Tag: Kim Newcomer

More than a Paperweight: Keys to a Successful Annual Report

By Kim Newcomer, Slate Communications, LinkedIn and Twitter It’s that time of year. The euphoria of the holidays has worn off. Snow has turned from magical into a huge pain in the butt. And we’ve all broken our New Year’s resolutions. It can mean only one thing: it’s annual report season. Yes, the tried and true … Continued

Clip Art Is Not an Infographic

By: Kim Newcomer, Slate Communications, LinkedIn and Twitter You would be hard pressed to find someone who would describe government as trendy. Skinny jeans and retro-moustaches? Not in this Town Hall! Yet with the rise of infographics and data visualization, government FINALLY has the opportunity to hang with the cool kids. If there is one thing … Continued

ASAP Doesn’t Always Mean Now

Kim Newcomer, Slate Communications, highlights the debate on whether to outsource your communications department. She has experience on both sides from her time at the City of Fort Collins, CO and from her current position at Slate Communications. ASAP Doesn’t Always Mean Now I wrote this column two hours ago. I’m serious. I’m a procrastinator; it’s … Continued

Be Still My Heart! Performance Metrics for Communication Efforts

By Kim Newcomer – Bio, LinkedIn, and Twitter Spoiler alert: when you’re done reading this you will be no closer to establishing the ideal performance metrics for all your communication efforts. The truth is, measuring the success of communication is nuanced. Comprehensive measurement can be expensive and individual data sets very rarely tell the complete story. Frankly, … Continued

Fact or Fiction: Outsourcing Communications Is a Good Idea

Kim Newcomer, Slate Communications, highlights the debate on whether to outsource your communications department. She has experience on both sides from her time at the City of Fort Collins, CO and from her current position at Slate Communications. Fact or Fiction: Outsourcing Communications Is a Good Idea We don’t have the resources to hire staff. Council … Continued

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