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Going public – a council blog case study

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My department has just gone live with a public blog, after running a successful internal blog for nearly a year. Find out the hows and whys. Continue reading

IslandGovCamp shows potential of remote attendance

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Last weekend saw #islandgovcamp in Orkney. I’ll blog more about the event soon, but I wanted to quickly mention one of the main (I think) triumphs of the weekend – showcasing the potential for technology to facilitate meaningful, engaging remote attendance. Continue reading

Tartan Tweetmeet (in 500 words or less)

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Last night’s Tartan Tweetmeet was, by all accounts, a great success. Continue reading

5 things to leave out of a social media proposal

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In my organisation, staff are normally asked to write a short proposal before they can set up an official social media account. This works quite well – it means they … Continue reading

Topics for a Social Media Unconference

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Tomorrow morning, I’m heading up to Stirling for a Local Gov Social Media Unconference, kindly arranged by the Improvement Service, under the banner of the Customer First programme (enabling councils … Continue reading

Social Media awards for revamped youth parliament campaign

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Last year we won a number of accolades for our use of social media to promote the 2009 Scottish Youth Parliament elections. I blogged at the time that we would … Continue reading

Walsall Council in round the clock Tweet experiment

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Walsall Council have just wrapped up a round the clock Twitter marathon, during which time they tweeted about their services and the various things happening in the area. @walsallcouncil posted … Continue reading

Final accolade for Youth Parliament elections campaign

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Our highly successful social media campaign to promote the Scottish Youth Parliament elections in 2009 has won a final accolade – this time, at our internal achievement awards ceremony, where … Continue reading

Election Count 2.0 in Edinburgh

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Over the past year or two there has been a palpable surge of interest in using Web 2.0 in the public sector, and in most cases that’s a very positive … Continue reading

Creating a dynamite campaign

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Today I found myself in the opulent surroundings of Edinburgh’s Balmoral Hotel for a breakfast seminar, run by Precedent, on creating dynamite campaigns. The following are some of my notes. … Continue reading

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