Watch Video Footage of the Academy 2017

As far as possible, most of the Academy this year will be videographed. For those who are attending but missed out on something, or for those would could not attend as we sold out rather early on, here are the highlights. 


Comms Academy highlights

ll the best bits from the Public Sector Communications Academy 2017
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The Manchester Bombing story

Alastair Campbell, head of communications for counter terrorism policing at New Scotland Yard, reflects on the session at LGcomms
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How to build trust

Sanjay Nazerali, Carat, talks trust in a digital age
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Highlights from the Public Sector Excellence Award night

A big night at the Royal Armouries for this year's awards evening, see the best bits here
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Your reflections on Comms Academy – 3

Your reflections on Comms Academy – 2

Your reflections on Comms Academy – 1

#CommsAcad – what you thought

We caught up with a few of our delegates to find out if they enjoyed #CommsAcad, and if they will be coming back next year
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Alex Aiken: Communications is a powerful tool for public good

Executive director of government communications Alex Aiken tells us why #CommsAcad is so important and how communications can be a force for good
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Our award winners 2017

Here are our Public Sector Communications Excellence award winners – well done to everyone!
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Reigate & Banstead win platinum

A platinum award goes to Reigate & Banstead Borough Council for their RingGo campaign, spreading the word about cashless parking
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BEIS are platinum award winners

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy won a platinum award for the national minimum and living wage campaign
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Why does OASIS matter?

Pinky Badhan, head of campaigns at Number 10 tells us why working out who your audience are as part of OASIS is so important
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How do behavioural economics work in comms planning

David Watson, head of marketing at Public Health England, talks behavioural economics and good marketing
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How campaigns can make a difference

John McTernan, former political director for Tony Blair, says that a good communications campaign must tell a story
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Why the NHS are at #CommsAcad

Roger Davidson, director of engagement and communications at NHS England, on why the NHS are at Comms Academy en masse for the first time
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This morning’s arrivals at #CommsAcad

Watch the first arrivals at this year's LGcomms Academy. So many name badges!
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More from Simon Jones on the ‘biggest and best’ LGcomms agenda

Simon Jones, LGcomms chair, talks Academy and why you should be excited about this year

#CommsAcad 2017 – what are your expectations?

We spoke to a few attendees to hear what they're looking forward to at this year's #CommsAcad
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What’s exciting about this year’s #CommsAcad

Simon Jones, LGcomms chair, on why this year's #CommsAcad is a little different to usual
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