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Integrating IT, internal and external communications for META Ventures
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META Ventures provides venture capital fund management, entrepreneurial training and innovation consultancy to cities, regions and national governments in several countries, as well as EU Institutions.

Institutional communications: strategy & tactics
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I’ve just spent a few days running the Discovery phase of a new project to further develop the communication strategy of an EU Institution, with a particular focus on retooling its online, social media and publications tactics. Apart from focusing on developing a new information architecture, I’m running the overall project. This means not only en…

Tested & approved: communication strategy development process
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I’m now at to the point where I can spend a few days interviewing key people in an organisation to develop a complete communication strategy.

06/02/2016
Blogging & CRM strategy development for Drop’pin
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The EC set up Drop’pin to help young people find training, apprenticeship and intern opportunities across Europe. I did some content marketing (blogging, enewsletter, social media support) and developed a global CRM strategy.

Online Communities: Slides & Key Take-Aways from EuroPCom15
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ontent from my EuroPCom session on online communities, plus some takeaways and extra links.

Damned if you do, damned if you don’t
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You might as well tell people what you’ve done. You might even transfer some knowledge.

14/10/2015
Press campaign for ECC-Net
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Quite enjoyed helping put together a press campaign for the ECC-Net, one of the Commission’s under-appreciated projects. 

02/07/2015
Living Monuments
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One of those projects you feel privileged to work on. It’s not often you get to experiment with crowdsourcing, augmented reality, faceted search and commemorating US war dead in one project.

Communication strategy, Science for Environment
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Came up with a winning communication strategy to promote worthy-but-heavy pdf reports from the European Commission.

EPALE online community of practice
epale.ec.europa.eu
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I won the epale online community of practice project and steered its inception phase. Years later, it is still one of the EC's most successful online communities, notably by its ambitious multilingualism strategy and high userbase, despite lacking any financial rewards for participation.

Digital Agenda: 1st site created on the EC’s new Drupal7 “Multisite” platform
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The first site launched (in 2011-2012) on the EC's Multisite Drupal7 Platform, thus pioneering EC Drupal Platforms in terms of technology, user requirement defitinition and governance.

3 Drupal sites for smart energy (2009-2012)
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Some of the drupal websites my team and I launched for the EC's energy research programmes.

01/11/2011
3 Drupal sites for development (2009-2011)
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Migrating and relaunching the ACP Courier magazine website using semantic analysis and launching two community-oriented Programme websites for the ACP Secretariat.

So, farewell thematic portals on EUROPA
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Constructive discussions generally require good discussion documents. One of the Commission's major contributions to any European online space should therefore be a EUROPA that supports the conversations

Building Communities of Practice with Event-in-a-Box
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Trans-European online Communities of Practice should become a key element in the European online community, but examples so far are few. This post looks at DG INFSO, which has been using online community principles since 2002, two years before the phrase "Web 2.0" was invented.

User survey results, SmartCities Stakeholder Platform
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When you want to create a community, asking uses what they need is the best way to start. We launched the 1-page website, with user survey, newsletter signup and social, inside two weeks of winning the project. Everything we developed the following year (2010) was based on the results.

Launching a EU policy blogging platform (2007)
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I lead the team that created Blogactiv.eu, the first blogging platform focused on EU policies

Piloting a thematic online architecture for the EU (2003-07)
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Project manager and architect of a successful pilot to reorganise EUROPA along thematic lines, so people could figure out What the EC did, Why and How, in areas of interest to them, without studying its labyrinthine internal structure.

Piloting Web2.0 for the EC
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Of course, when we launched the first interactive website for the IST Event (IST 2002) we didn’t know it was a Web2.0 site. That term only appeared two years later

Piloting a cross-silo, sharing-based Newsroom for the EC
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Part of the pilot Thematic Portal project I ran while at the EC’s DG INFSO, the Newsroom CMS was the first cross-EC CMS, and involved launching user ‘INFSO accounts’ before Google had 'Google accounts’.

07/01/2006
International Roaming Charges (2005-07)
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The first – and possibly still the only – site on EUROPA to tap popular support (via sheer user traffic) for a new EU regulation.

An integrated communication strategy (2002-07) for DG INFSO
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The comm strategy for DG Information Society revoled around a segmentation of the target audience based on their level of interest in - and hence understanding of and motivation to visit/read/learn/share - the work of the DG.

Managing Editor, English publications (1991-1997)
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At one point I was editing something like 200 research project profiles, 4 editions of EUREKA News (5 languages), 7 editions of Innovation & Technology Transfer (5 languages), several annual reports and brochures, on paper and online, as well as (from 1995) designing, creating and managing their websites.Not that this was all single-handed. In…

01/12/1997
Piloting database-driven websites (1995)
www.eurekanetwork.org
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EUREKA's website was the first database-driven website by any European public organisation, and could do things other sites took over a decade to manage, such as integrating project database with journalistic content my editorial team had been producing for years.

03/01/1996
FAQ: Where can I get technical support and suggest new features?
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Consult and comment on the MyHub.ai User Manual and suggest new features

02/12/1994
Can I import my own bookmarks?
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Tagged bookmarks can easily be imported to get your Hub online quickly.

01/12/1994
FAQ: Does MyHub.ai support RSS?
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Every collection of resources and search result on your Hub is available as an RSS feed: simply insert "/rss" in front of your @username in the URL. Click the title for more details,

01/12/1994
FAQ: How does my Hub’s search and browse work?
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Hubs help your visitors easily find the content they're interested in. Your Hub's Homepage shows "All the Stuff you Like, Think and Do about Everything, Anytime...": - ie everything. Your visitors can alter that 'navigation phrase' to find what they want.

30/11/1994
FAQ: How do I curate Stuff onto my Hub?
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Whenever you see something you want to Hub, just select some text and click the ‘bookmarklet’ button you’ve dragged onto your Browser’s toolbar.

Post-Alpha Feature: How would a MyHub chatbot work?
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The chatbot you can find on my example Hub is a pale imitation of what Beta users should get.

30/11/1994
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