Social Media at Work

Attempting to outlaw Facebook, Twitter and their lesser-known cousins may cruel your pitch with Gen Y staff. To allow or not all? That is the conundrum for many councils when it comes to the question of staff access to social media during working hours. But think carefully before pushing through a ‘no’ vote. Quite apart […]

10 years ago

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Purchasing Gov 2.0 services – nothing like buying a pen.

I have been getting increasingly alarmed at reports of central purchasing initiatives for Gov 2.0 where contracts are signed at a whole of government level. Central purchasing seems like ever such a good idea to drive down costs. If the Government buys all its pens from one source then the pens are cheaper – is […]

Matthew Crozier

Matthew Crozier

10 years ago

Is online community engagement real and valuable?

I am sometimes confronted by a prejudice in my travels; that relationships developed through online community engagement are less real than those created via face-to-face engagement processes. Like most prejudices I believe it is based on fear and misunderstanding. Earlier this week I was lucky enough to be asked to chair a mini-conference in Sydney […]

10 years ago

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Writing Great Web Content

Author, web content strategist and e-learning trainer, Rachel McAlpine from NZ organisation Contented, reminds us that when it comes to web copy, less is more.

Rachel McAlpine

Rachel McAlpine

Bang the Table

Bang the Table

10 years ago

10 Best Things to Creating a Captivating Citizen Engagement Platform

Creating a captivating citizen engagement platform is about much more than having a pretty website. Yes, a site needs to look smart and deliver the goods design-wise, but with the main objective being to rally community participation, it’s crucial that you deliver a site based on sound methodology and highly engaging content. Of course, there is […]

Tracey Gobey

Tracey Gobey

10 years ago

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Hornsby Council: consulting online about urban consolidation

They say a man’s home is his castle. So when Hornsby Council made the decision to try consulting online about urban consolidation we expected some serious community feedback. attracted a large amount of visitors and opinions when it consulted its community online for Stage 1 and Stage 2 of its Housing Strategy.  Tamara Shardlow spoke […]

Bang the Table

Bang the Table

10 years ago

6 risks of online consultation and their mitigation

Risk perception and demonstratable mitigation strategies are the biggest challenges we face as a new industry. Online consultation has opened up a world of new opportunities for reaching new audiences and enhancing community involvement in public life. However, with new opportunities come new risks. To start the ball rolling on this topic, I’ve picked six […]

Dr Crispin Butteriss

Dr Crispin Butteriss

10 years ago

Bang the Table finds a home at last

Our new office – Bang the Table View more presentations from Bang the Table. For nearly three years the Bang the Table team has been determined to be the very model of a modern 21st Century business. Everyone has been happily working from our homes dotted across Australia and around the world. Over the past […]

10 years ago

Whatever happened to the Bang the Table website?

Bang the Table has transitioned from a single website exhibiting forums for many clients to many websites using the EngagementHQ Platform each of which has individual client branding. We believe that this leads to much better results from online engagement processes. This blog post discusses why we have made this move.

Matthew Crozier

Matthew Crozier

10 years ago

Adrienne Murphy talks about the Blue Mountains Council’s first steps into online engagement

Adrienne Murphy, the Environment Officer from the Blue Mountains City Council talks about the lessons from one Council’s first steps into online engagement. Learnings that includes early experiments in engaging its local community online about the Council’s long-term management plans. The Blue Mountains City Council is responsible for one of the largest municipal areas in […]

Bang the Table

Bang the Table

10 years ago

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The lost potential of Facebook

If Facebook were only configured so we could find interesting things on there more easily and reach out to people more effectively it would be a very powerful medium for engagement and community participation. The problem is you can’t so it isn’t… yet.

Matthew Crozier

Matthew Crozier

10 years ago

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My new friends ‘notinmybackyard’, ‘bigbloke’, ‘nefertiti’ and ‘radox’

I had been involved in the world of online community engagement for literally days when I was extracted for a month to re-emerge intensively aware of the how, what, where and the when. Buffed, spick and span, my head full of knowledge and senses tingling with a combination of trepidation and excitement, I thrust myself […]

Ray Scanlan

Ray Scanlan

10 years ago

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