Once upon a time…

Posted on October 1, 2012, in News, with 1 Comment

Once upon a time, all we had was storytelling.  Fairytales, folktales, legends and fables were passed from group to group, tribe to tribe and generation to generation as a way of sharing experiences and teaching values. In the days before.

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Tender submission date extended

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

This note is to advise you that we have extended the return date of the Communications: Creative Solutions, Execution and Related Service tender to 15:00 on Tuesday 9 October. An error during the expression of interest stage has been identified and.

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Police and Crime Commissioner Elections: Guidance

Posted on September 18, 2012, in News, with 0 Comments

Guidance has today been issued to civil servants in UK departments on the principles which they should observe in relation to the conduct of Government business in the run up to the elections for Police and Crime Commissioner roles in.

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Sniffing out your digital stakeholders

Posted on September 18, 2012, in Discussion, News, top tips/how to, with 1 Comment

The Civil Service Reform (CSR) plan talks a lot about the need for open policy making – a more inclusive approach to developing government policy that engages people who have simply not had the opportunity to participate in policy discussions.

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Autumn Party Conference guidance

Posted on September 14, 2012, in News, with 0 Comments

With the Party Conferences season shortly upon us, all government communicators should be aware of the general principles for civil servants’, including special advisers’, which will apply for such conferences. This party conference guidance also applies to those on secondment.

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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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