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Come and “speed-date” with me!

Another day, another event. This time I will be joining Local DirectGov for their Community Day at the City of London, Guildhall, London starting at 10:00 until 15:00 on 15 October 2010. The event will be taking the “speed-dating” approach and I will be running the social media round table with Anna Fenston.  On top of social media, there will also ... Read More »

Details of my next speaking event: Social Media – Tools for innovation and efficiency

As pointed out by the ever so kind Ingrid Koehler in her events blog post, I’ll be presenting the keynote speech at the North West E-Government Groups (NWEGG) “Cross-cutting event”: Social Media – Tools for innovation and efficiency on 5th of October in Warrington. I am extremely excited and honoured to be presenting with Ingrid at this event and hope to see many familiar and ... Read More »

Government agencies can now learn social media best practices from the Giants: Verizon Case Study – How to Avoid an Epic Failure! (Audio Podcast Available)

Verizon Communications Social Media Strategy. Read More »

EpicStar SuperPost: Ten Top Tips for Creating an Engaging Online Consultation Space

I recently was contacted by Matthew Crozier, Director of Bang The Table Ltd, a specialist provider of online stakeholder engagement services in Australia. They work at the intersection of the latest web technologies and best practice stakeholder engagement to deliver interactive communications solutions that can be hosted on BangTheTable’s website or branded with its client’s identity. Their HQ is in ... Read More »

Looking at some challenges of User-Generated Content (UGC) for organizations

Defining the relationship you want to create Its important to understand that in the context of user-generated content (UGC), the relationship you currently have your community and what type of relationship you wish to create, are two different things. Therefore you will need a strategy and goals to support community management using UGC. The barriers/challenges 1. Organizations feel the need ... Read More »

Gift Government: My RADICAL IDEA for BigSociety!

Predictably Irrational Behaviours. Read More »

Government-to-Citizen Communications Presentation

Hello, Sorry for the short notice, but I’ll be presenting in Brum today on the topic of Government-to-Citizens Communications. If you would like to catch my presentation, you can do in real-time here. Please join me. The more the merrier. This event is hosted by GovDelivery. If you are in Brum and want to come along, you can register here. ... Read More »

EpicStar SuperPost: Faith in the Cloud – the missing link

So here we are, LGEO Research’s first guest blog post! Hooray! Its such a pleasure for me to host this post by Andrew Beeken, a good friend of mine on Twitter who’s doing fabulous web whizzy stuff at Lincoln City Council. This post talks interestingly enough about a topic I’ll be debating at my upcoming event in Brum next week ... Read More »

A digitally enabled government for a digital world by Socitm

Digital Engagement Event 09 – Martin Ferguson View more presentations from LGEOResearch. Read More »

Echos from the “Epic LGC Lincoln”: Whats the problem with e-petitions?

Feels like ages since I’ve been in the right mood to really get into writing again. Sorry about that! I finally found what I was looking for… I was needing some well needed inspiration and the Epic LocalGovCamp Lincoln was certainly the inspirational dosage I needed to get my creative juices running again ;o) This event was run by no ... Read More »