Friday 1 May 2015
The 2015 communications landscape is full of big new ideas and rapid change. And the way audiences are accessing and consuming information and media is changing fast under the rapid explosion of digital platforms and media. Our challenge is to keep pace and maximise the new opportunities.
Thursday 26 March 2015
If you’re looking for a definition of irony, I offer this recent experience. I decided I was going to write about trust as a driver of employee engagement in this blog. So I ventured onto the internet to dig out the latest research and got this message:
‘Your access to this website has been blocked by our internet filtering software’.
Wednesday 25 March 2015
Code – the language of the web. It’s the language of the future. The language of communication. The language that children are learning in schools. The language spoken across the world, from Silicon Valley to Tech City.
Tuesday 24 March 2015
It’s been 10 years, or so since I last worked at the Department of Transport (DfT). Not only is the building I work in different, but Victoria Street now has a cinema and there’s nearly as many coffee shops as there are civil servants, nearly. Change is never ending, not so much a curve anymore but a virtuous circle.
Monday 23 March 2015
The Prime Minister recently took part in a live BuzzFeed interview, perhaps making Buzzfeed the latest platform to move into the media mainstream.
Tuesday 17 March 2015
In 2014, a change programme established the Government Communications Service (GCS) as the professional body for all government communicators, with the aim of creating an exceptional communications profession that delivers effective and efficient campaigns.
Wednesday 11 March 2015
If we all continued the notion of blindly following my leader into adulthood, we might have a simple life, but what would we achieve?
Monday 9 March 2015
We’re currently holding a number of conferences across GCS to socialise the improvements we’re making to internal communications. Attendance has been excellent – thank you to all who have come. (More important still though is to practise what you have taken away).