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Reminder – Tuesday 16th March: How Local Government is Using Social Media

March 12, 2010

I’m happy to report that there has been a lot of interest in next Tuesday’s Black Country Social Media Cafe, with a number of new people and organisations emailing to express their interest.  The big draw of this month’s event is a panel discussion on local government use of social media.

Social media services, such as Twitter and Facebook, provide new opportunities for local government to communicate and collaborate with the local community. Not only enabling councils to broadcast information, but providing spaces for councils to engage in conversations with their stakeholders.

For the March event we have put together a panel of three local government officers, each of whom is responsible for the social media offerings at their respective councils. They will discuss both some of the innovative ways local government is using social media, as well as its potential for the future.

As with all our panel discussions, there will be plenty of opportunity for the audience to ask questions and share their opinions on the use of social media in local government.

This month’s event drinks will be sponsored by Council Monitor, who monitor and compare the reputation of all UK councils online. Nic Streatfield from Council Monitor will also be attending the event, and I’m sure will be happy to answer any questions about the services they offer.

Thanks also to Light House who are providing the venue for the March social media cafe:

Tuesday 16th March, 2.30-4.30pm

Seminar Room, Light House Media Centre

Chubb Building, Wolverhampton

[On Google Maps]

This is a free event, and no tickets are required. Whilst we expect there to be plenty of room, if you are travelling from further afield and want to be guaranteed a seat you can always email info@davidstuart.co.uk and let us know you are coming.

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