7 trends in creating leading-edge communications

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.

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Election guidance for civil servants

Monday 30 March 2015

General Election 2015:guidance for civil servants has now been published by the Cabinet Office and the pre election period restrictions are now in effect.

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Trust in me: how employee engagement is all about ‘people like yourself’

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’.

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Code club for Communicators- the coolest club in Whitehall

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.

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Setting off on the right track: my first few weeks in internal comms

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.

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The future of digital and social media in government comms

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.

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Communications and policy – bridging the gap

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.

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Follow my leader…great for children, but not always in the office

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?

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Digital Apprentices in government communications

Wednesday 11 March 2015

This week is National Apprenticeship Week so GCS caught up with Daniel Clayton, one of the first Digital Apprentices in government communications, to talk about his time in Defra so far.

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The duty we have to deliver: Russell Grossman, Director of Comms, BIS

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).

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