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Anistacia Barber


is a professional communicator with 20 years of experience working in multiple media industries, including documentary film, photography and music. She's earned a Master's Degree in Ethnic Studies and a Bachelor's in Communications. As Post Modern's Director of Government Business Development for the past 9 years, she has gained extensive knowledge in the areas of government culture, stakeholder relations, multimedia trends and advancements, regulatory protocol and procurement procedure. In addition to her role in business development, Anistacia has earned additional responsibilities as an Associate Producer, Researcher and Stake Holder Liaison for various high profile federal government video productions.

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Join us for our next NAGC networking event!

Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Mio Restaurant, 1110 Vermont Ave NW, Washington, DC 20005

 

NAGC Webinar: "Siteimprove: Content Governance Webinar"
Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, 3:00-4:00 p.m. EST

Please join NAGC for "Siteimprove: Content Governance." During this complimentary webinar, we will answer these important questions: What is web content governance? What policies and procedures should be in place to guide web content contributors? What do you do with all that data from Google Analytics? Whether you are one person or a multi-person team, your online presence needs to have a strategy. Josh Ditthardt, Team Government Manager with Siteimprove, is an expert on the subject of web content governance. Spend some time with Josh to learn more about this topic that is growing in popularity in the web world!

 

Call for Speakers: NAGC 2015 Communications School
NAGC announces its “Call for Speakers” for the 2015 Communications School. We are looking for half-day pre-conference training workshops, plenary speakers and 60-minute breakout session presentations.
Deadline: Dec. 1, 2014, 5:00 p.m. Eastern time
Downloads: Call for Speakers | Speaker Information Form

 

Register today for our FREE Webinar: "How to Win a Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Award"

Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, 1:00-2:00 p.m. EST

(Oct. 2, 2014) Award judges will share tips, personal secrets, and examples of winning entries.

 

NAGC Is Seeking Judges for the 2015 Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Awards Competition

(Oct. 1, 2014) Find out about the benefits of serving as an Awards Judge, and download the application form here. Deadline for volunteering as a judge is Dec. 31, 2014.

 

NAGC Releases Call for Entries: 2015 NAGC Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Awards Competition

(Sept. 29, 2014) Download the Call for Entries Brochure for the 2015 NAGC Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Awards Competition. Be recognized! Enter your product in the NAGC 2015 Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Awards Competition.

This annual international awards program recognizes superior government communication products and those who produce them. We continue to listen to feedback from our industry to ensure that our categories reflect the changing face of communications.

Complete details about the competition and information about past award winners are posted here.

 

NAGC Installs New Officers; Board of Directors Will Lead National Association of Government Communicators

 

NAGC Publishes 2014 Trends & Salary Survey Report

 

NAGC Announces 2014 Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Awards Competition Winners; Rocky View County Communications Awarded Best in Show

 

Syracuse University Releases New Report of Interest to Government Communicators

(June 9, 2014) Syracuse University has published "A Manager’s Guide to Assessing the Impact of Government Social Media Interactions," a report that aims to help managers understand the tools that agencies are using to determine if their social media efforts are advancing their strategic goals.

NAGC HQ Hosts Delegation from China,
Featuring Presentation by NAGC President-Elect

On Jan. 15, 2014, NAGC Headquarters hosted a delegation from Guandong Department Establishment Office in China. This delegation, composed primarily of government employees, is in the United States to complete a training program about U.S. government and public administration. They were invited to NAGC to learn more about government-media relations, including topics such as U.S. government media communication strategy and legislation about the disclosure of government information.

NAGC President-Elect John Verrico provided the delegation with a general overview of what U.S. government communicators do, explaining how they interact with the public and the media and how they use social media. He also presented an overview about NAGC, described its Communications School and Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Awards Competition, and explained the social media outlets used by NAGC (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and blogging).


The group expressed a lot of interest in how a nonprofit organizations gets recognized by the U.S. government. This visit was supposed by NAGC Headquarters staff, including Michelle Savoie, CMP, NAGC Associate Director, and Sherry Meyers, NAGC Exhibit/Sponsor Coordinator.