DCC Media Release – ‘hey, we is networking at last’

Dunedin City Council Media Release
Dunedin City Council Gets Social

The Dunedin City Council has joined social media, establishing a presence on Facebook and Twitter.

Marketing and Communications Agency Manager Debra Simes says the DCC has an official Facebook page – ‘Dunedin City Council’ – for releasing information on consultations, media announcements, upcoming events and other important public information.

It has also established two Twitter feeds that interested people can link to. The first, ‘DnCityCouncil’, will publish the same information as on the Facebook page.

The second, ‘AskDCC’, is a forum for the public to ask operational questions of the DCC’s Customer Services Agency, such as the opening hours of facilities, or how to register a dog.

Using these social media portals will not replace the many other ways the DCC communicates with the public, but is an addition for those who prefer to communicate online.

Contact DCC on 477 4000.

Last reviewed: 30 Aug 2010 2:42pm

Post by Elizabeth Kerr


Filed under Fun, Media, People, Politics, Project management

2 responses to “DCC Media Release – ‘hey, we is networking at last’

  1. Well done on all counts Debra. Remember, though that social media works best when it is a forum for conversation, not a stage for single-shot press-releases. We look forward to a new era of real community engagement.

    • Elizabeth

      Noting your comments, Sam. Absolutely agree.

      Hoping to see roll out of departmental and staff Twitter addresses… DCC is a friendly accessible local authority, open to conversation as it’s always been through the excellent staff – using social networking services is a simple extension of this. Think open government. Not Twitter solely as a ‘noticeboard’, it’s much much more.

      Dunedin Libraries’ early efforts with social networking show the way, openly and engagingly – congratulations~!!

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