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NEW RULES: This what you need to know if you make video, social and web content 

26 Sep 18

Some new regulations have quietly come into force that will have a big impact if you work in public sector comms.


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30 days of human comms #53 Davis Community face down a hurricane on Facebook 

25 Sep 18

Always when you know human comms when you see it and it can be in unexpected places.


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LOCAL DIGITAL: Don’t let bright digital ideas be killed by poor comms 

24 Sep 18

It was good to see localgovcamp in its spiritual home Birmingham and with it a surprise.


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50 days of human comms #52: London Underground tube boards 

5 Sep 18

Just last week I wrote about what the first 50 days of blogging examples of human comms looks like.


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NATURAL COMMS: Being human is an outside-of-London thing and what I’ve learned after 51 days blogging human comms 

31 Aug 18

Back in 1999, when a mere 200 million people were using the internet some big thinkers gathered on a web forum.


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50 days of human comms #51: Devon and Cornwall Police and a Hot Fuzz image 

30 Aug 18

Sometimes, the mix of image and text works brilliantly.


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30 days of human comms: #50 students celebrate A level results on a council Facebook Live 

16 Aug 18

A level results are here.


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30 days of human comms #49: Barnsley Football club contact a fan by letter they saw having a hard time on social media 

14 Aug 18

Good human comms doesn’t have to be digital.


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30 days of human comms #48: Hertfordshire County Council’s Monday morning tweet 

14 Aug 18

Be human.


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SHODDY NEWS: How to complain about bad journalism 2.0 

12 Aug 18

Just lately, more than a few people have been complaining about journalists just recently.


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FOG WARNING: Why looking at data – lots of it – gives you a clearer picture 

3 Aug 18

When I was a kid my Dad would take us walking in the Lake District.


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30 days of human comms: #47 the Mayor of Sheffield turns a cinema into a party 

2 Aug 18

You may have come across the Mayor of Sheffield.


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30 days of human comms: Day #46 Anti-littering posters in Bray, Ireland 

1 Aug 18

Speaking human… you can recognise it when you see it.


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VIRAL COMMUNITY: How the viral parking warden video started in a Facebook group… and what we can all learn 

26 Jul 18

If you’re not thinking about Facebook groups you’re missing a huge chunk of how the population is consuming the media.


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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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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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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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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.


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FUTURE PROOF: A collection of writing that asks questions as well as celebrates NHS comms 

9 May 18

Here are two myths about the NHS and neither are true.


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LIVE TALK: A Facebook Live on GDPR and council websites 

4 May 18

Well, that was fun.


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SMILE EXPERIMENT: Heard the one about #gdprjokes? 

25 Apr 18

Okay, heard the one about the unsolicted email from someone offering GDPR services? I know.


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30 days of human comms: day #44: Gateshead Council shoots down a street light urban myth 

10 Apr 18

For a while I’ve been noticing that social media admins have been drawing a line in the sand.


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POST HASTE: Facebook will only fall when someone gets better than them at sharing cat videos 

22 Mar 18

There’s been a lot written about how the Facebook and Cambridge Analytica crisis.


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30 days of human comms: day #43 a Down’s Syndrome campaign video 

17 Mar 18

Often when I’m co-delivering video training I’ll tell a story about one of the first lessons I learned as a journalist.


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NEW TACK: We’re polite and human as hell, and we’re not going to take it any more… a new approach to online snark 

16 Mar 18

There’s a change in the air with how the public sector is using social media.


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30 days of human comms: day #42: Birmingham New Street station 

16 Mar 18

Train stations are emotional places.


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FREE SITES: How to find royalty free music for your next video 

13 Mar 18

You’ve made a short video but you need some music to make it fly.


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LONG READ: Why you should have corporate AND non-corporate accounts 

8 Mar 18

I was reminded of low level civil war happening that pits people in the same organisation against each other.


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30 days of human: day #41 Lidl Ireland ask how your weekend was 

7 Mar 18

So, spare a thought for Lidl Ireland.


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BETTER FACEBOOK: How to shape your 2018 Facebook strategy with seven key questions 

4 Mar 18

It’s been a few weeks now since Mark Zuckerburg’s game-changing announcement on how Facebook will now work.


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WINTER COMMS part 3: Eight ways to communicate with images in the snow and ice 

1 Mar 18

Hey, remember when listening to the local radio station at 7.40am was how you found out about school closures? Good times.


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WINTER COMMS part 2: Using a Twitter thread to communicate a complex point 

1 Mar 18

It’s the winter and of course the council never treated the roads.


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WINTER COMMS part 1: Seven ways to communicate using video 

1 Mar 18

If you don’t think that love is a little bit like gritting in icy weather then, boy, let me convince you.


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COMBAT ROCK: How to make a rebuttal: West Midlands Police v The Sun 

14 Feb 18

Ladies and gentlemen, the greatest rebuttal to an inaccurate story by a public sector body.


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30 days of human comms: day #40 the video of the Police officer playing the piano for the 93-year-old crime victim 

21 Jan 18

If you find someone questioning why frontline people should have access to social media show them this video.


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30 days of human comms: #39 the stylish police dog’s hair and his proud owner 

19 Jan 18

Genius… I think we should all take a moment out of our day to just reflect on how awesome PD Max’s hair is.


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30 days of human comms: day #38: Hampshire Police’s tweeted video to encourage girls to join their cadets 

19 Jan 18

For me, a good police social media account must mirror a beat constable Sometimes personable, sometimes serioes they must navigate the gears depending on the issue.


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NEW FRIENDS: What big changes to Facebook mean for public sector communications 

13 Jan 18

As the late David Bowie once sang: “Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes, turn and face the strange.


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30 days of human comms: #day 37 KFC parodies Donald Trump 

4 Jan 18

Being human doesn’t always have to be a public sector thing as this tweet from Kentucky Fried Chicken shows.


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30 days of human comms: day #36 A gang of geese in Sowerby Bridge wanted to cause some bother 

3 Jan 18

There’s a benefit of equipping frontline people with the tech, the skills and the permission to use video.


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VISUAL COMMS: Some bold and some worrying predictions for public sector comms in 2018 

30 Dec 17

For the past few years I’ve blogged at the end of the year some predictions.


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30 days of human comms: day #35 Bournemouth police share a selfie at Christmas 

26 Dec 17

While we enjoy Christmas there are those in the public sector who keep things ticking over.


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VIDEO XMAS: Six Songs, Two Dramas and an Epic Fail 

19 Dec 17

There is something about the festive season that gives comms people free licence to be more creative.


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30 days of human comms #34 Vist Wakefield or your man will leave you 

18 Dec 17

I like this.


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30 days of human comms: #33 Dorset Police respond to snark on Facebook 

17 Dec 17

Anyone who has ever run a social media account for the public sector knows that from time to time people will post comments.


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30 days of human comms #32: Essex County Council respond to snark on Facebook 

17 Dec 17

There is a very sound school of thought from my Uncle Keith that you should never argue with an idiot.


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BEING HUMAN: The first 30 days of human comms… and what I’ve learned 

17 Dec 17

When I started on a whim to blog #30daysofhumancomms it was to collect together some examples of human content that worked for me.


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30 days of human comms: #31 the NHS Trust with a sense of humour 

12 Dec 17

Health people can have a sense of humour too.







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