Archive for GoGenie

How the social media surgeries helped Pesky People

I’m prompted to write a longer blog about the importance of the Social Media Surgeries following the wonderful news that they had won The Big Society Award 2012. It was a huge surprise to be mentioned as an example of the impact No 10’s press release. In September 2009 I wrote my first Pesky People blog (The Future is not Orange) and had no idea that it would take me on a journey of a new career, skills, experiences and develop my expertise... 
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East Coast Trains – a result

Pesky People is pleased to say that East Coast Trains have emailed us today to confirm they are updating their assisted travel booking system after our intervention on Tuesday. They are going to address complaints from David Colley who has found himself booked on diesel trains (which have doors too narrow for him to board) with his electric wheelchair. Unbelievably  it’s all down to 10mm of door space between the old train carriages and... 
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Go Genie sponsoring October’s Birmingham Social Media Cafe

Tomorrow see’s the October Birmingham Social Media Cafe get together at Birmingham Town Hall. In the lead up to launching Go Genie it’s nice to give something back to the digital and bloggers network that got Pesky People going just over two years ago in September 2009. The first blog The future is not Orange was written that night! Will also be making a wee announcement and need your help. Go Genie is coming to the end of it’s... 
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Interview with Jim in The Morning (Radio Shropshire)

There’s not often a chance meeting with people that involves being interviewed for radio but that is exactly what happened last Monday (11th July 2010). It wouldn’t have happened if I’d not left my mobile in the car while I was working in The Place Theatre (with Telford Council on the Go Genie project) and had to rush out to get it and bumped into Jim Hawkins! I said ‘hello oh bye ‘ rushed off to the car is one thing... 
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Go Genie wins £25,000 investment at NOKIA’s ‘Pitch n Win’

It’s been quite action packed from Interactivsm in London and now the news that Go Genie won the ‘Pitch n Win’ investment award from NOKIA at the Zellig building in the Custard Factory in Birmingham on 30th June 2010. It was a fierce competition and Pesky People was lucky enough to be shortlisted to be one of eight companies presenting a 10 mins pitch with 10 mins of questioning. They booked BSL interpreters for me and my presentation... 
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