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Maximizing Government Communications: How to Use Social, Video and Mobile to Enhance Citizen Engagement and Achieve Mission-Critical Results
May 22 & 23, 2018 | DC
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Wednesday, May 23 • 3:35pm - 4:10pm
How Government Can Create Cutting-Edge, Digital Products: Advice and lessons learned from a DHS digital comms team
U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate

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Fully leveraging digital communication is extremely important. To effectively engage with today’s audience you need to use all available tools at your disposal. Learn how the Digital Comms Team at the DHS Science and Technology Directorate navigated the complexities of government communication requirements and created an award-winning, engaging interactive digital version of an annual report and other products.


You will learn:


  • How the team designed an interactive website from the ground up highlighting the recent achievements of the directorate
  • How creative writing, video and animation, graphic design, UI design and programming were used to create an engaging experience
  • How the team navigated the requirements of 508 compliance, sensitivity concerns, etc.



John Verrico, Chief of Media Relations

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Tim Shephard, Creative Lead

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Jaclyn Cotugno, Art Director

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Jennifer Schwed, Interactive Designer

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Colleen Dunn, Writer/Editor

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

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John Verrico

Chief of Media Relations, Science & Technology Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
High-energy, thought-provoking and humorous trainer and consultant on motivational leadership and communication. John Verrico is the Immediate-Past President of the National Association of Government Communicators, and has more than 37 years of experience as a public affairs... Read More →

Wednesday May 23, 2018 3:35pm - 4:10pm PDT
Logan West, The Darcy Hotel 1515 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20005

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