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How Evergreen Public Schools showcases music with video

Evergreen Public Schools is known for showcasing its robust music programs through online video and educational access provider, TV ETC. Our TV ETC Coordinater, Xander, chatted with EPS’s Electronic Communications Supervisor, Matt Griffin, about the EPS process.

Organizing content for the web

Organizing content on a web page can be tricky – especially when you keep adding more (and more) content over the years. At some point, you need to step back and re-evaluate how that page and content is organized. Read about how we helped our youth substance use prevention program do this for one of their high-traffic campaign landing pages.

Telling your school funding story

As a person who can write and edit messaging, understand complex information and analyze data, Melissa Burt is a unicorn among graphic designers. In fact, when she was promoted to Senior Designer in 2020, we let her choose a job title that would encapsulate this rare combination of skills–Senior Graphic Designer & Content Strategist. For this chat with Melissa, we discussed both the design and strategy that go into communicating about school funding.

Case Studies

Organizing content for the web

Organizing content for the web

Organizing content on a web page can be tricky – especially when you keep adding more (and more) content over the years. At some point, you need to step back and re-evaluate how that page and content is organized. Read about how we helped our youth substance use prevention program do this for one of their high-traffic campaign landing pages.

Organizing content for the web

Organizing content on a web page can be tricky – especially when you keep adding more (and more) content over the years. At some point, you need to step back and re-evaluate how that page and content is organized. Read about how we helped our youth substance use prevention program do this for one of their high-traffic campaign landing pages.

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Organizing content for the web

Organizing content for the web

Organizing content on a web page can be tricky – especially when you keep adding more (and more) content over the years. At some point, you need to step back and re-evaluate how that page and content is organized. Read about how we helped our youth substance use prevention program do this for one of their high-traffic campaign landing pages.

Short form video increases user engagement

Short form video increases user engagement

In this case study, we explore how two school districts saw a 30%+ increase in social media reach by using a short form video strategy, compared to their average reach before publishing short form videos.Why Embrace Short Form Video? Social media is a rapidly growing...

Social Listening

Social Listening

In this case study, we explore how school districts have used ESD 112 social listening services to better understand public sentiment during times of change and uncertainty.What is Social Listening? Social listening is an emerging service used to monitor and analyze...

COVID–19 Crisis Communications

COVID–19 Crisis Communications

At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, ESD 112 and school district communicators in our region recognized the need to collaborate to produce consistent, accurate materials to guide communications about the rapidly changing situation. We established a school district...

Making your data EXCEL!

Making your data EXCEL!

Data… for some people that word makes you cringe, but it isn’t meant to be scary! Read on to learn how you can use Excel or Google Sheets to organize and display your data to make it sing.

Tips & Tricks

Making your data EXCEL!

Data… for some people that word makes you cringe, but it isn’t meant to be scary! Read on to learn how you can use Excel or Google Sheets to organize and display your data to make it sing.

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Tips & Tricks

Making your data EXCEL!

Making your data EXCEL!

Data… for some people that word makes you cringe, but it isn’t meant to be scary! Read on to learn how you can use Excel or Google Sheets to organize and display your data to make it sing.

Making your data EXCEL!

Data… for some people that word makes you cringe, but it isn’t meant to be scary! Read on to learn how you can use Excel or Google Sheets to organize and display your data to make it sing.

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Get up to speed on Threads

Get up to speed on Threads

Threads is a text-based conversation app Users can post short (up to 500 character) posts. It is a new competitor to Twitter.Threads is a sister app to Instagram When you create an account on Threads, your followers and bio information follow your account from...

Top 5 reasons why your organization needs a social media strategy

Top 5 reasons why your organization needs a social media strategy

The following are five (among many) reasons why you need a social media strategy in place for your organization, and how it can benefit your brand.With 2.96 billion users on Facebook and 2.35 billion users on Instagram, there are a lot of people using social media for...

Housekeeping: The importance of keeping your website tidy

Housekeeping: The importance of keeping your website tidy

Remove old documents & images One great thing about Google is that it finds everything. One bad thing about Google, is that it finds everything. And this includes your outdated calendar from 2017 that was updated at least a dozen times that year due to the snow....

Shop Talk

How Evergreen Public Schools showcases music with video

How Evergreen Public Schools showcases music with video

Evergreen Public Schools is known for showcasing its robust music programs through online video and educational access provider, TV ETC. Our TV ETC Coordinater, Xander, chatted with EPS’s Electronic Communications Supervisor, Matt Griffin, about the EPS process.

How Evergreen Public Schools showcases music with video

Evergreen Public Schools is known for showcasing its robust music programs through online video and educational access provider, TV ETC. Our TV ETC Coordinater, Xander, chatted with EPS’s Electronic Communications Supervisor, Matt Griffin, about the EPS process.

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How Evergreen Public Schools showcases music with video

How Evergreen Public Schools showcases music with video

Evergreen Public Schools is known for showcasing its robust music programs through online video and educational access provider, TV ETC. Our TV ETC Coordinater, Xander, chatted with EPS’s Electronic Communications Supervisor, Matt Griffin, about the EPS process.

Telling your school funding story

Telling your school funding story

School funding is a multi-faceted beast. Crafting finance messaging for public consumption can challenge even the most seasoned communicator. But you seem to have a natural understanding of how to interpret complex data into digestible infographic bites. What advice...

The joy and challenge of making videos collaboratively

The joy and challenge of making videos collaboratively

You two won an international award recently for a video you made together, right?  Fred: Yes, we won a Hermes Gold Award for a pro bono video we did last fall.  Melissa: It was actually the first video we ever collaborated on. My daughter was in a local theater...

A creative web solution for a complex problem

A creative web solution for a complex problem

Can you give us an overview of the initial request that came in? Sure! We’ve been working with NWESD 189 for years including the conversion of their agency website from Drupal to WordPress. When the School Communications Collaborative was formed, we started working...

Interview with Scot about broadcast television and art

Interview with Scot about broadcast television and art

Scot is the Playback Operator for TV ETC and came to ESD 112 with 20+ years of broadcasting experience. Scot is quite the character, and everyone on the Communications team enjoys his nerdy brand of midwestern humor, which is evident in this interview.

Staff Interviews

Interview with Scot about broadcast television and art

Interview with Scot about broadcast television and art

Scot is the Playback Operator for TV ETC and came to ESD 112 with 20+ years of broadcasting experience. Scot is quite the character, and everyone on the Communications team enjoys his nerdy brand of midwestern humor, which is evident in this interview.

Interview with Scot about broadcast television and art

Scot is the Playback Operator for TV ETC and came to ESD 112 with 20+ years of broadcasting experience. Scot is quite the character, and everyone on the Communications team enjoys his nerdy brand of midwestern humor, which is evident in this interview.

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Interview with Malena about her passion for writing (and dogs)

Interview with Malena about her passion for writing (and dogs)

Have you always wanted to work in communications? For as long as I can remember, my goal has been to be a writer. When I was in middle school, my dad set up one of those old, clunky computers in my bedroom, and the only thing on it was Microsoft Word. But that's all I...

Interview with Monique about crisis communication & collaboration

Interview with Monique about crisis communication & collaboration

You’ve worked in communications for nearly 20 years. How did you get started? My career path hasn’t exactly been a completely straight line, but my work in the field of communications has remained consistent.   I always knew that I had a knack for communicating,...

Interview with Heidi About Leading with Inspiration

Interview with Heidi About Leading with Inspiration

You’ve been with our department for a long time. Have you always worked in communications? Yes! I was really fortunate to have college advisors who had the foresight to help me fine-tune my BA for a career in both Communications and Art. I started out 35 years ago as...