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GCS Comms Exchange: Achieving coverage in consumer media

Thursday 2nd March

This session will explain how to achieve targeted coverage inconsumer media to reach different audiences with your organisation's strategic priorities in mind – referencing examples of recent features and campaigns and focusing on tactics.

Aspire Course: Creating Effective Campaigns - OC174

Friday 10th March

The aim of this course is to give participants the know-how to create effective communications campaign plans focusing on addressing policy priorities

Aspire Course: Online Crisis Response and Media Relations - OC168

Friday 17th March

This practical full day course covers both the strategic and tactics needed to handle a range of tricky situations with a focus on digital channels.

Ministry of Defence: Engineering Function Communications & Events

Closing date:

19 February

Location:

Bristol

Department of Health: Head of Media and Campaigns

Closing date:

15 February

Location:

London

Department for International Trade: Events Manager

Closing date:

17 February

Location:

London

Leadership Lunch & Learn

Tuesday 14 February 2017

This month sees the launch of a new series of ‘Leadership Lunch & Learn' events, designed to share expertise and experience amongst developing leaders across GCS in an informal, discursive environment. What’s more, they fit into a lunch hour.

Creativity: it’s just connecting things

Wednesday 25 January 2017

So said Steve Jobs, one of the archetypes of creative thinking. But what exactly is it? Creativity - the use of original ideas to create something - can feel rather mystical. While my five-year-old has creative ideas fizzing out of her, as adults we can feel more constrained… often reaching for a mass of post-it notes as a default in a meeting room brainstorm in the hope that they will help deliver a lightbulb moment!