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Wednesday
Feb172016

survival skills workshop: supporting you in the year ahead

Cuts, restructures, organisational change. Our working worlds have never been more full of challenge and change. You’re resilient, you get by. But are you properly supported through these tough times? Possibly not. An all-new workshop aims to change all that. 

by Darren Caveney

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Monday
Feb152016

communicating elections: key lessons from lgiu coverage 

Local elections season is just around the corner so if you work in local government your mind will be turning to them any time now. This new post identifies some top tips to create greater understanding of, and engagement in, local elections.

by Ingrid Koehler

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Monday
Feb152016

what lesson does the decline of print journalism have for comms and pr?

The switch from print to digital for the Independent has sent a tremor through the newspaper industry. But what does it mean for comms and PR?

by Dan Slee

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Sunday
Feb142016

you gotta fight….for the right – to write content

Everyone wants their website to look great, right? But we often see organisations forget about the content. Not so at one local authority which has invested in improving the content it shares with its customers.

By Alan Ferguson

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Friday
Feb122016

video is not the future, it's the now

A session at LGComms prompted a quick review of where video is  for comms and PR people.

by Dan Slee

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Wednesday
Feb102016

twitter may change but who cares? you still need to embrace chaos

Changes to Twitter? Isn't it a good thing to re-think how may be using it and how you are communicating?

by Dan Slee

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Wednesday
Feb102016

housing magazines – do they have a future?

Budget cuts continue to hit all parts of the public sector. The communications industry has responded and has worked with these cuts for years now. This new survey puts a spotlight on the future of the magazines created for housing customers.

by Ade Capon

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Tuesday
Feb092016

and how to deal with negative or in appropriate comments and keep sane

If you speak for an organisation it can be easy to take criticism personally. There's a few things you can do.

by Dan Slee

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Monday
Feb082016

how to deal with negative or inappropriate comments on social media

Someone online has said something critical. How do you respond? Here are some ideas.

by Emily Taylor

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Monday
Feb082016

what the wedding present has taught me 

We can all easily get distracted. Emails. The phone. Twitter. But how can we stop flitting and focus? 

by Catherine Levin

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Thursday
Feb042016

snapchat for mass communication: a case study 

Snapchat works well with youunger people. But using it as an organisation? How would that work?

by Richard Ecclestone

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Thursday
Feb042016

a free image library for local government 

A powerful image can make a point and make you stop and look. In years gone by, image libraries were maintained by most councils. As the cuts bit they often went. Now the Local Government Association has a solution for the sector.

by David Holdstock 

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Wednesday
Feb032016

communicating sensitive subjects

Communicating sensitive subjects will be an issue for all communicators at some point in their roles. For some it's a regular issue to manage and manage effectively. Follow these top tips and it might make it easier the next time you're called into action.

by Caroline Roodhouse

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Tuesday
Feb022016

the rise of crappy marketing. and why it will only ever be crappy.

Crappy marketing. It's a mistake which has been around for a long, long time. But the growth in social media seems to have given us the opportunity to see even more of it.

by Darren Caveney

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Monday
Feb012016

your new smartphone videos won't work unless you remember these five truths of communications

Ofcom, and they should know, tell us that 70 per cent of the UK adult population have smartphones and more than half watch short-form videos. As comms people spot the need to create short videos there are still things they need to remember argues one experienced comms person.

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