Wednesday, March 25, 2020

The Mayor's Carona19 update... only seen on FB


If you don't have FB, your out of luck according to the Mayor's office.

How amateurish the video is. Nothing happens until 9 minutes in. This pandemic update must be handled better in the future, professionally done and not on someone’s phone.

Why is it not on Gov TV or public access and played many times a day and night? Shouldn't they try to reach as many residents as possible during this state of emergency in our city? There are around 20K cable subscribers in Town and not everyone over 60 is on FB.




11 Comments:

At March 25, 2020 at 4:39 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is ridiculous. What exactly is the purpose of government tv if not for these occasions?

 
At March 25, 2020 at 4:40 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Worthless video

 
At March 25, 2020 at 4:47 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are they telling us that this is the best out $190000 mayor can do? If so she is far overpaid

 
At March 25, 2020 at 5:23 PM , Blogger jim pillsbury said...

IMO... The millennial's on her staff may not be advising the Mayor well. They may believe everyone in Town, including the minority community, are connected to the Mayor’s FB page.
Why not the COO, who was tasked with pandemic reediness for the military as his last job for Uncle Sam?
And where is Ron Rego in all of this and his boss Carley Melo. Rego should set the Mayor and her two guests in the Blumer room, just like they do for the council meetings, socially distanced apart and record it in HD.
With now more people testing positive in our back yard, it's critical that the Mayor office show some leadership skills and get the message out now. Now may be a good time to light up the large traffic signs we have for voting at key intersections, imploring social distance and reduced travel.

 
At March 26, 2020 at 12:30 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lighten up Jim on this one. The facebook thing was fairly sudden, wasn't it like 2 hours notice? If she had it gone on gov channel would you have been complaining how would any of the non-facebook users know with only 2 hours notice? You're acting like this was being planned for a while, looking at the production quality it clearly wasn't. If the mayor starts doing more regularly ones, then I think very reasonable to ask that it get on cable. People wanted to hear something so they tried to get an update out real quick - not perfect but a good start.

 
At March 26, 2020 at 9:39 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I disagree strongly with the previous poster. If you can’t do this in a way the is professional then don’t do it. Saying it was last minute is not an excuse. Like mayor Walsh in Boston she should be doing these on a regular basis. And giving the public 2 hours notice is disrespectful Jim is right that doing things this way is discriminatory against those who do not have a Facebook page which includes just about everyone under 30 or over 60. Come on people. This was a shitty job and you can try to make excuses all you want but instead how about making the mayor do her job I’m a professional way?

 
At March 26, 2020 at 10:11 AM , Blogger jim pillsbury said...

At this unprecedented time in our history, the Mayor must show leadership and a plan. While the Governor and Mayor Walsh can pull together the 4 networks for a press conference in minutes, we can't.

I suggest that all the future pandemic outreach broadcasts be done in the Blumer Room which is already set up with social distance in mind. Speakers can be clearly heard at the individual councilor desks. Every week on the same day and time and publicize it through the usual media outlets.
Ron Rego can shoot the meeting live as well as on FB live. And that each event be aired many many times a day and night on both Gov TV and AF TV. It's not that hard to make a plan and execute it.

 
At March 26, 2020 at 10:30 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excellent idea Jim. Maybe they should put you in charge of these broadcasts

 
At March 26, 2020 at 10:51 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Effort is important however there is a difference between an effort to inform and educate and an effort simply to be able to say you did something. With 2 hours notice,9 minutes of nothing before it actually starts leaving most people thinking there is nothing to view and such poor quality this was definitely not an effort to inform. Only an idiot would believe otherwise

 
At March 26, 2020 at 5:40 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the person who said if you can't do professional then don't do it all. Are you FU#!@ING nuts? The city hall staff must be getting pulled in a million directions coordinating with the state and other cities, and people asking for tax relief, keeping track of corona cases, and whatever other crap is hitting the fan at the moment. And toss in having to deal with whatever crap the mayor haters club decides to throw into the stew.

 
At March 29, 2020 at 9:49 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

not sure of the point about 'only seen on facebook' - it is true that the video is only presented on facebook, but the video is publicly available - i.e. without a login. And it's available now. It is so much easier and faster to post videos on existing platforms. Fixing production quality issues, etc, takes time and coordination. If you think that's a horrible misstep, so be it. I think it's better to get this sort of thing out as quickly as possible.

 

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