IABC Belgium's first TEDx-style drinks evening with inspirational speakers. Their presentations will be followed by discussion and networking for communications professionals in Brussels.We have identified two great presenters for our first autumn event: "Be the change" on 25 October. 1st Topic: Connect with, engage and inspire an audience in 10 minutes or lessGerry Murray, Founder & CEO at Wide CircleGerry Murray is Founder & CEO of Wide Circle, a consultancy that works with…See More
What is the social impact of the social media? How can the European citizens reflect the social change in real-time? Where and how can the European Commission implement a strategy for the usage of social media? How far can the individual influence the decision-making in crisis moments through the new media channels? This and more.5 speakers from the EC and the EP. 90 free spots. Your voice.To register click…See More
To kick-start 2011, come join the IABC Belgium board for drinks on Brussels’ Grande Place. Meet some of the hardcore IABCers, as well as new faces working in communications. IABC members and non-members all welcome, bring your comms colleagues too. I'll book a resto at 9pm for those who don't want to go home quite so quickly. If you'd like to join me there too please send me an email firstname.lastname@example.org. PS: Even if you can't make it, do join this…See More
Meet the usual crowd of Web2EU enthusiasts to discuss how communication and social media are changing the way the institutions communicate. Add the date to your agenda and watch this space for more info. Venue is now confirmed on the 1 st floor of the Break de L'Abbaye. As indicated by Dick, Ian Andersen (EU) and Joe Litobarski (Blogactiv) will kick start the discussion. See More
Microsoft has launched the Gov2Social social media directory for all publicsector bodies in the US. The idea seems to be to create a platform for mutual learning as well as a central access point for citizens. Not a bad idea - same for the EU, please, Bill !See More
"Thanks for pointing to this. I dug into the URL and found the English version, which I thought I'd add for those who prefer.
On a separate note, someone passed me an internal EC social media powerpoint presentation, and guess who's in it…"
A draft report from the EP's Committee on Culture and Education: On journalism and new media - creating a public sphere in Europe is worth reading. "There is a need for a change in communication policies inside the EU institutions. The guideline for EU personnel should emphasise that it is easier to be forgiven than to get permission. This means that in a…See More
In the short term, social platforms seem to be interesting for the European Commission primarily as a broadcast channel - another place to announce new content, but with the potential to hook directly into large existing networks. The next step will be to engage with communities of 'brand advocates' who can authentically spread the word to their friends. As we saw at Web2EU, fear, uncertainty and doubt surround this step. How much time will it take? How will we handle multiple languages? What…See More
"Good stuff. No argument about the desired direction of travel. You're absolutely right about the ECI - the words 'shoot' and 'foot' spring to mind. Did you see the Economist's blogpost on the new Chilean…"
"You (or the people behind OS) are absolutely right that the world doesn't need yet another site for discussing policy. One dedicated to EU policy, in any case, would only be frequented by EU policy geeks - i.e., the extension of the Brussels…"
"Mathew, Helen, the three points made in comments are interesting - 'crowdsourcing policy advice requires compelling content or physical events as a focus, but does not require any special technology'.
Existing technology may be adequate…"
"Actually, no, there was no content to comment on. People submitted ideas to be discussed at the conference. The rewards were enough for people to put pen to paper (digitally). All of my best crowdsourcing and community of practice websites included…"
Sorry i missed catching up with you at openbeer, but my daughter had an exam to prepare for ... which was then canceled. Grrrr.
Apart from openbeer this place has gotten a bit quiet recently - it felt like there was more original content being contributed in the first few months after launch than later on in 2010, when membership was much higher (if you don't count people friending each other, of course ...). Classic social media group dynamics, I guess.
Hi Mathew, Jerry Vandevelde and I are the first members of the ESN team to join IABC.be. 1% of total membership is probably enough for one busy agency, but if we really enjoy the company we'll recommend it to other colleagues ( :- }