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GovDelivery to Host National Tour to Help Public Sector Organizations Transform Digital Communications to Better Serve Citizens and Stakeholders

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

GovDelivery to Host National Tour to Help Public Sector Organizations Transform Digital Communications to Better Serve Citizens and Stakeholders06:15 EST Tuesday, January 22, 2013SAINT PAUL, Minn., Jan. 22, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GovDelivery, the leading provider of public sector digital communications solutions, announced today its upcoming national Digital Communications Tour, to help government agencies across the country to transform digital communications in order to have true mission impact. Open to all government employees and contractors, these complementary events will review concrete steps agencies can take to address Digital Government priorities in a timely, cost-effective manner. At each event, attendees will hear from public sector experts, providing insightful perspectives and strategies on government communications, as well as from peers in government discussing their successful tactics and projects. The series launches in GovDelivery's home state of Minnesota on Tuesday, February 5, 2013. In his presentation "Seriously Fun: the Keys to Success Lost When We Grow Up," keynote speaker, Jeff Freeland Nelson, CEO & Founder of Play from Scratch, will discuss how the same tenets that can foster creative, successful children can also help government employees create communications that support organizational goals while fostering direct connections with citizens to ultimately deliver better services. "Government agencies are transforming the way communications is used to impact mission goals by making more direct connections with the public," said Scott Burns, CEO and co-Founder of GovDelivery. "This tour is designed take the digital communications success stories and best practices we've collected while serving more than 550 public sector organizations worldwide, and bring them directly to the professionals tasked with making this transformation. We're bringing their peers and industry experts to their doorsteps to share strategies for reaching more people than ever before, streamlining complex communications and engaging the public to create lasting value." Confirmed speakers include:Jeff Freeland Nelson, CEO and Founder, Play from ScratchJenna Covey, Director of New Media, Governor Mark DaytonLuther Krueger, Crime Prevention Analyst, Minneapolis Police DepartmentGary Caldwell, Social Media Coordinator, Minnesota Department of HealthJeremy Greene, Director of Product Management, GovDeliveryScott Burns, CEO and co-Founder, GovDeliveryEvent details:Date: Tuesday, February 5, 2013Location: Crowne Plaza, 5401 Green Valley Drive, Bloomington, MNTime: 1:30 pm - 6:30 pmCost: Complimentary for government employees and contractorsRegister: http://bit.ly/DigiComm_MN-PR Following the Minnesota event, GovDelivery will host free events in Washington, Oregon, Northern California, Colorado, Washington D.C., Indiana, Texas and Michigan. To learn more about these events and to register, please visit http://govdelivery.com/digital-communications-tour. About GovDelivery GovDelivery, the leading provider of government-to-citizen communication solutions, helps more than 550 government organizations transform their communications by maximizing direct connections with the public while reducing communications cost. Clients, including more than half of major U.S. federal agencies, as well as state, county, and city governments in the U.S., and local authorities and central government agencies in the United Kingdom, use GovDelivery solutions to optimize their effectiveness, efficiency, and engagement in communications with the public. GovDelivery is an ICG (Nasdaq:ICGE) company. For more information, visit http://www.govdelivery.com. The GovDelivery logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=8030CONTACT: Mary Yang Communications Manager 651-726-7317 Mary.Yang@govdelivery.com