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
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
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
Job satisfaction among public sector communications teams seems to have flat-lined or even fallen over the previous year with on-going funding constraints taking their toll on morale.
Posted on 21st March 2019
Carl Welham has been a Director of Communications in Nottingham, Reading, Sheffield, Bucks, Hackney, Oxford. Mark Fletcher-Brown has been a communication consultant for more than 22 years and hasrecently published Perceptionomics, a guide to managing perceptions
Posted on 21st February 2019