There’s a cycle to how a good unconference works that goes something like this… anticipation, event, noise, reflection… and then the blogs.
For commscamp14 the anticipation in no small part was due to the build-up over which cake was to be baked for Kate Bentham’s cake table.
The event itself was brilliant. We always say we put on the space and then the attendees come and fill it with ideas, discussion and inspiration.
There was noise and then how – inside the room and outside on Twitter looking in – and then the reflection was to be found in the number of blogs that emerged.
So, this is a round-up of 8 videos, 2 vines, 162 pictures, 15 blogs, 8 storifies, 1 infographic and 7 useful links posted as a result of commscamp.
Ann Kempster produced a great spread of pics she posted to Flickr. Can you see yourself?
Leah Lockhart also produced a great spread of pics she also posted to Flickr. Can you see yourself here, too?
Our Chief Handwritten Infographic Person Karen Jeal Lambeth Council digital whizz created this lovely post and infographic around the event she was keen to come to but couldn’t attend.
Al Smith of Helpful Technology wrote this post here on what he took away from the event. Evaluation struck him as being a key theme. Something he welcomed.
Lizzy and Emily from Deeson Creative wrote a post on what struck them at the event. Understanding psychology and boosting staff morale were two things that struck them.
Civil Servant Victoria Ford was swift out of the blocks to blog her take on what was her first unconference. She loved it and came away with five learning points.
Dan Slee wrote up some initial conclusions as one of the co-organisers. Evaluation, evaluation and evaluation emerged.
Local government comms person Jon King thought of some fishing anecdotes froim the event and wrote them here.
@karolmc shared a set of notes that were thrown-up on Eventbrite on the day.
Civil servant John Ploughman almost bumped into the Prime Minister at New Street station and wrote-up some of his conclusions here.
Kate Goodall wrote a fine post on her take on the event from the perspective of the event. But she still worries about justifying the event to her boss the next day.
Dave Worsell of GovDelivery wrote about what good email can do here.
Dan Slee of comms2point0 on the learning points from the IEWM #bestbywm 2014 survey here.
Sally Northeast on her pithy takeaways from commscamp.
@manickmanda posted the things that struck her as well as bonus marks for a Willy Wonka parallel
Dave Musson’s post on his takehomes which involved music, evaluation and Kit Kat cake.
Scott from Touch Design has blogged about some of the conclusions he reached not least the benefits of sharing campaigns and a potential role for Flickr.
NEW! Eddie Coates-Madden on commscamp and how editors are turning their backs on press releases.
MyNewsDesk produced this rather good Storify to give their story of their day.
A celebration of the cake baking Storify by Kelly Quigley-Hicks.
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Comms2point0 and IEWM updated #bestbywm with a survey to show the state of local government social media in the West Midlands in 2014. You can read it on IEWM’s Best by West Midlands blog.
Deeson Creative joined forces with comms2point0 to run a survey on local government Facebook reach and how social advertising was working. You can read the slideshare here or you can read the results and a few extra resources here.
Some shared links
You know how it is. You’re in a session and you want to cite a really good post you’ve read.
Ian Wright shared a post about why content marketing fails here.
John Ploughman shared a post by Facebook on organic reach here.
Jamie Officer shared a link that can help you piece together how big and small social media platforms are.
John Ploughman shared an example of a Thunderclap.
Shane Harley shared a gov.uk DCLG post on shared code for intranets.
Pauline Roche shared a post that may help digital buddies.
Gemma Finnegan shared five good snapchat campaigns.
John Popham who secured crowdfunding to livestream the event has posted several of the sessions on his Tumblr. You can also re-live the pitching and the award of the seriously cool prizes.
NEW! @puffles2010 posted David Banks’ session on media law and social media.
MyNewsDesk shared this Vine from a session.
Deeson Creative added this Vine.
Creative commons credits.
Trainers by Ann Kempster https://flic.kr/p/nYqHk2
Rainbow cake by Ann Kempster https://flic.kr/p/nYrfar
The room by Leah Lockhart https://flic.kr/p/nYwhwJ
Facebook like hand https://flic.kr/p/nYwmK1
Two people sitting https://flic.kr/p/nYwwMW