Last night the Met Office was crowned winner of the ‘Best Use of Social Media in the Public Sector Award’ in the Computer Weekly Social Media Awards sponsored by IBM.
The Met Office beat off stiff competition from a range of other excellent public sector organisations including South Yorkshire Police, the Government Digital Service from the Cabinet Office and Idea Street from the Department for Work and Pensions.
The award recognises our work in using social media to reach you with the latest weather and climate information when it really matters to you, including on our Twitter, Facebook and YouTube channels and of course here in this blog.
Our citation to the Computer Weekly Awards highlighted how we use Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and our blog to help keep you up to date about the latest weather so that you know what to expect and how best to deal with all that the British weather can throw at us as a nation.
We are really proud that we have been recognised by you, through a public vote, for using social media in a way that we hope you find engaging, interesting and of course informative when you really need it.
Thank you and keep ‘being social’!