Expanding Communication to Citizens During Sequestration

By Lance Horne, General Manager, GovDelivery Federal Team No one thought it would happen. If you look back at all the news stories and interviews, no one in the Federal government believed that sequestration would actually happen. But here we are, and it’s clear that sequestration is making an impact. In my last post, I… Read more »


Digital communications improve customer service

In an era of limited resources, governments need to build strong relationships with citizens and stakeholders, and what better place to start than by improving customer service. That’s just what public sector entities in the United Kingdom plan to do. In a GovDelivery survey of almost 100 UK government employees, respondents identified customer service as… Read more »


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 »


Futurism and Government

I know what you’re probably thinking, “What is futurism?” And then your next question is likely, “And what’s that got to do with government?” I’ve been reading a recently published book, Think Like a Futurist: Know What Changes, What Doesn’t, and What’s Next by Cecily Sommers, that explains futurism as the practice of engaging in… Read more »


Do RSS Feeds Still Matter?

Co-written by Mary Yang, Senior Communications Manager, and  Anna Stroncek, Marketing and Communications Intern- GovDelivery The recent Google announcement that it would be shutting down Google Reader has led to a flurry of blog posts and discussions around RSS feeds, their importance (or lack thereof), and what to do now. What is an RSS Feed?… Read more »


How NHS could benefit from proactive public health alerts

By Kathy Kyle, Digital Communications Consultant, GovDelivery A recent BBC article explores how the National Health Service (NHS) has spent £13 million on public relations and whether the Trust and the public is receiving value for money. Some NHS Trusts have commented that the use of PR firms is necessary to educate the public on… Read more »


Going All Digital: How to Move Paper-Based Transactional Messages Online

I don’t have to tell you how constrained government budgets are these days. If you work in government, you know the depth of budget cuts and lack of resources – but this doesn’t mean that you stop doing the important work you’ve done before. You still need to communicate with your citizens and stakeholders about… Read more »


Email: The Major League Player

When you are formulating your digital communication strategy, what tools form the foundation for your execution? Social media is most likely the first thought that comes to mind these days. And understandably so; social media, in its many forms, can be a very effective communications tool. However, email remains a key tool, especially in the… Read more »


Becoming a Hero to Returning Veterans and Families

By Lance Horne, General Manager, GovDelivery Federal Team Last year, Forbes magazine published an article written by a United States Marine Corp sergeant about what it’s like to return from combat. While warfighters are thrilled to be back, many face the surreal task of returning to the life they knew before combat. They come from… Read more »


Digital communicators transform service delivery. We are change agents.

By Kathy Kyle, Digital Communications Consultant, GovDelivery Among the many topics discussed at this year’s Communications Camp (@commscamp | #commscamp13), the one that resonated most with me was how to best demonstrate the value of digital communications. If we can’t measure our impact as communicators, how can we influence and transform our organisations? As a… Read more »