Author: Nick Smith

State of Social at State of the City

Right Now with Nick Smith (Linkedin/Twitter) What I’m watching: Science YouTuber / actual rocket scientist Destin Sandlin’s 3-part series on how bad actors are manipulating social media algorithms What I’m listening to: Dinosaur Pile-Up’s new single “Thrash Metal Cassette” (NSFW language, grab headphones and a working air guitar) Our State of the City event is … Continued

Celebrating International Women’s Day

Right Now with Nick Smith (Linkedin/Twitter) What I’m watching: Sadly, the #SheBelieves cup ended before Alex Morgan could get her 100th international goal, but at least we beat Brazil. What I’m listening to: Charly Bliss – Guppy because they’re dangerously close to putting out a new album … Despite my usual co-opting of Groucho Marx’s line about … Continued

2019 Social Media Trendspotting

Before we get started, I want to give a shout out to the City of Milwaukee, who recently stuck up for their Public Works Department to the tune of $168,000 in parking tickets during a snow event — during my 5 years in Rochester, NY, I would have done some pretty ugly things to see … Continued

#MondayMotivation

Right Now with Nick Smith (Linkedin/Twitter) What I’m watching:  YouTube videos about completing the side missions in Red Dead Redemption 2 (I’m thisclose to being 100% done, y’all). What I’m listening to:  The Hold Steady – Stay Positive Good morning, everyone! I was just reading Kendra Davis’ recent Morning Buzz trying to figure out which 500-700 … Continued

Election Day Morning Buzz!

Right Now with Nick Smith (Linkedin/Twitter) What I’m reading: The League of Women Voters guide to candidates What I’m watching: Coverage of the House and Senate races across the country What I’m listening to:  Jimmy Eat World – Futures (a sneaky election album) It’s Election Day! Praise be! And since Election Day is all about numbers, I … Continued

Role of the PIO: Aren’t There Two Sides to Every Story?

Are there too many public information officers (PIOs)? Share your perspective by signing up to write an article for ELGL. Nick Smith, City of Gaithersburg, Maryland, kicks off this new column. It seems strange to me that, in a time when the Executive of the Federal Government is coming after journalists as though they were … Continued

Government News From Around The World

Right Now with Nick Smith (Linkedin/Twitter) What I’m reading: Football Statistics Blogs — it’s less than a month now until football season, and I can. not. wait. What I’m listening to:  Say Anything’s …Is A Real Boy — an excellent standby. What I’m watching:  SBNation just started a series called “Rewinder” where they talk about how … Continued

Government news from around the world!

Right Now with Nick Smith (Linkedin/Twitter) What I’m reading: Football Statistics Blogs — it’s less than a month now until football season, and I can. not. wait. What I’m listening to:  Say Anything’s …Is A Real Boy — an excellent standby. What I’m watching:  SBNation just started a series called “Rewinder” where they talk about how … Continued

Doing Just One Thing Makes You Better At Everything

Right Now with Nick Smith (Linkedin/Twitter) What I’m reading: It’s the new fiscal year! What am I NOT reading? But, mostly social media analytics and insights about social media analytics. What I’m watching: I’m really into this Bon Appetit series where a pastry chef sciences out ways to make gourmet versions of guilty pleasures, she’s amazing: Twinkies … Continued

How to Make Your Out Of Office Message Count

Right Now with Nick Smith (Linkedin/Twitter) What I’m reading: The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies What I’m watching: the trees, from a hammock What I’m listening to: the sweet sounds rolling banjos and mandolins at the 45th annual Festival of the Bluegrass (related ELGL article, believe it or not) Well, … Continued

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