The Outdoor Communicators Podcast

The Outdoor Communicators Podcast is a production of the Association for Conservation Information. Your hosts Ashley Zeme and Tim Akimoff talk about the craft of conservation communication with luminaries from around the world of conservation with topics that focus on writing, video production, graphic design, marketing, media relations, education and other quirky or unique aspects of communicating conservation. ACI is an organization of communicators that plays a major role in providing conservation, environmental and natural resources information to the public through a variety of means, many of which are continental in scope.

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Episode Two: Crisis Communications with Faith Heaton Jolley

Crisis communications is a big part of what we all do working in the conservation communication realm. Utah Department of Natural Resources Public Information officer and Outreach Section Assistant Chief Faith Heaton Jolley talked about this subject last summer at the ACI conference Lake Tahoe, and your hosts Ashley Zeme and Tim Akimoff wanted to follow up with Faith on the topic and delve a little more deeply into how crisis communications planning takes place at the Utah Department of Natural Resources.

Episode One: Exploring the socialverse with Sarah Southerland

Sarah Southerland is part of the secret sauce in the legendary social media presence of the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation. What you may not know is that she works with a team of amazing creatives to achieve that perfect tone and to stay atop the digital zeitgeist. In this first episode of ACI’s The Outdoor Communicators Podcast, hosts Ashley Zeme (NDOW) and Tim Akimoff (ODFW) chat with Sarah about her role as social media coordinator, the workflow involved in pulling in ideas from a bunch of creative colleagues and what we might see next in the evolution of social media and conservation communication.