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How did we do? GCN conference report

Posted on September 10, 2013, in Evaluation, Events, Front page news, GCN, with 0 comments

A GCN first This summer the Government Communication Network (GCN), with the support of colleagues at the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS),  presented the first ever GCN conference and we enjoyed it so much we are already planning a 2014.

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No/low cost marketing, online vehicle tax and Viagra

Posted on September 6, 2013, in Case study, Digital, Front page news, Guest Blog, Innovation and new thinking, with 0 comments

I love it when a plan comes together. I’ve talked before about the communications challenges for Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) and the fact that the ‘no cost/low cost’ marketing challenge is one of my favourites. Why? Because it.

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Alex Aiken on social media

Posted on September 4, 2013, in Digital, Front page news, GCN, Innovation and new thinking, Working in Government, with 0 comments

The new GCN guidance on social media is a timely and useful read at the start of the new term. It should encourage all government communicators to tweet, blog and post. The guidance is designed to help communicators harness social.

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New GCN propriety guidance for social media

Posted on September 4, 2013, in Front page news, GCN, Guidance, Propriety, Working in Government, with 0 comments

According to Ofcom research (UK Communications Market 2013) the average household now owns more than three internet enabled devices (with one in five owning more than six); half of all UK adults now have internet access on their mobile and.

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Plug in to the network

Posted on August 29, 2013, in Digital, Discussion, Evaluation, Front page news, GCN, Guest Blog, Working in Government, with 0 comments

When I started out in communications in publishing just before the millennium, I remember chatting with my friends at work about whether ebooks were just a fad, as we stuffed press releases into envelopes to post to journalists. Back then.

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