Examples

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@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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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#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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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…

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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#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

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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

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#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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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#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

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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