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13/07/2011

Fat Media re-vamps Big Society think-tank site





Lancaster-based agency Fat Media has launched the new website for leading political think-tank ResPublica.

ResPublica was founded by Phillip Blond, described by The Guardian as ‘David Cameron’s intellectual soulmate’ and the chief architect of the Big Society concept.

His views, expressed in his book Red Tory, have provoked debate across the UK and around the world. It’s even spawned the concept of Blue Labour, expounded by a section of the Labour Party.

Blond founded ResPublica in 2009 and, with his team, has built a formidable reputation in a short space of time. ResPublica was named One to Watch at The Prospect Magazine ‘Think Tank of the Year’ awards 2010.

Fat Media have built a new site www.respublica.org.uk with various integrated social elements to maximise the external exposure of ResPublica’s research and to encourage debate within the site itself. The site has a database structure that enables easy cross-referencing of key topics, authors, related events, publications and articles.

The site builds on Fat Media’s other work in the political sphere.

In 2009 it launched the website for another Westminster think-tank Localis.

Focused on localism, and led by a board of senior politicians from across local government, they’ve driven much of the current government’s thinking about driving services down to a local level, culminating in the forthcoming Localism Bill.