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8 lessons from the harlem globetrotters of communications 

24 Jun 18

  The Harlem Globetrotters, if you didn’t know, are an exhibition basketball team formed in the 1920s.


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Lion Farm – Nothing from Government Yet. 

22 Jun 18

Back in March I wrote to the then Secretary of State for Local Government etc, Sajid Javid, who also happens to be my MP.


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how a sausage dog with wings helped increase voter turnout for a pilot scheme 

21 Jun 18

Sometimes it takes a cute dog to attract attention and lead a call to action.


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Conducting a Peer Challenge in Gloucestershire 

18 Jun 18

I spent last week in Gloucestershire as part of the Peer Challenge for the County Council.


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provocation, responsibility and relevance – the problem with lush & #spycops 

7 Jun 18

The Lush campaign – principled and brave or daft and misguided? by Ben Capper Every once in a while, a marketing campaign comes along that grabs our collective attention and gets us talking.


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while the truth is still putting on its shoes 

7 Jun 18

Fancy attending a workshop to discuss how to respond to misinformation in a social, digital world? Read on… by Eddie Coates-Madden Mark Twain is credited with articulating the idea that “a lie can travel half way around the globe while the truth …


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4 reasons to switch on your “out-of-office” on 19 June 

7 Jun 18

There’s a free event happening on 19 June in Leeds for communicators working in local or central government, the NHS, housing, and blue light services.


Local news
Threat to school nurse jobs could hit vulnerable children, warns union 

6 Jun 18

A significant number of school nurse jobs could be axed by the Birmingham School Health Advisory Service in the latest string of budget cuts from Birmingham City Council.


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the disaster that never happened and how we dealt with it 

6 Jun 18

  ‘Prepare for the worst, hope for the best’ is a well-used maxim.


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sunshine after the storm 

25 May 18

So 25 May has passed.


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how tackling the curse of knowledge is key for internal comms 

24 May 18

I t’s hard to not know what you know – let’s talk internal comms by Rebecca Roberts Yes, let’s state the flipping obvious but it IS really hard to not know what you know and often as marketing and communications professionals, you (should) …


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meghan, george and me – 8 things i learned from planning council comms for the royal wedding 

24 May 18

Any event soaks up the time of a busy communications lead.


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Save Our Nurseries campaign lobbies the Council and calls on Labour councillors to use the extra £95m reserves to fund services 

23 May 18

The Birmingham Mail report of the protest, with videos of speakers, can be seen here – https://www.


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new ideas for what pr and comms should be… can you pour cold water on them? 

22 May 18

A new definition of what comms, advertising and PR is being road tested through conversation and debate.


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“we have to make their life better” – the jurgen klopp doctrine 

21 May 18

What has football got in common with the beautiful game, communications? More than you’d think when a charismatic, insightful German manager is involved… by Ben Capper I’m a Liverpool FC fan.


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The relationship between the private and public sectors 

21 May 18

I was invited to speak this week at a dinner of the New Local Government Network, one of the leading think tanks in our sector.


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Is there more to councils than emptying bins d cutting grass? 

17 May 18

I suspect that many of you are not that fussed about who will be the next Mayor of Walsall or for that matter who runs the council as long as you get your bins emptied and your grass cut.


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when severe weather comms gets you a “hug from the public 

16 May 18

As comms people it can be easy to forget the importance of our bread and butter communications in the chase for flashy content, funny videos or slick campaigns.


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seizing the day – how one council used social media to place market its area 

14 May 18

  Do local councils have a role to play in place marketing? Of course they do.


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Lion Farm – More Secrecy! 

13 May 18

At the bottom of this post is the so-called “report” to bent Sandwell Council’s Labour “Cabinet” prepared by new director Dr Alison Knight.


FOI
Wednesbury BID – Costs 

12 May 18

Request sent to Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council by Darryl Magher on 12 May 2018 .


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a collection of writing that questions as well as celebrates nhs comms 

11 May 18

The new #futurePRoof has been published with a collection of writing to celebrate the 70 years of the NHS.


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could the pr in gdpr actually mean something different? 

10 May 18

  GDPR – it’s your favourite subject, right? But with some creative thinking, and a proactive approach, maybe it could just turn out to be an opportunity… by Viki Harris The thought of GDPR used to make me shudder.


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Secretary of State for Housing visits Digbeth to launch £9.6m rough sleeping pilot. 

9 May 18

The Government has today (09/05) confirmed funding worth £9.6m over three years for the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) to launch a project to help rough sleepers off the streets.


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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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all aboard for another talking comms podcast 

9 May 18

Episode four of the finest communications podcast in the land is here.


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becoming a local news team for the night 

4 May 18

  One of the beauties of digital comms, social media and self-publishing is that we are no longer reliant on traditional media to share news.


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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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a week since weatherspoons went dark – has the digital plug been pulled? 

29 Apr 18

Rumours abound on the reasons why Wetherspoons scrapped their social media accounts.


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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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peak bitching our… public sector comms stop trying to be my friend 

25 Apr 18

Pretend chuminess from the public sector is starting to grate with one comms person.


Business
Business and government leaders give commitment to young people 

25 Apr 18

Prince’s Trust develops new skills hub in Birmingham.


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7 reasons not to come to comms unplugged – and how to overcome them 

22 Apr 18

Comms Unplugged is truly unique.


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how to use video and target facebook groups to get results 

20 Apr 18

There is no doubting the importance of video to connect with an audience.


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save the whales! moral dilemmas in the age of micro-targeting 

18 Apr 18

What has whale meat got to do with the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal? Read on… by Ben Capper What are your thoughts on whale meat? How might this affect how you vote in future? Brief back story (bear with me): As members of the EU and the …


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comms professionals – are we culturally intelligent? 

15 Apr 18

Cultural intelligence – know what it is and where it may fit into your role? Read on and please take part in an associated piece of dissertation research to support a final year PR student.


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a not to be missed webinar – the complete guide to public sector social media in 2018 

15 Apr 18

On Thursday I’ll be co-hosting an important webinar which will reveal the latest insight and trends on the public sector’s use of social media.


Local news
Local Election 2018: Candidates: Weoley & Selly Oak Ward 

12 Apr 18

Candidates for Weoley Selly Oak Ward TWO  candidates to be elected in the local government election 3rd May 2018 If candidates have submitted ‘500 Words’ you can access it by clicking on their name.


Local news
Local Election 2018: Candidates: Stirchley Ward 

12 Apr 18

Candidates for Stirchley Ward ONE  candidate to be elected in the local government election 3rd May 2018 If candidates have submitted ‘500 Words’ you can access it by clicking on their name.


Local news
Local Election 2018: Candidates: Rubery & Rednal Ward 

12 Apr 18

Candidates for Rubery Rednal Ward ONE  candidate to be elected in the local government election 3rd May 2018 If candidates have submitted ‘500 Words’ you can access it by clicking on their name.


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Local Election 2018: Candidates: Kings Norton North Ward 

12 Apr 18

Candidates for Kings Norton North Ward ONE  candidate to be elected in the local government election 3rd May 2018 If candidates have submitted ‘500 Words’ you can access it by clicking on their name.


Local news
Local Election 2018: Candidates: Harborne Ward 

12 Apr 18

Candidates for Harborne Ward TWO  candidates to be elected in the local government election 3rd May 2018 If candidates have submitted ‘500 Words’ you can access it by clicking on their name.


Local news
Local Election 2018: Candidates: Frankley Great Park Ward 

12 Apr 18

Candidates for Frankley Great Park Ward ONE  candidate to be elected in the local government election 3rd May 2018 If candidates have submitted ‘500 Words’ you can access it by clicking on their name.


Local news
Local Election 2018: Candidates: Druids Heath and Monyhull Ward 

12 Apr 18

Candidates for Druids Heath and Monyhull Ward ONE  candidate to be elected in the local government election 3rd May 2018 If candidates have submitted ‘500 Words’ you can access it by clicking on their name.


Local news
Local Election 2018: Candidates: Bournville and Cotteridge Ward 

12 Apr 18

Candidates for Bournville and Cotteridge Ward TWO candidates to be elected in the local government election 3rd May 2018 If candidates have submitted ‘500 Words’ you can access it by clicking on their name.


Local news
Local Election 2018: Candidates: Bournbrook and Selly Park Ward 

11 Apr 18

Candidates for Bournbrook and Selly Park Ward TWO candidates to be elected in the local government election 3rd May 2018 If candidates have submitted ‘500 Words’ you can access it by clicking on their name.


Local news
Local Election 2018: Candidates: Bartley Green Ward 

11 Apr 18

Candidates for Bartley Green Ward TWO candidates to be elected in the local government election 3rd May 2018 If candidates have submitted ‘500 Words’ you can access it by clicking on their name.


Local news
Local Election 2018: Candidates: Allen’s Cross Ward 

11 Apr 18

Candidates for Allen’s Cross Ward ONE candidate to be elected in the local government election 3rd May 2018 If candidates have submitted ‘500 Words’ you can access it by clicking on their name.


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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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where do comms people do their creative thinking? 

5 Apr 18

For creativity to flourish it’s important to have time and space.







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