Why I love local government comms

Newly elected LGcomms Executive Committee member, Emma Rodgers, reflects on how we go about attracting new talent into local government communications at a time when the trend seems to be that all the good people are leaving.

Emma decided to jot down her top five reasons for why she believes local government communications is a good place to be.  You can read that list and comment over at Comms2point0

Posted on 22nd July 2014

Three benefits you can expect from going digital - if you're in the public sector, that is.

We all know that we should be adopting a ‘digital by default’ approach.
In the second of our blogs from GovDelivery’s Dave Worsell, we look at the top three gains public sector organisations stand to make from digital by default.

 

Posted on 1st July 2014

66 nuggets Darren Caveney picked up at #ComsAcad

We're lucky enough at LGComms to count Darren Caveney, half of Comms2point0, as a member of our Executive Committee. Even though #ComsAcad 2014 was a couple of weeks ago, we're still reflecting on what went well, and what we could improve for #ComsAcad 2015.

 

 

 

Posted on 23rd June 2014

What I learned from ComsAcad 2014

I’m a postgraduate PR student at Manchester Metropolitan University and I was lucky enough to attend day one of the recent Public Sector Communications Academy 2014 in Manchester.

At a time when public sector communicators are challenged to do more with less and change is at every turn, it was a terrific opportunity to learn more about issues facing the industry.

Hardly a session went by without discussion of digital’s role in communications, illustrating its importance that is set to increase in the future. But what does that mean for communicators? Here are six things I learned. 

Posted on 18th June 2014

Warning: these three mistakes could derail your communications strategy.

Communications professionals in the public sector increasingly work in an environment of high expectations and low resources. Having a robust government-to-citizen communications plan in place is not optional, it is crucial. This is where digital can help - but only if you do it right from the start.

In the first of several blogs following 2014’s LGComms Academy, Dave Worsell from GovDelivery talks us through these top three mistakes and how to avoid them.

 

Posted on 13th June 2014

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