Black Country news and blogs Friday 23 February 2018
Advanced
Careimages website hosting sponsor

 

LocalGov

2377 stories

RSS feed for LocalGov

 

Blog social media
10 reflections on improving internal comms 

22 Feb 18

Improving internal communications can be a challenge in any organisation.


News
Metro Mayors in joint call for government to review housing funding allocation to city-regions 

21 Feb 18

England’s Metro Mayors met in the city on Tuesday (20/02) to call on the Government for further investment and devolution for their city-regions.


Blog comment
Further investment and devolution call at mayoral summit 

21 Feb 18

Metro Mayors in joint call for government to review housing funding allocation to city-regions.


Blog social media
talking heads: the comms career advice i would give to my younger self 

19 Feb 18

In this latest Talking Heads thought piece I asked some of the country’s top communicators for the career advice they would give to their younger selves.


Blog social media
5 big dollops of social media learning 

18 Feb 18

The benefits of getting out of the office for a day to listen to, and learn from, colleagues has always been loaded with benefits.


Blog social media
why the advertising industry is a little like the public sector 

18 Feb 18

The advertising industry is a little like the public sector? Yes.


Blog social media
new talking comms podcast: the third episode’s a charm 

15 Feb 18

When you’ve scrolled and squinted and scrolled and squinted until your fingers and eyes can scroll and squint no more there’s a new way to get your comms fixes – the excellent Talking Comms Podcast.


Blog comment
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.


News
New £450m Police Funding Could Benefit Tamworth 

12 Feb 18

THE total budget for the police forces in Tamworth and across the country received an additional £450m funding boost last week following a vote in Parliament, which includes and extra £50m for counter-terrorism policing.


Blog comment
What Does Jim Brennan Know? 

9 Feb 18

The new highly-controversial Monitoring Officer (at Director-level) Surjit Tour is playing silly buggers with me – refusing to even acknowledge correspondence let alone reply to it (a matter shortly to be referred to the Local Government Ombudsman.


Blog politics
ALDI ARE APEALING OLD HORNS PLANNING DECISION 2016/09132/P 

7 Feb 18

The Aldi super market chain are set to appeal the Birmingham City Councils Planning Departments refusal of their Old Horns application.


Blog social media
comms team 2.0 job description – a new download 

6 Feb 18

The way a comms team organises itself to deliver its key activities and priority work is one of the most important nuts to crack.


Blog social media
keeping pace with the changing face of comms 

5 Feb 18

Across the sector, communications and m arketing teams are striving more and more to measure the impact they’re having.


Blog social media
ice, ice maybe – how one team delivers its winter comms messages 

4 Feb 18

If you’ve ever worked in local government communications you’ll know first-hand how important it is to get your winter communications right.


Blog comment
Valerie holds a meeting with the Police and Council Officers to discuss road traffic safety 

26 Jan 18

I arranged a further meeting with the Police and three Council Officers on Friday 26 January 2018 to discuss concerns relating to a number of incidents along Pinfold Lane and Old Hall Lane, both of which are narrow and have sharp bends.


Blog social media
talking heads: generalists vs. specialists – which is best? 

24 Jan 18

Generalists vs.


Blog social media
grrrr, damn, what’s gdpr got to do with pr? 

23 Jan 18

GDPR – you’ve all heard of it – comes into force this May.


Blog social media
communicating a merger: how do you tell the story to your customers and colleagues? 

22 Jan 18

If staff really are an organisation’s number one asset then we all need to be exceptional at internal communications and engagement, particularly at times of change and uncertainty.


Rugby
Local Government Secretary Sajid Javid accused of breaking promise to help councils make tower blocks safe after Grenfell 

22 Jan 18

Birmingham City Council asked for 31 million to fit fire safety sprinklers in 213 tower blocks following the Grenfell Tower fire…


Blog social media
is it time to get more from social media? 

21 Jan 18

Is it time to sharpen your social media planning improve results? If so these new workshops might just be for you… by Darren Caveney Social media.


Blog social media
what’s social enterprise got to do with housing? 

21 Jan 18

by Jean Jarvis We at FuseCiC think the answer is quite a lot and so have brought together some of the sector’s leading thinkers to share their thoughts, insights and expertise on how social housing providers and social enterprises can come together…


Blog social media
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.


Blog social media
the four first-class fundamentals of staff engagement 

21 Jan 18

Creating and maintaining genuine engagement with staff in organisations going through large and continuous change is difficult.


Blog comment
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.


Blog social media
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.


Blog social media
social capital, comms people and coffee cups 

16 Jan 18

A project to look at social capital has been started by the CIPR.


Blog social media
social customer services – take part in the largest public sector survey of 2018 

15 Jan 18

Have you cracked who deals with customer services enquiries on social media in your organisation? Do you know the topics which drive most engagement with your audiences? No? You’re not alone.


Blog comment
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.


Blog social media
I discovered rightrelevance.com – and bagged a double page magazine feature 

11 Jan 18

  Understanding and engaging with influencers is a really effective tactic in a smart comms plan or campaign these days.


Blog social media
are you thinking what they’re thinking? 

10 Jan 18

David Holdstock, Director of Communications at The Local Government Association shares the highlights from the LGA’s annual heads of communications survey.


Blog social media
where content marketing and organisational vision collide 

9 Jan 18

Content marketing.


Blog social media
what we learned from judging best social media categories at the unawards 2017 

8 Jan 18

comms2point0.


Blog social media
why it’s just so difficult when you’re not gen z 

6 Jan 18

The thing with tech is just when you think you’ve mastered something it will likely change.


Blog social media
what’s the one thing you want to do in 2018? here’s what some people are aiming for 

5 Jan 18

  What does the year ahead look like? What’s the one thing you want to do? I asked members of the Public Sector Comms Headspace Facebook group to talk about the one thing they wanted to do.


Blog comment
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.


Blog comment
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.


Blog social media
some bold and some worrying predictions for public sector comms in 2018 

2 Jan 18

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


Blog social media
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.


Blog comment
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.


Blog social media
we made it onto google news – here’s how we did it… 

20 Dec 17

The UnAward17-winning best guest post author is sharing more valuable insights, this time with a colleague sharing lessons on how to get the most from Google.


Blog social media
aren’t we all comms people now? 

19 Dec 17

aren’t we all comms people now? It’s the industry challenge which never seems to completely go away.


Blog social media
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.


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

18 Dec 17

I like this.


Blog social media
choose your own #ourday – behind the scenes at @mydoncaster 

18 Dec 17

Doncaster Council have raised the social media content bar in recent weeks with their brilliant storytelling and creative approach to discussing core services.


Blog social media
11 hopes, fears and challenges for communicators in 2018 

17 Dec 17

December is the perfect time to reflect on the year just gone – the good, the bad and the bits in between – and to begin planning in earnest for the year ahead.


Blog comment
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.


Blog comment
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.


Blog comment
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.


Blog social media
the joy of partnerships… and some tips to make them work 

15 Dec 17

It takes two to tango.


Blog social media
calling north east comms people, can you help hack to help a hospice? 

15 Dec 17

What is a hack day? It’s people getting together on a day and seeing what they can come up with to crack a problem.







This page took 0.21013 seconds to generate and made 32 db queries.