We were lucky enough to be involved in some great projects, and maintain this archive to share some of the examples and lessons from the first phase of social business implementation work

Case studies by sector

Case Studies in Corporate

Employee Engagement Platform for Global Insurance Company

Headshift helped a large global insurance company develop a pilot employee engagement platform that lets users contribute stories in the form of text, video and photos as well as rate, comment on and discuss other users’ content. The company is looking for stories that show how they are making a difference to their customers. A… read full post

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International FMCG company

The legal team for an international fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) company sought an efficient method of improving internal knowledge sharing among key staff. The company’s legal team consists of 80 lawyers based in 35 countries. The team sought to ensure effective and efficient internal knowledge sharing. Existing practices revolved around using email which had… read full post

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European Private Equity Firm

Headshift put a social network in place for a large investment firm and its portfolio companies to increase the value of their investment by enabling them to network, share knowledge and discover commercial opportunities in a safe environment. Using Ruby on Rails we were able to provide an infrastructure that encourages collaboration, sharing of best… read full post

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Metrotwin (British Airways)

British Airways’ Metrotwin, created in partnership with Agency.com, BBH and Made by Many, is a community platform for BA customers living in and frequently traveling between London and New York. By allowing people to “twin” neighborhoods, businesses and attractions Metrotwin looks to create a single social recommendation engine for both cities –  a place to… read full post

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BP Beacon Awards

The Beacon Awards recognise excellence in marketing within BP. Headshift built the online home for the awards: an internal wiki platform where all entries and ideas for good BP marketing were organised, and where BP marketing employees worldwide could vote for and discuss their favourites. How to promote and award innovation? For a company like… read full post

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BP Aromatics and Acetyls

Headshift piloted a simple social network tool for the BP Aromatics and Acetyls group to help support their sense of shared identity and culture, but also to help promote better collaboration within a business unit that spans the globe. A shared identity and better collaboration As a global business unit with offices and factories across… read full post

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