Facebook recently announced it has 1.65 billion users. We know that Facebook is the platform where 97% of all social media users have a profile, so how can your organisation’s page work if it doesn’t have many fans?
The Consumer Rights Act came into force on the 1 October 2015. It was the biggest overhaul of consumer legislation for a decade, bringing 8 pieces of legislation into 1.
Within BIS, we’ve been running a ‘senior Digital Advocate’ programme for almost 2 years. This initiative was originally introduced as one way of helping staff who felt (often wrongly), that senior staff weren’t supportive of online activity and engagement.
Periscope is a relatively new live-streaming app from Twitter, but it already has nearly 2 million daily users watching 40 years of video per day.
Digital communications is constantly changing. From the steady introduction of new tools flooding the marketplace to studies on how new technologies change the way users consume information, communications professionals must ensure they remain at the forefront of the field.
As a new member of BIS’s digital capability team, attending my first ‘Digital CapabiliTEA’ session was the perfect way to get to grips with how departments are approaching the issue of improving digital skills.
This was the third Digital Fortnight that we’ve run within BIS. This year, it was partly shaped by staff – around 300 helped us decide what type of sessions to include via a summer internet poll.
In January 2015 we went to the GDS Content Design Conference. This event showed there’s high demand for getting the government content design community together.
We’ve been reviewing our approach to building capability, reviewing our offering to staff, and aiming to set out a more strategic approach to building capability across the department.
The Public Data Group (PDG) brings together 4 government trading funds - Companies House, Land Registry, Met Office and Ordnance Survey - with significant and nationally important datasets.