About Us

We pioneered webcasting in the public sector over a decade ago. At that time the concept of opening up the council chamber to public viewership was met with significant concern, and we began working with some forward-thinking clients who wanted to challenge the status quo and experiment with how technology could help the ways in which they interact with the public.

Times have changed. Today, openness and transparency in public matters are fundamental expectations – and the way people interact with each other has radically evolved. Social media has become central not only to the way we communicate or share ideas, as a broadcast channel, but more importantly to the way in which we interact, collaborate and network – it’s conversational.

As Europe’s leading provider of strategies and technologies that support democratic engagement, Public-i continues to be at the centre of a network of thought leaders and technology experts who are breaking new ground to navigate that change. As the potential for webcasting continues to develop, we’re also helping our ever-growing network of pioneering clients to pilot new and innovative ways to engage with more people on the social web, and incorporate online models of interaction into their offline processes.  We’re doing this with the support of a new generation of webcasting products and our groundbreaking Citizenscape technology that is specifically designed to help shape the changing ways that people engage. We provide a unique balance of technology skills and research thinking which means that we can provide technology that works for people.

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The Right to Report, Webcasting and Devolution

On 6th August Eric Pickles signed a Parliamentary order allowing press and public to film and digitally report from all public meetings of local government bodies. It is an update on Margaret Thatcher’s 1960 law allowing written reporting of council meetings. We briefly spoke about the implications for local authorities in our last post but with ...

We’re at #solacesummit – what we’re talking about and how to find us

On Wednesday Public-i will be at the Solace Summit conference, this year in Liverpool. From about 3pm you'll be able to find us at stand six - and we'd love to you to come and say hello. This year is going to be a particularly busy time for us, as there's a lot to talk about. ...