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Social media management for government and the public sector

Hootsuite is FedRAMP authorized and saves you time on social media. Easily create and schedule effective content, engage citizens, and measure impact to prove ROI.

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Build trust, save time, and keep data secure

Keep citizens informed, deliver services, and manage crisis communication on social media with Hootsuite for government agencies. With best-in-class security tools, Hootsuite helps you achieve your mission faster and safer.

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  • 2,000+

    Government and public sector agencies trust Hootsuite to help them reach their goal on social media.

  • 3X Reach

    Government agencies use Hootsuite to grow their followers and social media reach exponentially — and fast.

  • 88,000

    Residents safely evacuated by a single organization using Hootsuite for crisis communications.

Hootsuite is FedRAMP authorized

Hootsuite was sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) in achieving FedRAMP authorization. This designation ensures that government agencies can safely use Hootsuite to engage with citizens and mitigate risk thanks to our rigorous security standards.

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The Hootsuite platform is extremely comprehensive and has proved invaluable in emergency situations. It’s been our one-stop shop for everything from message management and rumor control to collaboration with other agencies and analytics to improve our programs.
Allison Pennisi
Deputy Director of Communications
NYC Emergency Management
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Hootsuite keeps organizations secure with FedRAMP authorization and meets FCA, IIROC, SEC, PCI, AMF, and MiFID II requirements.

Hootsuite helps you mitigate risk and stay secure online with integrations like Proofpoint, Brolly, and other tools you already use.

Know what your constituents are saying and respond fast. Monitor mentions, sentiment, and more with Hootsuite Insights.

Get actionable insights on what’s working and what’s not with advanced reports. View your performance and watch each post’s performance.

All the tools you need to engage citizens and deliver services online — on one secure platform.

Communicate with citizens and manage risk with social media tools designed specifically for the public sector. Post to multiple networks at the same time from a single central dashboard and cut hours from your workweek.

Save time and respond fast

Automate your workflow and reduce risk. Save hours each week by setting up secure workflows and customizing brand-approved templates. Reduce response time with saved and suggested replies using Hootsuite's universal inbox.

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Keep citizens safe and informed

Hootsuite is your digital command center and comes with industry-leading crisis management tools. Discover and respond to issues before they become crises, send alerts, pause scheduled content, dispel misinformation, and get your message out.

Easily create meaningful content that drives real results

Templates, suggestions, and automation save you time creating content that drives citizen engagement. With Hootsuite, you can also modernize and deliver services more effectively on social media.

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Mitigate risk and protect your organization

Hootsuite makes monitoring mentions and measuring sentiment on social media easy. Listen to constituents, gather insights, respond, and improve perception. Protect your agency with security and risk management integrations.

Resources for government agencies

  • Blog: Social Media in Government: Benefits and Tactics

    Discover the key benefits of using social media in government, from crisis communication to campaign awareness.

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    Report: The State of the Social Media Marketer in Government

    Read our bite-sized report on salaries, demographics, and challenges faced by social media managers in government services.

  • Case Study: City of Greater Bendigo

    See how the City of Greater Bendigo uses social media to engage constituents across 70 local government departments.

Hootsuite Enterprise helps ensure security, which breeds credibility.”
Greg Licamele
Director of External Communications
Fairfax County Government

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, Hootsuite attained FedRAMP designation in 2021 in order to help a growing number of government agencies — including the U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Marines, and FEMA — meet standardized security and compliance regulations while using Hootsuite.

The U.S. federal government requires all cloud services used by federal agencies to follow FedRAMP security standards. Hootsuite helps agencies meet these security standards through built-in tools that log all activity and give the right people complete control of reviewing and approving messaging.

Throughout the FedRAMP process, Hootsuite worked closely with the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI). The DOI sponsored Hootsuite through the designation process and issued an ATO letter in accordance with FedRAMP.

Yes. Hootsuite comes with tools to help you stay compliant and uphold your government social media policy while delivering services and staying engaged with your community.

Government agencies have a duty to protect the privacy of the public, keep proper records, and uphold certain standards on social media. Hootsuite is FedRAMP-authorized and comes with two-factor authentication to keep information properly documented and secure.

With customizable, secure governance structures baked in, Hootsuite ensures you and your team members never publish risky content. Every single post will be reviewed and approved by the right people within your organization before it ever goes live.

Absolutely. Keeping the public engaged and informed are some of the primary benefits of social media for government agencies, and Hootsuite can help you do it.

OwlyWriter AI, our AI-powered caption writer and idea generator, is a great tool for generating content ideas for your department. Simply give it a topic and it will come up with a list of ideas to post about, and write first drafts for your team to edit and approve. 

OwlyWriter will also help you identify and repurpose your top-performing content so you get even more out of each post.

See how Hootsuite can help you win on social in half the time.

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