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Podcast: Creating a State of the City Event with Kent Wyatt, Tigard, OR

Kent Wyatt Communications Director City of Tigard, Oregon LinkedIn | Twitter Late night in Tigard. Kent Wyatt, Communications Director for the City of Tigard, Oregon, joined the podcast to talk about the City’s creative approach to the annual State of the City address. He discussed how to make the State of the City more authentic … Continued

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

Creative Use of Video for the Franklin, TN State of the City

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] This guest post is by Milissa Reierson, the communications manager for Franklin, Tennessee. [/vc_column_text][vc_video link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hR8x1Iz9DvE” el_width=”80″ align=”center”][vc_column_text]The City of Franklin, Tennessee, population 76,000, recently held their annual state of the City event, but it wasn’t a boring facts and figures presentation.  Each year the Mayor, Dr. Ken Moore, works with his Communications team to make this presentation … Continued

Part III: Inside the Twitter Race – State of the City Edition

Towards the end of 2013, Patrick Preston, Hillsboro public affairs manager, decided to issue a challenge to neighboring jurisdictions. They wanted to expand their social media presence and specifically focus on making their Twitter account more accessible and active. So they contacted other nearby cities and a competition was born.  The race was on to … Continued

#StateOfTheCity: Follow Up From ELGL Friends

After our highly successful #StateOfTheCity Twittersation, ELGL received follow-up comments from two of our favorite friends (who just happen to work in professional communications).  Their comments were too good to sit in our inboxes, so we are posting them here so everyone who is working on a #StateOfTheCity address can learn from their experience and … Continued

#StateOfTheCity: ELGL’s Next Twittersation

Are you currently working on your city’s State of the City address?  Looking for new ideas, fresh approaches, or creative themes? Then join our Twittersation* on Friday, January 17, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. PST; noon CT.  We’ll use the hashtag #StateOfTheCity, and share our experiences writing, listening to, and responding to municipal State of the … Continued

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