Global Headquarters :2302 office, 23rd floor, Aurora Tower, Dubai Media City,
P.O Box 503005
Office Hours: Sunday to Thursday, 09:00 - 18:00hr
Up until recently, if one wanted to communicate with any government body, you would have a few options: Show up in person, telephone or mail (of the snail variety). And there was never a guarantee that your voice would be heard, or if you'd get a response. Email made it easier, but the same limitations applied, only in electronic form. Social media gave everyone a voice and RTA decided to leverage this new medium.
With the widespread adoption and network effect of social media, RTA was able to distribute relevant information to their followers. RTA's adoption of social media as a credible communication channel allowed for clarity and detail beyond that which any other media could hope to achieve. Citizen communication was given the status of a two-way (public) street.
RTA as a government entity realized that they can answer questions or concerns over public, social media channels. Not only was it less expensive to respond to a Facebook post or a tweet, but it also had the added benefit of answering the same questions many others may have. Similar to the concept of frequently asked questions (FAQs), the goal was to solve one issue, while simultaneously helping others. Our team of social media managers established comprehensive social media engagement policies which directed citizens to the official government web-sites and to better overall citizen engagement.
We pivoted our approach, refocused the platform and delivered even more success.