Municipal Social Media Survey
Latest Survey Results - Summer 2015
Redbrick's Municipal Social Media Survey provides a snapshot of municipal innovation, from apps and open data, to which of Ontario's 444 municipalities are using social media, what they're using, and how. Check out our findings in the infographics below:
*NEW* Summer 2015 Survey Results (PDF) (3.05 MB)
*NEW* Summer 2015 Survey Results (Printable PDF) (3.42 MB)
Past Survey Results: Spring 2014 (PDF) (1.15 MB)
Past Survey Results: Spring 2013 (PDF) (1.7 MB)
Past Survey Results: Fall 2012 (PDF) (1.84 MB)
Past Survey Results: Spring 2012 (PDF) (870.8 KB)
Is Your Social Media Program Measuring Up?
Ontario’s municipalities are getting more sophisticated in their use of social media. Some are pioneering new platforms, like apps and open data. Redbrick President Brian Lambie and Senior Consultant Lisa Timoshenko share their latest research and advice on how to use it well.
Read complete article online
Powering Up Social Media
Redbrick Vice President Farah Tayabali looks at emerging trends and best practices in social media use by Ontario's local energy distribution companies in the Spring 2014 edition of The Distributor magazine.
Powering Up Social Media - View PDF (3.18 MB)
Social Media and Municipalities: Risks and Rewards
Brian Lambie of Redbrick Communications and Dan Michaluk of Hicks Morley LLP discuss the risks and rewards of municipal social media use from public relations and legal perspectives.
Social Media Risks & Rewards - View PDF (185.2 KB)
Creating Pictures that are Worth a Thousand Words
Brian Lambie of Redbrick Communications outlines simple ways that municipalities can improve their marketing and communications programs by applying a photo-journalist’s eye to their use of photography.
Social Media Policies
Social media policies are a hot and important topic these days. Redbrick can help you develop your social media policy, based on our research and our work with others.
Social Media Response Chart
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Redbrick's Social Media Response Chart is designed to speed up decision making and help streamline the approval process.
Personal Social Media Plans
Personal Social Media Plan Template
Every business owner, politician and good manager understands the need to conduct social media programs according to a plan. So why do so few of them have a social media plan to guide their own use of social media?
This template will help you design a practical social media plan that leads you to your goals, and keeps you out of the ditches that line the road.
Municipalities are making it easier for residents to stay informed and engaged at the touch of their fingertips through mobile apps. See who's leading the way:
Open Data is an area that's attracting increasing interest in Ontario's municipal sector. See who's leading the way: