OurSay is a social enterprise, operating as a company limited by share, established in August 2010.
We are governed by a board.
Our focus is to revitalise democratic participation using online and digital media.
Our mission is to make democracy work by helping leaders get close to their communities and make relevant decisions.
OurSay – The new breed of communications and community engagement company
We operate in an era where influence with the traditional gatekeepers in media and government no longer guarantees the reputation of an organisation.
OurSay approaches your communications needs in a holistic way that not only understands the traditional requirements of issues management and government relations but equally recognises the empowered digital citizen and online communities.
We also understand that many public sector organisations are struggling to find the right strategic direction to engage with their communities in the digital domain. We can help develop those strategies and create the internal capability to make your digital engagement economically sustainable in the long term.
We are passionate about social media and can show you how to best harness it to help you interact positively with your communities.
We can prevent the social media train wrecks that litter the corporate landscape: mainly because most communications advice is still based on an outdated 20th century paradigm.
OurSay offers deep expertise in issue and crisis management and can help you develop a multifaceted and integrated communications strategy incorporating both “new” and “traditional” media.
This includes formal media training and coaching for organisational leaders as well tailor- made proactive media strategies to help you cut through the noise and drive the agenda.
Our team has a genuine breadth of experience to help you deal with a range of situations from the hostile local newspaper editor through to developing an advocacy campaign to boost funding for your projects.
OurSay can teach you how to make compelling digital content, video, infographics and show you how to best use them to build your digital audience.
We offer a staged service that starts with providing bespoke digital engagement tools to connect you with your communities. Over time, we assist you in becoming confident digital channel managers in your own right.
OurSay takes the temperature of your organisation and provides surefooted, affordable advice and expertise to turn the digital space from something many organisations fear into a great opportunity to positively cement your place- and reputation- in the community.
Learn more about the team here The Team section.