I presented some of the findings of our work on the G8 dementia summit to the Digital Leaders the other week. The story I had to tell was about sustained open policy engagement over many months, using a range of … – But what if it’s consistent with the proposition, but the platform doesn’t do it (yet)?
I was the only member of my first government digital communications team. I was a Website Manager, and managing a website was the limit of my responsibilities. Digital communication teams have got a bit bigger, and have become responsible for … – Digital teams, end-to-end communication, and the digital communications capability review
A few weeks ago, I sat down with some of the DH digital team, to talk about digital policy engagement, and how we would like to do it in an ideal world. Over a couple of hours, powered by a … – Checklist for an ideal digital policy engagement campaign
I did my best to answer this question at teacamp yesterday. Digitising press offices is a perennial subject for these kinds of gatherings. It’s been a popular session at teacamp before, and is a regular subject for blogs by the government digerati. I … – Should we digitise press office?
I grew up reading Tiger and Roy of the Rovers so when I noticed Susy mucking about with Stripgenerator I couldn’t resist having a go. And then when I needed a slide to explain the work we’re doing to develop … – Explaining our work in pictures, captions and thought bubbles
I wonder if others winced as I did at the “pat-on-the-head” phrase Steph used in his blog about government digital engagement the other day. I winced because it rang true. Too much of what I’ve been responsible for doing over the … – The end of pat-on-the-head digital engagement
Content on the Department of Health website will move to GOV.UK in the morning. If you visit tomorrow, you’ll see some new content, some old content and some content that has been retro-fitted to new formats. It’s been quite a … – Why and how we publish digital content
It’s funny what prompts a blog. It might be a need to share something brilliant, air an opinion or ask a question. Often the a blogs I read seem to be crafted responses to temporary moments of frustration. I’ve got … – A list of unwritten blogs