ST. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 30, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GovDelivery, the leading provider of public sector digital communications solutions, today released three 2012 Digital Communications Reports highlighting communications trends in the Federal, State & Local, and International government space. The reports are available as infographics and can be viewed at:
Each report then dives into specific data for Federal, State & Local, and international government organizations, revealing:
- Organizations with the most shared public content. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and Department of Defense had the most shared public content in the Federal market, while the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Maine Governor's Office, and the City of Baltimore, Maryland topped the State and Local space. Internationally, the United Kingdom's Driving Standards Agency (DSA), the European Space Agency and the Department of Energy and Climate Change had the most shared public content.
- The most shared public messages. This category showed which specific messages were shared the most in 2012. From a Federal perspective, the most shared message came from the IRS about mortgage debt forgiveness. Last year, the IRS also held the top spot in shared messages, with an email on increased mileage reimbursement rates. For State and Local organizations, the most shared update came from the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, promoting a streaming live video feed from their black bear den. Internationally, the DSA continued to have the most shared message, focused on driving test updates, in international public sector communications (both 2011 and 2012).
- Topics with growing public interest. These topics saw the largest increase in subscribers in 2012, illustrating the kind of information the public wanted from the public sector. For Federal agencies, the Small Business Administration had the fastest growing topic around regional newsletters. For State and Local organizations, the largest growing topic came from the Texas Department of Transportation and focused on their annual event. Internationally, the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) continued to have the fastest growing topic. In 2011, their topic on Construction had the most subscribers; in 2012, their general newsletter topic outpaced all other organizations' in terms of subscriber growth.
About GovDeliveryGovDelivery, the leading provider of government-to-citizen communication solutions, helps more than 550 government organizations transform their communications by maximizing direct connections with the public while reducing communications cost. Clients, including more than half of major U.S. federal agencies, as well as state, county, and city governments in the U.S., and local authorities and central government agencies in the United Kingdom, use GovDelivery solutions to optimize their effectiveness, efficiency, and engagement in communications with the public. GovDelivery is an ICG (Nasdaq:ICGE) company. For more information, visit http://www.govdelivery.com. The GovDelivery logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=8030 The photo is also available via Newscom, www.newscom.com, and via AP PhotoExpress.
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