Jon Barilone Presents to Southern California Public Works Institute

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Tripepi Smith director Jon Barilone presented at the Southern California Public Works Institute on October 22, 2019. The presentation discussed ‘Digital Marketing Relations’ and covered a wide array of topics including: why attendees should embrace social media, how to create good digital media content, photography tips, the best social platforms for agencies to use, and how to interact within these social media platforms.

SoCal APWA Public Works Institute Committee released a statement about Tripepi Smith’s involvement: “Tripepi Smith really stepped up to help our public works audience better understand social media and how the platform can help us distribute information to the public. City pipes and the basic infrastructure that makes civilization possible often is unappreciated, so it is important that as professional in the public works space we also enhance our communication skills. Tripepi Smith is a recognized leader in local government communications and Jon’s insights and methodology for educating the group were immensely helpful to all attendees.”

Jon concluded his presentation with a class exercise: creating Twitter posts in an emergency situation. Table groups were given a hypothetical scenario–a main street flooding because of sewer blockage–and just a few short minutes to craft a Twitter response to concerned residents. Groups read their responses aloud, emphasizing some of the best practices Jon had shared during the presentation.

“Thank you to the Southern California Chapter of the American Public Works Association for immediately thinking of Tripepi Smith to lead training on social media,” said Jon. “Public Works is full of unsung heroes that don’t get as much glory on social media as other City departments. We were glad to share some tips and best practices to help these public servants connect more with their communities.”

Jon’s presentation was part of a three-day conference held by the American Public Works Association’s Southern California Chapter at the Rio Hondo Golf Club in Downey.

About Tripepi Smith

Tripepi Smith is a marketing, technology and public affairs firm based in Orange County, CA. Its clients include for-profit, nonprofit and public agencies throughout the state of California. The firm’s unique mix of marketing and technology prowess provides a competitive advantage for organizations seeking to leverage the Internet to achieve their communication goals. Tripepi Smith provides full content creation services, including: ghostwriting, collateral development, photography, video production, search engine optimization, email marketing, crisis communications, social media management and website design and execution. Tripepi Smith clients include: City of Santa Ana, City of Culver City, City of Rolling Hills Estates, City of Tracy, City of Santa Cruz, City of Snoqualmie, City of Cupertino, City of Daly City, City of La Cañada Flintridge, City of Paramount, City of Huntington Beach, City of El Cerrito, City of Indian Wells, City of Yuba City, Santa Clara County Fire Department, Industry Business Council, NHA Advisors, CalChoice, California Joint Powers Insurance Authority, Rowland Water District, California Contract Cities Association, California City Management Foundation, League of California Cities, Institute for Local Government, Renne Public Law Group, Inland Empire Utilities Agency and Climatec Energy Services.

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