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Social Media Training

Patrick Rollens is an ELGL gem – when he’s not writing awesome columns for us on local government social media tips and tricks, he’s volunteering his time to guest speak at Portland State University.  

Is YouTube for You?

I was pleased to see that last month’s column about how to respond to snarky comments on social media generated some nice discussion on LinkedIn and Twitter. I also sent the column to my boss, the Oak Park Communications Director David Powers. As you can see from this pic, Oak Park’s staff offices lack a … Continued

A Commentary on Our Lives

Knope of the Week winner Patrick Rollens is back for another installment of his “Broken Social Scene” column.  This time he explains how to deal with the negative  comments that citizens might post on your Facebook page.  These sometimes snarky posts can pose real issues for local governments and Patrick has a plan for how … Continued

Two Communicators, Two Municipalities, One Message for a Weather Event

Patrick Rollens and Bridget Doyle partner up to highlight three communication tips for your organization to consider during a weather event. We’re not meteorologists or newscasters, but residents will often turn to their local government for information during severe weather events. How bad will it be in my community? Should I drive to work? Is there school … Continued

Be a Control Freak

ELGL Contributor Patrick Rollens is back again to share another tip for local governments delving into social media or tying to expand and improve their social media impact.  For a background check on Patrick read, 50 Nifty Patrick Rollens; take a look at the recap of his webinar, Social Media for Local Government; and read his last article, Buying … Continued

Part I: Inside the Great Oregon Twitter Race

The Starting Line Social media is being used by more and more citizens, and local governments are playing catch-up as we try to figure out how to use Facebook, Twitter, and other platforms effectively.  ELGL has published a few articles on the subject and saw an opportunity to share lessons learned from the “Great Oregon Twitter Race.” In this … Continued

Buying Into Social Media

This is the first installment of the ELGL orginal content series, “Broken Social Scene” by Patrick Rollens, Oak Park (IL) communications and social media and reigning Knope of the Week. Patrick will share his experience in effectively using social media in local government. Prior to entering the public sector, Patrick worked as a digital producer for … Continued

Patrick Rollen’s Social Media Presentation

Here is a brief recap and the link to today’s presentation from Patrick Rollen’s webinar.  For more info check out the hashtag #PictureMeRollens on Twitter. To keep up with future presentations and webinars, even when you can’t attend, follow @OregonELGL and @MidwestELGL on Twitter and look for the event’s unique #Hashtag Social Media for Local … Continued

Midwest ELGL: Patrick Rollens Webinar Dec. 10

50 Nifty with Patrick Rollens, Village of Oak Park ELGL is pleased to announce another Midwest ELGL webinar for this December.  Mark your calendars for December 10 at noon (pacific, 2pm central) for lunch with Patrick Rollens, the communications and social media guru at the Village of Oak Park.  Here’s what Patrick has to say about … Continued

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