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The Government Communication Service is the professional body for people working in communication roles across government. Our aim is to deliver world-class communications that support Ministers’ priorities, improve people’s lives and enable the effective operation of our public service.
We are a politically-led, cross-party organisation that works on behalf of councils to ensure local government has a strong, credible voice with national government. We aim to influence and set the political agenda on the issues that matter to councils so they are able to deliver local solutions to national problems.
comms2point0 exists to champion, promote and deliver the very best in emerging and established communications thinking. As a consultancy we work with organisations to improve their communications performance and with people to build their personal knowledge, confidence and skills. We deliver strategic and creative communications consultancy, bespoke training and development, mentoring for communications professionals and a wide range of events, workshops and masterclasses for both the public and private sector. Say hello at @comms2point0
Carat’s mission is to Redefine Media. Carat creates better business outcomes for clients through the command of media convergence and the digital economy. The world’s first media agency, Carat is part of Dentsu Aegis Network, the global communications network Innovating the Way Brands Are Built. Consistently at the top of RECMA’s Global Qualitative Evaluation ranking, Carat serves clients in 150 countries via a network of 10,000 talented staff. Since 2014, Carat has had the key responsibility for buying media for Government .
The Council Advertising Network uses market leading advertising and audience technologies to enable councils to generate income safely, optimise delivery of resident campaigns and shift interaction with services online. By bringing councils together into a network, partners benefit from combined scale and collective intelligence.
Granicus provides technology that empowers government organisations to create better lives for the people they serve. By offering the industry’s leading cloud-based solutions for communications, meeting and agenda management, and digital services to more than 150 UK public sector organisations and 3,000 worldwide, Granicus helps turn government missions into quantifiable realities.
Hackney Creative is Hackney Council’s award winning design, branding and film making studio, providing high quality agency standard services to a wide range of public sector clients, at prices to suit public sector budgets. We combine first class creative communications skills, with a thorough understanding of your core business, your customers and your internal clients. We can provide a fully outsourced design service or one-off individual campaigns or projects. We bring a particular expertise in council service branding, organisational narrative development and place branding to support economic growth.
A leading global media business, operating in over 70 countries, JCDecaux is rooted in its strong partnerships with local government and the public sector. With over 50 years’ experience working with the public sector, we understand the importance of broadcasting public information campaigns to the right people at the right time. Using our insight and data planning tools, we can ensure your campaign is optimised to best reach your audience. And with our vast portfolio of sites across towns and cities in the UK, we can reach any audience at any time of the day. JCDecaux is a proven media channel in supporting public information campaigns to change perceptions, increase community awareness and drive engagement. Whether the aim is to make an audience take notice, think, feel or act, we create tailored campaigns to engage with the people that matter most.
The OASIS Group, a collection of eight specialist communications agencies based throughout the UK, has been created specifically to offer outcomes-focused, behaviour change campaigns to government. The collective includes eight independently-owned SMEs: Kindred (London-HQ’d), The BIG Partnership (which has four offices across Scotland), Manchester-based SKV Communications, Cardiff-stationed Cowshed, O-PR in Newcastle, Spirit Public Relations in Bristol, Rewired PR in Birmingham, and Active Profile in Liverpool, Manchester and London. Between us, we offer the unrivalled ability to create and implement national, regional, local and hyperlocal communications campaigns. As the name of the group suggests, all of our members are hugely experienced in working to the OASIS campaign framework.
“Panacea Software helps us make informed decisions, frees up time to plan proactively while cutting the price of our services by 55-70%.” Haringey Council Thousands of public sector employees use our award-winning software to find valuable efficiencies and cost savings. Panacea offers a range of trusted solutions to manage communications, marketing, procurement, digital assets and brand control. “I would recommend Panacea to any team facing the difficult task of managing high volumes of work while needing to reduce costs and improve services.” Amey “There must be few organisations who can afford to ignore this product, particularly in today’s economic climate” Southbank University
PRCA is a UK-based PR and communications membership body, operating in 55 countries around the world. We represent in excess of 20,000 people across the whole range of the PR and communications industry. The Association exists to raise standards in PR and communications, providing members with industry data, facilitating the sharing of communications best practice and creating networking opportunities.
Sky AdSmart is the revolutionary approach to TV advertising which levels the media playing field so that Local, Regional and City Authorities can now benefit from the power of TV by restricting campaigns to the households that matter exclusively within your authority area. Find out how you can communicate on national channels, but exclusively to your relevant audiences.
Smugshot video productions will tell your story, creating authentic, affordable and effective videos for websites and social media. We also offer media crisis training and how you can use smartphones to make your own content. We are a trusted supplier for local government.
Social Communications is a complete communications agency working across the UK from offices in Manchester, Leeds and London. We bring a fresh, strategic approach to PR, marketing and community engagement across housing, transport, planning, healthcare and construction sectors, applying a clever range of story-telling techniques, creative photography and video with our in-house team.
The Crown Commercial Service Communication Category are there for customers who need to buy communications services to deliver campaigns and messages for the public. The team is made up of both procurement and communications professionals who can provide advice and guidance on getting the best quality and value from suppliers.