Events and Comms Exchanges

Comms Exchanges are run by GCS members. If you would like to host a Comms Exchange, email

To book a place you must be a GCS member

DWP and Ipsos MORI present, Trust: The Truth?

Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and Ipsos MORI invite you to a special Year of Marketing talk on Trust. With levels of trust frequently described as being in crisis, it can be easy to misconstrue this meaning and lose sight of the complexity of trust as a concept.

Join Ashley Ames, Research Director at Ipsos MORI, who will draw on the organisation’s recent report, and challenge the notion of trust as being in terminal decline.

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The talk will also be screened in:
– Hartshead Square (Room G006), Sheffield
– Quarry House(Room GE07), Leeds

Ministerial visits

The perfect pre-election period training opportunity as Department’s prepare for the possibility of new Ministers.

Visits and events are important communication tools. They enable ministers and senior leaders to meet and learn from stakeholders, to see examples of great work in local communities and in industry, to develop departmental thinking about policy and to provide a platform for communicating Government messages.

The Home Office Ministerial Visits and Events team deliver nearly 200 visits each year as well as speeches, conferences and other events.

Join us to learn more about the interesting and diverse work of GCS visits teams and develop your skills in how to create newsworthy and informative visits for ministers or senior leaders.

In this two-hour interactive session the team will take you through the planning and insight gathering process, logistics and on the ground delivery. We will share some of our experiences including tips on how to support and work with media on a high-profile visit or event and show how you can make sure events are engaging for stakeholders and staff while generating media and social media content.

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GCS Comms Exchange: the power of video

Video is increasingly becoming the most effective way for organisations to get their message across. We’ll explain the importance and benefits of video and show examples of pieces to camera, case studies, events filming and recruitment videos.

Come along if you need some technical tips for making your own content, or to find out more about Design102 and how we can create impactful videos together.

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Marketing GREATness: What does the Future of International Campaigning look like?

In this Year of Marketing morning session, DIT and its partners invite you to come and learn about the innovative ways used to attract the world’s attention to the UK; whether this be attracting investors, students or tourists.

Join us as we share our campaigns and how we are showcasing our GREAT country abroad through creativity, innovative platform usage and how data is informing everything we do.

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