Category: Communication Breakdown

2018 Clarity Award Finalists

UPDATE! Village of Buffalo Grove, Illinois takes home the top prize. The Clarity Award, presented by ELGL and Cartegraph, recognizes governments that are telling clear, compelling stories, and engaging their employees and/or their residents by moving the needle in measurable, actionable ways. After a nomination period where submissions were received from across the country, the … Continued

You’ve Got Mail: How to Connect with People through Their Inboxes

Gray Gill, Content Strategist and Writer at Southside Creative, writes about how to effectively use email. Last month, Gray wrote about Reimagining Libraries: The Front Door of the Innovation District. After eight wonderful and wacky seasons, the IFC sketch comedy series, Portlandia, came to an end just a few weeks ago. The show playfully poked fun … Continued

“Fruit Fights” and Other Funny Survey Responses

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] ELGL member Angelica Wedell with the National Research Center, Inc. (NRC) share the the funniest verbatim responses to open-ended questions. [/vc_column_text][vc_video link=”https://youtu.be/2Y9sC5qPlNc” el_width=”70″ align=”center”][vc_column_text]Local governments often use community surveys to better understand what residents think of their city or town. Sometimes, a topic calls for an open-ended question or two. For NRC survey researchers who … Continued

Believe the Hype – KCMO Conquers City Hall Selfie Day

Videos, proclamations, graphic, and giveaways — the hype for the 2nd annual International #CityHallSelfie Day was incredible. Luckily, much of the creative preparation for #CityHallSelfie Day is transferable to future projects that you or your staff may work on. By Mark Van Baale, City of Kansas City, MO When it was announced #CityHallSelfie Day would occur again … Continued

Believe the Hype! CitySourced Meets #CityHallSelfie Day

Videos, proclamations, graphic, and giveaways — the hype for the 2nd annual International #CityHallSelfie Day was incredible. Much of the creative preparation for #CityHallSelfie Day is transferable to future projects that you or your staff may work on. Andrew Kirk writes how CitySourced embraced City Hall Selfie Day. By Andrew Kirk, CitySourced In our Guide to Celebrate … Continued

Humanizing Local Government in Gaithersburg, MD

Videos, proclamations, graphic, and giveaways — the hype for the 2nd annual International #CityHallSelfie Day has been incredible. Luckily, much of the creative preparation for #CityHallSelfie Day is transferable to future projects that you or your staff may work on. Sign up to share your experience on how your organization prepared for #CityHallSelfie Day. By Nick Smith, LinkedIn and … Continued

Write About It… Preparing for #CityHallSelfie Day

Link: Sign up as a guest writer. Videos, proclamations, graphic, and giveaways — the hype for the 2nd annual International #CityHallSelfie Day has been incredible. Luckily, much of the creative preparation for #CityHallSelfie Day is transferable to future projects that you or your staff may work on. We want to capture the creative spirit in … Continued

Top Three Digital Marketing Tactics for Local Governments

By Angelica Wedell, National Research Center, Inc. Every local government has an invested interest in building and maintaining a meaningful relationship with its residents. But it can be hard to keep up with a world that rapidly changes the way it talks. The average person today is walking around with a computer in their pocket, kids … Continued

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