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My first month at Public-i

Before my first day at Public-i, I was excited but also a little bit overwhelmed. Here I am, a journalism graduate, about to dive into something slightly more technical than what I was used to. I knew my nervous state was unnecessary, mainly because when I thought about it, this wasn’t unfamiliar territory at all. ...

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Getting ready for the Public-i Usergroup #piug13

It's fast approaching - the Public-i usergroup, our bi-annual one-day get-together will be on Friday, starting at 10.30am. Quite apart from being the must-see event of the pre-Christmas period, knocking the Dr Who special from its perch, this will be a great chance to talk about many of the very important things that have happened ...

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As Mr Pickles gets serious about filming, it’s time to start webcasting

Last week, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Eric Pickles, used Twitter to warn councils he hasn't ruled out changing the law to force them to let the public film meetings. Having admonished Keighley Town Council for ejecting residents who were trying to video a meeting, he answered a question from Jacqui ...

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Reflections from my first Public-i User Group #PIUG12

On Friday I attended my first User Group with Public-i at the Hallam Conference Centre in London. We had a brilliant turnout with around 20 of our clients being represented and the web communications manager from the Royal Holloway, University of London, Danny Rozario, also joined us for the debate. This was an exciting opportunity ...

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What is genuine engagement in a networked world?

Public-i is collaborating with our friends at the Democratic Society and OCSI to bring local government an open and networked approach to engagement. By getting together we’re combining our unique sets of skills to create what we believe is an exciting, attractive package offering genuine engagement. Of course that begs a question: what is ‘genuine engagement’? Well, for ...

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