Category Communications

Health and Happiness

While on my commute home recently, I was fascinated to learn of a new social movement on the rise: the Quantified Self (QS). Originally from California, it’s also known as ‘life-logging’ – a trend where individuals collect and analyse data about their physical or mental state using mobile technology. In contrast to those who worry […]

ALL THIS AGGRAVATION AINT SATISFACTIONING ME

Working closely with local government as I do, I had to come to terms a long time ago with the acute (and sometimes frustrating) impact that public opinion can have on policy making. The big areas of responsibility for local authorities are those which can spark the most emotional and personal community responses – schools, […]

WHATEVER YOU WANT

You may have noticed that we’ve recently released the results of the BDO 2013 Social Media survey and have published a jazzy infographic filled report with some top tips for councils to get the most out of their social media presence.  Social media is a pretty exciting area to be working in right now because […]

FOLLOWING THE TRENDS: THE BDO 2013 SOCIAL MEDIA SURVEY

The BDO Local Government team are delighted to announce the launch of the 2013 Social Media survey, “Following the Trends”. The rise in internet access, popularity of smartphones and tablets and increased culture of internet shopping and has dramatically changed the ways that customers expect to receive services online. Our work in customer access has […]

IT’S ONLY WORDS, AND WORDS ARE ALL I HAVE

There are very few days of my working life when I don’t find myself in the middle of a conversation far too similar to this Thick Of It sketch about the ‘quiet bat people’. This very week, a Head of Service asked that I changed some innocent wording in a report because he felt some […]

TALK TO ME, TELL ME YOUR NAME

“there was more publicity on digital switchover to make sure the nation did not lose any episodes of Coronation Street than for the changes to welfare reform” As I read through the (excellent) select committee report on the impact on local authorities of the implementation of the welfare reforms last night, it was the above […]

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 […]

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