Time to refresh your video library?

When a small video-sharing website called YouTube was founded one decade ago, the communications industry changed forever. Today videos are one of the most effective ways to engage, educate and amuse people. Goff Public’s video team has vast experience producing videos with an emphasis on storytelling. We package them in ways that bring information to life with personality and authenticity. From succinct messages to extensive documentaries and everything in between, we help clients determine what types of videos best achieve their goals and reach their audiences.

Summer is an ideal time to film videos because of the vibrant outdoor colors and the many warm-weather gatherings taking place. To learn more about how Goff Public can help enhance your organization’s story through video, contact Chris Duffy.

Goff Public named a great workplace

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal named Goff Public as one of the 2015 Best Places to Work. Goff Public strives to provide employees with the best possible environment to grow professionally, personally, and as a team.

Iron Ore Alliance thanks Gov. Dayton and legislators for work on sulfate standard

In 2013 U.S. Steel Corporation and the United Steelworkers formed a special partnership called the Iron Ore Alliance with the goal of promoting and protecting the 130-year tradition of taconite mining in Minnesota. The Iron Ore Alliance thanks Governor Dayton and legislators for supporting the industry’s position on Minnesota’s wild rice/sulfate standard. Learn more in this Mesabi Daily News op-ed.

 

Ramsey County’s new development on a fast track

With more than 400 acres in an urban area, Rice Creek Commons is a rare development opportunity for people to work, live and play. Ramsey County purchased the land in 2013 when it was known as the Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant and continues to lead an extensive cleanup project to turn the brownfield into prime real estate for future development.

Learn more about the project in this editorial by the Pioneer Press.

 

Flint Hills International Children’s Festival celebrates 15 years

More than 50,000 smiling children and their families filled the streets of downtown Saint Paul on the last weekend in May to celebrate the 15th annual Flint Hills International Children’s Festival. The festival welcomed dozens of local, regional, national and international artists from around the world and provided children and their families the opportunity to experience international puppetry, dance, music, drama, and more. This signature community event is made possible through a partnership between Flint Hills Resources and the Ordway.

Goff Public helped promote the festival by facilitating the development of an app, distributing event fliers to more than 75,000 students in the Twin Cities, and securing media placement such as this commentary in the Pioneer Press by Dougie Irvine. After performing at the very first Flint Hills International Children’s Festival in 2001, Dougie’s Scotland-based theater company Visible Fictions returned for the festival’s 15th anniversary.

 

June e-newsletter

Insight is a monthly e-mail publication from Goff Public presenting information about cutting-edge industry trends, our clients, our company, and our community.

Check out our June e-newsletter.

Time to lay the groundwork for 2016

The 2015 Minnesota Legislature adjourned on May 18 after a fast and furious conclusion. With Governor Mark Dayton’s veto of the E-12 Education Finance bill, Environment and Natural Resources Finance bill, and Jobs and Economic Development Finance bill, a special session will be necessary by June 30 in order to continue state funding in those areas.

Although the regular session is over, summer is the time to start laying the groundwork for your legislative agenda in 2016. Even-year sessions traditionally focus on bonding bills but 2016 may also provide an opportunity to pass supplemental budget and policy provisions. Amid continuing renovations at the Capitol, legislators will consider hundreds of proposals to fund capital projects across the state.

The next several months are the ideal time to develop potential legislation; forge relationships that will yield legislative champions; build public awareness for your projects (if appropriate); meet with key legislators; and build coalitions with businesses, organizations, and other supporters.

To learn how Goff Public can help you develop a creative, effective plan that will accomplish your legislative goals, contact our director of government relations, Elizabeth Emerson.