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PUNK ATTITUDE: Today’s comms person needs to learn three chords and form a band over and over to still have a job in 20 years time 

17 Jul 18

It’s funny how two things collide and you start thinking about things in new ways.


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THREE LIONS: How the FA have changed how they use video to communicate 

2 Jul 18

There’s a time limit to this post.


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30 days of human comms #45 University of Reading 

2 Jul 18

I’ve written before about the trend for drawing a line in the sand on social media.


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ROBOT COMMS: What public sector comms people need to know about artificial intelligence 

2 Jul 18

There’s this amazing clip from late 1970s Blue Peter where the presenters are demonstrating the first commercial mobile phone.


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HARD DAYS: Two things The Beatles can teach you about tips for making effective short form video 

28 Jun 18

My Mum once did something astounding when she was younger.


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FUTURE PROOF: A collection of writing that asks questions as well as celebrates NHS comms 

9 May 18

Here are two myths about the NHS and neither are true.


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LIVE TALK: A Facebook Live on GDPR and council websites 

4 May 18

Well, that was fun.


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SMILE EXPERIMENT: Heard the one about #gdprjokes? 

25 Apr 18

Okay, heard the one about the unsolicted email from someone offering GDPR services? I know.


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30 days of human comms: day #44: Gateshead Council shoots down a street light urban myth 

10 Apr 18

For a while I’ve been noticing that social media admins have been drawing a line in the sand.


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POST HASTE: Facebook will only fall when someone gets better than them at sharing cat videos 

22 Mar 18

There’s been a lot written about how the Facebook and Cambridge Analytica crisis.


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30 days of human comms: day #43 a Down’s Syndrome campaign video 

17 Mar 18

Often when I’m co-delivering video training I’ll tell a story about one of the first lessons I learned as a journalist.


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NEW TACK: We’re polite and human as hell, and we’re not going to take it any more… a new approach to online snark 

16 Mar 18

There’s a change in the air with how the public sector is using social media.


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30 days of human comms: day #42: Birmingham New Street station 

16 Mar 18

Train stations are emotional places.


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FREE SITES: How to find royalty free music for your next video 

13 Mar 18

You’ve made a short video but you need some music to make it fly.


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LONG READ: Why you should have corporate AND non-corporate accounts 

8 Mar 18

I was reminded of low level civil war happening that pits people in the same organisation against each other.


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30 days of human: day #41 Lidl Ireland ask how your weekend was 

7 Mar 18

So, spare a thought for Lidl Ireland.


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BETTER FACEBOOK: How to shape your 2018 Facebook strategy with seven key questions 

4 Mar 18

It’s been a few weeks now since Mark Zuckerburg’s game-changing announcement on how Facebook will now work.


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WINTER COMMS part 3: Eight ways to communicate with images in the snow and ice 

1 Mar 18

Hey, remember when listening to the local radio station at 7.40am was how you found out about school closures? Good times.


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WINTER COMMS part 2: Using a Twitter thread to communicate a complex point 

1 Mar 18

It’s the winter and of course the council never treated the roads.


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WINTER COMMS part 1: Seven ways to communicate using video 

1 Mar 18

If you don’t think that love is a little bit like gritting in icy weather then, boy, let me convince you.


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COMBAT ROCK: How to make a rebuttal: West Midlands Police v The Sun 

14 Feb 18

Ladies and gentlemen, the greatest rebuttal to an inaccurate story by a public sector body.


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30 days of human comms: day #40 the video of the Police officer playing the piano for the 93-year-old crime victim 

21 Jan 18

If you find someone questioning why frontline people should have access to social media show them this video.


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30 days of human comms: #39 the stylish police dog’s hair and his proud owner 

19 Jan 18

Genius… I think we should all take a moment out of our day to just reflect on how awesome PD Max’s hair is.


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30 days of human comms: day #38: Hampshire Police’s tweeted video to encourage girls to join their cadets 

19 Jan 18

For me, a good police social media account must mirror a beat constable Sometimes personable, sometimes serioes they must navigate the gears depending on the issue.


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NEW FRIENDS: What big changes to Facebook mean for public sector communications 

13 Jan 18

As the late David Bowie once sang: “Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes, turn and face the strange.