The Showcase Calendar: Intentionally Celebrating a Year's Worth of Successes

Posted by Chris DiMauro on Mar 13, 2019 8:54:28 AM

American literary giant Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “A great man is always willing to be little.” I couldn’t agree more with Emerson’s simple and focused assertion that the application of a humble attitude is both a necessary and foundational character trait for those who are charged with leading others.

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Topics: Finding Audiences, Engagement, Education, Levy, Government, Communications

In What Month are Ohio School Levies Won or Lost?

Posted by Don Polyak on Feb 5, 2019 2:26:12 PM

Levy season is notorious for sneaking up on schools and government entities. As we stated in our recent blog post, the worst time to begin communicating a levy is when it’s already on the ballot, as people need to see messages 11-15 times before the details really sink in, according to advertising expert Thomas Smith.

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Topics: School Districts, Political, Education, Levy, Communications

Planning Your Next Levy: You Can’t Afford to Wait

Posted by Tom Speaks on Jan 16, 2019 9:59:21 AM

The worst time to begin communicating the details of a new levy is when you go on the ballot.

If voters are suddenly made aware of a levy when it's only a few months before they cast their ballots, they’ll probably think your school district or organization is up to something! This leads to distrust and skepticism.

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Topics: School Districts, Education, Levy, Communications

5 Tips for Surviving Election Season (And How to Come Out on Top!)

Posted by Samantha Booth on Jul 2, 2018 8:51:02 AM

Election season always seems to be right around the corner. Even if you have months to prepare, developing a successful communication strategy to garner the support of voters for school bond issues and levies should be a year-round activity.

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Topics: Strategic Planning, Marketing, School Districts, Political, Education, Levy, Bond Issue, Government

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