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Local governments expanding social media posts/Democratic Congressional candidate Denny Wolff

Written by Scott LaMar, Smart Talk Host/Executive Producer | May 8, 2018 4:26 AM
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What to look for on Smart Talk Tuesday, May 8, 2018:

Social media use has exploded in the past ten years, with more than half of all users saying they visit sites daily -- some multiple times a day.

Municipalities are jumping on board, leveraging platforms to engage constituents and push important information to the public.

Social media experts say that cities, boroughs and counties now have an easy, low-cost way to hold two-way conversations with residents and reach previously disengaged populations. Municipalities also use social media to help gauge public opinion, get feedback, and analyze posts so they can make more informed decisions about services.

Which social media platforms work best for information dissemination, and how can residents take advantage of these two-way communication sites?

Should you tweet, snap or post your way to more information?

Rachel Bryson, the director of communications for Cumberland County, is on Tuesday's Smart Talk to discuss how the county uses social media to reach residents.

Janelle DelSignore is the Marketing Director of LaunchUX, a firm specializing in online digital marketing and social media. She is in the studio to talk about how the platforms differ and the industry trends. 

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Janelle DelSignore & Rachel Bryson

Also, Pennsylvania's primary election is scheduled for a week from Tuesday on May 15th.  Smart Talk is speaking with candidates on the ballot before the primary.

Denny Wolff, Democratic candidate for U.S. House of Representatives in the 9th Congressional District appears on Tuesday's program.. The new 9th Congrssional District is made up of Lebanon, Schuylkill, Columbia and parts of Berks, Carbon, Northumberland, Luzerne, and Montour Counties.

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Denny Wolff

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