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  • 1. Local government and social media Simon Wakeman Head of Marketing and PR Medway Council
  • 2. Medway
  • 3. why?
    • keeping people happy
    • being commercial
    • listening to residents
  • 4. research
  • 5. Which tools does your organisation currently use in its communications? Source: 71 communicators in 47 local authorities surveyed May 2008
  • 6. Which tools does your organisation currently use in its communications? Source: 71 communicators in 47 local authorities surveyed May 2008
  • 7. Which tools does your organisation currently use in its communications? Source: 71 communicators in 47 local authorities surveyed May 2008
  • 8. Social media tools not used but plan to use in next six months Source: 71 communicators in 47 local authorities surveyed May 2008
  • 9.  
  • 10.
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    • Create a new two-way communication channel for young people in Medway
    • Get young people actively involved in producing the podcast
    • Help the organisation learn about podcasting as a communications tool
    objectives
  • 11. our kit
  • 12. mixit podcast
  • 13.
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    • 360-400 downloads per show
    • positive face to face feedback
    • limited direct responses
    • experience of new communications tool
    results
  • 14. Social networking in council communications Source: 71 communicators in 47 local authorities surveyed May 2008 Use by councils
  • 15. Social networking in council communications Source: 71 communicators in 47 local authorities surveyed May 2008 /Ofcom Media Literacy Audit – December 2007 Use by councils Use by residents
  • 16.
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    • promotion / advertising
    • building an interest group
    • conversations
    councils on social networks
  • 17. Fuse Medway Festival
  • 18. Social networks in council communications
  • 19. Social networks in council communications
  • 20. Social media tools not planned to be used Base: 71 communicators in 47 local authorities surveyed May 2008
  • 21.
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    • low awareness of potential uses
    • lack of personal use
    • firewalls
    • IT departments
    barriers to use
  • 22.
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    • learn the ropes
    • get the organisation ready
    • risks vs benefits
    • social media is not a panacea
    closing thoughts
  • 23. [email_address] +44 (0) 7771 701902 www.simonwakeman.com/dpgsm any questions
  • 24.  
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