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Now Government has less money to spend on traditional marketing, it’s a great time to explore how sustained, two-way partnerships with online communities can help government and citizens communicate better, more openly, and more cheaply.
It can be hard for government clients and agencies to know how to work with online communities and what they can offer, beyond media space or one-off events like webchats. But the fact is, communities are a rich source of ideas and expertise, and the places where they come together online can be exciting space for discussion and problem-solving, as well as a source of peer support, market research feedback and mentoring.
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Meet The Communities kicked off with a free, networking and ideas event on Friday 1st October 2010, bringing together leaders of big online communities with government organisations and the agencies who work on its behalf.
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On Friday, around 100 agencies and government marketers met 25 representatives from some of the UK’s biggest online communities, including Netmums, The Student Room, BusinessZone, Mumsnet, StudentMidwife.NET, Carespace, Do The Green Thing, PatientOpinion, Prospects and the Army Rumour Service. View … Continue reading
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We’ll be posting news from the event live, and capturing the presentations and some video interviews with the participants here.
The response to the event has been awesome, with Public Sector spaces selling out in 24 hours and some fantastic communities interested in coming along. In all, we’re bringing over 120 people together to think about new partnerships between online … Continue reading
Thanks to the kind offer from the Department of Energy and Climate Change to host the event at their office off Whitehall, near Trafalgar Square, we can now confirm the date and open registration for tickets: Date: Friday 1st October … Continue reading