Listen: Covid-19 - lessons so far and issues for recovery


Our LGcomms webinar, hosted with Westco, on the lessons learned from dealing with the coronavirus pandemic is now available to listen to. The session explored lessons learnt so far and shone a light on best practice. There was also a chance to look ahead at the role comms can play in supporting recovery plans.


Posted on 26th May 2020

Blog: Not baking banana bread


'I’m what most people would describe as a positive person,' writes Georgia Turner, 'glass half full, bags of energy. But I think it’s fair to say that, like many (all?), my wellbeing has taken a knock of late.'

Posted on 26th May 2020

What a quick and dirty nudge study told us about behaviour change

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Moments before lockdown, Alex Mills, and the rest of the communications team at South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue, did a small study to test out behavioural science techniques on their campaign messaging.

Posted on 20th May 2020

LGcomms response to changes in coronavirus restrictions


The fast-paced and changing nature of responding to a pandemic has emphasised the vital role our communications teams play in local government.

As we move into the next phase of the crisis, we’re facing a new challenge of navigating how to share key messaging as the government goes about lifting restrictions.

Posted on 11th May 2020

A new way of working

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In her first blog post as LGcomms Chair, Alix Macfarlane reflects on the unprecedented challenges facing public sector communicators right now - and looks ahead to the crucial role you'll continue to play as the recovery gathers pace.

Posted on 6th May 2020

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