The LGA's Annual Conference is over for another year and we're all exhausted but elated with how it went. We're particularly pleased with the online elements which make us even more positive about the uptake of social media and digital channels across the whole of local government, particularly senior officers and councillors. We'll be carrying out a full After Action Review to see how we can improve on this even more next year. (Maybe throwing in the odd infographic for elegance.)
To give you an idea of the uptake, here are few a statistics from the conference (compiled by @sian__morgan):
1 LGA annual conference and exhibition 2013
2-4 July, Manchester. Book your place now.
2 days of #lgaconf12 trending on Twitter
Making this year's annual conference one of the most talked about events on social media in the whole of the UK.
3 online debates
During conference covering Police and Crime Commissioners, Local Government Challenge and the Housing the Nation campaign, generating 37 posts and 228 views.
Including main conference sponsor Vodafone and media sponsor, the MJ.
61 blogs in the run up and during conference
Generating 5560 views and covering a range of subject areas from troubled families and asset management to public health and policing.
68.58% open rate
Of the first conference daily bulletin on Tuesday, sent to 1,196 delegates.
90 exhibition stands
Including the four LGA political groups, the County Councils' Network, District Councils' Network and the conference host authority, Birmingham City Council.
Including Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Eric Pickles MP, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Ed Davey MP and Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer Ed Balls MP.
558 mentions of the LGA in the news during the annual conference week
Including 365 articles in regional, trade and online publications on the LGA's publication Funding outlook for councils from 2010/11 to 2019/20: Preliminary modelling.
From local government, central government, local partners and a whole host of agencies from across the public and private sectors.
Over 2000 tweets using #lgaconf12 hashtag
Containing 238 links, 110 photos, and 3 videos
4000 visitors to the Knowledge Hub
Over the 3 days of annual conference. If you aren’t already one of them, join us! Knowledge Hub
23,531 twitter accounts reached with the #lgaconf12 hashtag
Generating 43,376 impressions!