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"Tech Talk with Jason Townsend" - Travel Insider by Qantas

A NASA social media manager explains how the space agency keeps its 29 million Instagram followers intrigued... ...What advice would you give to other organisations about using social media? Find what’s unique about you, put it out there and listen to feedback to make it better. I realise not everyone has access to spaceships and […]

"Need some 'space' in life?" - Brand Equity from the Economic Times

NASA runs a total of 527 social media accounts across 16 platforms ... How does that help with their “shareability” objective, one wonders? Townsend says: “If you look at some of our accounts - like the International Space Station (ISS) account in relation to the big NASA account, the audience overlap between the two is […]

"How Publishers and Brands Can Navigate Social Media Publishing in 2018" - NewsWhip

"In 2018, I expect to see more experiential media-rich content on social media. With more augmented and virtual reality technology getting into the hands of audiences, I expect to see more content produced that takes advantage of this and allows people to be embedded in ways that can transport them to everything from galaxies far, […]

"Social Media Tips from NASA" - Science‐Technology Activities and Resources Library Education Network

Social media can provide your library with a world of opportunity when it comes to promoting programs and disseminating information; yet, to many STEM professionals and library staff, social media is a daunting challenge. What kind of language should you use when creating a post? How do you find the best images and videos to […]

"Exploring NASA's Universe on Social Media" - Night Sky Network for Amateur Astronomy Clubs

Night Sky Network members joined Jason Townsend, NASA's Acting Social Media Manager, on Tuesday, October 17 as he shared how NASA gets their message out to the public through social media. There are many of us who stare at the stars each night & wonder about our place in the universe. We feel the need […]

"La NASA présente sa stratégie Social Media" - Le Blog du Modérateur

La gestion des réseaux sociaux de la NASA est un exemple pour beaucoup de community managers. L’agence gouvernementale responsable du programme spatial américain diffuse du contenu sur plus de 500 comptes, sur 16 plateformes différentes. Pour en savoir plus sur la stratégie de la NASA sur les réseaux sociaux et sur l’organisation du community management, nous […]

"Why Do We Treat Our Spacecraft Like They're Humans?" - Newsy

"There's a lot of people who follow us because it taps back into that childlike wonderment that they had when they were a kid," said Jason Townsend, deputy social media manager at NASA. "I think we can really connect in a way that is relevant and resonates really well with our audience." Watch: http://www.newsy.com/stories/humans-treat-spacecraft-like-other-humans/

"Why NASA’s social media is out of this world" - NewsWhip

"We’re always looking for opportunities to be part of the bigger, overarching conversation that’s happening on social media, because there’s a certain audience that already follows NASA and they’re kind of naturally gravitating toward us. But there’s definitely other audiences out there that if NASA was part of a conversation that they’re talking about, rather […]

"IBD @ SXSW: Lockheed Martin Ventures' HeloPitch; VR At Home Depot, NASA" - Investor Business Daily TV

Watch: http://www.investors.com/news/ibd-sxsw-lockheed-martin-ventures-helopitch-vr-at-home-depot-nasa/

About Me
Jason Townsend is an industry leader in digital communications with over 14 years of experience in strategic and innovative use of social media messaging and website content. During his career, he's directed the efforts of and regularly executes some of the largest Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat accounts across the platforms, working on projects that have earned two Shorty Awards for best use of social media, two Webby Awards for best corporate use of social media and two Webby Awards for best websites. He is currently NASA's deputy social media manager where he helps oversee and coordinate over 500 social media accounts covering NASA’s people, missions, and programs.
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