Tag Archives: twitter

Crisis communications and social media

As an organisation we’re pretty comfortable with managing our social media messages during a crisis but, what happens when we have to deal with some of the behaviour that can occur in the social channel? Continue reading

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Social Media – In an emergency collaboration is key

This last few days has seen Devon and the rest of the South West battered by torrential rain and winds of up to 70mph. The county has had to deal with uprooted trees, collapsed bridges and walls and many more incidents that have caused disruption and delay. Continue reading

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What is the reach of a Tweet?

Our corporate Twitter account (@DevonCC) has been live for over 4 years now, in that time we’ve gained over 8,000 followers (closing in on Lady Gaga) and sent over 4,500 tweets covering a variety of services and issues. Continue reading

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What a difference a day made

This month saw our first ever large scale experiment in the use of Twitter to share public information and improve communications. Continue reading

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How old is too old?

There’s a large proportion of elderly people living in Devon and many areas where internet access is, at best, patchy. Our remit in Communications is to make sure we get our information out to all our residents in every possible way, and we should be considering those people who don’t have a computer or live in an area where there’s no internet access. Continue reading

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The Work Experience experience

Being a year 10 student who is almost sixteen, the prospect of work experience seemed a little dull. My expectations were that I’d be sitting in an office twiddling my thumbs while people got on with doing something very boring. The experience was very different. Continue reading

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