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Sociable city anyone?

This time last year I’d just been asked to lead on developing and implementing social media strategy at Leeds City Council. I’d run some social media cafes. Of the relatively few people that came, the majority were a bit despondent … Continue reading

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Social Media – So What ?

In the latest post on the sociable organisation blog, Ian Street tells the story of how @recoveryleeds was created and what difference it has made so far. From my perspective, working with Leeds City Council, ‘So What?’ was often the response … Continue reading

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On mythbusting and moving on

I’ve seen and heard it said a few times recently that some organisations need to move on from self-proclaiming about ‘using’ social media to just cracking on and realising the benefits that really engaging networks can bring, for them and … Continue reading

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Making it real

Sometimes things happen and it just feels right. The above moment was a big issue, for me and my organisation. An idea that could easily have been left in a pub somewhere became real. Leeds City Council gathered 90 of its … Continue reading

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From Yemen to Yorkshire

I recently watched the film Salmon fishing in the Yemen. I don’t know what the pull to this film was as I’d not heard others rave about it; it didn’t catch my eye when it was a trailer at the cinema … Continue reading

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Let’s get sociable – where it all started

BBC4 ran a series called ‘The year the Town Hall shrank’; a moving documentary about how Stoke on Trent Council made the first year of required cuts to services. Nobody wants to make cuts to services. Nobody wants to be on … Continue reading

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