Why Social Media Doesn't Work

You may find yourself asking, "Why not use social media?". While Facebook, Twitter, and other means of social media have their place, using it to relay important information is not one of them.

Lost in the mix.

Your citizens are already being overloaded with posts, tweets, and likes. Your posts are likely to be missed.

In addition, popular social media providers pick and choose which notifications their users receive because there are too many to send to any individual. It is highly possible that they will not be notified and it may not even appear on their feeds.

Lastly, copycat accounts can be created causing confusion among residents and leading to misinformation.

Savvy Citizen stands out.

Messages from Savvy Citizen stand out among the social media clutter and is guaranteed to be delivered. You don't have to wonder whether or not people are seeing your events and alerts.

In addition, if you have updates, we'll make sure your citizens are kept in the loop.

Savvy Citizen promotes sharing.

Like we said, social media has its place, and Savvy Citizen takes advantage of it.

Once Savvy Citizen gets you front and center with your citizens, it makes it easy for them to share events and alerts with their friends, family, and extended social networks.

One shares to three, three share to nine, nine share to twenty seven and viral sharing begins.

Two-Way Communication

Social media also promotes two way communication. This is fine if you are communicating among friends however what happens when a resident responds to a municipal Facebook post with a question? What if the question or remark is inappropriate or derogatory? What if a resident poses an accusatory question or remark towards the municipality or a municipal official or employee? Should you answer them? Do you have to answer them? What should you say? Will your response be shared with others? These are all great questions and are ones to consider when using Facebook (and other social media) in an official capacity.

Getting started is easy.

In just a few simple steps, your community will be up and running.

1

Register.

Registration is simple, easy, and free. We simply need a little bit of information to verify you represent your community.

There is no commitment to use the service.

2

Review offer.

Once approved, you'll receive an email letting you know that your account is ready to be setup.

You'll be able to review your official price, payment options, and any discounts.

3

Payment.

Choose your payment plan, and enter your payment method. Your chosen recurring payment will be setup and start immediately.

You can cancel at any time from the website.

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Blast off.

You will immediately gain access to Savvy Citizen’s administrative features for your community.

Start setting up shop by creating additional users, populating your calendar or sending a notification.

We'll work quickly to let your residents and those of your neighboring communities know they can now follow you on Savvy Citizen.

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