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Darrel Cole
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Enjoyed this read on engaging your team.
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Only 30% of employees feel engaged by the work they do. For corporations, this phenomenon cuts into productivity and comes with a monetary cost.
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The 13 Most Best, Most iconic ‘Breaking Bad’ Quotes Of All Time
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Transportation geeks rejoice ... A collection of toll transponders from Florida, Illinois, and Orange County, CA. #ibtta #tolls
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Well, this interesting. A new social network, a little different than all the others. 
The Solution tsū gives you the ability to onboard your audience by removing ourselves from the sign-up process. Everyone has their own member short code, which is the door to their network. How It Works Get invited or join through another member's short code. Get your own member short code by ...
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Leave it to +Ted Nguyen to show us what organizations are doing #social  the right way. 
Any business can create a Facebook or Twitter account and call it a day. However, some companies have gone above and beyond. Not only do they use social media to connect with customers, receive feedback and market their goods and services, they also use this popular form of online communication ...
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OK Ello, I am intrigued and so I share this .... because in order to get an "invitation" to use you, I felt obligated to share this link, which appeared after I felt obligated once again to "agree" with your Manifesto. 
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Those of us managing social media for public agencies won't be surprised at the conclusions of this fascinating report. For years, I have seen firsthand that true engagement and talking with the public on social channels changes the perception of the agency and the project. This confirms that in 2015 and beyond, public agencies must continue to move away from the thought that social media is a one-way communication tool. My experience is that the public expects engagement and when it occurs the results can be transformative in terms of public perception of an agency and its projects.  
A new study uses Twitter complaints to look at how riders feel about their public transit systems.
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Great use of social media by government/water agency, via +John Lisle 
Imagine if in the midst of rush hour during the hustle and bustle of the busy holiday season, a water main break occurs in the middle of a major metropolitan area, completely inundating a large section of the public transportation system and affecting tens of thousands of commuters.
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Incredible #SoCal sunset tonight. #sunsetsunday
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#Transitvote14 election coverage: It's 42-16 for transit measures that have passed across U.S. spanning 18 states. THE BEST ongoing election coverage on transit is here via Center for Transportation Excellence. 
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#Transitvote14 election coverage: It's 42-16 for transit measures that have passed across U.S. spanning 18 states. THE BESTongoing election coverage on transit is here via Center for Transportation Excellence. 
The Center for Transportation Excellence is a non-partisan policy research center created to serve the needs of communities and transportation organizations nationwide. The purpose of the center and this website is to provide research materials, strategies and other forms of support on the benefits of public transportation.
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Intriguing perspective about the future of work and what kinds of positions will be managing the information, data, social media. via +Brian Solis 
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Public Relations and Social Media professional, managing a national staff.
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social media implementation and execution to engage the public; public relations; strategic communication
Employment
  • National AEC firm
    AVP/Manager, Communications & Public Involvement Group, 2009 - present
  • Delaware Department of Transportation
    Director, Office of Public Relations, 2004 - 2009
  • Public Relations, Self Employed
    1997 - 2004
  • Newark Post
    Editor, 2003 - 2004
  • American Lawyer Media
    Senior Writer, 2002 - 2003
  • Santa Cruz Sentinel
    Reporter, 1998 - 2001
  • Gilroy Dispatch
    Reporter, 1996 - 1998
  • Sherman Publications/Clarkston News/Lake Orion
    Reporter, 1993 - 1996
  • SCN Communications Group
    Reporter, 1991 - 1993
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Oakland County, Michigan - Santa Cruz County, California - Salinas, California - State College, Pennsylvania - Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania - Dover, Delaware - Baton Rouge, Louisiana - Perkins, Michigan - Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Bridging world of transportation, PR and social media
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Public Relations Manager focused on transportation communications for projects across the nation; Gov2.0; social media outreach and journalism. Follow me on Twitter.com/transpr, where I share the things I am passionate about.  
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  • Oakland University (MI)
    B.A. Journalism, 1988 - 1991
  • Gogebic Community College
    Writing, 1986 - 1988
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