What council comms teams should be doing this year (and what they shouldn’t)


The start of a new financial year presents us with an opportunity to assess the year gone by in a way that we sometimes can’t do in the day-to-day haze of local authority communications. And that can only be a good thing – sit back and see what went well, and not so well and refresh your approach in 2019. So, here’s a quick list of what Council comms team should start doing and what needs to stop


Posted on 26th April 2019

Five tips to help you optimise your Facebook ads


As of December 2018, there were over 2.32 billion monthly active users of Facebook and 1 billion Instagram users. However, Facebook’s ever-changing algorithm can make it difficult for Pages to connect with their audience organically.

Posted on 24th April 2019

Where's the beef?


Money’s tight in the public sector and it’s going to get tighter. Anything not spent on front line services will come under scrutiny.

Comms spending will be questioned. Now’s the time to think about value and return on investment. By the time senior leaders have written the brief for an external evaluation it will be too late.

So as you start to look at your value, here are some questions you should ask yourself if you’re in comms.

Posted on 3rd April 2019