Interim Executive Director of Government Communications announced

Posted on September 7, 2012, in News, with 0 Comments

Godric Smith has been appointed interim Executive Director of Government Communications until the end of the year. As the most senior communications professional in the civil service he will be based in Downing Street and the Cabinet Office.

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GCN working with The Guardian

Posted on September 5, 2012, in News, with 0 Comments

I know you’re busy every day with the challenges of getting out the government’s messages. But I also know that as a government communications professional, you need to see the bigger picture. I edit the Guardian’s Public Leaders Network and,.

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Government Communication Plan published

Posted on September 5, 2012, in News, with 3 Comments

Today we are publishing the first ever annual plan for proactive government communication.

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Writing matters

Posted on September 4, 2012, in Internal Communications, News, top tips/how to, with 1 Comment

This week’s guest blog post comes from David Orford, Head of Internal Communications for UK Trade & Investment:   I started my career in internal communications as a journalist on a weekly staff newspaper (I’d be amazed if there are any.

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37 skills, abilities and platforms for today’s comms team

Posted on August 30, 2012, in Discussion, News, Professional Development, with 1 Comment

The world is changing. Sitting down and listing the skills you use on a daily basis can be both surprising and reassuring. It’s still story telling. Just using different tools.

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Insight – a nation of tea loving, secret optimists

Posted on August 23, 2012, in Discussion, News, with 0 Comments

Reading the recent IPSOS Mori report Who Do We Think We Are  provides some fascinating insights into how the nation views itself in 2012. Published in the immediate run up to the Games you might at first be forgiven for.

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I say consultation. You say….

Posted on August 22, 2012, in Discussion, News, with 4 Comments

This week’s guest post comes from Ade Adewunmi, Digital Strategy Adviser at the Government Digital Service.  Ade is working on a project that is looking at how consultations can be done better. This is the first in a series on the.

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WIIFM. Or put another way, what’s in it for me?

Posted on August 22, 2012, in News, Professional Development, with 0 Comments

As communicators, WIIFM is a question we ask a lot.  When we’re developing policies, identifying audiences and segmenting markets: what will our message, product, or service do for the intended recipient? Now it’s time to ask it of ourselves. Here.

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New government communications framework opens

Posted on August 21, 2012, in News, Procurement, with 1 Comment

The Government is on the hunt for the best creative talent as it reviews its framework agreements and begins to deliver communications in a more strategic and coordinated way. Government Procurement Service (GPS), part of the Cabinet Office which delivers centralised.

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London Calling

Posted on August 8, 2012, in News, olympics, with 0 Comments

This week’s guest post comes from the biggest event in the country, the 2012 London Olympics. Gillian Hudson, Digital Campaigns Manager at the Cabinet Office/Number 10 is seconded to the Government Olympics Communication and is running a lot of the.

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