Category behaviour change

BUT I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH THOSE TOSSED SALADS AND SCRAMBLED EGGS

One of my colleagues came in this morning and hid chocolate eggs all over the office in the hope that it would spark an easter egg hunt and get us all into the bank holiday spirit. At lunchtime she realised that we were all still tied to our desks, and the eggs were still untouched […]

HIT THE ROAD JACK

The US is often ahead of the curve on technology matters and we’ve spotted a brilliant App that empowers citizens to self serve whilst simultaneously improving service delivery. The City of Boston has released an App which allows residents to report potholes automatically when driving around the city.  When the Street Bump App is activated, […]

GUEST BLOG: HIGHWAYS MY WAY

Last week we released our video, “At Work in Highways“, starring our Highways Manager, Jon Fraser, clad in his tuxedo and singing his own pothole-centric version of Frank Sinatra’s My Way. Our first foray into using videos as communications devices in this way was inspired by Torfaen County Borough Council in Wales, who’s singing Elvis […]

DON’T LEAVE ME HANGING ON THE TELEPHONE

This week I’ve been working on our new piece of thought leadership.  We’re updating our social media research piece from last year and looking at how social media is evolving.  As a former Council press officer it’s been fascinating re-entering the world of local government communications teams from the point of view of a Consultant.  […]

RESOLUTION TIME

As everyone is frantically planning their new year’s resolutions, I thought I’d take the opportunity to celebrate how many brilliant online community networking organisations there are across the UK.  If you’re at a loss and are looking for some (perhaps slightly London centric) ways to increase your participation in the big society next year, have […]

BDOLocalGov’s response to NLGN’s “Commissioning Dialogues” report launch

Last night we tweeted our way through NLGN’s report launch “Commissioning Dialogues” by Adrain Harvey with Claire Mansfield and George McFarlane. The report examines the growing trend of commissioning and argues that dialogues between Local Authorities and their partners in the third and private sectors need to be improved for a more successful commissioning future. […]

STAND UP FOR YOUR (COMMUNITY) RIGHTS

The Community Rights programme empowers local communities to take on a direct stake in their local environment.  Local organisations can bid to win contracts to provide public services; take over ownership of local assets; commission much needed local buildings and influence future development by setting up a neighbourhood plan.  By putting local people into the […]

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