Municipal Social Media Survey
Photo Release Forms
City of Burlington Photo Release Form
Town of Caledon Photo Release Form
Town of Caledon Photo Disclaimer Board
City of Kawartha Lakes Photo Release Form
City of Mississauga Photo Release Form
Town of Orangeville Photo Release Form
York Region Photo Release Form
The Evolving Trend of E-Voting
With less than a year to the next municipal election, many municipalities will be rolling out online voting. Redbrick Vice President Farah Tayabali discusses how to prepare for any communications challenges associated with online voting.
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.
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.
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.
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
Here are some organizations who have developed and shared their social media policies and guidelines:Township of Cavan-Monaghan: Social Media Policy
Municipality of Chatham-Kent: Social Media Best Practices
Town of Cochrane: Social Media Policy
Town of Collingwood: Use of Social Media Policy
Town of East Gwillimbury: Social Media Strategy
City of Guelph: Questions to Ask When Considering New Web Tools
City of Guelph: Guidelines for Engaging in Social Media Conversations
City of Guelph: Social Media Guidelines for Employees
City of Guelph: Social Media Guidelines for Elected Officials
City of Guelph: Social Media Commenting Guidelines
Township of Huron-Kinloss: Social Media Policy
City of Kingston: Social Media Policy
City of Kitchener: Online Communications Strategy
Lambton County: Online Social Media Policy
City of London: Social Media Policy
City of Markham: Corporate Social Media Policy
Town of Oakville: Online Communications Policy
Town of Oakville: Social Media Guidelines
Renfrew County: Business Use of Social Networking Policy
Township of Russell: Social Media Policy and Guidelines
Municipality of Strathroy-Caradoc: Website & Social Media Policy
Township of Tiny: Communications Policy: Social Media Use
City of Vaughan: Social Media Policy
City of Waterloo: Social Media Policy
City of Windsor: Social Media Policy
Social Media Response Chart
Should you respond to that nasty Tweet?
Redbrick's Social Media Response Chart is designed to speed up decision-making and help streamline the approval process.
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... Read more here.