Largest Training Event for Government Social Media Professionals

Whether you’re new to the government social media space or an experienced maven, you need to pitch your boss on why you should attend the Government Social Media Conference (GSMCON2019).

Our company founded the first and largest social media conference for government social media professionals in city, county and state government. The fifth anniversary of the event is heading to Nashville, Tennessee from April 2-4, 2019 for our best program yet! Many of the major social networks and platforms typically send teams to meet and interact with attendees.

Picture a training event designed for social media contributors interested in learning how to use social media to maximize their government agency’s online presence. The event brings together a unique audience of hundreds of social media managers, communicators, elected officials, public information officers, law enforcement – anyone and everyone who manages social media for their public agency. Other public sector agencies are also welcome, including federal government, education, military and quasi-government entities. GSMCON is also open to private industry.

So far, we’ve revealed a number of speakers you can expect to see at GSMCON2019. Visit the event website for more updates to come regarding additional speakers, keynotes and sessions as the 2019 program develops. We’re including a broad range of beginner, intermediate and advanced topics to ensure that everyone has something to gain.

Here is a compact, one-page Executive Summary that you can use for your training/travel approvals, and we hope to see you at GSMCON2019 in April!


Learn to Write a Social Media Plan in Online Course

We are very excited to introduce our new “2-Week Social Media Plan For Government” online course running from July 30 through August 10, 2018.

If you are a busy social media manager, coordinator or contributor who understands how important it is to have a working social media plan for your government agency, this is the course for you. With a series of 4 live webinars (each of which are recorded so you can go back and reference them), a master checklist, blueprint worksheets and daily email reminders, we will guide you through every step of building your agency’s strategic social media plan in just two weeks.  

We realize how important it is to offer a cost-effective service that can reach the most government agencies possible. That’s why we’ve spent the last year developing the best way to teach government social media coordinators how to draft an effective social media plan through an online course.

Government agencies perform more effectively on social media when they have a strategic plan to reference and share with their teams. Most government agencies have some form of a social media policy, but many do not have an official social media plan to guide them. That’s why we’re here to help!

View course details and registration information here:



Nextdoor Social Network to Appear at GSMRT


We’re excited to announce that Nextdoor, the private social network for neighborhoods, will participate in our regional social media training in Huntington Beach, California, on Sept. 14.

Nextdoor works with public agencies to reach residents in their communities. Their team will host a session focused on how governments can get the most out of the network. Attendees will also hear how some of the agencies in California have used the free service, such as the Huntington Beach Police Department.

Learn more about the Government Social Media Regional Training and register today! Can’t attend in person? Grab your virtual pass to watch session recordings online.