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Stickyworld travels to San Francisco on Clean+Cool Mission



Stickyworld has joined 19 other innovative "cleantech" and sustainability companies on the Clean + Cool Mission to San Francisco. 

The mission is an opportunity for our CEO, Michael Kohn, to meet US customers, partners and investors, learn lessons from current innovation and breakthrough models emerging from the US, and also share stories from our UK energy and cleantech customers who use Stickyworld for their stakeholder engagement.

Michael will be posting more on his findings in US in a future post. Read on to learn more about cleantech and why cleantech projects such as Project SCENe are implementing continuous stakeholder engagement to help achieve a successful project outcome.




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Stickyworld is listed on UK Government Digital Marketplace



Stickyworld is now available on the UK Government Digital Marketplace under the G-Cloud 9 framework. This makes it even easier for public sector organisations to purchase Stickyworld subscriptions and meet their consultation and crowdsourcing needs, in a fully supported all-in-one solution.

Listed here under the 'Cloud software' lot, public sector buyers can now procure our specially designed G-PRO services, providing a cost effective, flexible and fully supported way to publish a range of participatory websites for different projects and change programmes, and to capture, evidence and act on the ideas and feedback of any stakeholder group, whether local communities, private stakeholders, or staff.

With the annual G-PRO service, customers can publish as many participatory websites as they want on their portal, and they have access to continuous consultancy and training from our team. This supports maximum success and use of the Stickyworld platform in multiple ways across the organisation, to capture more ideas and feedback from stakeholders for transparent, inclusive and informed decision-making.




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Digitising Custom Build: join us on 15th September to discuss putting the customer first with smarter digital communications.



In today’s world organisations have to dance to the beat of customers at every stage of the buying process. Putting the right capabilities in place to listen and respond to customer needs and expectations can be hard, complex and expensive. Over the last 18 months Stickyworld has been working with partner organisations to overcome this challenge for the UK’s growing custom build housing sector. The team has been developing and testing new tools, processes and platform capabilities as part of the Innovate UK funded Digitising Custom Build project.

As a culmination to this project, the National Custom and Self Build Association (NaCSBA) are hosting a free one day event on 15th September at the Building Centre in London. If you work in and around housing, and are interested in the Custom Build route, we'd love you to sign up here. This is an unmissable event for custom builders which will help you better understand how your organisation can embrace customer-centred digital innovation to scale for the future.   

You can also read more about the event and why our CEO Michael Kohn thinks digitising custom build is a good idea in Custom Build Strategy magazine.   




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Collaboration, communication and user involvement enhance the design process. Read Design Intelligence interview with Stickyworld's CEO


Design Intelligence, the magazine published by the Design Futures Council, has recently featured a thought-provoking interview with our CEO, Michael Kohn. It’s worth a read by anyone wanting to design and create smarter, user friendly, sustainable and innovative products, buildings and spaces that truly meet our needs in our digital, data rich world. Michael talks about the skill sets designers and architects need in this new context as clients look for more evidence-based decisions, and the commercial opportunities opened up by a more inclusive design process. You can read the full article "Entrepreneurship and the Architecture of Involvement" here or download a PDF.   




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Prince's Trust #GETHIRED for Startups 




Last Tuesday 15th September, I attended a 'Get Hired' event at The Prince's Trust. Before the event, I attended a session that MassChallenge had organised with the Trust. Here I learnt what great opportunities The Prince's Trust gives to hundreds of young people looking for jobs, internships, apprenticeships and even just work experience. For any startup with a lot going on and only a few pairs of hands, their programmes provide a brilliant opportunity to get the help of talented young people, without burning a hole in your pocket!




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Walk this May in National Walking Month using Twitter and your own free Stickyworld.




 

May is National Walking Month in UK, organised by the charity Living Streets. All over the country people will be getting their walking shoes on, for Walk to Work week and Walk to School week. Not only is walking good for you, it's a way for you to take a little more notice of the place you live in and think about how it could be preserved or improved.

So if you're feeling energetic and you are interested in improving your neighbourhood, why not organise a walkabout  with Stickyworld and Twitter. We are offering free portals for a whole year for groups that wants to try out our walkabout method this May.  Read on to learn more and how you can become the local "digital walkabout expert" .




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It's National Apprenticeship Week! Could more digital apprentices help with their local community engagement projects?



This week is National Apprenticeship Week in the UK.  In September, Stickyworld hired their first Digital Marketing apprentice - which was me!

It can take a lot of time and focus to manage your communications and use digital tools effectively. Meanwhile, there are 1000's of young people keen to learn and apply new digital communications skills and get a foot on the career ladder.  Who knows, they could even be living down the end of the street from you? Most of them likely haven't considered connecting with your group so maybe there's an opportunity for them to engage in a way that is mutually beneficial, and which might lead to you growing your engagement team with continuous digital engagement going forward? Read on to consider some new ideas for the benefits and methods of resourcing digital engagement for your community group with the help of an apprentice who will work hard to develop their skills every day.




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Crofton and Honor Oak Park Historic Twitter Walkabout



Last Saturday, January 31st, Kay from Mapping Futures organised a local Twitter Walkabout around Crofton and Honor Oak Park, and I went along to give moral and technical support. Read on to learn what I learnt from this event, and how you can organise this activity yourself in your area.




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So long 2014. Hello 2015.


Happy New Year to all our participants, organisers, customers and supporters alike.




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