan, GovDelivery Client Success Consultant Like many of you, I’ve spent years working with PowerPoint. I used it in college for projects. I’ve used it throughout my career internally and externally to present ideas, processes, and results. Although it’s been around since 2009, a friend recently introduced me to “Prezi”, a different way… Read more »


Technology increasingly removing barriers

American society is currently undergoing a great deal of change at all levels – in our households, in our schools, at work, and in the way government operates. Just in the past 5 to 10 years, many significant technological advances have transformed the way in which we conduct our everyday lives, regardless of our age,… Read more »


Social media preparedness for zombie attacks

By Steve Ressler, Founder and President, GovLoop Ever curious about how to get traffic to government information? It’s pretty simple – make it unique, compelling, and fun. One example of this is CDC’s recent blog that has gone viral about social media preparedness for zombie attacks. Yes, you read that correctly – zombie attacks. I… Read more »


Why increasing fans, followers and subscribers really matters

By Steve Ressler, Founder and President, GovLoop It's a normal question we all ask when comparing with others. How many Facebook fans do you have? How many Twitter followers? How many YouTube subscribers? How many email subscribers? I'm a big believer in the importance of building a large audience for government content. It's pretty simple… Read more »


Breathe oxygen into your ideas

By Lauren Modeen, Digital Strategist, GovDelivery Professional Services Here’s the thing with new ideas, products, experiments, launches, etc. They will never be perfect. And your best feedback will come by setting them free sooner, rather than waiting for perfection. In other words, 1.0 Is the Loneliest Number. Here’s a great excerpt from this blog by Matt… Read more »