Podcast: Social Media Metrics that Work for Government, GSMCON 2016 Recap Recorded Live in Reno

Meet the 2016 Government Social Media Conference scholarship winner, and hear the answer to the question that earned her a ticket to the conference.

by , / April 8, 2016
The live podcast with @govtechnews @eRepublic & @ArchiveSocial at GSMCON2016. Twitter/@GovernmentSM

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Marian Doucette, the winner of the GovTech Social's "Your Question Could be Your Ticket": scholarship to the second annual Government Social Media Conference asked a particularly important one:

The podcast regulars trace the evolution of social metrics and provide context for making choices.

They also debrief with GSMCON creator Kristy Dalton on this year's conference and how she measures success.

GovTech Social co-host and Government Technology staff writer Eyragon Eidam previews a story on one sheriff's office success using collective engagement (below).

Then the hosts gave away T-shirts and a little gadget for podcasting in a shameless effort to recruit subscribers to GovTech Social on iTunes. The box of T-shirts is gone, but you can join the growing number of subscribers  here.

The live recording followed a discussion of a Letterman-style Top 10 List for Success in Starting a Podcast.  That annotated list will be published in the June Edition of Government Technology magazine and even earlier in the GovTech Social newsletter.  Be sure to receive your copy by subscribing here or below.



Here are links to Eyragon's original reporting from the conference.


  •  Jackson 5, Rockin' Robin (1972)
  • Eva Simons ft. Konshens - Policeman (2015)
  • Jerry Doucette, Mama Let Him Play (1977)
  • (Plus the theme from The Price is Right and a visit from the rapping mailman)


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Paul W. Taylor Chief Content Officer, e.Republic Inc.

Paul W. Taylor, Ph.D., is the chief content officer of Government Technology and its parent organization, e.Republic. Prior to joining e.Republic, Taylor served as deputy Washington state CIO. Dr. Taylor came to public service following decades of work in media, Internet startups and academia. He is also among a number of affiliated experts with the nonprofit, non-partisan Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) in Washington, D.C. He is creator, producer and co-host of the GovTech360 podcast.

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Dustin Haisler is the Chief Innovation Officer of Government Technology's parent company e.Republic. Previously the finance director and later CIO for Manor, Texas, a small city outside Austin, Haisler quickly built a track record and reputation as an early innovator in civic tech. As Chief Innovation Officer, Haisler has a strategic role to help shape the company’s products, services and future direction. Primarily, he leads e.Republic Labs, a market connector created as an ecosystem to educate, accelerate and ultimately scale technology innovation within the public sector. Read his full bio.

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