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How Birmingham City Council used interactive webcasting to transform engagement in its budget

Geoff Coleman, Birmingham City Council communications officer, explains how his authority has used a question-and-answer webcasts to massively widen engagement in the 2014/15 budget. In December, cabinet members from Birmingham City Council attended four public meetings across the city to answer questions about the 2014/15 budget. The meetings were attended by a total 287 hardy souls. On January 7, ...

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Cheshire West and Chester: Using Connect Social for the Community Leaders debate

Damian Beaumont was at the Public-i usergroup in June to talk about the way that his council, Cheshire West and Chester, has used Connect Social for a new set of meetings called the Community Leaders Debate. As Damian explains in the video interview I did with him at the user group, Connect Social's powerful integration of ...

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Third-party integration: how it works and why it’s tricky

Because third-party applications - like Twitter and Coveritlive - are an important part of the service that we offer, it felt like it was time to try to explain our thinking on how we work with them, both how that works but also why it's not always the easiest thing to do. Our applications are built ...

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Usergroup: A big thanks and webcasting points

We had a fantastic reception to our usergroup on Friday, which was attended well in person and online. This was probably partly down to the fact that we've looked to widen the network of who we bring into the usergroup, inviting a number of people (clients and non-clients alike) on Twitter in the days preceding ...

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