Social Media in the Defence Industry

Andrew Elwell

We respect your privacy, by clicking "Download Your Copy" you will receive our e-newsletter, including information on Podcasts, Webinars, event discounts, online learning opportunities and agree to our User Agreement. You have the right to object . In addition, you agree to having your details passed onto the sponsor who may promote similar products and services related to your area of interest subject to their privacy policy. For further information on how we process and monitor your personal data click here. You can unsubscribe at any time.

This 40-page report explores the use of social media in the defence industry. It is primarily focused on the commercial sector, considering what benefits, if any, social media offers to defence contractors and organisations. Based on a survey of defence professionals, the report also examines the use of social media within a wider context, looking at how the defence media and journalists are utilising social media as a tool to learn more about the industry and engage with suppliers.

The analysis of the survey data has been supplemented with proprietary interviews and desktop research.

The majority of survey respondents were from the commercial sector, accounting for 68% of total responses. This includes representatives from government organisations and prime contractors, 2nd and 3rd tier suppliers and other defence-related agencies. Defence media professionals (22%) and ‘other’ respondents (10%) complete the grouping of those surveyed.

(For any questions about the report or if you have trouble downloading please contact