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#Talkdigital blogging competition: have your say on European digital communication! NEW
Waltzing Matilda 1 Week, 3 Days, 15 Hours ago
The next European elections will take place all around the European Union between 22-25 May and it’s a good time for us all to reflect on the direction we want the EU to take. So we have a question for you – how do you think the...
Transforming digital communication at the European Commission NEW
Waltzing Matilda 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 13 Hours, 32 Minutes ago
Robert Andrecs, who is heading the unit in charge of digital communication gives some insights into the digital change project. @RobertBXL_2011 Good quality content focused on user needs, integration with social media and availability on any device:...
#ThanksAMillion – EC Google+ page has reached 1 Million Plusses! NEW
Waltzing Matilda 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 10 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
by @PabloPerezA Early in 2012, the European Commission opened a page on Google+. Google’s social network had been around for a while at that point, growing quietly but quickly as it took advantage of its own search engine, making social media p...
The grass is always greener on the other side…and so are analytics tools NEW
Waltzing Matilda 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 13 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
@marcorecorder There are literally thousands of social media analytics tools out there. When you get accustomed to one tool you might get the feeling that you are missing out on something. And that other analytics tools can offer incredible, flashy a...
How diverse is the online conversation about the European elections? NEW
Waltzing Matilda 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 10 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
A guest blog from Tony Lockett of DG Regional policy. The online conversation about the European elections provides some fascinating insights into the issues at stake, the process and the positions of the protagonists from the different sides of the...
Highlights from Social Media Week, Hamburg NEW
Waltzing Matilda 1 Month, 3 Days, 14 Minutes ago
By @nialljudge Niall works in the communication team of DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion and manages their social media accounts In February, I was lucky enough to attend Social Media Week in Hamburg for three days. It’s a worldwide...
Designing for our users – some first thoughts NEW
Waltzing Matilda 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 2 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
By @deirdrehodson When our team was set up last year our senior management gave us a dual task: - to support Commission departments in their digital ‘clean-up’ - to put forward ideas for a leaner, more cost-effective Commission website. W...
Can we measure social media’s impact on the European elections? NEW
Waltzing Matilda 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 7 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
Number of View :14Written by @TonyLbxl With three months still to go, people are already talking about the European elections on social media.  But will social media actually make a difference?  And, perhaps more importantly, can we get bey...
Understanding what users need from us NEW
Waltzing Matilda 2 Months, 5 Days, 22 Hours, 1 Minute ago
Number of View :77by @deirdrehodson This month we are deep in user research. Part of our work to clean up the Commission’s websites has us doing a huge stocktaking exercise on the main reasons why people come to our sites. As one of our colleag...
Community Manager Appreciation Day in Europe NEW
Waltzing Matilda 2 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 13 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
Number of View :52By @marcoRecorder Last Monday, 27 January 2014, was Community Manager Appreciation Day, a day to recognise and celebrate the efforts of community managers around the world using social media and other tools to improve customer exper...
From web analytics to digital analytics: getting the full picture of our digital communication’s effectiveness NEW
Waltzing Matilda 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 21 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
Number of View :48By Angelo Strano Dagmara Swistek and I recently attended the Master Class Web Analytics organized by the European Parliament run by the Digital analytics expert Nicolas Malo. It was a useful training session and also very refreshing...
Social media in 2013: our year in review NEW
Waltzing Matilda 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 16 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
Number of View :12By @marcoRecorder, @AmyJColgan, @PabloPerezA Assessing our performances is key to understanding how we can improve. In this post we want to share with our readers about how the European Commission’s central social media accoun...
Post-its, sprints and stand-ups – our first steps working with Scrum. NEW
Waltzing Matilda 3 Months, 4 Days, 10 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
Number of View :18By @deirdrehodson Visitors to our office might be struck by the vast number of post-its covering the walls. For a team working in digital communications it seems quite a low-tech way to work! But it’s there for a reason and wi...
Mapping the EU digital public sphere(s) NEW
Waltzing Matilda 3 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 13 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
Number of View :29As I have tried to argue in previous posts on this blog, digital media are enabling the emergence of an online public sphere (or spheres) where issues related to the EU are debated across national and linguistic borders. But how can...
iMinds 2013: What if…? NEW
Waltzing Matilda 4 Months, 1 Day, 23 Hours, 10 Minutes ago
Number of View :86By @marcoRecorder Last 5 December I have had the pleasure to attend the iMinds conference in Brussels. iMinds is an independent research institute founded by the Flemish government to stimulate ICT innovation. iMinds brings together...
G+ Communities: A Social Media Network inside a Social Media Network NEW
Waltzing Matilda 4 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 23 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
Number of View :144 A little while ago, Google+ launched what it calls ‘Community pages, and it’s an avenue we have started looking into. Up to now we’ve been focused on developing our official European Commission page, sharing gene...
TEDx Brussels: Ex Nihilo in the digital economy NEW
Waltzing Matilda 5 Months, 5 Days, 9 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
Number of View :444By @GavrilaBxl If you want to catch a glimpse of the future, TEDx events are a good place to start. The 2013 edition of TEDx Brussels on 28th October centred on the theme of “out of nothing” – can something be cre...
A few lessons from #Europcom NEW
Waltzing Matilda 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 10 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
Number of View :334I only managed to attend one panel at this year’s Europcom. I really like this event. The topics are always very interesting and the participants’ level of expertise is always quite high. I noticed that comms2point0, a...
Cleaning up our digital communication – the web rationalisation programme NEW
Waltzing Matilda 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 12 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
Number of View :306by @RobertBXL_2011 Robert Andrecs is the head of digital communications in the European Commission Web rationalisation is a Commission-wide programme to help shake up and improve how we communicate online to help the millions of pe...
Dare conference: people skills for digital workers NEW
Waltzing Matilda 6 Months, 2 Days, 6 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
Number of View :910 by Anne Seekings-Le Quément Anne works for the digital communications team of the European Commission who have started a major project to clean-up the Commission’s websites. The Dare conference, held last month in Lon...