Number 10’s Jimmy gets web recognition

Congratulations to Jimmy Leach, Number 10‘s head of digital communications, for snagging New Media Age‘s annual effectiveness award for the ‘greatest individual contribution to the UK new media industry in the past 12 months’.

This is due recognition for the innovation that Jimmy has introduced since arriving at Downing Street last autumn. Under his leadership the likes of podcasts, webchats, YouTube videos and – yes – online petitions have become regular fixtures on the prime minister’s website.

The awards special isn’t online yet, but just look at the rollcall of other nominees in this article back in May: beating Andy Duncan of Channel 4 and James Murdoch from BSkyB isn’t too shabby in anyone’s book!

Well done for raising the profile of government online communications within the industry.

Update: the citation is here

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  1. Thanks for the tip, Jeremy – would have missed this otherwise.

  2. and thanks for the credit!

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