Childhood obesity in Leeds – a success story shared


Obesity is newsworthy, and for Leeds City Council, childhood obesity was very newsworthy this month. A good news story for the city with a huge media profile, how did Leeds City Council promote this work? Phil Morcom led communications for the council and explains the background.


Posted on 24th May 2019

Opening the doors to Panorama (43 comments)


Mark Ford, Service Manager for Communications at Somerset County Council, reveals what it was like to participate in a Panorama investigation into social care – and why it is important to tell the story of a system in crisis.

Posted on 21st May 2019

Elections and all that

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With the dust settling on the local elections, Andy Allsopp reflects on how colleagues are adjusting to their council’s new political complexions

Posted on 7th May 2019

I hope my seminar helps you make the grade


Earlier this month, Essex CC’s Andy Allsopp delivered a seminar on how to add commercial sharpness to your marketing.

Posted on 2nd May 2019

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

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