I put a call out through my networks for examples of effective use of social media by government or public entity for crisis communication. I’m very blessed that I’ve had a lot of responses; I have a wonderful network.
Why do I need examples? I’m freshening up a presentation on Social Media for Government for a presentation the day after tomorrow. “Beyond 2.0 – Using Social Media Effectively” will be presented to the PIO Network, and I wanted to use new examples.
If you have examples to share, leave a comment or send me an email.
If you want to attend the presentation, see the info below.
PIO Network meeting at 10am on Thursday, July 21, 2011Hosted by Texas Department of Transportation
You are cordially invited to attend the next meeting of the Houston/Galveston Regional PIO Network scheduled from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 21, 2011.
The meeting will be hosted by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) in its first floor meeting room #109 located at 7600 Washington Avenue in Houston, TX (near Houston TranStar). If you use a GPS or web-based map program to obtain driving directions, please make sure that you enter “Washington Avenue” (not Washington Street) to obtain correct driving directions. Free parking is available in the parking garage next door.
TOPIC: “Beyond 2.0: Using Social Media Effectively”
Are you ready to use social media to communicate with your customers in a crisis? Do you know: which tools to use? how often to post? how to reach out to your customers? Sandra Fernandez will cover tips and tricks for everyday maintenance to improve customer engagement and get you ready to use web 2.0 to communicate during that next hurricane, flood, or emergency.
PIO Network member Sandra Fernandez is a communications professional with more than 15 years of experience with higher education, government, and non-profit organizations. Sandra is currently Manager of Public Relations for the Houston Public Library. Her strategic use of social media and online services to communicate with Library customers has made the Houston Public Library an industry leader in social media implementation. In 2009-2010, she co-chaired the Mayor’s Social Media Task Force, a partnership between Houston IABC and the City of Houston to teach neighborhood groups how to use social media to organize civic improvements and stay in touch during a crisis.
If you and/or any Guests would like to attend the July 21 meeting, please RSVP by sending an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org