Tag: Slate Communications

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

#8: What the Hell Am I Supposed to Do With This?

The revamped ELGL website received more than 300,000 views this year. Members and visitors were treated to a wide array of stories from the #13Percent to infrastructure to work/life balance. While some of you dropped by to visit the rapidly growing webinar library or check out the latest job postings. Our crack staff has sorted … 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

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

98% Think Local Government Is Boring*

Kim Newcomer, Slate Communications, provides substance to the trendy, but often hollow, suggestion that local government needs to tell a better story. Friends, I have some bad news. Ninety-eight percent* of the world thinks our work is boring. Snooze-worthy. The equivalent of a warm glass of milk before bedtime. I’m sorry to be the one to … Continued

Storytelling: Local Government’s WD-40 by Kim Newcomer, Slate Communications

Kim Newcomer, Slate Communications, provides substance to the trendy, but often hollow, suggestion that local government needs to tell a better story. Kirsten WyattI’m the co-founder and executive director of ELGL. I love my job. Other things I love: local government, my family, my dog Michael Jordan, sandwiches, naps, books, and skee-ball. http://elgl.org

City Staff Turned PR Firm, Meet Slate Communications

 On the Move: City PR trio forms own company Hat tip to Dan Weinheimer, City of Fort Collins, CO for tipping us off about Slate Communications which was founded by former City of Fort Collins, CO employees. We invited Slate founder Kim Newcomer to tell the Slate story and discuss the current state of local government … Continued

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