Examples

10 year-old quizzes NHS bosses

Engaging use of the video interview format to make NHS strategy changes accessible to a wide audience: As we enter … Read more » – 10 year-old quizzes NHS bosses

Consultation on improving motorcycle training

DVSA’s 6-week consultation on proposals to improve motorcycle training become their consultation with the highest proportion of mobile and tablet … Read more » – Consultation on improving motorcycle training

How the White House Has Engaged With the American People Online

Nice round-up and examples from one of the historic government uses of social media and digital: The White House has … Read more » – How the White House Has Engaged With the American People Online

We The Peoples

The UN uses Medium to bring together a range of staff working in different countries, to shed light on what … Read more » – We The Peoples

Scottish Government Budget – interactive infographic

Impressive tool from the Scottish Parliament showing how various aspects of public spending are proposed to increase/decrease: The Scottish Budget … Read more » – Scottish Government Budget – interactive infographic

360° video: Out of Syria, back into school

DFID used 360 degree video on YouTube to tell an immersive story about the impact of the Syrian civil war … Read more » – 360° video: Out of Syria, back into school

Fake Instagram Profile Tricked 50,000 People to ‘Like’ Photos of Alcoholism

25-year-old French socialite Louise Delage has amassed some 44,000 followers and over 50,000 likes on Instagram in the last 2 … Read more » – Fake Instagram Profile Tricked 50,000 People to ‘Like’ Photos of Alcoholism

Power to the Bump

An engaging campaign page hub from the Equality and Human Rights Commission, with a range of different interactive content to … Read more » – Power to the Bump

What’s in the Basket of Goods? 80 years of shopping history

The Visual.ONS site is full of interesting visualisations and interactive stories based on National Statistics. Here’s a neat timeline showing … Read more » – What’s in the Basket of Goods? 80 years of shopping history

Great British Food: StoryMap

As part of the Great British Food campaign, Defra used Knight Lab’s free StoryMap tool (https://storymap.knightlab.com/) to build an engaging … Read more » – Great British Food: StoryMap

Which historical changemaker are you? UK Parliament Week

UK Parliament used Qzzr, quite a nice online quiz builder, to make and embed a fun quiz about characters in … Read more » – Which historical changemaker are you? UK Parliament Week

New Zealand Police #runningmanchallenge

Nice little video from NZ Police Recruitment, doing their own #runningmanchallenge. But is it a proper use of public funds? … Read more » – New Zealand Police #runningmanchallenge

Student Finance – The Student Room

Student Finance England partnered with online student forum The Student Room, to host an information area on their community site with … Read more » – Student Finance – The Student Room

Are you ‘Open for Business’?

DCLG developed a public mapping tool using ArcGIS to enable users to add their own or local business to a … Read more » – Are you ‘Open for Business’?

@ONS/Statisticians on Twitter

The ONS gathered a group of statisticians to tweet along live to the announcements made as part of the Budget … Read more » – @ONS/Statisticians on Twitter

Business Secretary’s speech to #EEF2016

Ministerial speeches are pretty dry, and the presentation on GOV.UK isn’t the most engaging. Here’s a nice example of using … Read more » – Business Secretary’s speech to #EEF2016

UN Instagram – Supporting Syria 2016

Interesting use of an Instagram booth to get 15 second soundbytes from leaders gathered at the Syria Summit: During the … Read more » – UN Instagram – Supporting Syria 2016

Education secretary Nicky Morgan records video hitting back at critics of new primary assessments

Interesting story from the Times Education Supplement covering an interesting Twitter Video rebuttal from Secretary of State for Education, Nicky … Read more » – Education secretary Nicky Morgan records video hitting back at critics of new primary assessments

Justine Greening on Medium

The Secretary of State for International Development, Justine Greening, is blogging on Medium

Foreign Office in action 2015

Using the curation/storytelling tool Shorthand Social, the FCO rounded up its achievements of 2015 in a visually-striking way The Foreign … Read more » – Foreign Office in action 2015

Back Climate Action | Powering a clean energy revolution

Hub site launched by DECC to highlight the work of businesses and individuals to take practical action to mitigate climate … Read more » – Back Climate Action | Powering a clean energy revolution

#yulethewaves

Christmas 2015 messages to and from serving Royal Navy, Royal Marines and Royal Fleet Auxiliary personnel. #yulethewaves

Which? Conversation: Is switching painful or painless for you?

Nice example of digital outreach: a little post ‘by the minister’, on a third party side, written in clear language, … Read more » – Which? Conversation: Is switching painful or painless for you?

Re-Imagine Downtown Vancouver

The City of Vancouver, Canada is trying to involve local residents, businesses and visitors in shaping a vision for the … Read more » – Re-Imagine Downtown Vancouver

GOV.UK Research on Periscope

The Government Digital Service used the live video streaming service Periscope to share an interview with user researcher Tara Land … Read more » – GOV.UK Research on Periscope

ONS to host AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit

The Office for National Statistics is taking questions on any topic as part of the ‘Ask Me Anything’ theme on … Read more » – ONS to host AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit

First 100 Days

Number 10 put together a striking visual dashboard of achievements in the Government’s first 100 days since taking office, linking … Read more » – First 100 Days

LIBOR funding for air ambulances

Interesting use of Mapbox, a Google Maps-style mapping platform which markets itself primarily at developers, to tell a geographical story … Read more » – LIBOR funding for air ambulances

Stephen Crabb – One year as Secretary of State for Wales

Simple, nicely-done retrospective looking at the minister’s first year in office by the team at the Wales Office. I suspect … Read more » – Stephen Crabb – One year as Secretary of State for Wales

80th anniversary of the driving test

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency pulled together a range of digital materials to promote the 80th anniversary of the … Read more » – 80th anniversary of the driving test

#QueensSpeech in social media

10 Downing St used the presentation-sharing service Slideshare to host a slide deck overview of the Queens Speech, and set … Read more » – #QueensSpeech in social media

£100 Million For Uk Heritage Projects

It’s always a struggle to communicate big numbers in an interesting way. What does £100m buy? And what’s a heritage … Read more » – £100 Million For Uk Heritage Projects

A Day in the Creative Life

Nice use of the Tumblr blogging platform to showcase individuals working in the creative industries and bring the different career … Read more » – A Day in the Creative Life

Survival & shelter in Nepal

DFID’s talented team of digital storytellers used Storehouse to provide an angle to the tragic Nepalese earthquake that the mainstream … Read more » – Survival & shelter in Nepal

Our United Future

The Cabinet Office has used the Tumblr platform for a flexible, visually-rich way to present infographics, quizzes and other collateral … Read more » – Our United Future

Historic Coast map

DCLG and English Heritage coastal communities competition

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) and English Heritage ran a joint competition to find the most popular … Read more » – DCLG and English Heritage coastal communities competition

DH on Twitter: tackling ebola myths

A neat use of a Twitter story image/infographic by the Dept of Health to get across the message that healthcare … Read more » – DH on Twitter: tackling ebola myths

Higher Education Funding – National Assembly hosts web-chat with students

The National Assembly for Wales hosted a web chat with students, using Google Hangouts, to gather the views of students … Read more » – Higher Education Funding – National Assembly hosts web-chat with students

Stattos get social

How the ONS uses Hootsuite to manage their social media and support tweeting statisticians. Over the last year a big … Read more » – Stattos get social

Discussing Science in a Digital Age

BIS’s 2014 studying into attitudes and understanding of science included social listening for the first time. This helped them to … Read more » – Discussing Science in a Digital Age

The Home Online – ThingLink

ThingLink is a neat tool for creating interactive graphics and maps. Department of Culture, Media and Sport have used it … Read more » – The Home Online – ThingLink

DFID on Storehouse

Married at 3, divorced at 7 – DFID on Storehouse

Storehouse is an elegant platform for longer-form journalism and storytelling, ideal for the kind of powerful imagery and important work … Read more » – Married at 3, divorced at 7 – DFID on Storehouse

Design Bristol community

Nice use of the community site-building platform Ning (it lives!) by a local authority to engage a local community around … Read more » – Design Bristol community

Blue whale to take centre stage at the Museum

The Natural History Museum announced they’d be moving the diplodocus out of the main hall, after 35 years and replacing … Read more » – Blue whale to take centre stage at the Museum

Manchester Fire & Rescue Service: Consultation 2015

A simple way to open up a consultation about service provision to people who can’t make it to meetings or … Read more » – Manchester Fire & Rescue Service: Consultation 2015

Preparing for Patients: by Dept of Health on Exposure

An interesting new tool similar to Medium for blogging or publishing beyond the constraints of the corporate website or blog, … Read more » – Preparing for Patients: by Dept of Health on Exposure

Monitor staff on Twitter

Not that kind of ‘monitor’: Monitor, the agency responsible for quality assuring the work and financial performance of independent NHS … Read more » – Monitor staff on Twitter

Northern Futures

It’s hard to blend online and offline methods effectively – the Cabinet Office-led ‘Northern Futures’ is a strong attempt, combining … Read more » – Northern Futures

The Miami Heat at the White House: Healthy Tips From NBA Champions

I’ve got a particular loathing for worth YouTube videos featuring politicians. Who wants to watch those tedious remarks? But Government … Read more » – The Miami Heat at the White House: Healthy Tips From NBA Champions

The Official White House Tumblr

As government organisations try out new channels, it’s getting trickier to find the right way to use ‘cooler’ platforms like … Read more » – The Official White House Tumblr

Keep warm this winter

Bold, illustration-led campaign across Facebook, Twitter and Vine around the Halloween ‘hook’ by DECC to target energy-inefficient devices left on … Read more » – Keep warm this winter

Future of cities

A lovely use of a blog format for a team to share images and thinking around an interesting policy issue: … Read more » – Future of cities

Government Estate in London: offices and key buildings

As part of an impressive digital package around efficiency savings through estates rationalisation, the Cabinet Office used interactive image-making tool … Read more » – Government Estate in London: offices and key buildings

Digital Fortnight 2014: unlock your digital potential

What does skills and awareness raising about social media and digital look like? Here’s a neat use of a Pinterest … Read more » – Digital Fortnight 2014: unlock your digital potential

Digital Week at the FCO – Digital Diplomacy

Useful round-up of a growing trend within progressive government organisations – a focus or awareness week/fortnight, to help colleagues get … Read more » – Digital Week at the FCO – Digital Diplomacy

Sharing Economy Review

Nice use of a free blogging platform, WordPress.com, to host an independent review supported by government: This is the home … Read more » – Sharing Economy Review

NATO Summit Wales 2014 on GOV.UK

A nice example of the GOV.UK ‘topical event’ page to provide an overview of a major summit, with links to … Read more » – NATO Summit Wales 2014 on GOV.UK

#MyTourismJob on Pinterest

Simple idea done well by DCMS – showcase the work within an industry using the visual scrapbooking site, Pinterest: We … Read more » – #MyTourismJob on Pinterest

Defra Tour de France infographic on protected food names

A lovely little tactical campaign infographic from Defra, combining their Google Map of protected British food names, with the route … Read more » – Defra Tour de France infographic on protected food names

#CreateUK on Pinterest

A great example of curating content rather than necessarily creating it all: #createuk has been a week-long digital campaign by … Read more » – #CreateUK on Pinterest

We are #BuildingBritain

Nice use of Tumblr, a flexible blogging platform, to showcase teams and businesses around the UK who are physically ‘building … Read more » – We are #BuildingBritain

What works well: School Food Plan

Interesting collaborative hub for knowledge-sharing examples and tips around better school catering: The School Food Plan, published by the Department … Read more » – What works well: School Food Plan

Defra on Vine: Flood defences

Vine – the 6-second looping video service – is a bit marmite (I’m not a massive fan). But you have … Read more » – Defra on Vine: Flood defences

Voices of Britain

This project, led by IPPR, isn’t a public sector example as such, but the principles – a simple Tumblr site, … Read more » – Voices of Britain

Tackling Bovine TB

Defra is using the simple blogging service Tumblr to tell the story of the work underway to tackle tuberculosis in … Read more » – Tackling Bovine TB

Rural Roadshows 2014 #RuralRoadshow (with images, tweet) · DefraGovUK · Storify

Defra is using Storify, incorporating tweets, images and a Google map to show how ministers and others are running a … Read more » – Rural Roadshows 2014 #RuralRoadshow (with images, tweet) · DefraGovUK · Storify

Environment Agency blog

The Environment Agency has an elegant blog hosted on the Government Digital Service blogging platform: The Environment Agency’s work helps … Read more » – Environment Agency blog

Updating the 2010 adult autism strategy

A nice digital document presenting a government strategy as a series of user stories – explaining what’s being done to … Read more » – Updating the 2010 adult autism strategy

dfid_uk on Instagram

The Department for International Development is using the photo-sharing site Instagram to publish campaign-style images in support of its work … Read more » – dfid_uk on Instagram

Medical Innovation Bill: Does the fear of getting sued stop doctors from innovating?

A consultation site from the Dept of Health, inviting comments from practitioners and others about a draft Bill and their … Read more » – Medical Innovation Bill: Does the fear of getting sued stop doctors from innovating?

Answering Russia Today’s “Questions On Ukraine The West Chooses Not To Answer”

File this under ‘remarkable’: the Foreign & Commonwealth Office used the normally fairly frothy social media platform BuzzFeed to respond … Read more » – Answering Russia Today’s “Questions On Ukraine The West Chooses Not To Answer”

Thunderclap: Help #EndFGM in a Generation

The Department for International Development raised awareness of its campaign on Female Genital Mutilation using Thunderclap, a service which synchronises … Read more » – Thunderclap: Help #EndFGM in a Generation

David Cameron on LinkedIn

The Prime Minister, David Cameron, has a LinkedIn ‘influencer’ profile where his team posts by-lined articles which get relatively healthy … Read more » – David Cameron on LinkedIn

Baggeridge Country Park on Facebook

From the excellent Best by West Midlands project: Baggeridge Country Park in South Staffordshire has a Facebook page—updated by the … Read more » – Baggeridge Country Park on Facebook

Choose Well – Dee’s A&E Fail Tale YouTube

Great little YouTube video in the style of ‘Dumb Ways to Die’ about not going to A&E without good reason: … Read more » – Choose Well – Dee’s A&E Fail Tale YouTube

Dementia Summit

The Dementia Challenge | G8 Summit

The Department of Health needed to broaden the reach of a summit on dementia at the end of the UK’s … Read more » – The Dementia Challenge | G8 Summit

Swansea Scrutiny

A great example of how offline local government processes – in this case, the scrutiny function – are moving online … Read more » – Swansea Scrutiny

Forestry Commission: What to do with sticks?

Love this campaign from the Forestry Commission – encouraging families into the woods using a variety of platforms, including Pinterest … Read more » – Forestry Commission: What to do with sticks?

Open Government Partnership

Neat use of an embedded timeline to present a series of milestones and events relating to the UK’s support of … Read more » – Open Government Partnership

Northumberland Wedding (nlandwedding) on Pinterest

Northumberland Council are using Pinterest to promote wedding venues in the county – a smart move, given how many weddings … Read more » – Northumberland Wedding (nlandwedding) on Pinterest

Dumb Ways To Die

Lovely public safety campaign from Melbourne, ‘Dumb Ways to Die’ has racked up 60m YouTube views and won a sweep … Read more » – Dumb Ways To Die

The Consumer Rights Bill | Improving Consumer Law

This is a fantastic example of online consultation around a policy with wide public interest – the rights of consumers … Read more » – The Consumer Rights Bill | Improving Consumer Law

CV O'clock

CV O’Clock

A neat campaign microsite from the National Careers Service, for people to work on their CVs together and share their … Read more » – CV O’Clock

The future of high streets: Progress since the Portas Review on Tripline

The Department for Communities and Local Government used the mapping tool Tripline to plot the location, photos and progress reports … Read more » – The future of high streets: Progress since the Portas Review on Tripline

Government launches 2013/14 Communications Plan

A smart use of social media and digital partnerships to launch the new central government Communications Plan: a real-world event, … Read more » – Government launches 2013/14 Communications Plan

Talk London

An interesting mix of social media community space, blog, and opinion research panel, this site aims to get Londoners talking … Read more » – Talk London

Smarter Guidance and Data: Defra

Defra are running a long-term consultation project to identify and simplify environmental regulation, combining a public site inviting comments, with … Read more » – Smarter Guidance and Data: Defra

Science, research and innovation news | Scoop.it

A neat use of the social curation tool Scoop.it by a press office team: the BIS Science & Innovation desk … Read more » – Science, research and innovation news | Scoop.it

The Poo Song

I dare you to listen to this all the way through and not find yourself humming ‘Test your poo…’ afterwards … Read more » – The Poo Song

Worcestershire County Council | At Work in Highways

Lovely little film from Worcestershire, inviting pothole reports and other feedback to the tune of My Way (via Dave Briggs): … Read more » – Worcestershire County Council | At Work in Highways

Ideal Policy Team Behaviours: Open Policymaking

This site (disclaimer: developed by Helpful Technology) by Demsoc/Cabinet Office aims to be a hub for discussion about online policymaking … Read more » – Ideal Policy Team Behaviours: Open Policymaking

Social Media Guidelines: Kirklees

Via the excellent Comms2Point0, here’s a local authority’s social media guidance site aimed at staff wanting to use social media … Read more » – Social Media Guidelines: Kirklees

DFID’s top tips for a Google Hangout

Learnings from DFID on using a Google+ hangout for global video chat with a minister and others: Google Hangouts offer … Read more » – DFID’s top tips for a Google Hangout

Open to Export – Business Advice for UK Exporters

Open to Export is a community driven service for small and medium sized businesses, looking for help and support in … Read more » – Open to Export – Business Advice for UK Exporters

Sandwell

A great example of a local council Facebook page with engaging content

Chip my dog

Defra’s campaign to raise awareness amongst dog owners of plans to get all dogs microchipped combined social media channels, the … Read more » – Chip my dog

The Official Highway Code

The Driving Standards Agency (DSA) runs an official Facebook page and Twitter feed for The Highway Code. The channels, which … Read more » – The Official Highway Code

You be the Judge – A guide to sentencing

An interesting cross between an online jury, e-learning tool and game, You Be The Judge helps people think through the … Read more » – You be the Judge – A guide to sentencing

1982 official files release: coverage collected via Delicious

The National Archives used the social bookmarking tool Delicious to collate links to coverage of the end of year release … Read more » – 1982 official files release: coverage collected via Delicious

ASPECT: Digital storytelling about climate change

An interesting project to collect video stories (and comments on them), to help bring complex issues such as climate change … Read more » – ASPECT: Digital storytelling about climate change

Code of Practice consultation – data.gov.uk

The team working on central government’s open data store, data.gov.uk, are consulting on the code of practice using an interesting … Read more » – Code of Practice consultation – data.gov.uk

Owen Paterson in China – Defra

Nice use of Storify by Defra to bring in images, tweets and podcasts covering a ministerial trip: Environment Secretary Owen … Read more » – Owen Paterson in China – Defra

Environment Agency – Flood preparation guide for your business

Working within their conventional content management system, the Environment Agency has put together a great example of integrated, task-focussed digital … Read more » – Environment Agency – Flood preparation guide for your business

Growth news – BIS

BIS has been using lightweight social tools including Storify and Tripline to create engaging round-ups of its work in the … Read more » – Growth news – BIS

My Driving Test

I can’t wait to pass my driving test!

The Driving Standards Agency team runs an engaging Facebook page for learner drivers to ask questions, get advice and more: … Read more » – I can’t wait to pass my driving test!

Mark Prisk’s blog

Mark Prisk, a minister at the Department for Communities and Local Government, is now blogging: This blog will be a … Read more » – Mark Prisk’s blog

Open Policymaking | A Demsoc space on open policymaking and better consultation

The Democratic Society, together with the Cabinet Office, Involve and Guerilla Policy are running an interactive online project to explore … Read more » – Open Policymaking | A Demsoc space on open policymaking and better consultation

Comment on our draft Vision & Objectives – Science & Society

A multi-phase exercise, the team at BIS working on public engagement with science have put up their new vision and … Read more » – Comment on our draft Vision & Objectives – Science & Society

DH on Pinterest

The Department of Health has been using Pinterest as a way of presenting evaluation information in an interesting, visual way. … Read more » – DH on Pinterest

What Next for Localism

The What next for localism? inquiry has been established by the NALC (National Association of Local Councils) working with the … Read more » – What Next for Localism

Royal Navy TWOSIX.TV

There’s a layer of polish on the Royal Navy’s internal comms videos that you don’t see in your average public … Read more » – Royal Navy TWOSIX.TV

Intellectual Property Office – Dragons’ Den 2012

A lovely link up between the Intellectual Property Office and the TV show, Dragons’ Den, which often raises issues of … Read more » – Intellectual Property Office – Dragons’ Den 2012

Meet the Foreign Secretary

Smart little bit of tactical engagement from the FCO – and a sign of a senior politician who enjoys his … Read more » – Meet the Foreign Secretary

Inside Inside Government

The team working on the part of the new single Government website which will present corporate information from departments are … Read more » – Inside Inside Government

HMRC’s Most Wanted

HMRC is using the photo-sharing site Flickr to publish mugshots of some of the most-wanted tax evaders and some details … Read more » – HMRC’s Most Wanted

Our Great Ideas: Scottish Government

Our Great Ideas is a colourful site aimed at showcasing projects from a wide range of communities across Scotland. It … Read more » – Our Great Ideas: Scottish Government

Engage for Education – Scottish Government

Engage for Education is a multi-purpose platform used to host online conversations with people across Scotland interested in education policy, … Read more » – Engage for Education – Scottish Government

Government Olympic Communication

The Government Olympic Communications centre is supporting media covering the government stories around the London 2012 Olympic Games (as distinct … Read more » – Government Olympic Communication

Map of digital innovation across the UK

Dan Slee, a contributor here, has set up a Google map of good examples of creative use of digital and … Read more » – Map of digital innovation across the UK

Government IT Profession

The Government IT profession is using the self-hosted social networking tool BuddyPress, which runs on WordPress, to encourage low-security collaboration … Read more » – Government IT Profession

Consultation on the supply of goods, services and digital content: BIS

BIS has developed a consultation on reforms to consumer rights which takes the full document and creates more accessible, shorter … Read more » – Consultation on the supply of goods, services and digital content: BIS

UN Political Office for Somalia

The UN Political Office for Somalia is using Tumblr to run a simple but elegant blog about its work, which … Read more » – UN Political Office for Somalia

Public Reading Stage: Scrutinise Bills before Parliament

The Cabinet Office launched its second pilot ‘Public Reading Stage’ – a commitment from the UK Government’s Coalition Agreement of … Read more » – Public Reading Stage: Scrutinise Bills before Parliament

Department of Health: Draft Care and Support Bill

The Department of Health published its Care and Support Bill in draft form for clause-by-clause comment, alongside a site aimed … Read more » – Department of Health: Draft Care and Support Bill

DCMS Communications Review Seminar Series

DCMS used a simple microsite to present papers for public comment alongside a programme of real-world seminars. After the seminars, … Read more » – DCMS Communications Review Seminar Series

National Audit Office on Slideshare

The NAO is using Slideshare to present slides relating to its value for money audit work. This channel features recent … Read more » – National Audit Office on Slideshare

DFID – Family planning summit

The Department for International Development has built an engaging online campaign around the London Summit on Family Planning, including a … Read more » – DFID – Family planning summit

Devon County Council: Re:Work Digital

The digital communications team at Devon County Council do interesting work, especially thinking strategically about content and working across different … Read more » – Devon County Council: Re:Work Digital

Discussions | ThinkHealth BC

Around British Columbia’s new health plan, they’ve created an engaging site that presents the plan itself and hosts discussion on … Read more » – Discussions | ThinkHealth BC

Facebook Q&A on Civil Service reform

Head of the Civil Service, Sir Bob Kerslake and Minister of State for the Cabinet Office, Francis Maude, took questions … Read more » – Facebook Q&A on Civil Service reform

insight: Medical Research Council blog

A new blog about the work of scientists at the MRC: The MRC is a publicly funded organisation dedicated to … Read more » – insight: Medical Research Council blog

Citizen Relay: Tracking the 2012 Torch Around Scotland

Interesting multimedia project coordinated by a team at the University of the West of Scotland to recruit social reporters to … Read more » – Citizen Relay: Tracking the 2012 Torch Around Scotland

UK in USA on Tumblr

The British embassy in the United States is using Tumblr to showcase short snippets of its work or related campaigns, … Read more » – UK in USA on Tumblr

Forced Marriage Unit on Facebook

For a campaign to highlight the issue of Forced Marriage, the FCO and partners set up a Facebook page covering … Read more » – Forced Marriage Unit on Facebook

BIS Digital Day

The Digital Communications team at the Department for Business ran a ‘digital day’ within the organisation to help raise the … Read more » – BIS Digital Day

The Healthy Lunchtime Challenge & Kids’ State Dinner: White House

A neat little campaign from the White House to address childhood obesity, this partnership with mainstream US recipes site Epicurious … Read more » – The Healthy Lunchtime Challenge & Kids’ State Dinner: White House

Refinancing home loans explained on a whiteboard: The White House

The White House has used ‘whiteboard’ videos several times, to help bring economic issues in particular to life: President Obama … Read more » – Refinancing home loans explained on a whiteboard: The White House

Barnet PledgeBank

Barnet Council commissioned a version of MySociety’s PledgeBank platform to encourage neighbours to come together to host street parties, agree … Read more » – Barnet PledgeBank

The Dementia Challenge: Dept of Health

The Prime Minister’s challenge on dementia sets out renewed ambition to go further and faster, building on progress made through … Read more » – The Dementia Challenge: Dept of Health

The power of information: Department of Health

The Department of Health developed a mini-site to support the launch of the 10-year information strategy, enabling people to read … Read more » – The power of information: Department of Health

Beyond 2012: The Legacy Games

DCMS are using Tumblr, the blogging platform, to tell daily stories about the impact that the London 2012 Olympic games … Read more » – Beyond 2012: The Legacy Games

New investment for Vauxhall’s Ellesmere Port: BIS

The Department for Business took a ‘live news blog’ approach to a major industrial announcement, combining text with video interviews, … Read more » – New investment for Vauxhall’s Ellesmere Port: BIS

The Olympic Record – Timeline: The National Archives

Elegant online timeline-style exhibition of records held by The National Archives from over a century of Olympic events, including the … Read more » – The Olympic Record – Timeline: The National Archives

Long term conditions: Department of Health

The Department of Health is using a consultation mini-site to source comments from people with an interest in the management … Read more » – Long term conditions: Department of Health

Ordnance Survey Blog

Ordnance Survey, the mapping and geographic information specialist agency, runs an active blog talking about the work of the organisation, … Read more » – Ordnance Survey Blog

Sickness absence animated presentation: ONS

The Office for National Statistics have been using YouTube to present animated versions of their general-interest statistical reports, with a … Read more » – Sickness absence animated presentation: ONS

Life of Julia

The Life of Julia: Barack Obama

A political example, but an interesting and elegant demonstration of using an illustrated timeline through an individual’s life story to … Read more » – The Life of Julia: Barack Obama

Sir Bob Kerslake takes questions via Civil Service Faststream Facebook page

Sir Bob Kerslake, head of the Civil Service, took questions via the Civil Service Faststream recruitment scheme Facebook page: Hi, … Read more » – Sir Bob Kerslake takes questions via Civil Service Faststream Facebook page

driving lesson

The impossible texting & driving test – YouTube

A smart and engaging use of video by this Belgian driver safety organisation (including some fruity language – it’s OK, … Read more » – The impossible texting & driving test – YouTube

Visit to Estonia by Francis Maude, Minister for the Cabinet Office on Tripline

An interesting and creative use of online timeline creator, Tripline, by the Cabinet Office to cover the trip of minister … Read more » – Visit to Estonia by Francis Maude, Minister for the Cabinet Office on Tripline

Audioboo: Building Spacecraft In Stevenage

Lord Paul Drayson was Minister for Science & Innovation from 2009-2010, and a committed user of social media to connect … Read more » – Audioboo: Building Spacecraft In Stevenage

BIS Turkey Storify

Trade visit to Turkey on Storify: BIS

A nice use of the curation tool Storify to record a minister’s trade visit to Turkey, in tweets, images and … Read more » – Trade visit to Turkey on Storify: BIS

Open Justice – Making Sense of Justice

By publishing information in more accessible way, Open Justice aims to give members of the public the opportunity to see … Read more » – Open Justice – Making Sense of Justice

You be the Judge – A guide to sentencing

You be the Judge interactive gives users an opportunity to sit in the judge’s chair, to help demystify sentencing decisions. … Read more » – You be the Judge – A guide to sentencing

Essex Thameside rail franchise: web chat

Webchats aren’t just a tool for ministers and elected officials. The Department for Transport has organised webchats with lead officials … Read more » – Essex Thameside rail franchise: web chat

Audioboo: Francis Maude on procurement

The Department for Business recorded an Audioboo podcast with Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude on the event he had just … Read more » – Audioboo: Francis Maude on procurement

Linkedin Group - Acas

Acas Employee Relations and HR advice – LinkedIn Group

A busy, popular LinkedIn group managed by Acas, with over 5,000 members including employment lawyers and HR managers asking and … Read more » – Acas Employee Relations and HR advice – LinkedIn Group

Hampshire police facebook

Hampshire Constabulary

Nice example of a corporate Police Facebook page with plenty of engagement on most posts, and over 17,000 likes

5 Questions in 5 Minutes – World Bank Live

The World Bank is engaging online by putting ‘5 questions in 5 minutes’ to a series of senior leaders of … Read more » – 5 Questions in 5 Minutes – World Bank Live

Help us plan our 2012 election coverage: Birmingham Newsroom

Birmingham City Council Press Office use a standalone blog-style site to provide materials for media, and engage with their audiences. … Read more » – Help us plan our 2012 election coverage: Birmingham Newsroom

PC Richard Stanley

A great, engaging blog about work as a police officer in the Walsall area, written by a PC in his … Read more » – PC Richard Stanley

Supt Keith Fraser on Twitter

A good use of Twitter by a senior police officer, Superintendant Keith Fraser, Head of Crime and Operations for the … Read more » – Supt Keith Fraser on Twitter

The Buffett Rule: The White House

Clever tactical bit of digital engagement – campaigning really – by the White House. A calculator asks you how much … Read more » – The Buffett Rule: The White House

Domestic violence: an online & offline behaviour change campaign

While at Cannock Chase Council I was involved in a fully integrated behaviour change campaign which included digital elements – … Read more » – Domestic violence: an online & offline behaviour change campaign

Geraldton 2029 and Beyond (Western Australia)

Edward Andersson of Involve cites this example of a hybrid online and offline process to determine the vision for a … Read more » – Geraldton 2029 and Beyond (Western Australia)

Answering a question about criticism of the FCO on Quora

Shane Dillon works at the Foreign Office, but more importantly, is an enthusiastic and highly effective, consistent user of social … Read more » – Answering a question about criticism of the FCO on Quora

Minister answers MSN viewers’ questions… from Antarctica

During a visit to the Antarctic in February 2012, Science minister David Willetts took questions from MSN readers on a … Read more » – Minister answers MSN viewers’ questions… from Antarctica

Monmouthshire Youth Service – Facebook

Great example of a council youth service using Facebook as the managed hub for communication with the young people they … Read more » – Monmouthshire Youth Service – Facebook

Oldham taking council meetings online

This article by the leader of Oldham Council describes how they’ve opened up council meetings using technology: Oldham’s aspiration is … Read more » – Oldham taking council meetings online

Walsall Wildlife – A bee’s-eye view of the borough…

A great work-related blog by Morgan Bowers, Senior Countryside Ranger working for Walsall Countryside Services (part of Walsall Council). Morgan … Read more » – Walsall Wildlife – A bee’s-eye view of the borough…

Focus on Enforcement

The Better Regulation Executive (part of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills), created a site for people to report … Read more » – Focus on Enforcement

Gangway collapse at HMS Belfast

When the gangway collapsed at HMS Belfast on the River Thames in London there could have been a disaster. It … Read more » – Gangway collapse at HMS Belfast

EDL and other protests in Wellington, Shropshire

When far right groups like the English Defence League stage marches their aim is publicity. Disorder can sometimes follow. This … Read more » – EDL and other protests in Wellington, Shropshire

London Fire Brigade: Facebook

A great Facebook page run by London Fire Brigade, using lots of striking images – burnt kichens, singed teddy bears … Read more » – London Fire Brigade: Facebook

Metropolitan Police Service – Ask Met Boss

The Metropolitan Police Service use the Twitter hashtag ‘#askmetboss’ and CoverItLive to source questions for a regular webchat with the … Read more » – Metropolitan Police Service – Ask Met Boss

Dementia help via GransNet

The Department of Health partnered with the online community for older people, GransNet, to host a webchat and information campaign … Read more » – Dementia help via GransNet

Choose A Different Ending: Knife Crime campaign

An innovative use of YouTube at the time, the Home Office anti-knife crime campaign created a series of linked videos … Read more » – Choose A Different Ending: Knife Crime campaign

Getting to grips with winter – Hertfordshire County Council

Nice, straightforward how-to video narrated by a gritter lorry driver, produced by the County Council on how to prepare for … Read more » – Getting to grips with winter – Hertfordshire County Council

Nottinghamshire Healthcare & Patient Opinion

Nottinghamshire Healthcare linked up with the independent patient feedback service Patient Opinion to host feedback about the trust’s service on … Read more » – Nottinghamshire Healthcare & Patient Opinion

HMRC e-marketplaces

HMRC Press Office and others engaged via a partnership with a leading online finance forum (Money Saving Expert) and a … Read more » – HMRC e-marketplaces

Professor Douglas Kell’s blog, BBSRC

Professor Douglas Kell is the Chief Executive of the Bioscience Research Council (BBSRC) and blogs regularly about bioscience issues. He … Read more » – Professor Douglas Kell’s blog, BBSRC

Protection of Freedoms Bill – Public Reading Stage

The Cabinet Office launched an experimental site to enable clause-level comments on draft legislation. It was a simple technological platform, … Read more » – Protection of Freedoms Bill – Public Reading Stage

Avon & Somerset Police Authority Policing Priorities Summer 2011 consultation

Avon & Somerset Police Authority use Delib’s Citizen Space platform to host their online consultations, and put together an integrated … Read more » – Avon & Somerset Police Authority Policing Priorities Summer 2011 consultation

Southsidecops: local policing on Twitter

Ben Proctor is one of Britain’s foremost trainers and thinkers on emergency planning, resilience and social media. In this case … Read more » – Southsidecops: local policing on Twitter

Pakistan floods: six months on – DFID Flickr stories

The Department for International Development tells compelling stories through its images and films, showing the impact of UK aid around … Read more » – Pakistan floods: six months on – DFID Flickr stories

Defence Headquarters on Pinterest

The Ministry of Defence is using Pinterest, the scrapbooking/picture curation tool, to collect images of the armed forces in different … Read more » – Defence Headquarters on Pinterest

Troubled Families – Number 10

The Number 10 team combined a live blog using Coveritlive with pre-prepared infographics visualising the extent of the issue in … Read more » – Troubled Families – Number 10

Pylon Design Competition – DECC

DECC put together a social media package to support the announcement of the winners of a competition to design new … Read more » – Pylon Design Competition – DECC

Personal Security Online

The MoD developed a series of short YouTube films and a microsite to help remind staff of the potential risks … Read more » – Personal Security Online

Social Media ‘surgeries’ – Student Finance England

Student Finance England turned to Twitter and Facebook to offer ‘surgery’ sessions to prospective students with queries about their finance: Advisors … Read more » – Social Media ‘surgeries’ – Student Finance England

Adoption and Fostering campaign – Department for Education

The DfE developed a Facebook tab on their page to help showcase videos of foster carers and parents who had … Read more » – Adoption and Fostering campaign – Department for Education

Green Deal in the media – Department of Energy and Climate Change

DECC used Storify to bring together positive stories from around the web about the Green Deal, and embedded it in the … Read more » – Green Deal in the media – Department of Energy and Climate Change

Modernisation of health and care

The Department of Health developed a policy mini-site – the Modernisation channel – to provide a space to provide news … Read more » – Modernisation of health and care

DFID on Google+

The Department for International Development uses Google+ to showcase its work around the world: We are DFID. We deliver UK … Read more » – DFID on Google+

Mark Prisk asks SMEs on LinkedIn

Business minister Mark Prisk MP asks SME owners on LinkedIn for their experience of barriers that are holding back their … Read more » – Mark Prisk asks SMEs on LinkedIn

State of the Union 2012 – The White House

The White House develops a major digital engagement campaign each January around the President’s State of the Union address. It … Read more » – State of the Union 2012 – The White House

Liz @DSAgovuk on Twitter

Liz is one of the team from the Driving Standards Agency who engages online through Twitter (and other social media) … Read more » – Liz @DSAgovuk on Twitter

Budget Simulator – Delib

A demonstration of a tool from Delib (alternatives exist from other providers) which helps simulate the trade-offs between different areas … Read more » – Budget Simulator – Delib

ShapeYourPlace.org

The Shape Your Place project developed a network of community websites, combining a channel for fault reporting and consultation with … Read more » – ShapeYourPlace.org

Mature Students – The Student Room

To get more mature students to consider higher education, BIS joined forces with The Student Room. The official content about … Read more » – Mature Students – The Student Room

G-Cloud Apply Camp

The Cabinet Office G-Cloud programme team ran an ‘Apply Camp’ event in November 2011 to raise awareness and answer questions … Read more » – G-Cloud Apply Camp

Overseas Territories Consultation – FCO

The FCO’s consultation on the UK Overseas Territories set out six key questions for public comment. Respondents could also reply … Read more » – Overseas Territories Consultation – FCO

Open Source, Open Standards and Re-Use: Government Action Plan

The Cabinet Office launched its Open Source & Open Standards strategy and aggregated online comment and mentions using a simple … Read more » – Open Source, Open Standards and Re-Use: Government Action Plan

Local Government transparency – draft guidance on data publishing

The Local Government Association published some of its technical guidance for local authorities in ‘commentable’ format, enabling local authorities and … Read more » – Local Government transparency – draft guidance on data publishing

Foreign Secretary answers questions on Libya via Twitter

The Foreign Secretary took questions via Twitter, using the hashtag ‘#askFS’ during August 2011. He has since repeated the session … Read more » – Foreign Secretary answers questions on Libya via Twitter

London Conference on Somalia – FCO

The FCO used the curation tool Storify to bring together interesting social media content – tweets, images, videos and more … Read more » – London Conference on Somalia – FCO

Royal Mail complaints & quality of service data in Wales

Consumer Focus Labs, the digital innovation team within Consumer Focus, developed a tool to visualise and explain the Royal Mail … Read more » – Royal Mail complaints & quality of service data in Wales

What is the Budget?

HM Treasury use YouTube to explain the context and preparation that goes into major statements such as the Budget: This … Read more » – What is the Budget?

Government Digital Service blog

The Government Digital Service established a group blog on the low-cost WordPress.com platform in late 2011, where members of the … Read more » – Government Digital Service blog

Open Data Users Group: crowdsourcing

The Cabinet Office Open Data User Group is using Delib’s Dialogue App to source ideas for how the Group should … Read more » – Open Data Users Group: crowdsourcing

Department of Energy and Climate Change Blog

The DECC blog features writers from inside and outside the organisation talking about energy and climate issues: This blog has … Read more » – Department of Energy and Climate Change Blog

National Audit Office Alumni Group – LinkedIn

The NAO is using a LinkedIn Group to keep contact with former staff, and involve them in the work of … Read more » – National Audit Office Alumni Group – LinkedIn

London Conference on Somalia: Building Momentum – Matt Baugh

Matt Baugh is the British Ambassador to Somalia, and his blog – one of around 90 on the FCO’s blogs … Read more » – London Conference on Somalia: Building Momentum – Matt Baugh

I can’t wait to pass my driving test!

My Driving Test is the Facebook page of the Driving Standards Agency, where their social media team engage learner drivers … Read more » – I can’t wait to pass my driving test!

Maps and apps – mobile apps for digital health

Maps and Apps is a crowdsourcing project run by the Department of Health, which sourced examples of or ideas for … Read more » – Maps and apps – mobile apps for digital health

#nhssm – Social Media in the NHS

#nhssm is a weekly chat on Twitter, organised by people working in the NHS and DH, but not officially endorsed … Read more » – #nhssm – Social Media in the NHS

Ask Lord Browne – The Student Room

When he launched his review of student finance in England, Lord Browne took part in a live Q&A on The … Read more » – Ask Lord Browne – The Student Room

Webchat on personalisation – David Behan

David Behan is a Director General at the Department of Health who has used various digital channels to engage external … Read more » – Webchat on personalisation – David Behan

#gmp24 – live tweeting a police force’s work

Amanda Coleman advises on communications for Greater Manchester Police and writes about a project she worked on to live-tweet the … Read more » – #gmp24 – live tweeting a police force’s work

Diplodocus – A community for international digital government people

A membership community, a bit like a private Facebook, for government staff working in digital with an international perspective around … Read more » – Diplodocus – A community for international digital government people

How Yammer can help local government innovate

Yammer is an internal social network that helps you engage with staff. A giant water cooler it’s more work-focused than … Read more » – How Yammer can help local government innovate

Queensland Police: Disaster Management Case Study

In the field of digital engagement in a crisis Queensland Police are talked about in hushed reverential tones. This is … Read more » – Queensland Police: Disaster Management Case Study

Provider Engagement Network: BuddyPress

Building a platform to engage with people can be tricky. Here Carl Haggerty talks through a case study of how … Read more » – Provider Engagement Network: BuddyPress

Department of the Navy Guidance for Official Posts

Sometimes organisations fear using social media on security grounds. When you realise that some of the best proponents of digital … Read more » – Department of the Navy Guidance for Official Posts

Andrew Wadge’s blog, Food Standards Agency

As Chief Scientist of the Food Standards Agency, Andrew Wadge has blogged for several years on food safety and nutritional … Read more » – Andrew Wadge’s blog, Food Standards Agency

UK Trade and Inward Investment blog

UK Trade & Investment supports UK firms to export and promotes inward investment. Its blog platform showcases the work of … Read more » – UK Trade and Inward Investment blog

DFID Bloggers

The DFID blog platform showcases the work of DFID’s network of staff around the world, sharing vivid stories and images: … Read more » – DFID Bloggers

Your 2010 Federal Taxpayer Receipt | The White House

The Federal Taxpayer Receipt is a calculator tool which aims to explain how federal taxes are spent: In his State … Read more » – Your 2010 Federal Taxpayer Receipt | The White House

Red Tape Challenge

The Red Tape Challenge is a cross-government crowdsourcing project to identify unnecessary regulation. Discussions are structured by theme, and time-limited, … Read more » – Red Tape Challenge

How bloggers and police countered riot rumours in Wolverhampton

When the riots struck panic and rumour kicked in. While some called for the internet to be shut down others … Read more » – How bloggers and police countered riot rumours in Wolverhampton

social media and the council mag

With budgets shrinking there is pressure to do more for less. One of the first victims has been the printed … Read more » – social media and the council mag

Mob rule: Iceland crowdsources its next constitution

Some things just re-write the rule book. When the financial crisis hit sweeping all before it Iceland simply pulled up … Read more » – Mob rule: Iceland crowdsources its next constitution

U.S. Army Social Media Handbook is Here!

The US military use digital channels effectively. More than a million like the US Army Facebook page and more like … Read more » – U.S. Army Social Media Handbook is Here!

Elections 2009: a post in two parts

This landmark post from Derbyshire County Council’s Sarah Lay has not dated. Setting out how she used the web and … Read more » – Elections 2009: a post in two parts

Walsall 24 – a ‘day in the life’ on Twitter

Walsall 24 was a campaign that won gold in LGComms 2011 annual awards. A cross-section of everything the council did … Read more » – Walsall 24 – a ‘day in the life’ on Twitter

Surrey Police to use Twitter to report every car crime

For high profile campaigns, Twitter can work beautifully. This initiative from Surrey police saw them tweet car crimes for a … Read more » – Surrey Police to use Twitter to report every car crime

Snow Champion is, Champion

There’s plenty of social media theory. There’s less social media in practice. This blog from Sandwell Council shows how they … Read more » – Snow Champion is, Champion

You’ve been pinned – local government and Pinterest

Pinterest is the new kid on the block. But how can the public sector use it? Rather effectively as this … Read more » – You’ve been pinned – local government and Pinterest

Wolverhampton Homes Social Media Guidelines

A useful set of social media guidelines written for a housing association but perfectly usable across the public sector. Social … Read more » – Wolverhampton Homes Social Media Guidelines

BBC English Regions Social Media Strategy

To use Social Media? But how? And what to say? This English Regions BBC crib sheet is surprisingly sensible with … Read more » – BBC English Regions Social Media Strategy

GOV.UK website visitor feedback

The beta version of the single government website launched in January 2012 and encouraged visitors to give their feedback via … Read more » – GOV.UK website visitor feedback

Feconnect

A community forum site for data developers and managers in the further education sector: Welcome to feconnect – the online … Read more » – Feconnect

Using social media to raise awareness of hate crime

Using social media as part of a campaign is an integral part of the communications landscape. This example shows how … Read more » – Using social media to raise awareness of hate crime

‘Connected councillors: a guide to using social media’

A brilliant guide for politicians on how to use the social web to listen and talk to communities. Social media … Read more » – ‘Connected councillors: a guide to using social media’

Twitter to help answer questions and queries

Twitter has often been used as an extension of the comms team. This case study shows how it can be … Read more » – Twitter to help answer questions and queries

Using Audioboo for podcasting

Have a smart phone and you can use Audioboo. Have Audioboo and you can make sound recordings on the hoof. … Read more » – Using Audioboo for podcasting

Government skills on Huddle

Huddle is an online project management and collaboration tool. In this case study, Government Skills talk about how they use … Read more » – Government skills on Huddle

Using social media to promote countryside

Empowering frontline staff can be a powerful way to communicate using web tools. This case study shows how a countryside … Read more » – Using social media to promote countryside

#wmgrit on Twitter

By using web tools to communicate in real time people are better informed. Even better than that. They feel happier … Read more » – #wmgrit on Twitter

Foster carers in Monmouthshire on Yammer

Monmouthshire County Council used the private Facebook-like tool Yammer to help the Council’s foster carer community provide peer support and … Read more » – Foster carers in Monmouthshire on Yammer

Credit and store card consultation (BIS)

The credit and store card consultation [archived] was about raising awareness as well as seeking new ideas from stakeholders and … Read more » – Credit and store card consultation (BIS)

Driving Standards Agency on YouTube

The Driving Standards agency uses YouTube highly effectively, with most films receiving tens of thousands of views. They’s practically-oriented demonstrations … Read more » – Driving Standards Agency on YouTube

LinkedIn - UKTI

LinkedIn: UK Trade & Investment (UKTI)

12,000-strong LinkedIn group of business owners and managers interested in export issues, managed by UK Trade & Investment The group … Read more » – LinkedIn: UK Trade & Investment (UKTI)

NHS local

Award winning site which uses rich media to deliver information on local services while collecting patient opinion. Site uses blogs … Read more » – NHS local

Defra Civil Society blog

Defra’s third sector blog which aims to engage with audiences and feed in to the main Defra website. The blog … Read more » – Defra Civil Society blog

Let’s talk Newcastle

Online engagement and consultation platform from Newcastle City Council incorporating Twitter, Facebook and YouTube feeds.

The Energy Saving Trust’s blog

A straightforward blog, hosted on the free WordPress.com service, representing the evolution of a Chief Executive’s blog into something more … Read more » – The Energy Saving Trust’s blog

FCO: Human Rights and Democracy Report

The FCO published its annual global review of human rights issues in commentable form in 2011, reducing production costs, enabling … Read more » – FCO: Human Rights and Democracy Report

Larry the cat: a year at Downing Street

In a smart move, the Downing St digital team marked a year of Larry the Cat’s tenure at Number 10 … Read more » – Larry the cat: a year at Downing Street

Thames Tunnel consultation

Thames Water consulted on the development of a new sewer system to prevent sewage spilling into the Thames river. It … Read more » – Thames Tunnel consultation

Science and Society Consultation

Now archived, this consultation launched in July 2008 set out a proposed vision for Science and Society and outlined some … Read more » – Science and Society Consultation

Engage for Education

Scottish site designed to engage those with an interest in education policy in online discussion about its future: Engage for … Read more » – Engage for Education

Blog: Jan Britton

Jan Britton is Interim Chief Executive of Sandwell Council, and uses his blog as a way of talking to staff … Read more » – Blog: Jan Britton

My2050: Carbon emissions reduction simulator

DECC launched two simulation-style calculators to help people model the changes needed to achieve an 80% reduction in carbon emissions … Read more » – My2050: Carbon emissions reduction simulator

The National Archives blog

Oliver Morley, Chief Executive of The National Archives, kicks off a new group blog for the Archives: I feel rather … Read more » – The National Archives blog

Coventry on Facebook

When they set up the Council’s Facebook page, the team at Coventry City Council pulled a masterstroke: don’t call it … Read more » – Coventry on Facebook

Library of Birmingham blog

A blog chronicling the development of a new library in Birmingham: The Library of Birmingham will set new standards for … Read more » – Library of Birmingham blog

Clean Energy Future

Australian Government platform built to ensure that government had a place in online discussions around climate change and the the … Read more » – Clean Energy Future

Love Lewisham

Online and mobile reporting of environmental issues which allows residents to upload photos of service requests/problems and geotag them. Residents … Read more » – Love Lewisham

Balance your Bobbies

North Wales Police are using Balance your Bobbies in a similar way to how local authorities have been using simple … Read more » – Balance your Bobbies

MyPolice: an online feedback tool for the police

Tayside Police are involved in a pilot to crowdsource service experience and to engage with the public through MyPolice, this … Read more » – MyPolice: an online feedback tool for the police

Foreign Office blogs: a short history of UK government digital engagement

Stephen Hale reflects on the history of blogging in the Foreign Office. As pioneers the Foreign Office often acted as … Read more » – Foreign Office blogs: a short history of UK government digital engagement

Webchat with Minister of State for Care Services – Gransnet forums

We’re delighted to be linking with the Townswomen’s Guilds for a live webchat with Paul Burstow, Minister of State for … Read more » – Webchat with Minister of State for Care Services – Gransnet forums

Iraq Timeline | The White House

An elegant timeline of US involvement in Iraq, aiming to demonstrate how the Obama administration has delivered on its promise … Read more » – Iraq Timeline | The White House

U.S. Army (usarmy) on Pinterest

Welcome to the U.S. Army’s Official page on Pinterest, where you will find the most recent news stories, videos and … Read more » – U.S. Army (usarmy) on Pinterest

Student Finance – The Student Room

Example of a campaign by Student Finance England in partnership with independent community, The Student Room: The Student Room and … Read more » – Student Finance – The Student Room

Money Saving Expert discussion on community buying

Straightforward partnership with MoneySavingExpert.com to get discussion going in the forum about the new policy on community buying and collective … Read more » – Money Saving Expert discussion on community buying

Community Buying

Community buying involves consumers combining their buying power to buy goods or services together, getting better deals and saving money.  Our … Read more » – Community Buying

Academies Work: How schools are benefiting from academy status – YouTube

Nice YouTube film from the Department for Education, using ‘kinetic type’ to tell the story behind academy schools

Health conversations

An interesting approach to curating different blogs and Tweets in one place, Health Conversations is a live dashboard of digital … Read more » – Health conversations