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How to Make your Campaign a Success
April 2013 - Anyone can email an MP or Peer, but what can you do to make your campaign stand out from the crowd? Our article published in The Guardian gives you some tips and suggests it could just be as simple as one, two, three: Message, momentum and mass. More...
Social Media Guidelines for Parliaments
March 2013 - This guide defines the scope, purpose and value of social media for parliaments, providing guidance for officials managing social media channels within parliament and for Members. We prepared this for the Inter-Parliamentary Union with support from the Association of Secretaries General of Parliament (ASGP), the IFLA Section on Libraries and Research Services for Parliaments and the Global Centre for ICT in Parliament [PDF|1.3Mb|External links]
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Audience Mapping - Identifying your stakeholders
March 2013 - It's important to understand who your audience is, how you influence them and what influence they exert. This simple tool helps you identify project and campaign stakeholders and understand your unique eco-system [PDF|231Kb].
Evolving Digital Engagement - From Participation to Partnership
June 2012 - This report reviews the background and context for digital engagement, with a focus on the shifting social and media landscape and the potential for more radical forms of policy development. Designed for anyone who wants to make digital engagement truly effective, the report provides clear suggestions for good practice and to help you measure effectiveness [PDF|227Kb].
The Revolution is Social
June 2012 - Social media and the digital opportunities now in front of us can support transformation into a more citizen-centric, two-way society. But only if civil society is an active participant. We need to become active partners in our own future. The internet has rebuilt itself around people and their networks, what we will see next is people rebuild their networks and communities around this digital and social convergence. [PDF|58Kb].
Designing new digital public spaces - Engaging a disconnected public
May 2012 - We have to transform our civic spaces so that they look like the world the majority of us live in (or want to live in) – more open, social, inter-connected, even games-based. Driven by issues not ideology. Let's bring democracy back to our public spaces: this paper argues that we need new public spaces that include points for democratic participation within them - Parks, schools, libraries, even shopping malls matter. [PDF|43Kb].
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