As the title suggests, we’d like to get the conversations started around the types of things that people want to talk about at BlueLightCamp, so that’s pretty much over to you now. If you’re coming to BlueLightCamp, what topics would you like to discuss? Is there a particular topic you’re thinking of pitching?

Reply to this post and let us know. We’ll collate all the responses and the next post will be a little poll to see the numbers interested in particular topics. So, you know what to do, we look forward to hearing your ideas.

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  • March 17, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    An interest for me would be to discuss – how much have blue light services thought about the future of SM – where is going and what we can do influence this… Are there any strategies out there? Do we need to start developing them?

  • March 18, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    Hoping that there will be a discussion around emergency planning and the use of social media. Perhaps examples of table top exercises or technical simulations recreating the ‘real’ feel of social media in a disorder/large scale disaster etc.

  • April 9, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    We have been working hard with two UK police forces on building trailblazing social media mobile apps for them to show the public what they are doing to serve them. A major part of our work involves getting the front line officers and staff using social media as part of their job, not as an overhead, while making sure comms professionals and senior management are not disenfranchised.

    In the process of this work, we have constructed a template business case and a return on investment model designed to show that social media isn’t a fad, but a tool just as vital as a mobile phone or a patrol car.

    I’d be very happy to present a session about our experiences and run a workshop on getting to the ROI of social media in the blue light services for anyone interested.

    Its not about likes or number of followers – its about hard numerical financial data.


  • April 10, 2012 at 9:33 am


    I’m hoping people would like to talk about:

    *Decent free or low-cost social media measurement / analysis tools. Is there a consensus of what should be measured and how? Would be good to see some sample reports if available.

    *Social media and internal comms, e.g. Yammer

    *Fee or low-cost social media tool that lets more than one person make social media posts from a single account, but which comes with a moderation/approval facility.

    *Consultation and community building using social media. Are FB and Twitter always the answer? Alternative ‘forum’ tools such as Buddypress? How to avoid the ‘tumbleweed’ effect when hosting forums.

    *Verified Twitter accounts that come with extra analytics. Who qualifies for verification and what’s the process for making it happen?

    • April 13, 2012 at 8:53 am

      Kate, I’d be interested in the measurement tools and also tips on avoiding the tumbleweed affect around hosting forums. Count me in!

  • April 12, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    Great idea Kate. I’ll come to that session. I have a presentation on free and low cost tools for social media engagement. Happy to sit and go through them all in detail with you.

    • April 13, 2012 at 7:31 am

      Excellent; thanks Angus. 🙂

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