Getting Your Message Heard: When Communication is a Matter of Life or Death

Imagine for a moment that you are in an area that is about to be hit by a hurricane. What would you want to know to prepare? Do you know where the safest place will be? How will you contact other family members if separated? These questions are extremely important when faced with a disaster.… Read more »


Collaboration is a hot trend for state & local governments

For state and local governments, budgets have been cut across the board while technologies have advanced, which has led to the concept of “shared services.” Shared services, with technologies hosted in the cloud, would allow many state and local governments to combine the use of specific technologies or solutions. Organizations using those services would help… Read more »


How to Reach 400% More Audience

This post was revised to include updated information on the webinar. As a government communications professional, being able to reach your stakeholders is possibly the most important part of executing your responsibilities. If you need to send out communications to a specific group of people, being able to reach them is critical. It doesn’t matter… Read more »


Global leaders tweet towards a more open world?

By John Simpson, Business Consultant, GovDelivery Federal Just after the new year, the Washington Post advertised a recent study showing that an increasing amount of world leaders are taking to Twitter to increase their reach to the public. While this new report from the Digital Policy Council does show a significant upward trend in the number of leaders that… Read more »


Reach Out and Touch Someone

By Lance Horne, General Manager, GovDelivery Federal More than 30 years ago, an ad agency came up with a tagline to soften AT&T’s image and position the company as an indispensable element of everyday American life: “Reach out and touch someone.”  After spending the last 15-plus years working within the public sector in a variety… Read more »


Building Community and Collaboration through Innovative Technology in Government

Community and collaboration tools like Facebook, Google Drive and Salesforce.com are quickly becoming the status quo in the private sector and consumers’ lives, and citizens and government employees are increasingly expecting the same from the public sector in the form of online tools, customized services, and cloud-based document and information sharing. But government agencies are… Read more »


Citizens’ Maslow Hierarchy of Needs

By Steve Ressler, Founder, GovLoop I’ve recently had a number of conversations with folks government on what citizens truly want. Transactions/FAQ – There’s one camp that argues to focus on the break and butter – For example, the relaunched gov.uk which has a strong emphasis on fixing top frequently asked questions and optimizing 100,000+ transactions. Another… Read more »


Public notices: the case for radical reform

This is a guest post from Rob Dale, Online Engagement Lead, at UK government think-tank, LGiU (Local Government Information Unit).   Local authorities in the UK spend up to £67.85m every year publishing public notices in local newspapers.The individual cost of publishing a notice can reach over £20 per column cm in some publications, upwards… Read more »


Say Goodbye to Press Releases

Emily Jarvis, Producer for DorobekINSIDER on GovLoop, recently posted a compelling interview with GovDelivery CEO and co-Founder, Scott Burns, on the changing nature of government communications. Here’s an excerpt from her post: The government has a history of thinking of communication as a one-way press-release oriented type of activity. What we try to do is… Read more »


Promoting Your Mobile Apps

In today’s world, the way we consume information has changed at the speed of light—or perhaps more accurately, at the speed of electrons. The quaint days a few decades ago when television was dominated only by the big three networks or when the daily newspaper was the primary source of news are long gone. Today,… Read more »