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DODGING HIPPOS: How to say ‘no’ to the highest paid person in the room without saying ‘no’ 

21 Jul 18

Its been a busy few months.


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we’re nothing without you… thank you from an outsider to comms people 

20 Jul 18

One man who works in insight and who has left the public sector looks back and says ‘thank you’ to comms people he worked with.


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what the amazing NHS at 70 campaign achieved 

20 Jul 18

It has been a big year for the NHS.


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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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Learnings from LGA Conference 

16 Jul 18

The Local Government Association Conference (LGA) in Birmingham last week was, as always, an opportunity to learn and to understand what is going on across the country in our sector.


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what I have learned from croatia 

13 Jul 18

sports and communications have many parallels not least around the benefits of effective team work and leadership by Amanda Nash There are many things I’ve been blamed for in my life, but England losing to Croatia in the semi-finals was probably …


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Your Care Connected – a new integrated electronic care record on the way for Staffordshire. 

13 Jul 18

A new way of providing health and care is on the way in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.


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Game: I don’t live in a 90% (or 100%) Labour city 

12 Jul 18

Well, last week certainly had its excitements, didn’t it?  First, that penalty shoot-out business.


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one team’s journey to campaign-based communications 

11 Jul 18

We know that great communications campaigns can have a big impact and deliver lasting change.


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Local Government Ombudsman decision (13 014 096) 

11 Jul 18

Response by Birmingham City Council to Jim Sabe on 11 July 2018 .


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Local Government Ombudsman decision (13 014 096) 

11 Jul 18

Request sent to Birmingham City Council by Jim Sabe on 11 July 2018 .


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the sword of personalisation 

10 Jul 18

Not a fan of relative strangers using your first name in their emails and direct mail to you? No, me neither.


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falling out of love with comms… 

9 Jul 18

We’ve all had bad days, week, even jobs.


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if you thought gdpr was annoying, wait until you hear about this… 

8 Jul 18

Ok, they’ve not got a catchy acronym yet but after the mind-numbing circus that was GDPR, you really need to be aware of the apocalypse that could be coming your way….


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the 10 golden IF this THEN thats of comms 

6 Jul 18

Be in comms long enough and you see some wearily familiar trends emerge.


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James Brokenshire announces government funding towards University’s £60m transformation of historic Birmingham factory 

4 Jul 18

Housing, Communities and Local Government Secretary the Rt.


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#futurecomms – building local public services for the future through modern communications 

4 Jul 18

While chat bots and artificial intelligence may steal the headlines, the real future of local government communications lies in working strategically, using insight and data and having the support of politicians and senior officers to build trust, …


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LGA Conference: “Councils can no longer be expected to run our local services on a shoestring” 

3 Jul 18

After the leader of Birmingham City Council welcomed the 2018 Local Government Association Conference to Birmingham (ICC, 3-5 July) Lord Porter, chairman of the LGA, spoke.


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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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a nudge in the right direction: how to change behaviour 

1 Jul 18

Changing behaviours can reduce the strain on our public services.


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This is a Low 

1 Jul 18

‘Hundreds’ were introduced by the Saxons as a form of local government, and so-called because each one was supposedly made up of enough land to sustain one hundred families (although if the land had to sustain families with sons who had an …


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do we all need to be a bit more danny dyer? 

29 Jun 18

  It’s official, we need a little more no-nonsense honesty in our lives.


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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.