Category social media

I’m all a-Twitter, I’m all a-Twirl

BDO Local Gov will shortly be launching our annual survey of how local authorities use social media. Back by popular demand, the Local Government Social Media Survey 2014 is celebrating its third year by going global. This year we’ll be joining forces with our colleagues in New Zealand to find out what our two nations […]

LET YOUR MIND GO, LET YOURSELF BE FREE

The BDO 2013 social media survey demonstrates the popularity of social media policies within local authorities.  As many as 70% of our survey respondents report that their authority has put in place “standards/guidelines for using social media for corporate use”. Social media policies are primarily designed to support internal council staff to ensure their online […]

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 […]

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 […]

WE ARE YOUNG, WE ARE FREE…

For anyone who has followed my posts on being “young and in gov”, I thought I’d give a quick update on the details of what we’ve got planned for the next meet up, and please get in touch if you’d like to get involved or come along: Thursday 21st March, 630pm – 8pm BDO LLP, […]

STREETS OF LONDON

Yesterday I had the opportunity to attend the London customer access social media group hosted by Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea where we presented on our forthcoming #litter2twitter survey. The group was made up of Heads of Service and customer access Managers from across London and I was impressed by their commitment in getting […]

THIRTY SECOND QUESTIONNAIRE

  Today I am the bearer of two bits of good news. First, we’re closing our 2013 #Litter2Twitter survey today and we’ve had a brilliant turn out of results. Second, this means that we can stop pestering you on Twitter to fill out the survey and diversify our tweet content again! Here at BDO Local Gov […]

AND THE SURVEY SAYS

Today the brilliant 2013 BDO Local Government survey has gone live! We’re looking for all public sector, third sector and social enterprises who have any sort of opinion on social media to take part.  You don’t need to use social media every day or even like it!  With trends changing fast in the digital world […]

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