Met Office scoops Social Buzz Award

Social Buzz Award

29 November 2012 - Last night the Met Office won the Social Buzz Award for Best Public Sector Social Media Strategy for our ongoing strategy to share the weather when it matters.

The Social Buzz Award is in recognition of the work the Met Office has been doing to use social media to engage in online conversations about weather and climate, and to share important messages, such as impending severe weather forecasts and warnings, when it matters.

The Met Office has built a community of over 180,000 followers and fans across Facebook, YouTubeTwitter and our news blog, sharing and engaging in conversations as varied as how severe weather may affect the UK, Saharan dust reaching the UK, and the Jet Stream.

Dee Cotgrove, Head of Communications at the Met Office said: "The Met Office Social Media strategy has been a huge success for the Met Office over the past couple of years.

"This award recognizes the interest people have in the weather and the important role the Met Office plays in keeping the nation up to date with the latest weather information when it matters."

This latest award for the Met Office's social media follows the Computer Weekly Best Use of Social Media Award in 2011 and recognition as the 9th most social brand in Social Brands 100 earlier this year.

Contact information

Met Office Press Office: +44 (0)1392 886655

E-mail: Press Office

Met Office Customer Centre: 0870 900 0100

If you're outside the UK: +44 1392 885680

Last updated: 29 November 2012